Where in the world are the new hotels and resorts springing up? We’ve got the 411.
3 New Boutique Hotels in Norway
Elva Hotel: Nestled in the majestic fjords of western Norway, Elva Hotel opened in June 2023 offering an unmatched blend of contemporary design and awe-inspiring nature. Perched on the banks of a pristine river, the hotel’s 14 rooms are ideal for small groups of active friends or families. Accommodations can be found in the main building as well as five cottages that offer stunning views of the lake, forests and mountains. With a strong focus on fine dining, the hotel takes great care to use locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a delightful and authentic culinary journey for its guests. elva.no
Beckerwyc House: World champion chef Ørjan Johannessen opened Beckerwyc House in June 2023 outside of Bergen on top of the hill by Bekkjarvik harbor, surrounded by beautiful nature and lovely green areas with 20 rooms and suites, half of which have their own patio. The top floor of Beckerwyc House is entirely dedicated to food and drink experiences, while a chambre separee is designed for private dining experiences, groups and meetings. In November, the property will debut its exclusive restaurant Mirabelle by Ørjan Johannessen with the signature “Island Gastronomy.” beckerwychouse.no/en
Manshausen Seaside Cabins: Built directly on the rocky coast of the remote island of Manshausen in Steigen, the property features 16 buildings on Manshausen with nine sea cabins, a main house, a restaurant, a library and a boathouse with conference facilities. Other facilities on the island include a hot tub and sauna. Ideal for travelers looking for an action-packed getaway, Up Norway has created a journey that brings nature and culture in harmony with adventures throughout Steigen and the Lofoten Islands. manshausen.no
New Hotels Spring up in Morocco, Vietnam & Greece
Radisson Hotel Group is expanding its presence in Morocco with the opening of Radisson Blu Residences, Saidia, its eighth hotel in the country. Nestled in the heart of one of the most popular seaside destinations in northern Morocco, the hotel comprises 13 contemporary units made up of suites, studios and apartments with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, all fully equipped with modern appliances and amenities, as well as expansive living areas and kitchens.
Guests can enjoy the two large pools to cool off from the sun, take a stroll along the pristine beach known as the “Blue Pearl” for its crystal blue waters or explore the beautiful Mediterranean flora. For the ultimate relaxation, guests can access the spa and traditional Moroccan hammam at the adjacent Radisson Blu Resort, Saidia Beach, for an authentic Moroccan experience.
Two a la carte restaurants serve exquisite dishes from creative menus featuring a fusion of international and Mediterranean flavors. For sports enthusiasts, Radisson Blu Residences Saidia offers a selection of sports and leisure activities for adults and children, along with entertainment programs such as parties, live music and golf sessions at the nearby golf course. radissonhotels.com
A New Hotel Takes Center Stage in Southern Vietnam
Fusion Hotel Group has announced the debut of Ixora Ho Tram by Fusion, a wellness-inspired resort featuring 164 luxury guestrooms and 46 private villas with breathtaking views overlooking southern Vietnam’s pristine coast.
Located in the Grand Ho Tram Strip complex, renowned for its world-class entertainment and culinary offerings, Ixora Ho Tram by Fusion is the second Fusion property launched under the “by fusion” brand, following Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion in Thua Thien Hue province.
The resort is home to numerous dining venues, including Sea Salt, an all-day dining restaurant serving international cuisine; Rush Cafe, offering sweet snacks, beverages and more; and Beach Box, which serves quick and casual fare.
The resort’s emphasis on healthy living is accentuated at Maia Spa, whose unique outdoor setting calls to mind a natural spring. Treatments include revitalizing massages, natural herbal treatments and therapies for the head, back and foot. ixorahotram.com
Santo Pure Oia Suites & Villas Unveils New Luxury Suites
Santo Pure Oia Suites & Villas—the sustainably minded and soulful luxury resort in Santorini, Greece—announces the unveiling of 20 new suites. Designed by local Greek interior design studio, Lab11, this marks the expansion of Santo Pure to 83 suites and two villas, welcoming guests to enjoy pure relaxation, privacy and serenity in the outskirts of Oia village.
Designed with natural elements and pigments including basaltic rock, ochre, volcanic ash, and white lime with solid wood accents, the suites include a spacious open-plan living area, king-size bed, and terraces to enjoy spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and breathtaking Santorini sunsets.
There is also a world of wellness waiting at Santo Pure, with Anassa Spa recently honored as Greece’s “Best Resort Spa 2022” by the World Spa Awards for the sixth straight year. New for 2023, guests can take their well-being experience to the next level with a new Wellness Package with natural inclusions to help enhance their sense of well-being. santocollection.gr/santo-pure