With travel to mainstream sunny destinations in complete chaos once again this summer, it’s time to start planning a trip abroad later this year when the airport madness hopefully calms down. Marriott Bonvoy rounds up six brand new hotel openings, many of which invite travellers to explore off-the-beaten-track destinations whilst beating the crowds later this year.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amman – Opened May 2022
The Ritz-Carlton Amman will bring an unparalleled world of luxuriously crafted experiences and a new standard of refined hospitality to Jordan’s vibrant capital. Soaring 20-stories high and situated on the prestigious Fifth Circle, The Ritz-Carlton, Amman features 226 guestrooms, including 34 opulent suites intricately designed and stunningly furnished, with a sophisticated ambiance permeating the entire property.
Guests can relax in the elegant Cigar Lounge or indulge in distinguished cuisine at the hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant. For a dinner with a view, the rooftop restaurant and bar offer dazzling views across the skyline. The enchanting towers offer both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre and spa, along with a 1,000 square metre ballroom.
Moxy Athens City – Opened March 2022
Bringing the stylish Moxy brand to one of the world’s oldest cities, Moxy Athens City takes a playful twist on Greek mythology with its ‘myth of eternal youth’ inspired design. Featuring 200 cosy and smart guestrooms, Moxy Athens City is just a short walk from Syntagma Square and Ermou Street, where fun hunters can find shops, trendy restaurants, and bars. The city’s top cultural attractions, such as the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the old city of Plaka, are moments away to discover. The hotel’s rooftop penthouse is the perfect place for a memorable stay or a stylish event, offering dazzling views across the city skyline.
Paragraph Freedom Square, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tbilisi – opening Q3 of 2022
The Luxury Collection will debut in Georgia with the opening of Paragraph Freedom Square, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tbilisi. Set in the heart of Freedom Square, the most iconic postcode in Tbilisi, this iconic destination will offer an authentic gateway to explore this diverse hidden gem of a city. The 220 guestrooms have all been designed with traditional Georgian touches, mixed with modern luxury finishes.
In the hotel’s speciality restaurant, guests can savour traditional Georgian dishes, and for those looking for spectacular views whilst dining the Skybar provides the perfect evening escape, serving Asian cuisine in an intimate setting overlooking the city. Guests are invited to relax and indulge in the luxurious spa featuring ESPA spa treatments, an indoor pool, and a state-of-the-art gym. Golf lovers rejoice as the hotel rooftop offers cable car service transporting guests to the neighbouring golf course. The luxury hotel is poised to host memorable occasions at its eight meeting rooms and stunning ballroom that can accommodate 600 people.
AC Hotel By Marriott Split – opening Q3 of 2022
Located in the heart of the retail district, AC Hotel by Marriott Split is just a 15-minute walk from the Old Town. The perfectly positioned property has 214 intuitively designed guestrooms with sweeping views across the Adriatic Sea. Passing through the centre of the hotel is part of a protected Roman aqueduct, dating back 1,700 years, that remains exposed, fusing ancient history with modernist inspired urban interiors.
For the ultimate city escape, guests will enjoy the wellness centre, located on the 16th floor, which features a spa, indoor swimming pool, sauna, and gym. Crowning the property is a chic rooftop pool and bar, providing spectacular panoramic views for guests to soak up the city in style.
Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, Dubai – opening Q4 of 2022
Leisure travellers will love the Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, Dubai located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah beach. For guests that want to be in the heart of it all, the property is perfectly positioned with easy access to discover Dubai’s coastline, shopping malls and Downtown district.
The hotel will feature 608 guestrooms and a private sandy beach offering stunning views of the Arabian Gulf beyond. Guests will be able to enjoy a swim in the hotel’s beachside pool, workout in the fitness centre, relax at the Saray Spa and for young travellers there will be an indoor Kidz Club. Foodies will not have to wander from the hotel as it comes complete with eight restaurants which include Korean, Italian, Japanese and Mexican cuisines.
12|14 Stradom House, Autograph Collection, Krakow – opening Q4 of 2022
12|14 Stradom House, Autograph Collection is housed in a magnificent fourteenth-century building steeped in rich history. The buildings’ eclectic past includes time as a church, monastery, and hospital. The 125-guestroom hotel has been reborn into a botanical paradise, with a secret garden and its very own florist. Located between the Jewish and Royal Quarter it is in a prime location to explore the bustling city of Krakow, where old meets new, with Plant y Krakowskie and The Palace of Bishop Erasmus Ciolek Museum just around the corner.
Gourmet travellers will enjoy the hotels’ exclusive seafood restaurant, where a lively atmosphere sets the stage for an enriching dining experience. Post dinner drinks can be enjoyed at the wine bar, Hedwigs, a former chapel. Bringing the destination to life in a unique way, the hotel’s contemporary signature spa thoughtfully sources local ingredients, such as rock salt, and botanicals, which are then coupled with the healing and sensory traditions of Polish culture.