The Ikos Andalusia opens in May 2020.
The Ikos Andalusia opens in May 2020. / SUR

Hot hotels for 2020

  • Top places to stay in Spain, the UK and beyond

Ikos Andalusia – SPAIN

Opening in May 2020 on Playa de Guadalmansa, west of Marbella, Ikos Andalusia is a new, luxury all-inclusive resort, and the first Ikos property outside of Greece.

Built across 21 acres with views of the Med, the hotel has 411 guest rooms, including one- and two-bedroom suites for couples and families, with a choice of private balconies, gardens, and individual pools.

Guests are promised signature à la carte menus curated by Michelin-starred chefs, beauty products from Anne Sémonin Paris, a choice of 300 wine labels, beach waiter service, complimentary kids’ clubs, and 24-hour room service.

Kimpton Blythswood Square, Scotland.

Kimpton Blythswood Square, Scotland. / SUR

Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel – SCOTLAND

It’s hard to believe, but the Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel is Glasgow’s first five-star hotel. Celebrating beautiful Georgian architecture, the hotel brings Kimpton’s stylish interpretation of boutique luxury to Scotland’s biggest city.

Expect a spa, 113 guest rooms, and upscale dining offering classic Scottish dishes and indulgent afternoon teas.

Tokyo Edition Hotels - JAPAN

Opening in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics, Edition Hotels is opening two new properties in the Japanese capital. The 80-room Tokyo Edition Ginza opens in the popular shopping district, while the 200-room Tokyo Edition Toranomon will breathe new life into the former Pastoral Building in the city’s business district.

Both properties promise Edition Hotels’ unique glamour and style.

La Maison Blanche, Morocco.

La Maison Blanche, Morocco. / MICHELLE CHAPLOW

Riad Hotel La Maison Blanche – MOROCCO

Tangier is the hip city-break destination in Morocco for 2020, and La Maison Blanche, an exquisite Riad in the city’s ancient Kasbah, is the place to stay.

Lovingly restored by owner Aziz Begdouri, each guest room is uniquely decorated with hand-painted walls and antique furniture, reflecting the international history of Tangier.

Telegraph Hotel – ENGLAND

Coventry has been awarded UK City of Culture for 2021, and the city is busy preparing itself to host international visitors.

2020 will see the opening of the Telegraph Hotel, in the historic former premises of the Coventry Evening Telegraph. The new 88-room property will transform the iconic city-centre building and promises to invoke the famed mid-century 1950s architecture of Coventry and reflect its former life as a thriving newspaper and print works.

Hotel Palacio Solecio, Malaga.

Hotel Palacio Solecio, Malaga. / SUR

Hotel Palacio Solecio – SPAIN

Malaga city finally gets a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the old town. Retaining the façade of an 18th-century former palace, this upscale property combines local old-world charm with sparkling new guest rooms and suites, some with views over the rooftops of the old Jewish quarter to the cathedral and the Alcazaba.

Hotel Brooklyn – ENGLAND

Manchester’s Portland Street is set to get a flavour of one of New York’s most dynamic boroughs. The design-led, 189-room Hotel Brooklyn not only promises style and attitude when it opens next spring, but also beautiful, inclusive design making the hotel also accessible to anyone living with a disability.

Hotel Finca Serena, Mallorca.

Hotel Finca Serena, Mallorca. / SUR

Finca Serena - SPAIN

Re-opening on 31 January 2020, this peaceful, rural property is the place to discover the hidden, authentic Mallorca. Finca Serena is an exclusive country resort, where luxury has been pared back to its purest form: exclusivity, authenticity and privacy.

This charming property, evocative of a welcoming farmstead, is a refreshing mix of understated cool, contemporary finesse and a relaxed, vibe. Away from the coastal crowds and the bustle of the city, it’s easily reached from Palma’s airport in less than half an hour’s drive.

Palladium Hotel Menorca - SPAIN

Menorca, probably the most unspoilt and charming of the Balearics, will have a new four-star hotel this summer, perfect for travellers wanting to discover more of this foodie island.

Opening on the Menorca’s north-east coast, on a hilltop overlooking countryside and the Arenal d’en Castell bay, the Palladium Hotel Menorca will feature two large pools, one especially for children, a variety of activities, entertainment and Zensations by Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness.

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace, Benahavís.

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace, Benahavís. / SUR

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel – SPAIN

The Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavis Marbella Resort is to get a new lease of life with some genuine world-class hospitality sparkle. The hotel, made famous when Michelle Obama was a guest, is now under the care of Anantara Hotels, Spas and Resorts, the Asia-based experts in ‘elevated luxury’.

The list of new additions for 2020 includes a bespoke cocktail menu at Eddy’s Bar designed by Diego Cabrera, the mixologist that revolutionised the Madrid cocktail scene.

Dining options embrace 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant, the award-winning international restaurant renowned for contemporary Japanese gastronomy, as well as ‘O’ by Paco Roncero, the Michelin star Spanish chef who has designed dishes for the hotel which are inspired by Andalusian flavours.