Many 2020 Luxury Hotel Openings are Delayed, unsurprisingly, by the coronavirus and its fallout. From Madrid to Tokyo and from Paris to Puerto Rico, here are some of the most anticipated luxury hotel openings that are being pushed back.
Four Seasons Tokyo at Otemachi: Individual Reservations from September 2020
Originally the Four Seasons Tokyo at Otemachi would have benefited from high demand during the Tokyo Olympics, which were to have been July 24-August 9, 2020. Coronavirus meant that the Olympics were postponed until summer 2021. The hotel may still have a soft opening in July-August 2020, but individual reservations are only being accepted from September 2020.
Japan has now ended its State of Emergency, but U.S. and most other foreign visitors are still unable to visit, due to the 2020 Japan Travel Ban. In fact, 11 additional countries were added to the ban, effective May 27, 2020: Afghanistan, Argentina, India, El Salvador, Ghana, Guinea, Kyrgyz, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and South Africa. There has been no indication yet of when the ban will be lifted. See the Four Seasons Tokyo at Otemachi Opening Offers post for details of the available offers.
Four Seasons Madrid: Now Opening September 2020
Originally the Four Seasons Madrid was to have opened May 15, 2020. With Spain hard hit by coronavirus cases, that has understandably been pushed back to “late 2020.” Currently, the hotel is accepting reservations for stays from September 1, 2020, and there's a 20% off introductory special that combines with Four Seasons Preferred Partner Benefits, for stays of two or more nights.
Four Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero: Now Opening September 15, 2020
The Four Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero is located in the 345 California Center Building, the fifth tallest in San Francisco. The hotel is the former Mandarin Oriental San Francisco, which subsequently was reflagged as the Loews Regency San Francisco and will now become the Four Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero.
Originally the hotel was to have opened this month, May 2020, but now reservations are being taken from mid-September 2020. The Four Seasons San Francisco at Embarcadero's Fourth Night Free offer combines with Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits.
Four Seasons Napa Valley: Now Opening October 2020
The Four Seasons Napa Valley has been plagued by delays, first due to the California wildfires (they didn't damage the property, but the local demand for contractors and workers significantly slowed down the hotel's construction work) and now coronavirus has thrown another wrench into the process. The hotel, which originally planned to open in mid-2019, which later got pushed back to March 2020, then to July 2020, is now accepting reservations for stays from October 1, 2020.
Cheval Blanc Paris: TBD, Late 2020
Originally Cheval Blanc Paris was to have opened by now, in late Spring 2020. With France and Paris hard hit by COVID-19, the hotel's final preparations hit delays, and the property hasn't yet announced its revised opening date, although it's expected to be in late 2020.
Luxury Hotel Openings Likely Pushed to 2021
Aman New York and Six Senses New York: Ostensibly both hotels still have end of 2020 opening dates, but we'd be shocked if these hotels' openings aren't pushed into 2021 or later, given the halt to non-essential NYC construction during April-May 2020.
Similarly, Four Seasons Cayo Largo in Puerto Rico, originally slated to open in late 2020, will almost definitely get pushed to 2021 or later as well.
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