Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island

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Now that 2024 is here, we’re excited to share a fresh wave of hotels and resorts that are poised to captivate travelers. From luxurious tropical getaways to city center gems and inspiring boutique hotels, here’s a preview of the year’s most talked-about openings.

Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island

Above and top image: The Waldor Astoria Seychelles Platte Island in the Seychelles. Photo courtesy Waldorf Astoria
The Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island is a luxury resort on a private island in the Seychelles. Above and lead images courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island

Waldorf Astoria has made its debut in the Seychelles with the Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island, a luxury resort located on a private island fringed by palm forests and white sand beaches.

With an emphasis on serenity, the resort will offer 50 seafront villas, each equipped with its own private pool and personal concierge. Much of Platte Island’s nature remains untouched.

The resort has a diverse array of programs including snorkeling, eco-awareness education, fly fishing and more. Its lagoon and coral reef are rich in sea life, including eagle rays and Hawksbill turtles.

Guests can choose from six onsite restaurants and bars, with dishes created by the resort’s award-winning chef. The spa draws on Seychelle’s rich heritage to provide contemporary and traditional therapies.  

Read More: Seychelles: A Honeymoon in Paradise

Grand Hyatt Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Scottsdale AZ

Grand Hyatt Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Scottsdale AZ. Photo courtesy of Experience Scottsdale
Grand Hyatt Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Scottsdale AZ. Image courtesy of Experience Scottsdale

The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch will be transformed in 2024 to the Grand Hyatt Scottsdale Resort & Spa, marking the inaugural Grand Hyatt presence in Arizona.

Scheduled for completion in late 2024, the extensive renovation plan includes a revamp of guestrooms, pools and Spa Avania. Situated on a sprawling 27-acre property within the heart of Scottsdale, the resort will offer a 2.5-acre water playground and access to the region’s premier golf courses.

Westin Bora Bora Resort & Spa, Bora Bora

Bungalow at Westin Bora Bora Resort & Spa, Bora Bora. Photo courtesy of Westin
Bungalow at Westin Bora Bora Resort & Spa, Bora Bora. Image courtesy of Westin

Bora Bora is a dream destination on its own, but when you add Westin’s new Bora Bora Resort & Spa, it adds up to an unforgettable bucket list vacation. Set to open in summer 2024 at the base of Mount Otemanu, the Westin Bora Bora Resort & Spa offers luxury at the highest level.

A complete property-wide renovation and rebranding will introduce carefully curated villas and overwater bungalow accommodations, many of which have glass-paneled floors that allow guests to see the aquamarine seas below.

Activities onsite include snorkeling, scuba diving or exploring the ocean by jet ski, boat or catamaran. Guests can even take a helicopter tour of Bora Bora and neighboring islands.

The resort will offer several different culinary options, a variety of well-being and spa offerings, and an Ecological Center and Turtle Sanctuary, all without leaving the resort.

Trilith Guesthouse, Fayetteville, GA

Trilith Guesthouse, Fayetteville, GA
Trilith Guesthouse, Fayetteville, GA. Image courtesy of Trilith Guesthouse

Designed to inspire creativity and collaboration, the new Trilith Guesthouse, a 193-room boutique hotel, provides an exclusive, curated space for open, spirited, and friendly socializing.

The five-story hotel is located at the main entrance of the European-inspired Town at Trilith in Fayetteville, Georgia, adjacent to Trilith Studios, the second-largest film and television studio in North America.

Each storyteller-inspired room or suite includes personal artisan pantries stocked with crafted food and beverage pairings, as well as designated workspaces for productivity. Trilith Guesthouse is part of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio of independent boutique hotels. 

The entrance to the 967-room Signia by Hilton Atlanta. Photo courtesy Hilton Hotel & Resorts
The entrance to the 967-room Signia by Hilton Atlanta. Image courtesy Hilton Hotel & Resorts

Signia by Hilton Atlanta

Travelers to Atlanta will soon have a new accommodation option at the 976-room Signia by Hilton Atlanta. The stunning property is the tallest building on the Westside, and offers eight signature food and beverage experiences, including three restaurants and three bars.

With direct access to the Georgia World Congress Center via a pedestrian walkway located next to Mercedes-Benz Stadium and State Farm Arena, the hotel is perfect for sports and entertainment fans.

The Artisan at Tuscan Village, Salem, NH

Marriott International’s Tribute Portfolio has a new resort in New Hampshire, The Artisan at Tuscan Village.

Nestled in the heart of Tuscan Village, a pedestrian-centric development featuring outdoor gathering spaces with firepits, a scenic lake, walking trails and Grand Lawn, this upscale boutique hotel is designed to foster authentic artisanal experiences within a vibrant community hub. With a focus on connecting locals, inquisitive travelers and modern artisans, The Artisan Hotel aims to create meaningful connections and lasting memories.

With 165 thoughtfully designed guest rooms and suites, the property aims to provide a seamless blend of modern sophistication and artisanal charm. There’s an impressive outdoor pool with loungers and a terrace, a contemporary indoor-outdoor fitness facility and a sundries market. Dining options include the resort’s full-service restaurant, Tuscan Kitchen, along with The Rooftop Bar and Caffe Artisan.

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