Seven Hot New Hotels Opening Around The Globe This Summer

As summer draws closer, get inspiration for your next getaway with the incredible new hotels which are set to make their debut this season

As summer draws closer, get inspiration for your next getaway with the incredible new hotels which are set to make their debut this season. From airstream trailers at AutoCamp near California’s iconic Sequoia Trees to surf-inspired boutique hotel SeaSea in Australia’s Byron Bay, there’s something for every type of adventure. Read on to discover seven hot new hotel openings this summer.

SeaSea, Byron Bay, New South Wales (Australia) – opening May 2024

Set to open this summer, SeaSea is a ’70s-inspired 25-room boutique hotel in the New South Wales coastal town of Crescent Head. Much like the Canggu hotel in Bali, the new hotel offers a fusion of surf culture, food, music, entertainment, art and stylish design. The hotel aims to attract creative individuals to unwind and connect with nature and self by offering experiences immersed in Australia’s rich surf culture. SeaSea will welcome a programme of live music performances, curated mix tracks and art exhibitions, as well as boasting its very own surf club, restaurants, bar, large swimming pool and souvenir shop.

Firefall Ranch, Tuolumne County, California (North America) – opening June 2024

Named after the iconic annual event, the new Firefall Ranch is scheduled to open in late May/early June 2024. Located near the northwest entrance of Yosemite National Park, the new resort will act as the perfect basecamp for visitors heading into the park. The Ranch will offer guests understated luxury in serene meadowland surrounded by forested rolling hills, with standalone cottage and villa accommodations as well as amenities such as a pool, fine dining restaurant, tavern and wine room. Guests can access guided excursions to the park, river rafting and snowshoeing, as well as daily wine tastings and nightly fireside s’mores.

InterContinental Bellevue at the Avenue, Seattle, Washington (North America) – opening 15 June 2024

Occupying floors three to eleven of a 28-storey tower, InterContinental Bellevue at the Avenue is a 252 room hotel, decked out with luxurious rooms, 12,000 square feet of meeting space, including a grand ballroom, a junior ballroom and additional meeting rooms, not to mention the business centre, fitness centre and outdoor deck on the same floor. The hotel tower will elevate luxury and sophistication for locals and visitors alike. InterContinental Bellevue at the Avenue sets the new standards for luxury and refinement in the region and is a destination in its own right.

OMO5 Hakodate, Hokkaido (Japan) – opening 6 July 2024

OMO, a Hoshino Resort brand, is set to launch OMO5 Hakodate, located just five minutes from Hakodate Station in Hokkaido on 6 July 2024. Centred around the concept of “120% Hakodate”, the property features 245 rooms and is well positioned to be the perfect base for exploring Hakodate. Take in the sights of the historic townscape, marvel at the beauty of the city at night from atop Mt Hakodate and enjoy fresh seafood that is unique to the region. OMO5 Hakodate will also offer guests the opportunity to immerse in the local community with the Hakodate Morning Market Tour led by an OMO hotel staff, known as OMO Rangers. After a long day out, guests can relax and rejuvenate at the on-site onsen.

Regent Santa Monica Beach, California (North America) – opening summer 2024

Slated to open this summer, Regent Santa Monica Beach is the perfect new luxury spot with all amenities a guest could need including a 10,000-square-foot Guerlain Wellness Spa, an oceanfront pool deck, beach butler service and restaurant from acclaimed chef Michael Mina. Taking over the former Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, the $150 million renovation brings a new lease of life channelling ultimate glamour across the 24 suites and 143 guest rooms.

Room rates TBC.

Populus, Denver, Colorado (North America) – opening summer 2024

The first carbon positive hotel in the U.S, Populus is scheduled to open in summer 2024. This 13-story hotel boasts 265 rooms and is complete with a rooftop restaurant and bar, all designed with the idea of being an architectural landmark. The hotel will be a significant milestone for the future of eco-conscious travel. With sustainability at its core, developers Urban Village are committed to planting trees that represent over 5,000 acres of forest which will offset an embodied carbon footprint, equivalent to nearly 500,000 gallons of gas and removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. From May 2024, Aer Lingus will launch a direct flight from Dublin to the Mile High City.

AutoCamp Sequoia, California (North America) – opening mid-2024

AutoCamp adds another destination to its remit with the latest camp located just outside both Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park, AutoCamp Sequoia. The location of the camp means visitors can immerse themselves in nature, spotting the General Sherman – the largest known tree on earth – or venturing in the Crystal Cave before heading back to enjoy the comfort of the camp. AutoCamp offers a selection of luxury airstreams, adding a unique aspect to glamping as guests bed down in the distinct American-style aluminium caravans.

Image credit OMO5 Hakodate Hoshino Resorts