24 Luxury Wellness Resorts Opening In 2020 To Add To Your Wellness Travel Bucket List

24 Luxury Wellness Resorts Opening In 2020 To Add To Your Wellness Travel Bucket List

Wellness isn’t going anywhere, despite what the naysayers might tell you. Need a little more proof? From the centre of New York City to the tropical coasts of remote Indonesian islands, there are new luxury wellness retreats popping up all the time, and 2020 is welcoming a few hotly anticipated properties along with a few well-kept secrets. Check out the luxury wellness resorts opening in 2020, and start planning now—they’re already on our to-do list. 

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The Americas

USA: Six Senses New York

Six Senses first North American property is one of epic proportions. Located in The XI building, two twisting towers by the High Line and the Hudson River, Six Senses New York will provide fresh and nutritious wellness menus at its two in-house restaurants, and a comprehensive selection of the brand’s signature spa treatments at the Six Senses Spa. 

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USA: Aman New York

Occupying 26 storeys on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, in the Crown Building overlooking Central Park, Aman New York couldn’t be better placed to cater to New York’s health-conscious travellers and local wellness warriors. A 2,300-square-metre spa which will welcome both guests and members of the exclusive Aman Club designed for city dwellers, the wellness facilities include a 20-metre indoor pool, two spa houses, and a comprehensive array of treatments and wellness journeys. We can’t wait to see what else this 2020 opening unveils… 

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Brazil: Rosewood São Paulo

Designed by architect Jean Nouvel, designer Philippe Starck, and Brazilian artists Vik Muniz and Saint-Clair Cemin, Rosewood’s first hotel in South America will boast 151 guestrooms and 122 owners’ suites. Situated in a historic building in the heart of Cidade Matarazzo, Rosewood São Paulo will include two swimming pools, a fitness suite, and a large spa with six dedicated treatment rooms. 

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Mexico: One&Only Mandarina

Opening in Spring 2020, One&Only is offering a barefoot luxury experience on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Open-air spa treatment rooms allow guests to relax under palm trees while they unwind with both local Mexican wellness therapies and modern treatments. Natural hiking trails, jungle adventure courses and horseback riding are just a couple of the on-land activities, while the beachfront provides ample opportunity for sailing, surfing, paddleboarding and kayaking. 

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Mexico: Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

As a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, the highlight here is the unspoilt destination: situated between the sand dunes and crashing waves of the San Jose del Cabo coast, this new resort showcases Mexico as you’ve never seen it before. Spa Alkemia channels traditional rituals and local ingredients to provide a unique wellness experience, while guests can engage in group and private classes and workshops in yoga, Pilates, and beach circuit training to maintain their fitness. 

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Camp Sarika at Amangiri

Launching in April 2020, Camp Sarika is a new addition to Amangiri’s existing Utah resort. Located a five-minute drive or 30-minute hike from the existing resort, Camp Sarika is a luxe encampment helping guests get back to nature with evening bonfires, open-grill dining, hiking, meditation and yoga.

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Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Originally opened by Laurance Rockefeller in 1964, Rosewood Little Dix Bay is set to reopen in 2020 after four years of extensive renovations. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the resort’s on-site spa, Sense, A Rosewood Spa, is nestled on a secluded cliffside to bring tranquillity and restoration to all its guests. A fitness centre, pools, tennis courts, snorkelling and hiking trails round out the wellness offerings here for a luxe family-friendly escape. 

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Belize: Alaia Belize

The first Marriott property to open in the country, Alaia Belize is part of the exclusive Autograph Collection. Located near San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, the resort joins other luxury brands on a golden-sand stretch of beach along the Carribean Sea. Offering unparalleled diving and snorkelling experiences, this spa resort also offers guests a chance to explore ancient Mayan culture and nature reserves in the Belizean jungle. 

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Europe

France: REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Chateau de Fiac

A veritable wellness castle, REVĪVŌ’s second resort and first in Europe will be located in a 19th-century pink palace. The picturesque haven, among a four-hectare park and a quaint French village, will provide fitness, spa, hydro and art programmes, with unique facilities like a restorative salt cave and on-site garden and farm, all with REVĪVŌ’s focus on mind-training. 

Find out more here. 

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UK: The Londoner

Calling itself the ‘world’s first super boutique hotel’, The Londoner is bringing a new kind of ultra-luxury to Leicester Square. For those seeking some reprieve at an urban retreat, The Londoner’s wellness space will boast an indoor pool with private poolside cabanas, fully-equipped gym, a spa kitchen specialising in nutritious light bites and cleansing juices, and a spa and salon catering to guests aesthetically and holistically with a team of experts offering bespoke treatments. 

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Spain: REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Barcelona

The second European resort for the Asia-based brand, REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Barcelona is expected to open in Q3 of 2020 in historical 19th-century mansion. Just 15-minutes from Barcelona’s city centre, this urban retreat will incorporate Catalan wellness rituals into its spa therapies and decadent pampering. 

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Montenegro: One&Only Portonovi

In Spring 2020, One&Only Resorts will also open its first resort in Europe, at Boka Bay, Montenegro. Nestled between mountains and the Adriatic Sea,  the new resort will offer wellness in collaboration with world-renowned medical wellness and spa experts Chenot in its Espace Chenot Health & Wellness Spa, which will include detox programmes, body checkups, diet and nutrition consultations and medical spa treatments. 

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Sweden: Arctic Bath

If the Arctic circle was on your travel-list, make it a reality this year and visit Arctic Bath, located in Sweden’s northernly Lapland. Opening in January 2020, there’s no bad time to visit: experience the midnight sun during summer, or the northern lights during winter, and holistically balance yourself with sustainable Scandanavian dining, environmentally friendly luxe accommodation, vegan facials, spa therapies and of course, an ice-cold Arctic ice bath. 

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Asia & Oceania

India: Six Senses Fort Barwara

Located in a 14th-century Indian palace, this royal retreat just three hours outside of Jaipur is being restored to its old grandeur with careful conservation work and given a new lease of life as a luxurious Six Senses resort. Expect Ayurvedic therapies to dominate the spa and wellness programming here, and guests won’t be far from Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary, where tigers can be spotted. 

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Alamayah

Located on the remote Indonesian island of Sumba, Alamayah is an all-inclusive luxury boutique retreat with a strong commitment to wellness. Scheduled to open in April 2020, the beachside hotel and villas will provide guests with a five-star base to immerse in the Ayurvedic spa, dine on local ‘conscious cuisine’ at the plant-based restaurant, and sip on ‘medicinal mixology’ at the bar. In-house nutritionists, mixologists and wellness experts have designed the experience so that moment of your stay rejuvenates from the inside out.

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Bhutan: Six Senses Bhutan

Opened earlier this year, Six Senses Bhutan will be fully open this spring, when the fifth and final lodge, Bumthang, joins the existing lodges—Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Gangtey. Spread across the valleys of the remote Himalayan kingdom, guests can journey between the lodges on a unique adventure. The newest addition, Bumthang, has been constructed as ‘a forest within a forest’ offering a deep back-to-nature wellness immersion.

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Indonesia: The Legian Sire Lombok

Often overlooked by tourists travelling to Indonesia in favour of Bali, Lombok offers miles of pristine beaches and mountainous jungles that are idyllically untouched. Now, The Legian Sire offers travellers a luxurious base when they travel there: opening in March 2020, the resort will offer holistic wellness programming for fitness, nutrition, and spa tailored to the individual, alongside activities like surfing, diving, trekking and golfing. Three onsite restaurants—one of which is entirely vegetarian—as well as bespoke butler service give this all-suite and villa resort an added feeling of exclusivity. 

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W Melbourne

A hyper-chic design hotel in Melbourne’s city centre, W Melbourne is slated to open in June 2020 offering a city escape for business travellers and young professionals seeking an elevated hotel experience. Pet-friendly with a fitness centre and pool, we’ll be keeping our eye on the unique events and offerings at this unique urban retreat.

Find out more here.

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Japan: Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi

The third Four Seasons hotel in Japan, the Otemachi location in Tokyo’s financial district is set to open just in time for the capital to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Occupying the top six floors of a 39-storey building with a top-floor spa and wellness space, the hotel’s operations will be overseen by veteran hotelier Andrew De Brito.

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Israel: Six Senses Shaharut

In the Negev Desert, Israel, Six Senses Shaharut will offer a unique wellness experience among a dramatic landscape of rolling sand dunes and red rock cliffs. Stargaze from your luxury villa, relax in the spa and traditional hammam suites, or go adventuring on quad bikes and hikes in the desert.

Find out more here.

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Qatar: Zulal Wellness Resort

Operated by award-winning wellness resort Chiva-Som (who just reopened after months of renovations and upgrades), Zulal Wellness Resort is going to be the world’s first Traditional Arabic Integrative Medicine (TAIM) centre. Slated to open in Spring 2020, we can’t wait to learn more about the wellness traditions of the Arabic world. 

Find out more here. 

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Africa

Morocco: Anantara Al Houara Tangier

Opening in late 2020, this coastal resort south of Tangier features 150 rooms, suites and villas for families, couples and business travellers to experience wellness, Anantara-style. Indoor and outdoor pools, a kids club, wellness centre and Anantara Spa cater to guests wellness needs on-site, while golfers can enjoy the 18-hole course designed by Graham Marsh, and water-babies can revel in adventure sport like diving and kitesurfing. 

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Botswana: Xigera Safari Lodge

This boutique luxury tented camp in the Okavango Delta, an inland swampy river delta in the middle of the Moremi Game Reserve, is a remote haven opening in June 2020. The resort is completely powered by solar panels, and features just 12 sustainably designed suites so that guests can have an immersive nature experience on game drives, helicopter rides, relax in the spa or take guided hikes to explore the area. 

Find out more here.

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Morocco: St. Regis Morocco

Rumoured to open in Tamuda Bay in mid-2020, St. Regis’s first venture in Morocco is being developed by Eagle Hills, in the developers new La Bahia Blanca lifestyle concept. With a coastal location, we’re expecting water-based adventures to be an extension of the signature St. Regis Athletic Club.

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[Editors Note: A previous version of this article listed the Mandarin Oriental Saigon; however, this has been removed as the project has been delayed to 2021.]

Rebecca Cairns

Editor & CCO

Hong Kong-based writer and editor Rebecca Cairns helped develop Compare Retreats from concept to creation as founding editor and has formerly written on travel and wellness with Hong Kong Tatler and The Culture Trip. Her editorial work has taken her all around the world and she is a qualified NASM personal trainer and an avid runner. When she's not travelling, she's planning her next trip, taking hikes to the beach or scribbling away in boutique coffee shops. You can follow her travels on Instagram @jetsetcreate.

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