Despite the challenges faced by the hospitality industry during 2021, the year was an innovative time for hotel food and beverage launches. In Chicago, Pendry opened the doors to a new luxury hotel, complete with a French brasserie, Venteux, helmed by the city’s youngest Michelin-starred chef, Donald Young. And on the west coast, the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley made its debut in California’s wine country, marking the first time the luxury hotel chain has opened a resort set within a working vineyard.

There was plenty to report from in Europe, too: in London, Spanish chef Dani Garcia opened BiBo – a lively, upscale tapas bar at Shoreditch’s Mondrian hotel, while W Rome made a contribution to the Italian capital’s dining scene with Chef Ciccio Sultano’s Sicilian-infused Giano Restaurant. France welcomed Airelles Château de Versailles, the first hotel to exist within the landmark heritage site, and the setting for acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse’s new signature fine-dining restaurant. 

The outlook for 2022 is just as encouraging. According to data collected by our partners at Tophotelprojects, some 6,877 projects are currently in the pipeline globally – 2,648 of which are slated to open in the coming year. That’s a total of more than 500,000 new rooms worldwide – and some very intriguing F&B concepts. 

With that in mind, we’ve been keeping a close eye on the high-profile dining venues expected to launch over the next 12 months. Here we round up of the very best upcoming restaurants and bars from across the sector, from a fine-dining Cantonese eatery on the Australian Coast, to a luxurious dining experience at a South African safari lodge.