As 2022 was the first year that borders reopened and travel restrictions finally took a collective chill pill, many businesspeople in the travel sector decided 2023 would be the year to offer exciting new hotels worldwide. To entice jet-setters into booking a whimsical vacay, these brand-new, upcoming accommodations across the globe are set to steal the spotlight this year — many of them reaching the realms of the extraordinary (or a more peaceful dimension, for some).
Indeed, these are the hotels and resorts promising fresh experiences and magical accommodations — all travelers have to do is wait until they open. Until then, grab a sneak peek below and start planning that idyllic 2023 vacation.
10 Jumana Bali Ungasan, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Indonesia
This 72 all-villa resort in Bali, Indonesia, will open in late 2023 and will be the first LXR-branded resort in Southeast Asia. Perched on a cliff with sensational views of the Indian Ocean, the property offers private infinity pools, dreamy accommodations, and a lovely sandy beach just a stone’s throw away.
What’s more, Jumana Bali Ungasan, LXR Hotels & Resorts will join a handful of independent luxury properties worldwide — a collection that includes the newly opened and award-winning ROKU KYOTO in Japan. How can this hotel get any better? The fact it’s never too far from Bali’s most beautiful beaches, as well as the numerous snorkeling
9 DoubleTree by Hilton Sanliurfa, Turkey
DoubleTree by Hilton Sanliurfa
The city of Sanliurfa in Turkey boasts over 12,000 long years of history, making it one of the country’s most fascinating destinations, especially for history buffs. Coming in early 2023, DoubleTree by Hilton Sanliurfa will serve as a brand-new base for exploring the city’s rich history. Situated just a short drive from the city center and its numerous historical buildings, museums, and parks, the hotel is perfectly placed for enjoying the top attractions in Sanliurfa.
Plus, other nearby attractions accessible via a short car ride from the hotel are the Neolithic archeological heritage sites and the ruins of Göbekli Tepe. If visitors hope to discover other parts of the country, they’ll find it fairly straightforward to do so; the best modes of transportation in Turkey make getting around convenient and affordable, thanks to its well-connected transport networks.
After a day of waltzing through the city and its many activities and attractions, hotel guests can retreat to their elegant accommodations for some much-needed relaxation and indulgence. The property’s onsite spa offers relaxing treatments and a traditional Turkish bath, along with an indoor pool. The 190-room hotel is also certified eco-friendly and comes with DoubleTree by Hilton’s signature award-winning, friendly, and reliable hospitality.
8 The Bo Vue Hotel Bodrum, Curio Collection by Hilton, Turkey
Rooms at The Bo Vue Hotel Bodrum, Curio Collection by Hilton in Turkey
Nestled along the Aegean Coast, The Bo Vue Hotel Bodrum, Curio Collection by Hilton boasts 1.2 kilometers of private and pristine white sandy beach, 102 beautifully modern rooms, and divine sea views. The hotel also entices the taste buds with a range of world-class dining options, from exquisite Mediterranean and Aegean cuisine at Bo Giorno and tantalizing Turkish feasts at Delmanzo to sumptuous seafood at Bacalao. When relaxation is on the cards, the hotel also delivers; guests can tuck into tempting treatments at the ‘Spa Soul’ or unwind in the indoor or outdoor swimming pool.
What makes the hotel even better is its location; it’s situated just a short drive from the popular town of Yalikavak and only a 40-minute ride to Bodrum Castle and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus — the latter being one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
7 Marty Hotel Bordeaux, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, France
The bar at The Marty Hotel Bordeaux, Tapestry Collection by Hilton in France
Bordeaux is one of the best places to visit in the south of France — the latter famed as a historical fairytale region characterized by French wine, cognac, medieval towns, sprawling vineyards, and Disney-like castles. The Marty Hotel Bordeaux, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, is found in the beating heart of Bordeaux’s energetic, modern Mériadeck district, which is a favorite among local artists and creative folks.
Celebrating its artistic location, the 61-room Marty Hotel will host various events intended to showcase local talents, such as workshops, exhibitions, and pop-up stores. As such, this vibrant property is the perfect base for artsy travelers seeking to soak in the authenticity of the local culture. Uniquely, the Marty Hotel has also incorporated an array of sustainability initiatives — among which includes the use of locally sourced ingredients in cuisine and careful water consumption management.
This charming property is also ideally situated; standing a mere 15-minute walk from all of downtown Bordeaux’s museums, shops, and restaurants, guests are never far from the city’s action and attractions. Also, other nearby must-see spots include St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Place des Quinconces, and Place de la Bourse.
For guests who wish to venture out of the city to find some of France’s hidden gems, many other landmarks, attractions, and experiences beckon Bordeaux-goers — with one of the most spectacular being the Guizengeard Blue Lakes. Located less than an hour from Bordeaux’s center in a rural area of the Charente region, Lac Bleu de Guizengeard (translating to “The Blue Lakes of Guizengeard”), these two stunning lakes were former kaolinite quarries. Now, nature has taken over the abandoned lakes, creating two large and breathtakingly blue water holes in the midst of a lush green pine forest.
6 Hilton Heidelberg, Germany
Seating areas at The Hilton Heidelberg in Germany
Set on the river Neckar in South-West Germany, right at the core of the historic old town, Hilton Heidelberg is the ultimate base from which to enjoy this lovely German city. The local area of Heidelberg is within easy walking distance from its top attractions, such as Heidelberg Castle, as well as the town’s Christmas Markets when it’s the festive season.
As for the hotel, the 244-room property offers its guests plentiful amenities. It features a fitness center, seven meeting rooms, a conference and events center, and even an opulent ballroom for up to 300 people. Furthermore, guests can sample a memorable dining experience at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves contemporary takes on the classic, traditional German dishes.
5 Hampton by Hilton Budapest City Centre, Hungary
The exteriors of Hampton by Hilton in Budapest City Centre
In summer 2023, Hungary will unveil its first Hampton by Hilton hotel — and right in the bustling center of its capital, Budapest. Featuring 219 guest rooms, Hampton by Hilton Budapest City Centre will be ideally placed close to the Hungarian State Opera and in walking distance of St Peter’s Basilica. It’ll also be close to many of the city’s best restaurants, bars, and the popular shopping district of the metropolitan ‘Pest’ section of Budapest.
The hotel’s exterior has been specially designed under Hampton by Hilton’s new prototype; it’ll blend in with and complement the street’s local architecture, whereas the interiors will offer fresh public spaces and updated guest rooms. The property also boasts fully equipped fitness facilities available 24/7, on top of a complimentary hot breakfast. In contrast, for backpacking tourists on a strict budget, the best hostels in Budapest for backpackers are also an option.
4 Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort, Tunisia
An aerial view of Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort in Tunisia
Hilton marks its debut in Tunisia with the Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort, which provides jaw-dropping vistas of the Mediterranean and a bright white-sand beach. Guests have the epitome of resort relaxation at this property; they’re surrounded by private lounging areas and get to enjoy five world-class outdoor and indoor swimming pools as well as a thalassotherapy spa and wellness center. Plus, there’ll be 346 stylish rooms and suites where guests can enjoy their downtime and lay their heads in between exploring Tunisia’s must-see attractions.
This hotel is also the ultimate place for foodies, thanks to the seven restaurants serving up delicious delights. There are also a number of fitness facilities, as well as a kid’s club — making this place superb for families, too. The resort is also an excellent spot for retreat and business meetings; a meeting space, three meeting rooms with state-of-the-art facilities, and an expansive ballroom are all housed within.
3 Hampton by Hilton London Old Street, United Kingdom
The entrance of the Hotel Hampton by Hilton in London Old Street, UK
- Set to open in summer 2023
This next offering from the fast-growing Hampton by Hilton brand finds itself amidst one of London’s most vibrant, eclectic commercial hives and is only a five-minute walk from the Old Street station. The new-build hotel will also be a quick and easy walk from the numerous trendy bars and restaurants on Shoreditch High Street and the busy corporate offices of Liverpool Street. Therefore, this comfortable 107-room hotel will be perfectly situated to attract and accommodate a diverse range of guests — from those in the city for business purposes to tourists seeking to discover the UK capital’s famous attractions and experience the energetic nightlife in London.
Dining-wise, the hotel will provide its guests with mouth-watering Italian cuisine in the restaurant, as well as a 24/7 snack menu in the cozy lobby bar. Guests also have plenty of work-friendly public spaces and free Wi-Fi throughout, enabling them to continue business as usual if they’re in London for work. On that note, the property will also boast a conference meeting room, a world-class gym, and a daily free hot breakfast. Last but not least, in this accommodation’s impressive roster is environmental sustainability as a priority. In fact, the building has even been designed to make use of harvested rainwater.
2 Legacy Hotel Cascais, Curio Collection by Hilton, Portugal
Seating areas at The Legacy Hotel Cascais, Curio Collection by Hilton in Portugal
- This hotel is expected to open its doors in the summer of 2023
Portugal offers something for everyone, from world-famous attractions to less-touristy Portuguese areas. However, with its magical scenery that never failed to captivate artists, writers, and European nobility in the twentieth century, Cascais is definitely among one of the most beautiful places in Portugal for discerning travelers. With numerous attractions, visitors will never tire of this fantastical spot, with the imposing Conde de Castro Guimarães Museum, with its vast collection of artworks and Indo-Portuguese furniture being one of the favorites.
Opening in summer 2023, Legacy Hotel Cascais, Curio Collection by Hilton, will serve as the perfect retreat from which to experience this stunning Portuguese resort town. The property will offer 59 guest rooms, many with glistening ocean-view balconies overlooking the town’s scenic beaches. Guests can also enjoy various facilities, including a restaurant, a lobby bar, a spa and fitness center, and a swimming pool.
1 Hilton Garden Inn Da Nang, Vietnam
Nestled in the Son Tra district in Vietnam, Hilton Garden Inn Da Nang is just a quick 50-meter saunter from the picturesque beach and also within easy walking distance of the downtown area — where a buzzing selection of bars, restaurants, and shops await.
It’s a superb and sumptuous accommodation with everything guests need for a paradisaical tropical getaway, boasting a shimmering infinity pool, as well as a diverse array of international delights at the Garden Grille Restaurant & Bar. Among the many dos and don’t dos in Vietnam, booking an escape to this fun and beautiful part of the country is a must, thanks to the grand opening of this hotel in early 2023.