One of the biggest things I miss about travelling is hotels. I miss waking up in a new place – having a morning coffee and enjoying the new view outside. I miss finishing a long day of exploring a new city and returning to the hotel bar for an early night.

During these uncertain times Little Emperors, the luxury private members hotel club, encourages members to look forward to when travel restrictions are lifted and hotels can welcome guests for the first time. With many new openings delayed due to the pandemic there will be many destinations to choose between when planning the next holiday. Little Emperors has shared its top new hotel openings for 2021 to make travellers choices that much easier.

Enjoy this list – Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth has been added to my bucket list.

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square – Opened December 2020, currently closed due to Covid restrictions

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square is Located in the heart of central London’s vibrant Marylebone area. Nobu Hotels seamlessly blend a contemporary luxury with minimalist Japanese design creating timeless, elegant hotels. Guests can expect impeccable hospitality and delicious world-renowned restaurants. Nobu Hotel London Portman Square features 249 guest rooms and suites, Nobu’s world-class restaurant, a ballroom and meeting spaces, all designed by David Collins Studio with Make Architects.

Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth – Reopening Spring 2021

The Rosewood Le Guanahani St Barth is reopening Spring 2021 with 66 guestrooms, suites and villas featuring vibrant colours and design paying tribute to the enchanting Caribbean style. Guestrooms, suites and villas have been completely renovated with many rooms now boasting private pools. The hotel is surrounded by two beautiful beaches, with a reef-protected lagoon. Many of the hotel’s amenities have been updates including a new beachfront restaurant, pool, a Rosewood Explorers children’s club, fitness centre, tennis court, spa and event spaces.

Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle – Opening Spring 2021

The highly anticipated Airelles Château de Versailles is set to open in Spring 2021 featuring just 14 rooms and apartments, a signature Alain Ducasse restaurant, wellness centre and indoor swimming pool. Le Grand Contrôle invites guests to become immersed in Parisian history and experience elegance as former Royals once did. This boutique hotel has kept technology to a minimum, allowing the decadent 18th Century fittings to remain the main focus, restoring the spirit of the palace of Versailles.

When booking Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle through Little Emperors members will receive negotiated rates and added benefits including complimentary breakfast and guaranteed room upgrade at time of booking.

The Woodward, Geneva – Opening Spring 2021

Managed by Oetker Collection, guests will discover a stylish city hotel with spectacular lake and mountain views. Designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, The Woodward is Geneva’s first all-suite hotel boasting impressive views of Mont Blanc. The hotel has 26 suites, each showcasing an individual character and style. The Presidential Suite has been designed to resemble a chic Parisian apartment. Each room offers panoramic lake views and has a private lift directly to the Royal Suite.

Four Seasons New Orleans – Opening mid-2021

The Four Seasons New Orleans is opening in a central downtown location along the Mississippi River. Guests can relax by the stylish pool, enjoy exciting Louisianan cuisine. The landmark tower, which was originally the World Trade Centre, boasts 341 rooms and 92 private residences and is set to become the trendiest spot in New Orleans. Guests will dine on innovative Louisiana cuisine, relax by the resort-style pool, and enjoy private events on the observation deck.


  1. I know what you mean Jade and I totally relate to you when you mention about waking up and have a tasty breakfast and cafe to start the day! let’s hope this pandemic ends soon, so we can go back to the road… and stay in hotels eheh stay safe and greetings from Portugal! PedroL


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