The swankiest new hotels opening in 2021

Despite a tumultuous year for travel, 2021 is looking up with countless new hotels opening across the globe – and I've picked out some of the most luxurious! These grand properties blow the star rating system out of the water. So settle in, grab a glass of the finest wine you've got and picture yourself living it up in these glamorous new hotels opening in 2021.

Kawana Bay Resort

Grenada, The Caribbean

Colourful homes, Georgian buildings and nutmeg plantations populate the Caribbean island nation of Grenada. Also known as the Spice Isle, Grenada is welcoming a brand new resort in 2021 and you best believe the hoteliers behind it have spared no expense. Tucked away in the hillside between dramatic cliffs and glorious beaches, the five-star resort will feature nearly 150 rooms and suites, with an infinity pool, luxurious day spa, restaurants beach bars and relaxing outdoor areas.

Montage Big Sky

Montana, USA

The very first luxurious five-star resort in the state of Montana, Montage Big Sky will blow every other hotel and resort out of the water. Ski-in, ski-out has never looked better. Located at the Spanish Peaks enclave, Montage offers 150 guestrooms and 39 turn-key residences. Guests will have access to the world-renowned ski and snowboard terrain at Big Sky Resort and an 18-hole golf course set on the 1,400-hectare property. An added bonus? It’s less than an hour from Yellostone National Park!

One & Only Kea Island

The Cyclades, Greece

As if Greece wasn’t a luxurious and romantic enough destination already! One & Only has upped the ante with the latest opening on the west side of Kea Island in the Cyclades. This gorgeous beachfront retreat – spanning a humble 65 hectares – is set among olive groves, tranquil forests and private beaches, offering the utmost privacy and exclusivity. Choose from resort-style rooms, suites and villas, or treat yourself to a private residence.

Costa Navarino

Messinia, Greece

Another highly anticipated opening in Greece, this time gracing the town of Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese, Costa Navarino is sure to delight those lucky enough to visit. The property actually features two uber-luxurious hotels – The Romanos and The Westin Resort, as well as the renowned Anazoe Spa, a thalassotherapy centre, two golf courses and more than 20 dining venues to choose from. The proposed extension would see three new areas added to the already astounding offerings; Navarino Hills, Navarino Bay and Navarino Waterfront, all of which would ooze five-star elegance.

Alaia Belize


If you want to indulge in the luxurious side of life while keeping your sustainable travel values in check, this new eco-resort opening up in Belize is the place for you. Part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, Alaia will present a 155-unit complex with a mix of hotel rooms, apartments, villas and private residences. You can even purchase one of the apartments if you’ve got the cash to splash! A stone’s throw from gorgeous diving sites and popular attractions such as the Great Blue Hole, this ocean front property will take your Belize holiday to the next level.

I don't know about you but I'm ready to pack my bags and jet off. If you'd like to know more about any of these stunning hotels, please get in touch. As an accredited Travel Counsellor, it's my job (and my pleasure) to create your perfect holiday.