With the gradual lifting of travel restrictions and global vaccine rollouts gathering pace, it’s been a busy year on the hotel front with a number of new developments finally opening their doors, and there’s still plenty more to come.

Earlier this year, we reported on an increasingly positive outlook for the global hotel market heading into 2021 and data by collected by our partners Tophotelprojects stated that 7,420 projects were in the pipeline globally, 41% of which were slated to open in 2021; that’s over 600,000 new rooms. And with that, a whole host of new and exciting F&B concepts.

Since then, there’s been a flurry of the new openings and a number of firsts for the world’s biggest and most exciting hotel brands, including Sydell Group’s NoMad brand making its London debut, Marriott’s playful and stylish Moxy brand’s first resort location in Miami and One&Only’s first European hotel – One&Only Portonovi, featuring Italian restaurant Sabia helmed by acclaimed chef Giorgio Locatelli – welcoming guests.

And there’s plenty of activity on the boards for the rest of 2021, which is why we’ve been keeping a close eye on the latest drinking and drinking venues expected to launch over the next six months, bringing you a round-up of the very best restaurants and bars from across the sector, including the Maybourne Hotel Groups’ cuisine-focused outpost on the Côte d’Azur, The Londoner – the world’s first super boutique hotel – and Raffles the Palm Dubai, Accor’s first Raffles Resort in the Middle East.



Words: Jenna Campbell
Headline Image: Andrew Beasley