COVID-19 temporarily shuttered the global hotel industry, but properties now beginning to reopen. Below is a list of accommodations that are planning to once again welcome guests, with destination-specific details about current travel restrictions.
Belmond El Encanto: July 1
Destination Update: Keep up to date with Visit Santa Barbara, which outlines the region’s reopening schedule.
Belmond Charleston Place: June 25
Destination Update: Charleston is currently phasing in its reopening. Visit Explore Charleston for the most up-to-date information.
Shou Sugi Ban House: June 1
Destination Update: There are currently no travel restrictions to the Hamptons, though service on the Long Island Rail Road and the Hampton Jitney – two of the more popular ways to arrive from New York City – is currently reduced.
White Elephant Resorts
- Jared Coffin House: June 15
- Cottages at the Boat Basin: June 16
- The Wauwinet: June 16
- White Elephant Hotel: June 17
- White Elephant Residences: June 18
- White Elephant Inn: July 1
Destination Update: Ferries run between Hyannis, MA and Nantucket; and New Bedford, MA and Nantucket. Click here to learn more. The high speed ferry between New York City and Nantucket will resume service on June 26. American Airlines will fly a new route this summer from Philadelphia to Nantucket. The direct flights will run on Saturdays from June 30 until September 8. Direct service is also offered on various airlines from east coast cities including Boston, New York, Newark, Washington D.C. and Charlotte. Blade offers non-stop, by-the-seat seaplanes from the east side of Manhattan to Nantucket. Tradewind Aviation offers similar shuttle service departing from White Plains, NY.
Belmond Cap Juluca, Anguilla: October 23
Belmond La Samanna, St. Martin: November 2
Nayara Tented Camp & Nayara Springs: July 2020
Nayara Gardens: Fall 2020
Destination Update: All hotel openings are pending border openings. Effective through June 15, only Costa Rican nationals are allowed in the country. Visit the Embassy of Costa Rica page for continued information.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: July 8
La Reserve Paris: May 5
La Reserve Ramatuelle: May 29
Destination Update: France has strict travel restrictions in place at least until June 15, closing the borders to guests arriving from countries outside the E.U. – and those that do come in will have to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Click here for the U.S. State Department’s travel advisories to France.
Belmond Hotel Splendido: June 19
Belmond Hotel Cipriani: June 19
Belmond Hotel Caruso: July 1
Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo: July 1
Destination Update: Italy will re-open to tourists from the E.U., the U.K., and Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican on June 3 with no nationwide restrictions such a quarantine upon arrival, though some regions may implement their own rules. Americans are not yet allowed to travel to Italy. Visit the U.S. State Department’s website for continued updates.
Dromoland Castle: July 20
Destination Update: Ireland is currently requiring travelers to quarantine or self-isolate upon arrival for 14 days. As of now, Aer Lingus is the only carrier flying to the United States from Ireland. Visit the Irish embassy page for up-to-date information.
La Reserve Geneva: April 27
La Reserve Eden Au Lac: May 11
Destination Update: Restrictions are gradually being lifted in Switzerland, but they are currently not accepting foreign nationals from high risk countries. Click here for the latest development on travel laws upon entering Switzerland.
Belmond Cadogan Hotel: July 4
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons: July 14
Destination Update: The U.K. has maintained an open-border policy throughout the pandemic. Visit the U.S. State Department’s website for additional information.
NEW HOTEL OPENINGS
The following is a list of hotels that recently debuted, or that will soon open.
andBeyond’s Ngala Treehouse: February 2020
Three miles away from the nearest lodge and 52 steps in the air is andBeyond’s new Ngala Treehouse. The completely private, four-level tree house in the South African bush opened in February 2020 as a new experience on offer at andBeyond Ngala Private Game Reserve. The luxury, solar-powered home has a rooftop deck with an outdoor bed and lounge for al fresco sundowners and dinner for two, an indoor bedroom and a full bathroom with an outdoor shower. Surrounded by a thorn boma fence and just a phone call away from the dedicated treehouse attendant, travelers can feel safe in this otherwise intimidating setting.
Destination Update: The South African government has currently closed its border to international travel. Visit the U.S. State Department’s website for up-to-date information.
White Elephant Palm Beach: September 23
White Elephant Palm Beach, a luxury 32-room hotel, will open on September 23. The new property represents the total renovation of the former Bradley Park Hotel, which dates back to the 1920s. Architectural firm Elkus Manfredi has created a design respectful of the unique history of the area while reflecting the mood, pulse, refinement and ethos of the modern, sophisticated traveler.