Ten more reasons to dust off your passport for 2020
Amanvari, Mexico

The Sierra de la Laguna mountain range forms your backdrop, while the Sea Cortez is your view at this eco resort in Los Cabos. Leave your luggage in one of the 20 curved two-storey villas that are designed to bring the outdoor in. Relax on the wraparound sundeck or take a dip in the cantilevered pool. If you can tear yourself away from your villa, you can dine at one three restaurants in the main pavilion, take a trip to the spa or go for a walk along the private beach. Now opening start of 2021.

Anantara Mina Al Araba Ras Al Khaimah Resort, UAE

If you want to leave the hubbub of Dubai’s Expo 2020 behind, escape to Ras Al Khaimah. For Anantara has created a little oasis that will launch next year. This Maldivian-like hideaway features 300 guest rooms, including overwater villas, so you can wake up to the sound of the ocean, and if you book an overwater villa, dive straight in. During the day you can charter a yacht, dine at the overwater seafood restaurant or enjoy an adventure in the dunes. This eco-sanctuary also features an eco-learning centre so that you can find out more about this incredible surrounds.

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Cheval Blanc Paris

This heritage building on the banks of the Seine marks Cheval Blanc’s first foray into the urban locale. Cheval Blanc London may be on its way, but Cheval Blanc Paris will be the first to open its doors in Spring 2020. Word is that you don’t even have to leave your suite to do any sightseeing, for you will be able to spy the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame from your hotel suite. Foodies will also be pleased to know that three Michelin-star Chef Arnaud Donckele will be overseeing the restaurant. Ooh la la!

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Fairmont Century Plaza, Los Angeles

When you launch a hotel in Los Angeles, it can’t be anything other than showstopping and the Fairmont Century Plaza is sure not to disappoint. This historic building that was once the Century Plaza Hotel, was built on a former movie lot and became a fast-favourite with stars in the 60s. Now following Minoru Yamamsaki’s makeover, this glowing, crescent-shaped building is set to win the stars over again. Make sure that you’re one of the first to enjoy the 14,000 square-feet spa or Instagram-worthy rooftop bar.

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok At Chao Phraya River, Thailand

Does Bangkok need another hotel? Yes, when it looks as good as this. When it opens in 2020, you will be able to take in panoramic river views from its outdoor lap pool, play a tune on your baby grand if you book the Presidential Suite and dine at one of seven restaurants or cafes. You should also visit the Spa that offers relaxing quartz-stone massages that will help you relax after your flight.

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Mandarin Oriental Saigon, Vietnam

It will be all eyes on Vietnam in 2020. Not only is the country hosting its first Formula 1 race in Hanoi, but the top of the Union Square Saigon building will become the newly announced Mandarin Oriental Saigon. This luxury hotel couldn’t have a better position, being right in the heart of the city. However, when the rooms, six restaurants and spa opens, it’s here that everyone will be flocking to.

One&Only Mandarina, Mexico

Discover one of Mexico’s last beachfront jungles when One&Only Mandarina opens in Summer 2020. This eco-chic retreat is surrounded by a white sand beach, mountain peaks and lush flatlands. Choose from between clifftop villas and jawdropping treehouses, which all allow you to take in the raw beauty of the resort. Thought if you stay in Villa Pacifico you might feel as if you are staying in your own private resort thanks to its two bedrooms, two pools and expansive terraces. However, the talking point is said to be One&Only Mandarina The Point, a cliff-top restaurant helmed by a celebrity chef, where you can not only enjoy an array of gourmet dishes, but the ultimate Mexican sunset.

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square, UK

What could be better than Nobu in London? Two Nobus in London. UK design firm David Collins is now working its magic on a heritage building in London’s Portman Square. When it’s complete, it will feature 249 guests rooms, a ballroom and, of course, a Nobu restaurant. However, you don’t have to wait too long as it’s set to open in Spring 2020.

Rosewood San Paulo, Brazil

If there is one hotel to watch out for in 2002, it’s the Rosewood Sao Paulo. Award-winning architect Jean Nouvel, designer Philippe Starck and artist Vik Muniz are just three of the people who are turning a 100-year-old building in the Rosewood Sao Paulo. There will be 151 guestrooms and 122 owners suites set in a vertical park. While there will be two swimming pools, two restaurants and a caviar lounge. If you want to watch a movie, you can kick back in the screening room or if you want to record a track, you can book into the music studio – yes, really. And if you are feeling romantic, there is a historic wedding chapel within the grounds.

Six Senses New York, USA

Six Senses is ready to launch its most stylish resort yet – the new Six Senses New York. As you can see from the image, the two twisting towers which will be the home of Six Senses first urban resort are just as striking as their Hudson River and The High Line surrounds. It will feature two restaurants, a spa and a private member’s club. Six Senses COO Guy Heywood said: “In New York, we are adding a private members club – Six Senses Place. It will comprise a social element, wellness and co-working space. Someone may have compression boots on, while someone else is working on a laptop.”

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Suggested Itineraries

Classic China

Chengdu Beijing & Northern China Xian Shanghai & Surrounds China Asia

  • Travel in a sidecar through the hutongs of Beijing

  • Discover the Xi’an Terracotta Warriors

  • See pandas at the Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu

  • Take in the sights on a walking tour of Shanghai

  • Cycle around the narrow cobbled streets of Suzhou

When to go:

ideal length 10 nights

Classic Tibet

Tibet China Asia

  • Explore Potala Palace – a place no less spectacular when seen up close

  • Witness monks engaging in lively (and noisy!) debates at Sera Monastery in Lhasa

  • Enjoy the beautiful drive to Yamdrok Lake

  • Visit temples and monasteries in Gyantse and Shigatse

  • See Jokhang Temple, the most venerated religious site in Tibet

When to go:

ideal length 5 nights

Golden Eagles & Western Nomads


  • Stay with a Kazakh eagle hunter and his family
  • Discover the importance of golden eagles to the Kazakhs, and learn about training these birds
  • Witness the unique, two-day Sagsai Golden Eagle Festival
  • Explore the Altai Mountains on horseback and visit ancient sites
  • Experience local cuisine and traditions such as Mongolian throat singing

When to go:

ideal length 10 nights
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