Opening of the 9 most dreamy hotels in the Mediterranean in 2021
Few destinations can match the allure of the Mediterranean, with its sparkling blue waters, sleepy bougainvillea-covered villages and secluded beaches. From Barcelona to Dubrovnik and from Saint-Tropez to Mykonos, the Mediterranean coast is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes and fascinating cities in the world.
And just when you thought it couldn’t be more dreamy, here are nine brand new luxury hotels to add to your wishlist for safe travel again:
Can Ferrereta, Mallorca, Spain. Opening spring 2021
If you thought the Spanish island of Mallorca was all about sunburned tourists and budget skyscrapers, think again. Connoisseur Spaniards come here for the unspoiled Mallorcan countryside, with its striking mountain scenery, organic orange groves and vineyards, and quaint fishing villages. Now the team behind the ultra chic Sant Francesc Hotel Singular in Palma is opening a brand new rural retreat in the medieval village of Santanyí. Housed in a 17th-century mansion, the 32-room Can Ferrereta will showcase one of the region’s most exciting contemporary art collections. It will also host a Mediterranean restaurant serving seasonal local products, two bars, a 20-meter swimming pool and a spa with hammam and indoor swimming pool.
One & Only Portonovi, Herceg Novi, Montenegro. Opening spring 2021
In case you haven’t heard, the Balkan nation of Montenegro is fast becoming the must-see destination on the Adriatic coast. This spring, the highly anticipated One & Only Portonovi is about to make it even more trendy. The first One & Only resort in Europe reflects the architectural style of the region’s ancient Venetian palaces with its majestic facades, majestic colonnades, red terracotta roofs, lush gardens and an array of indoor and outdoor pools. Meanwhile, rumor has it that the private sandy beach rivals the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. The resort will offer the Chenot Espace wellness concept, as well as culinary experiences including fine Italian dishes with a focus on wellness from Giorgio Locatelli in Sabia, an Asian fusion dinner at Tapasake and fresh Montenegrin cuisine from the region. close to the table.
Kalesma, Mykonos, Greece. Opening April 2021
Imagine waking up as the sun rises over the Aegean Sea, sliding off your crisp, crisp sheets and taking a dip in your own private heated swimming pool. If this sounds like your kind of vacation, Kalesma is the place for you. Opening this spring, Kalesma Mykonos is located on a hill above Ornos Bay, overlooking the sea on two sides for sunsets and sunrises. Its 25 units will be spread over five acres, each offering unobstructed views from the private patio, as well as a large personal heated swimming pool. The owners grew up on the island and want to introduce guests to the real Mykonos; not only the party scene, but also the studios of local artists, private beaches and the best shopping. The design is traditional Cycladic – think whitewashed walls – but with a modern and sleek touch, like the Rick Owens furniture in the lobby.
Perched on a hill on the Italian Riviera, few hotels enjoy a more idyllic setting than the Belmond Splendido Mare in Portofino. Having closed in 2019, the 14-room Belmond Hotel has undergone major renovations, with Parisian designers FESTEN Architecture appointed to lead the design. Down the hill from Belmond Hotel Splendido – once a favorite haunt for people like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton – the refurbished Belmond Splendido Mare and Chuflay restaurant is poised to revitalize this Ligurian hotspot. Inspired by the history of what was once a small fishing village, the design will reflect the relaxed-chic vibe with natural materials and brass accents, as well as traditional Mediterranean tones of sea green, terracotta and amber.
OKU Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain. Opening spring 2021
This Spanish island is perhaps best known for being the hot club capital of the Mediterranean, but it’s also establishing itself as a popular wellness destination for the international jet set. What better way, then, for the new “luxury relaxed” lifestyle brand OKU Hotels to launch its collection of emotional five-star huts? Located on the edge of Cala Gracio Bay, known for its fine powder sand and pristine turquoise waters, OKU Ibiza will feature the largest swimming pool on the island, as well as three additional pools. With a focus on slower living, the hotel features 184 bohemian-chic rooms and suites, including the 1,500-square-foot OKU Signature Suite, a four-bedroom self-catering villa with private plunge pool, penthouses with sea views. ocean, six swim-up rooms, two restaurants, and an intimate spa.
The Nai 3.3., Dugi Otok, Dalmatia, Croatia. Opening April 2021
Located on the perfect Croatian island of Dugi Otok, Hotel Nai 3.3 is one of the most underrated luxury hotel openings of the year, but that only adds to its appeal. This five-star organic farm will join the Leading Hotels of the World, with a unique concept based on permanent contact with nature. The Nai 3.3 hotel is located on nearly ten acres of organic olive groves connected to the main building via a series of private terraces. The hotel comprises eight individually furnished and decorated units with terraces that provide a feeling of complete privacy and freedom, from where you can enjoy the sunrise and gaze at the stars at night. The hotel has a 75-foot outdoor saltwater infinity pool, spa, two restaurants, and the option for guests to taste award-winning organic olive oil Nai 3.3.
Casa di Langa, Piedmont, Italy. Opening April 2021
Although not technically located on the Mediterranean coast, Casa di Langa is the perfect rural escape, just far enough from the hustle and bustle of the Italian Riviera that guests can truly relax, yet still be conveniently located. for a day trip to the beach. Set on over 100 acres of working vineyards and hills, this 39-room ecocentric hotel combines traditional Piedmont design with sustainable practices. As the keyhole of the Langhe region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its cultural landscapes, Casa di Langa embraces tradition with a foot in the past and an eye on the future. It’s a testament to wine and wine-making traditions, in a place famous for some of the best wines in the world, not to mention Alba’s famous white truffles.
Villa Igiea, Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Opening May 2021
When it comes to glamor, Italians do it better. Even more so now, as the very chic Villa Igiea is preparing its grand reopening under the Rocco Forte hotel brand. Built in 1900, at the height of the Belle Époque, Villa Igiea was a private palace that has turned into a luxury hotel. It has become Sicily’s most exclusive retreat – a symbol of sheer elegance that has hosted more than its fair share of artists, Hollywood elite and royalty. The renovation will see the famous Basil Room, the frescoed bar and the large mirrored ballroom restored to their natural beauty, while the design of the 100 rooms and suites is both contemporary and classic. Enjoying breathtaking views of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Villa Igiea is easily accessible by land or sea and just a short drive from the historic center of Palermo.
Six Senses Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain. Opening summer 2021
Just when you thought Ibiza couldn’t be more fabulous, ultra-glamorous hotel brand Six Senses arrives and announces their new island adventure. Located on the peaceful northern tip of Ibiza, in the bay of Cala Xarraca, Six Senses Ibiza will offer 134 accommodations on a 25-acre site. Five private villas are also available for purchase. This full-service resort, spa and residential community boasts stunning sunset views, a spectacular rocky beach, and a scenic waterfront with yacht access. It also includes a spiritual learning center and spa focused on optimizing health through fitness, nutrition, yoga, education, sleep and mindfulness, as well as an array of restaurants serving everything from raw food to ice cream, tapas and barbecue.