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The hotel industry has seen rapid growth in the recent decade. With more and more people travelling and technology helping the cause of expansion, more and more hotel rooms are being added. In this post, we pick just 7 out of many amazing pre-opening hotels that are scheduled to open in 2019 and 2020.

Top Hotel Chains from around the globe are leaving no stone unturned to lead the pack in terms of pre-opening hotels. The Middle East and Asia are coming up with the maximum number of hotel rooms.

Dubai is at the top of the list in terms of most number of hotel rooms under construction at the moment. Over 40,000 hotel room are in the pipeline in Dubai. That gives you an estimate of the rate of expansion of the Middle East and Africa market. 

Now, here’s our pick for top 7 Pre-opening hotels to watch out for in 2019 and 2020.


Top Pre-opening Hotels of 2019


It is an extremely difficult task to pick 7 out of so many excellent pre-opening hotel properties. We are however constrained by time and space here. We have not listed these hotels in any order.

We have also ensured that we provide ample resources for readers of our blog to check out more of the pre-opening hotels.

Let’s begin with our list.


  • Six Senses Bhutan


Opening – Between February-November 2019


Let’s begin with the so-called Happiest Place on the Earth.

Bhutan, the Himalayan paradise is an extremely popular destination.

Six Senses will be present in 5 valleys in Bhutan. 

All of these locations would be open to tourists by the end of 2019. 

The one in the capital city of Thimphu would start accepting reservations from Feb 2019.




Six Senses is known for its serene and scenic locations. This pre-opening hotel seems like a perfect addition to its existing list of amazing hotels.


  • Hard Rock London


Opening- Spring 2019


The hotel boasts one of the most coveted locations in the world.

On the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane, this hotel is a dream that is set to come alive in Spring 2019.

The hotel will have 1000 rooms and suites and will be a destination unparalleled for business and leisure travellers alike.

Hard Rock Hotels is an iconic brand and its opening in one of the best London locations is great news for us all.



We are all eager for the launch of Hard Rock Hotel London. What about you?

With an excellent Hard Rock Cafe, this is set to be one of the best urban hangout spaces in Europe, let alone the United Kingdom.


  • Savoy Palace Madeira


A rooftop sundeck and infinity pool to soak in, 11 treatment rooms in the SPA, contemporary design and more on Madeira island. This definitely is one of the most anticipated hotel openings of 2019.

Savoy Palace Resort Madeira is part of the Leading hotels in the world. 



Opening- Spring 2019


Madeira Island is always ranked among the top European travel destinations.

A luxury resort in such destinations makes this one of the amazing pre-opening hotels of 2019.





  • Baglioni Resort Maldives


How can we miss the Maldives from any list that speaks of top hotels and resorts?

There are numerous Luxury Hotels & Resorts in the Maldives and this one is going to be a great addition by opening up in 2019.


Opening- April 2019



This resort is set to make you lose yourself in the vast Indian ocean. Get dipped in the Italian Tradition and experience the amazing cuisines.

What else? You do have water everywhere, yoga rooms, Spa, gym and am amazing Maldivian experience.

It is part of the leading hotels in the world.

Check out more upcoming leading hotels in the coming month at the IHW Official list here. 


  • Al Bait Sharjah


Yes, we can’t keep the United Arab Emirates out of this list as well. A Country which has seen maximum hotel openings in the past few years. 

Most of them are simply amazing hotel properties. Al Bait Sharjah is another one of the most anticipated pre-opening hotels of 2019.



Al Bait Sharjah is going to give a great cultural experience to its visitors. 

Over a century old manor houses would be converted to 54 key hotel. It will ooze luxury and local culture. Expect nothing less as this Luxury Hotel would also enjoy proximity to Dubai.

Opening- January-February 2019


  • Hilton Salwa Beach Resort, Qatar


This massive waterfront resort would a Marina, Waterpark, Cinemas, retail spaces, pools and much more.

It is one of the most amazing hotels of the Middle East that is expected to open at the end of 2019 or early 2020.


Image Courtesy- Al Ali Engineering


This Luxurious Resort would certainly be one of the best Hilton properties in the world. 

The Resort would be located at around 100 Kms from Doha.


Opening- End of 2019


  • Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik, Croatia


As they call it, Seaside Luxury redefined. 

Set in the 6th century-old UNESCO heritage Dubrovnik, the hotel is nothing less than a super luxury.

Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik is certainly one of the most awaited hotels of 2019. 



This Five-star Boutique Hotel is being refurbished completely and is expected to take the definition of luxury, peace and serenity a notch higher.


Opening- Spring 2019



We wished the list would have continued. But, as is said, every good thing come to an end. 

We would ensure that we keep adding amazing pre-pre-opening hotels from around the world to our blog through various posts. 

These upcoming hotels certainly ignite the inner tourist in all of us. Upcoming Hilton Hotels will make the list more interesting while Marriott has already announced a big list of hotels opening in 2019 and 2020.

the future is certainly bright for the hotel industry and the tourists. 



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