Find out where you should be heading this year for the most-talked about hotels of the moment. From a vineyard resort in the Napa Valley to a hotel in an ancient Rajasthani fort, these are the most anticipated luxury hotel openings of 2019.
The Nautilus, Maldives
When it opens this month, The Nautilus Maldives will strive to set itself apart from the archipelago’s other private island resorts with an ‘absolute freedom’ principle at its core. The tiny island resort (just 250 meters in diameter) is designed to feel like a private residence. One-, two- and three-bedroom villas come with separate living rooms, spacious sundecks and private pools, and they all afford uninterrupted ocean views. Instead of being assigned a butler, you’ll have a House Captain attend your every need and the resort’s freedom philosophy is upheld with complete flexibility in dining and activities. The resort has three restaurants where menus are curated to spark conversation; the spa hosts yoga and meditation classes as well as offering treatments; and the onsite marine biologist will introduce you to the abundant marine life of the Unesco Biosphere Reserve this resort lies within.