The most anticipated hotel openings of 2020

by Traveleads | February 18, 2020 | Latest News On The Ground

Did you catch our round-up of airport transformations to look out for this year? This week we’re looking at the most anticipated hotel openings in the top five business travel destinations across the world. With bleisure (business + leisure) trips becoming more common, we’re sensing a focus on more wellbeing and relaxation offerings as well as stunning features and awe-inspiring views.

  1. New York

It comes as no surprise that New York City is amongst the most popular business travel destinations; from high profile industries to smaller start-ups – it’s a hub of energy and mid-town Manhattan is set to get livelier with the arrival of the Aman New York.

What makes it special?

Scaling 26 storeys on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street overlooking Central Park, the hotel is in the historic Crown building.

As well as its unrivalled location in the Big Apple, the hotel is set to feature numerous dining venues, ideal for working lunches or evening entertainment as well as a subterranean jazz club, piano bar, cigar bar and wine library.

If you find yourself needing to relax between meetings or conferences, you can make the most of Aman’s three storey spa featuring an array of rejuvenating treatments.

Give me the facts

  • 85 luxe rooms and suites
  • 22 private branded residences
  • 25,000 square foot spa including a 65ft indoor pool

Is there anything else I need to know?

Set to open in late 2020, the Aman New York could be the perfect hotel to consider extending your business trip for.

  1. Paris

Paris is a hive of energy and you’re never far from an impressive venue – and the French capital is just as geared up for business travellers as it is for tourists.

What makes it special?

The Cheval Blanc Paris received the green light after many years in the making and will be crafted within the former iconic 19th-century Parisian department store, La Samaritaine.

The art deco landmark on the banks of the River Seine has been undergoing an ambitious renovation making an emphasis on traditional French craftsmanship with each piece of furniture being custom made.

And even though it’s not set to open for at least a few months, the upcoming hotel restaurant from three Michelin-starred chef Arnaud Donckele already has Parisian fine dining lovers eagerly anticipating its arrival.

Give me the facts

  • 72 rooms and suites
  • Dior Spa Cheval Blanc featuring exclusive treatments
  • Panoramic terrace with extensive views of Paris

Is there anything else I need to know?

Set to open in April, we can expect nothing less than lavish designs as well as a personalised approach to service that will go beyond guests’ expectations.

  1. London

For business travellers and tourists alike, London is a key hotspot with its thriving network, culture and world-famous attractions. The UK capital will see 65 new hotels this year with nearly 8,000 hotel rooms across them.

What makes it so special?

The quirkiest feature of The Londoner, based in Leicester Square is that it will be almost as deep as it is tall, with nine floors above ground and six below.

Above ground, will be home to six concept eateries and a tavern on the ground floor offering a specially curated drinks menu and daily unplugged music performances – ideal for business lunches as well as an after-work wind down.

The subterranean levels will feature a holistic retreat including everything from a spa to a nail salon.

Give me the facts

  • 350 guest rooms and suites
  • Two private screening rooms
  • Three meetings and events spaces

Is there anything else I need to know?

Opening in June 2020, The Londoner has secured a £175m Green Loan from HSBC, a first in the hospitality sector, to ensure that the hotel can exceed the standards of the BREEAM excellent rating for environmental and sustainable performance.

  1. Tokyo

With the 2020 Olympics fast approaching and Tokyo confirmed as a top location for business travel, the city’s dynamic luxury hotel scene has seen the arrival of a multitude of well-known brands. One of those on the radar is the iconic Four Seasons, the 39-storey hotel designed by the renowned architect, Jean-Michel Gathy, will boast sweeping views of the Imperial Palace with Mount Fuji visible in the distance.

What makes it so special?

Set to become a landmark hotel in one of the best locations in the city, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi will offer four distinctly original concepts where guests can indulge in a unique dining experience.

The rooms will soar high above the heart of the capital, with floor-to-ceiling windows in every guest room showcasing Tokyo on full display.

There will also be an exclusive meetings and private dining venue called EST, catering to elite business travellers – an essential feature when located in Tokyo’s most important business district.

Give me the facts

  • 190 guest rooms and suites
  • 2 minute walk from Otemachi Station (major transit hub)
  • 11 minute walk from Tokyo Station (main rail terminal)

Is there anything else I need to know?

Scheduled to open in spring, Four Seasons can turn your business trip into an extended break with attractions and eateries within easy reach.

  1. Singapore

The Clan Hotel will be the first property to be added to the Far East Hospitality’s latest luxury brand portfolio.  Located at Far East Square, a heritage shopping arcade, filled with eateries and kiosks, it’s perfect for both office workers and tourists. Hotel guests will be ideally placed for a balance of culture and commerce.

What makes it so special?

The Master Series rooms come complete with highly customised services including limousine transfers, a welcome tea ceremony and turndown services.

Beyond the rooms, they have also curated the perfect spots for relaxation, exercise and work. Guests can enjoy the picturesque views of the surrounding skyscrapers whilst soaking in the rejuvenating pool, work out like a champ in the sky gym and host seminars and conferences in their spacious meeting spaces. The hotel truly covers all bases and is fully prepared for all occasions – whether it’s for business or leisure.

Give me the facts

  • 324 rooms
  • Choose from the Superior, Deluxe or Master Series rooms
  • Office facilities available to business guests

Is there anything else I need to know?

Described as a modern luxury hotel, The Clan Hotel has been meticulously designed with authentic touches which embrace the local heritage.

While some features are still under wraps, there is plenty to look forward to in the hotel and hospitality scene this year. Don’t forget, our team of travel experts can recommend the best hotel for your trips whether location, facilities, features or space is most important to you.

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