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Best New Hotels of 2021

There is so much excitement in the travel industry as European borders continue to reopen for tourism. We are busy at Distinct Vacations planning European vacations for 2021 and for next year.

So, whether you are ready to travel this year or are dreaming about a magical vacation for 2022, I am sharing with you below a list of my favorite new hotel openings. From castles in the countryside to chic city hotels, I am sure you will find your favorite.

New hotel opening - Maslina Resort on the island of Hvar, Croatia


Maslina Resort, Hvar

Croatia’s chic island of Hvar is known for its lively beach clubs and restaurants but now you can find your haven in this new hotel tucked away in a quiet part of the island. All rooms have breathtaking ocean views and some offer private pools. Activities include a yoga classes, hiking through olive groves and lavender fields, indulging in spa treatments, and enjoying the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic. Tour the organic garden on property and explore the island with culinary experiences and wine tastings.


Cheval Blanc Paris

Located in one of my favorite neighborhoods in Paris, on the Left Bank a few steps away from the Louvre and the Marais, this is a very eagerly awaited hotel in Paris. The chic brand of hotels with existing properties in the Maldives, St. Tropez, and St. Barth’s, will be opening later on this year. This property with contemporary design will include a Dior spa and a gourmet restaurant all in the heart of the City of Light.

New hotel opening - Les Sources de Cheverny, Loire Valley, France

Les Sources de Cheverny, Loire Valley

This new property is a sanctuary nestled in green lush surroundings in a region famous for its fairytale castles, lovely wines, and natural beauty. Days here are focused on stepping back in time visiting castles and savoring the Loire Valley’s delicious wines. The hotel’s luxurious spa treatments (using products made with locally grown grapes), is the perfect way to relax after exploring this spectacular region.


Villa Igiea, Sicily

Discover history, majesty and serenity at Villa Igiea. The hotel is a turn-of-the-century palazzo located at the perimeter of the city of Palermo, the foot of Mount Pellegrino and the Gulf of Palermo. This sanctuary of seaside meets city is the perfect spot to explore Palermo’s bustling markets, Baroque palaces and ancient sites, or enjoying yacht trips along its picturesque coast.

New hotel opening - Paragon 700, Puglia, Italy

Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel & Spa, Puglia

I recently learned of this gem while attending an Italy event for advisors focusing on luxury travel. In the heart of the white city of Ostuni, in Puglia, Paragon 700 is the red palace. Featuring a unique 19,000 square foot garden with swimming pool, a farm to table gourmet restaurant, and a wine cellar with the best Apulian wines. With only 11 rooms, Paragon 700 is a quintessentially Mediterranean property delivering the ultimate vacation experience.

Castello di Reschio, Umbria

Located on the border of Tuscany and Umbria, Castello di Reschio is a 1,000 year old fairytale castle offering magnificent rooms and farmhouses surrounded by green rolling hills in the beautiful countryside. Italian old-world glamour fills the air with romantic courtyard gardens, stables filled with Spanish horses, a subterranean Roman bathhouse and the most spectacular views. Your days will be filled with tastings at the property’s wine cellars, enjoying cooking lessons, biking through vineyards, and so many other outdoor activities offered at the property.

New hotel opening - Hotel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf, St. Barths


Hotel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf

After undergoing a complete 4-year renovation, this property has the best views on St. Barths. It sits on a hill overlooking Gustavia, the main town on the island. All 21 rooms are positioned to maximize the expansive views of the lush green hills, the beautiful ocean, and the spectacular sunsets. The hotel has one of the island’s most charming restaurants and the beach club is a short walk away.

Have any of these new hotels sparked your wanderlust? Which one are you dreaming about visiting?

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