With 2021 weeks away from coming to an end, the travel industry is slowly but surely turning its focus to 2022, a year that again promises some kind of relief from the downturn caused by COVID-19.
To get you ready for 2022, TMR has rounded up five of the most anticipated hotel openings next year, many of which will finally make their long-awaited debut after COVID-19 delays. Here’s just a taste of what you can expect, and where you can stay, on your 2022 vacations.
1. The Madrid EDITION (Madrid, Spain)
EDITION, the luxury boutique hotel collection from Marriott, is having a moment. After a 2021 expansion that saw the brand open new properties in Reykjavik, and West Hollywood, among others, the brand will continue to open new hotels in 2021. And that starts with The Madrid EDITION, scheduled to open in Q1 of next year.
The property will host guests across 200 guest rooms near Puerta de Sol in the heart of Madrid, walking distance from the city’s Golden Triangle of Art. EDITION promises the property will “reflect the people and the culture of the city will become a stunning microcosm of one-of-a-kind food, beverage and entertainment offerings, innovative design, and luxury service.”
On-site, the Madrid Edition will offer a signature restaurant, cocktail bar, rooftop terrace, outdoor pool, fitness center, and spa. For MICE, the hotel will also offer flexible studios with over 3,767 sq. ft. of dedicated space for large or small groups.
The Madrid property will join others on tap for 2022 for EDITION including a new Tampa hotel, the brand’s first Italian property in Rome (early 2022), and two new London properties.
Photo: Waldorf Astoria
2. Waldorf Astoria Cancun (Cancun, Mexico)
Cancun has played host to a rapid hotel expansion over the past decade or so and that trend won’t be slowing down in 2022. One of the highlights of the 2022 list of Cancun hotel openings will no doubt be the new property from Waldorf Astoria.
Scheduled to open in the second half of 2022 (the property is currently accepting reservations for Sept. 29, 2022), the hotel promises to welcome guests to a luxury beachfront oasis on 100 acres of secluded Mayan coastline.
The hotel will join other high-luxury offerings in Cancun, with oceanfront swim-up suites that include a private swimming pool and master corner suites that clock in at more than 1,600 sq. ft. For food, guests will be able to enjoy five different on-site restaurants ranging from the all-day brasserie to Malpeque, fresh seafood, fine dining eatery, along with 24-hour room service and pool-side cocktail service.
Meeting space, pet-friendly rooms, a business center, a gym, and the Waldorf Astoria Spa will also be available to guests.