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The Most Exciting New Hotels for 2021

From palaces and private villas to remote cabins and luxury urban retreats, these are the best new hotels opening around the world in 2021.

It’s been a turbulent time for the global travel industry but that hasn’t stopped innovative hotel companies and hoteliers around the world from continuing their work on exciting new hotels, resorts, camps, and retreats. Now, as travel begins the long road back, we look at some of the most exciting new properties arriving in the year ahead.

Montage Big Sky

United States

Located at one of the US’s most popular ski destinations, Montana’s Big Sky Resort, and part of Spanish Peaks Mountain Club, Montage Big Sky (above) will feature 150 guestrooms and suites and 39 Montage Residences, making it the perfect hideaway for die-hard snow bunnies. Amenities at the new alpine retreat will include multiple dining venues, an 11,000sqft Spa Montage, a fitness center and indoor lap pool, an outdoor family pool, and those all-important hot tubs.

In winter, the property is ski-in, ski-out to Big Sky Resort’s 2,367-hectares (5,850-acres) of terrain, and in summer it’s just off Spanish Peaks Mountain Club’s Tom Weiskopf-signature golf course. There’s also an abundance of opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, and other outdoor adventures, and the natural wonders and wildlife of Yellowstone National Park are nearby.