Other exciting UK openings include cute-as-a-button boutique hotel the Harper in north Norfolk and Hotel Brooklyn in Manchester, which will channel NYC-cool in its design-led rooms, a 10th of which will be fully accessible for disabled people (with features such as hoist assists and 360-degree turning circles for wheelchair users). In London, there’s The Mayfair Townhouse from the same owners as Cliveden House and Chewton Glen.
Further afield, eco-friendly island escape Kisawa Sanctuary arrives on Mozambique’s Benguerra Island, and Asilia will open a new camp on Rubondo Island in Lake Tanzania.
In the US, CitizenM touches down in Washington DC, the luxperts at Aman will open a big-hitting New York number inside the Crown Building, and Pendry West Hollywood will open in LA. Ace Hotel will ramp up the funky factor in Kyoto, while green-faves 1Hotels will open in Toronto.
Fancy regal living? Guests will be able to sleep inside palace grounds at Airelles Chateau de Versailles, Le Grand Controle, while over in Umbria, a 36-bedroom hotel will open at the 10th-century castle, Castello di Reschio.