Versailles, Paris

Rooms from 1,300 euros including breakfast.

Channel your inner Marie Antoinette by sleeping inside the confines of the palace grounds for the first time ever at this 14-room hotel, complete with onsite Alain Ducasse restaurant and indoor pool. Don’t assume you’ll be spending much time at the hotel proper, though—guests will have exclusive private access to the palace and grounds, to roam in seclusion without the hoi polloi.

Auberge Resorts Susurros Del Corazon

Punta de Mita, Nayarit, Mexico

Punta Mita, Mexico

Room rates to be determined.

The 33-acre site overlooking the Bay of Banderas is an appealing addition to the luxury hotel scene in Punta Mita, long dominated by Four Seasons. Auberge will bring a characteristic light touch to the development: amid the tropical jungle here look for three scallop-shaped pools cascading down to the almost 2,000-foot long private beach.

Casa Formentera

Formentera, Balearic Islands, Spain
Opens: Spring 2021
Rooms from 400 euros per night.

Forget the glammy glitz of Ibiza—the real jetset destination in this island cluster is the boho chic 32 sq mile sister island, Formentera. This small hotel—just 14 rooms—sits on the snack shack-lined, white sand Playa Migjorn on the west coast. In between dips in the Caribbean-warm water, book some yoga sessions or a massage on the roof; organic breakfast hampers delivered right to your room are a thoughtful touch.

The Fifth Avenue Hotel

New York, NY
Opens: Spring 2021.
Rooms from $495 per night.

Rooms at this new hotel in New York’s NoMad district are split between two buildings. There are 129 of them in the soaring new 24-story skyscraper, but the real lure is the 24 suites inside the former Second National Bank Building, a McKim Mead & White original design, which the Gilded Age’s favorite architects completed in 1907. It’s underdone a painstaking reboot that should see it reborn in typically glamorous but understated style from Martin Brudnizki, who earned his reputation designing exclusive bars and restaurants like The Ivy in London.

Villa Mazarin

Paris, France
Opens: Late 2021
Room rates to be determined.

A gem of a hotel, quite literally. It’s named after the 19-carat pink diamond which once was a centerpiece of the French crown jewels; this 63-room property sits two blocks from the Seine on the Rue des Archives in the heart of the Marais. It’s the first city center property from the French luxury hotel chainlet, Maisons Pariente, run by real estate mogul Patrick and his daughters Leslie and Kimberly and known for hotels like Crillon Le Brave in Provence.

Mykonos, Greece
Opens: April 2021
Rooms from 1,200 euros per night.

This 27-room hotel was originally scheduled to open this summer, but was delayed by the pandemic. It’s worth the wait, though, sitting on the hilltop above Ornos Bay a short drive from the Mykonos chora: Every room has spectacular views and its own full-sized, heated pool. Since the trio behind the project also established several of the hottest restaurants in Athens, including Sea Spice and Pere, the F&B is impressive, too—Pere Ubu restaurant by the main pool, a sister spot to that original on the mainland, will host nightly sunset celebrations.