The January blues have hit hard. There’s one simple cure: it’s time to start thinking about where you want to travel this year.

2023 was a big one for new luxury hotel openings, which means 2024 should be great for those looking for a unique place to stay.

Here’s our pick of five luxurious hotels – some new, some iconic, an all ones you’ll want to check out in 2024.

Badrutt's Palace


Badrutt’s Palace in St Moritz is one of the most famous hotels in the Alps for good reason.

The iconic hotel has 155 elegant rooms and suites that allow guests to have an eye-catching view of the lake and the charming village below.

It also boasts a wellness spa that comprises an indoor infinity swimming pool, several fitness facilities, and massage and beauty parlours.

There’s a stunning bar for making the most of après-ski, not to mention 13 restaurants, including the laconically named Le Restaurant, which overlooks Lake St Moritz. You can dig into both local and international menus from some of Europe's most celebrated chefs. Meals available include traditional Swiss specialities and the legendary pizza, Dama Bianca.

Activities you can do during the summer at Badrutt’s Palace include sailing, windsurfing, horseback riding, golf, and paddle boarding.

It's also a perfect spot to hold weddings, meetings, and other events. You can bring everyone – even your pet.

The cost for a night at the hotel varies depending on when and how long your stay, but starts at around £631 in summer and £1,019 in winter.

Mollie Aspen


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Mollie Aspen, located in Paepcke Park, is the perfect sport for anyone who wants to properly relax.

The Mollie Aspen designers drew inspiration from the person who shaped Apsen's history perhaps the most, the inimitable Mollie Gibson. Gibson is a beloved local figure renowned for her passion for outdoor adventure and its ability to unite people.

The Mollie Aspen Hotel has 68 rooms that combine Japanese and Scandinavian design cues, such as natural woods and hand-dyed textiles, into a calm and serene place. Each one is designed for comfort and relaxation, with spacious features such as wet bars, sitting areas, and private terraces with vistas overlooking PaePcke Park and Shadow Mountain or Red Mountain.

It’s a perfect spot for those who want to truly relax and enjoy epic views such as those portrayed in the games League of Legends and Rise of Olympus.

The Mollie is located a short walk from downtown Aspen. Where you can visit cultural hubs such as the Aspen Institute, The Wheeler Opera House, The Aspen Art Museum, and Aspen walking malls. Guests can also enjoy a free bus tour to all four Aspen Snowmass Mountains: Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk Mountain, Snowmass, and Silver Queen Gondola.

A standard room in Mollie Aspen goes from $208 to $262 per night.

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah


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Dubbed the world’s first seven-star hotel, Burj Al Arab is a world icon of Arabian luxury built on its own island overlooking the Arabian Gulf. The hotel is among the top 10 tallest hotels globally. The architects designed it to resemble an Arabian dhow sail. We love this hotel's infinity pool terrace and man-made beach.

The Jumeirah hotel comprises a 180-metre-high atrium, the world’s biggest Swarovski crystal ceiling, and a helipad. The interior of the hotel also boasts about 1,800 square meters of 24-carat gold leaf.

The hotel has more than 198 exclusive suites, each with an all-day butler service, and eight exquisite restaurants, including Al Muntaha, Al Lwan, and Bab Al Yam.

Facilities include personal butlers, chauffeur-driven Roll-Royce cars, a 17-pillow menu, and a Talise Spa. Interestingly, the Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah Hotel are also the home of the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP), which has assisted in releasing over 1,600 rescued sea turtles into the Arabian Gulf.

Hotel rates start at about $1,000 per night, and the Royal Suite costs $25,000.

Fifth Avenue Hotel

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It's been a while since Madison Square felt so fashionable. Commonly known as NoMad, the area has now been filled with classic upmarket resident structures, The Langham Hotel, Soho House's The Ned, and a newly opened Ritz-Carlton.

Another outstanding building, the Fifth Avenue Hotel, recently opened where the Italian Renaissance-style bank was previously located.

The hotel exudes outdated world glamour, such as walls lined with ruched pink silk, and numerous antique mirrors, not to mention the Murano glass chandeliers. The wood-panelled restaurant also boasts velvet chairs.

The hotel comprises 153 suites and rooms, including the city queen and king, and the nomad king and queen, all decorated with jewel stones.

The Fifth Avenue Hotel restaurants include the Cafe Carmellini, a signature restaurant from Andrew Carmellini, an award-winning chef. There is also a portrait bar filled with sophisticated cocktails.

Room rates at this luxurious destination start from $1,408 a night.

The Emory


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London is not exactly short on luxury hotels, but the new Emory Hotel is a worthy addition to its line-up, due to open in April this year.

The Emory, which is owned by the same company as the famous Claridges hotel, will be the city’s first suite-only hotel. It’s built in a modern architectural structure that was designed by the late Richard Rogers and Ivan Harbour.

Situated in Knightsbridge, it will boast 60 suites set across nine floors, complete with a penthouse.

In the kitchen, chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will deliver his ABC kitchen concept to guests.

Guests can enjoy a daily English breakfast with exclusive access to the hotel's private rooftop, "Bar 33", and the Emory Cigar Merchants.

The cost of a night at the Emory will start at around £2,000 per night.

Treat yourself to a stay in a luxurious hotel

We hope our list of luxurious hotels to visit in 2024 has provided you with various options you can try next year.

We encourage you to go and browse the official hotel websites to learn more.