Dreaming of a beach vacation in Europe? With a slew of new postcard-perfect luxury hotels set to open across the Mediterranean, 2022 will have you spoiled for choice.
Here are the nine hottest new Mediterranean hotels set to open this year, from Mallorca to Mykonos and Capri to Tel Aviv.
Opening in April, the team behind Mallorca’s stunning El Llorenç Parc de la Mar boutique hotel brings you their new adventure, El Vicenc de la Mar. While El Llorenç is located in the old town of Palma de Mallorca, El Vicenç enjoys an enviable beachfront location in Cala Molins, on the north coast of Mallorca, with its azure waters and spectacular mountain views. of Tramuntana. It has two restaurants, a multi-level roof terrace, a 24-seat cinema and 35 rooms, including five suites, some of which have private terraces, private jacuzzis or even a private swimming pool. .
Few places in Italy epitomize the Dolce Vita lifestyle quite like the legendary island of Capri. This year, the Oetker Collection is raising the bar by reopening the island’s first hotel, dating back to 1822, under its über-chic umbrella. The 50 rooms Hotel La Palma will be Oetker Collection’s reimagined incarnation of Capri’s most iconic hotel that has long hosted celebrities from around the world. Located in the middle of the bustling village of Capri, the hotel offers the best of both worlds with its Palma Beach Club in Marina Piccola a short drive away.
Arguably the sunniest Mediterranean destination of them all, Tel Aviv is about to get even hotter with the February opening of The David Kempinski Tel Aviv. The Kempinksi Group’s first property in Israel is poised to raise local hospitality standards with its 250 rooms, most with sea views, including 56 suites and a 4,800-square-foot penthouse on three floors. The hotel invites you to contemplate the Mediterranean from the Cloud51 rooftop bar, dine at the upscale Sereia restaurant and lounge, or relax at the poolside bar or in the lush infinity pool.
Opening in June as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, The Zambra is the 2022 relaunch of the Byblos Hotel, which became a favorite among jet setters and royalty in the late 20th century. Located half an hour from Marbella and 20 minutes from Malaga airport, this new hotspot on the Costa del Sol will be managed by Marugal and will feature 197 bedrooms, a selection of bars and restaurants, three swimming pools, two tennis courts tennis, a gym, a yoga and Pilates studio, a wellness center with jacuzzi, hammam, sauna and steam room, not to mention a disco and a children’s club.
Just when you thought the Greek island of Santorini couldn’t get any more fabulous, here’s Nobu Hotels to kick things into high gear. Opening this spring, Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Santorini is the latest addition to global lifestyle brand Nobu founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper. The boutique hotel will house a Nobu restaurant, full-service spa, fitness center, two-tier infinity pool and five luxurious pool villas, and boasts panoramic views of the Caldera and Aegean Sea from its unique cliff-top location in Imerovigli.
Opening in April, The Norm, Ibiza is the most anticipated new hotel of the year on the white-hot Balearic island. Set in a pristine white building, it boasts bright, eclectic decor and lush landscaping in a property designed by acclaimed Spanish designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán, with interiors by Oskar Kohnen, in collaboration with The Standard’s in-house design team. This brand new, year-round adult playground features 67 guest rooms and suites, a ground-floor restaurant, panoramic rooftop bar and pool, plus a separate 14-bedroom house ideal for kids. groups of friends.
Marbella may be best known for its clubs, designer shops and luxurious resorts, but there’s a quieter, more stylish side to Spanish jet-setter paradise. Located in one of the most beautiful historic squares in Marbella, The Castle is the third property of the local hotel group La Ciudadela Marbella and the only hotel located within the historic walls of the old town. Combining contemporary design with original historic details, it’s the perfect place to explore the real Marbella, with its flower-lined lanes, sunny squares, local artisans and superb restaurants.
Cali Mykonos is set to open in June near secluded Kalifati Beach, east of the ultra-chic island of Mykonos in Greece. Overlooking the deep blue Aegean Sea and its own private beach and 360ft infinity pool, Cali Mykonos will boast 40 luxury villas, each with stunning sea views, private pool and patio. The hotel has a fleet of yachts and speedboats, available for rides and tours to other nearby beaches, towns and remote islands, and it will also offer private helicopter rides upon request.
With its spectacular beaches and crystal clear waters, the Croatian Adriatic Coast has become a Mediterranean holiday destination to be reckoned with. Now there are even more reasons to put it at the top of your bucket list with the opening of Palazzo Rainis Hotel & Spa next to the marina of Novigrad in idyllic Istria. The hotel is a reconstruction of the old Villa Rainis, which was built around 1900 and is named after the Rainis family who moved from Venice to Novigrad in the 19th century. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels network, Palazzo Rainis is set to open in March, with 16 rooms and suites, a state-of-the-art spa and the gourmet Croatian restaurant Chemistry.