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Though 2021 was not exactly the year of jet-setting travel that we’d hoped for, we have our fingers crossed for 2022.

From cool urban hideaways in Oslo, Sydney and New York to far-flung island escapes in Mozambique, Indonesia and the Maldives, there’s an exciting array of hotels opening across the world.

We’ve handpicked 22 incredible hotels with openings in 2021 and 2022 for you to stay at – or dream of – in the new year.

Starting rates are included where available.

Rock House, Turks and Caicos

Opening in spring 2022, Rock House is set to be one of Turks and Caicos’ most luxurious resorts, featuring 46 plush Mediterranean-inspired cottages outfitted with ocean-facing plunge pools.

The resort, nestled into the limestone cliffs of Providenciales’ secluded north shore, will also boast a private beach, a European-style beach club, lush nature trails and a 100-foot-long infinity pool – the largest in Turks and Caicos.

Rates start from $665.

Rock House, 1 International Drive, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Rooms at The Reykjavik EDITION feature Icelandic artwork and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city.

The Reykjavik EDITION, Iceland

The Reykjavik EDITION, which opened on November 9, wows from the outset with its sleek ebony facade fashioned out of charred timber and blackened steel to mimic Iceland’s dramatic lava landscape.

Inside, you’ll find a stunning lobby laid with volcanic rock floors, a plush spa with a hammam and a signature restaurant helmed by Michelin-starred chef Gunnar Karl Gíslason. In typical EDITION fashion, its 253 rooms are modern and design-centric, featuring Icelandic artwork and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city.

Rates start from $540.

The Reykjavik EDITION, Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Kisawa is a sanctuary on the southern tip of Mozambique's secluded Benguerra Island.

Kisawa, Mozambique

If far-flung luxury is what you’re after, you can’t beat Kisawa, a lush 300-hectare sanctuary on the southern tip of Mozambique’s secluded Benguerra Island. Kisawa opened on November 1.

Each of its 22 castaway-chic bungalows is nestled on its own acre of beachfront or forest, offering the ultimate privacy. Outside, there’s a wellness center offering personalized Ayurvedic treatments, seven restaurants highlighting organic, sanctuary-grown produce and an onsite marine research center and ocean observatory.

Rates start from $5,625 all-inclusive (rate is for two adults and includes airport boat transfers, excursions, spa treatment and private butler).

Kisawa, Benguerra Island, 1304, Mozambique

W Melbourne guest rooms boast deep-soaking tubs and sweeping views over the city or the Yarra River.

W Melbourne, Australia

The W Melbourne, which opened in February, was the first international five-star hotel to launch in Australia in 2021 – a hopeful sign that tourism might soon resume Down Under.

It’s as luxe and modern as you’d expect any W Hotel to be, with an added dose of Melbourne cool: think a subterranean cocktail bar, a gold-roofed indoor pool with a DJ booth and an excellent coffee shop (naturally) that transforms into a wine bar in the evening.

Its 294 rooms are equally exciting, boasting deep-soaking tubs and sweeping views over the city or Melbourne’s Yarra River.

Rates start from $350.

W Melbourne, 408 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia

There's an onsite winery at the new Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Napa Valley.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, California

Oenophiles and luxury-seekers will love the Four Seasons’ newest property in California Wine Country – Napa Valley’s first and only resort within a working winery.

Opened in November, the farmhouse-inspired property has just 85 guestrooms and suites boasting fireplaces and bathtubs with sweeping vineyard views.

Beyond the luxurious accommodations, guests can also enjoy grape-to-glass winemaking and tastings at the onsite Elusa Winery.

Rates start from $1,200.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley; 400 Silverado Trail N, Calistoga, California, USA

Rooms at NoMad London are cool and eclectic. There's also a signature restaurant on site.

NoMad London, United Kingdom

NoMad Hotels – the collection of chic boutique hotels in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas – made its international debut with the NoMad London in May.

Set impressively in a restored 19th-century courthouse in Covent Garden, its 91 rooms are as cool and eclectic as expected with their mix of modern and art deco design.

A highlight is the hotel’s signature NoMad restaurant, which offers up bright seasonal fare and elevated comfort food – think roast chicken stuffed with foie gras and black truffles – paired with lovely English wines.

Rates start from $750.

NoMad London, 28 Bow St, London WC2E 7AW, United Kingdom

Explora El Chaltén is located in a 14,000-acre natural reserve in Argentine Patagonia.

Explora El Chaltén, Argentina

Adventure is the name of the game at Explora El Chaltén, a stunning lodge that opened in December nestled in a private, 14,000-acre natural reserve in Patagonia.

Here, guests get easy access to 15 acres of marked hiking trails, rock climbing routes and ice-trekking expeditions at nearby glaciers – all guided and part of your stay.

Indoors, you’ll find 20 bright, airy, minimalist rooms with jaw-dropping views of Patagonia’s snow-capped peaks.

Rates start from $917.

Explora El Chaltén, Rita Provincial 41 Km.16 N, El Chalten, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Not far from Athens, One&Only Aesthesis offers beachfront relaxation.

One&Only Aesthesis, Greece

Slated to open in late 2022, the One&Only Aesthesis gives travelers the best of both worlds: it’s located a short distance from bustling Athens and iconic sites such as the Acropolis while offering the relaxation and tranquility of a beachfront getaway.

In fact, being tucked away inside 14 acres of lush coastal forest, the resort feels like it’s on its own private island. Its 127 guest rooms pay homage to mid-century design with high ceilings, woven leather and muted tones, and each boasts show-stopping vistas over the Aegean Sea.

One&Only Aesthesis, Glyfada, Greece

Montage Big Sky opened in December with ski-in, ski-out access to world-class slopes.

Montage Big Sky, United States

Just opened in December, Montage Big Sky is Montana’s first luxury five-star resort.

The $400 million resort has 150 plush guest rooms and suites and 39 residences in a sleek mountain modern design featuring regional wood and stone finishes.

While the main draw is the ski-in, ski-out access to Big Sky’s world-class slopes, the Montage is also a destination unto itself, with its 10,000 square foot alpine spa, a bowling alley and multiple eateries, including a barbecue restaurant and smokehouse.

Rates start from $676.

Montage Big Sky, 995 Settlement Trail, Big Sky, Montana, USA

Korinkyo, Japan

Located moments away from Kanazawa’s Kenrokuen Garden – considered one of Japan’s most beautiful landscaped gardens – this minimalist hotel that opened this year in Ishikawa Prefecture is an ode to nature.

Onsite, there’s an aroma distillery where guests can create essential oils, using locally sourced forest materials, to be used in-room and the hotel’s rooftop sauna and bath. Its 18 guest rooms are the picture of Japanese minimalism with simple wood and stone finishes and a neutral design palette, allowing the surrounding nature vistas to take the spotlight.

Rates start from $320.

Korinkyo, 1 Chome-1-31 Katamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan

A former tent camp gets a luxurious upgrade at andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge.

andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge

Originally built in the 1990s as a tented camp, andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti will reemerge in June 2022 as a stunning luxury lodge.

Each of its 10 suites feature deep-soaking tubs and outdoor decks with private plunge pools overlooking the Serengeti, though canvas, banana fiber and hardwood textures pay homage to their former tented incarnations.

Other highlights include a state-of-the-art gym and an infinity pool overlooking a wildlife-filled watering hole. But don’t be fooled by its ultraluxurious facade: sustainability is central to this resort, which will run on 80% renewable energy.

Rates start from $1,080 all-inclusive (includes game drives).

andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Wellness brand Six Senses brings calm and tranquility to buzzy Ibiza.

Six Senses Ibiza, Spain

Though Ibiza might seem like an odd place for wellness brand Six Senses to venture, their newest resort makes surprising sense. The Six Senses Ibiza, carved into a rugged cliffside and sprawled over 20 secluded acres, brings a sense of much-needed calm and tranquility to the buzzy island.

There are 116 breezy, coastal-chic suites and two townhouses, each boasting sweeping Balearic Ocean views. But the resort’s crowning jewel is its spa: it offers everything from cryotherapy to infrared saunas – there’s even an in-house shaman to help guests improve their spiritual well-being.

Rates start from $570.

Six Senses Ibiza, Carrer Camí de sa Torre, 71, 07810 San Juan Bautista, Illes Balears, Spain