2023 development preview: boutique hotels

Notable hotel openings are of course not just restricted to the big chains for 2023, so as part of our development preview for next year we review the projects on the slate for more petite groups.

These boutique sites will appear across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, adding a new dimension to these global destinations.

New in Europe

Como Le Montrachet

Singapore-based firm, Como Hotels & Resorts is expanding its European portfolio with a site in Burgundy, France, set to open in spring 2023. Built on the former historic Hotel Le Montrachet in Puligny-Montrachet, the new Como property will be revamped and re-imagined by designer Paola Navone.

The five-star property will be arranged across four heritage buildings, housing a total 31 suites and rooms. The phased opening of the hotel will also see a Como Shambhala Retreat, the first of its kind in France, and dining options and wine experiences.  

Parga Beach Resort

Greece’s Mast Hotels & Resorts is updating its Parga Beach Resort in the north-west of the country. Set directly on blue-flag Valtos Beach, the luxury resort is unveiling 23 new luxury suites in May 2023. The decision to expand was made further to the resort experiencing a 30% increase in bookings year on year post-pandemic.

The suites will feature a harmonious minimal design and will be fully equipped with private balconies, terraces,  some with private plunge pools.

Middle East and Africa highlights

Yazz Collective

Boutique resort, Yazz Collective, is opening for its first full season in April 2023 in Fethiye, Turkey.  Set within a private bay, the resort is only accessible by sea. 

Comprising a beach restaurant, with menus boasting seasonal ingredients and local produce, a bar and 16 luxury guest houses amongst verdant gardens, the resort has been designed to sit in harmony with surrounding nature whilst appealing to an exclusive tribe.

The Residence Douz

Serving as a gateway to the Sahara, Cenizaro Hotels and Resorts’ first desert resort, The Residence Douz, is set to open in September 2023 in Tunisia. The brand’s second opening in the country will be located within a 40 acre estate.

The all-suite property will comprise 50 desert-inspired villas inspired by local design and aesthetics. Villas feature private terraces and swimming pools shaded by canvas canopies, traditional hand-woven carpets and intricate bricks of Tozeur detailing.

Three dining destinations span Mediterranean, Tunisian and international cuisine, while the spa features a traditional hammam, eight treatment rooms and Turkish baths. The onsite Kids’ Club will include an observatory tower for spotting wildlife such as fennecs and gazelles.