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Refurbishments & New Openings 2018/2019

Updated: May 4, 2019

Get a glimpse of a number of new hotel openings and refurbishments for 2018/ 2019. If you have not yet booked your 2019 holiday then some of these new hotel openings may just be the trick to inspire you.

Mandarin Oriental Lake Como

Spring 2019

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has taken over management of CastaDiva Resort & Spa, an existing resort on Lake Como, Italy. The property will be rebranded as Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como in spring 2019 following a refurbishment of facilities.

Matild Palace Luxury Collection Hotel, Hungary

Early 2019

Özyer Group has announced the signing of an agreement with Marriott International to launch the acclaimed Luxury Collection brand in Hungary with Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Slated to open in early 2019 as the first Luxury Collection property in Hungary, this landmark hotel will occupy the beautiful Matild Place, a palatial neo-baroque building on the gateway to the Elisabeth Bridge over the Danube.

Four Seasons Hvar, Croatia

Opening 2019, a spectacular idyll with five-star service. A beautifully designed village under a forest canopy… Brizenica Bay is where nature meets luxury. Located in a secluded cove on Hvar island, the resort will proudly feature a Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences and enjoy the globally renowned brand’s reputation for legendary service and quality, all set in the most tranquil of locations with breath taking sea views. Relax on sun-drenched terraces, swim in brilliant blue waters from the private beach, or explore the natural wonders of the island. Situated along the prestigious Dalmatian Coast, Hvar is a place where time slows down and simple everyday pleasures heighten the senses.

Cederberg House By Bushmans Kloof , South Africa

Bushmans Kloof, the multi-award-winning wilderness escape in South Africa, recently opened an elegant and architecturally distinctive private villa on the property.

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz Carlton Hotel, Oman


Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel has reopened following a period of extensive enhancements, which included redesigned rooms and suites, refreshed Ritz Kids experiences, and new culinary options.

Le Sereno, St Barths, Caribbean

Nov 2018

Le Sereno St. Barth will reopen and welcome back guests in late November 2018. Following damage from the passing of Hurricane Irma in September 2017, the Contreras family decided to take the opportunity to completely rebuild the property, including more than half the rooms and all of the public spaces, while maintaining the iconic style of Le Sereno which has a devoted following amongst guests.

Malliouhana, Auberge Resort, Anguilla, Caribbean

Dec 2018

Malliouhana, Auberge Resort Collection, Anguilla’s glamorous beachside hideaway, will throw open its iconic doors on December 15, 2018, welcoming back guests to a completely refreshed and updated resort experience.

Solaz, A Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos


Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos occupies a coveted 34 acres overlooking the Sea of Cortez, midway between the bustling vacation city of Cabo San Lucas and the quaint historic town of San Jose del Cabo.

Rosewood Baha Mar, Bahamas

June 2018

Rosewood Baha Mar opened on June 1 2018 along the pristine beaches of Nassau on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, marking the entrance of the ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand into the Bahamas.

Pantheon Iconic Hotel, Rome


The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel is now welcoming guests to a stylish hospitality experience in the heart of the Eternal City.

Rosewood Luang Prabang, Laos


Rosewood Luang Prabang opens as an ultra-luxury escape within an idyllic hilltop forest in north central Laos, where guests are able to immerse themselves in the rich cultural history, spiritual heritage and diverse tropical landscape of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Grandhotel, Portovenere, Liguria, Italy


Grand Hotel Portovenere is the only luxury hotel in Cinque Terre and Bay of Poets’ area between Liguria and Tuscany.

The Liming, Bequia, Caribbean

Nov 2018

ICMI Collection is set to launch its first luxury Caribbean hotel. Situated on Bequia The Liming will open in 2018, introducing a new concept of relaxation to ‘the island in the cloud.’