29 Mar 2022

Conde Nast Traveller

The most exciting new hotel openings coming in 2022

The new hotels to look out for around the world

By Sarah James

New year, new hotels to bookmark – at least, that’s what we get excited about when one year rolls into the next. These openings – all slated for 2022 – are getting us seriously excited about the travel opportunities stretching ahead of us – from Shoreditch to Sumba via Samos, Scotland, Switzerland and beyond.
New hotel openings spring 2022

The Retreat at Elcot Park

The Retreat at Elcot Park, Berkshire, England

The Mitre, near Hampton Court Palace right on the Thames, was one of our favourite hotel openings of 2020 – a place of whimsy, candy-coloured fabrics and river views. So we’ve got our beady eye on The Retreat at Elcot Park, the 2022 opening from the same team. Expect more playful colours and fabrics, and further excellent views (this time of the Kennet Valley), all parcelled neatly inside a Grade II-listed building that’s leaning into its utterly British heritage – plus 16 acres of swimming pools, tennis courts, croquet lawns, hell, even a Whispering Angel bar that sounds more Balearics than Berkshire. And all 40 minutes from London. Heaven.