Despite many months of disruption and delay, the ushering in of a new year signifies a fresh slate for the hospitality industry and with it, a whole host of new and exciting hotel openings.

Whilst the pandemic put the brakes on some developments, for those who did open in 2020, including Dani Garcia’s eponymous restaurant atop Four Seasons Madrid, David Chang’s Majordōmo dining concept at the Palazzo within The Venetian in Las Vegas, and Ryan Chetiyawardana’s opulent subterranean cocktail bar, Silver Lyan, inside Riggs Washington DC, the standard was higher than ever.

Meanwhile, new names like Crockers, located in the picturesque riverside setting of Henley-on-Thames, highlighted the pedigree of homegrown talent, and Paragon 700’s authentic Pugliese culinary offering gave discerning diners the chance to experience Mediterranean cuisine at its finest.

The outlook for the year ahead is also encouraging, with many new properties due to open their doors in 2021. According to data collected by our partners at Tophotelprojects, there are a total of 7,420 projects in the pipeline globally, 41% of which are slated to open in 2021; that’s over 600,000 new rooms. And of course each hotel comes with it’s own F&B concepts.

With that in mind, we’ve been keeping a close eye on the latest dining venues expected to launch over the next 12 months, bringing you a round-up of the very best restaurants and bars from across the sector, including Hyatt Regency’s Cambodian debut, Moxy’s first resort location and Giorgio Locatelli’s newest culinary outpost.



Words: Jenna Campbell
Headline Image: One&Only Portonovi Resort, Montenegro