Australia’s Best New Hotels & Upcoming Openings to Add to Your 2021 Travel List

It’s been way too long since most of us have experienced that unbeatable feeling of excitement and anticipation that comes with checking in to a beautiful new hotel.

So get out your yearly planner, because we’ve put together a list of fresh new hotels that need to be on your 2021 travel radar. With everything from boutique urban escapes, towering luxury resorts, eco hotels and coastal farmland retreats, there’s been lots happening across Australia and NZ while travel was on hold.

And to save for later – we’ve included just a couple of extra special overseas openings. Dare to dream!

For more inspiration, be sure to head to our social media channels, @jigsawtravelaustralia on Facebook and @jigsawtravel on Instagram, and reach out to book your stay at these new hotels via enquiries@jigsawtravel.com.au 




Opening in Flinders Lane on February 4th, W Melbourne takes its design cues from the streets, drawing the vibrancy of Melbourne’s laneway culture inside its 294 bold rooms and suites. The luxury boutique hotel features four restaurants; Japanese diner Warabi, Lollo – under the culinary creative direction of Adam D’Sylva, bar Curious, and café-come-bar Culprit – an ideal spot to people-watch over a latte or a spritz!

Jigsaw’s Exclusive W Melbourne Opening Offer:

Stay two nights in a Suite and receive $100 hotel credit to be enjoyed during your stay.

  • Daily In-Room Dining breakfast for two
  • Complimentary upgrade upon arrival if available
  • Early check-in and late check-out if available
  • Welcome amenity
  • Complimentary high-speed WiFi

Available from opening on February 4, through to December 31, 2021.


Situated in a Melbourne laneway, Lancemore Crossley St. features 113 art-filled rooms, a Lobby Lounge and Rooftop Terrace with daybeds and sparkling city views. Reimagined by the awarded Carr Design Group, the boutique hotel is nestled between the sophisticated theatre district, vibrant Chinatown and the best restaurants, cafés and bars that Melbourne has to offer.




Bringing a new level of luxury to the heart of the harbour, the much-anticipated Crown Sydney has officially opened its doors. With an opulent hotel, prestigious apartments, signature restaurants, leisure facilities, a lavish spa, and an impeccable standard of guest services, Crown Sydney is the new sanctuary for the city by the harbour.

Book with Jigsaw Travel to receive the following exclusive benefits, not available when booking direct:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast at Epicurean Restaurant for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be used during your stay
  • In house movies
  • Drinks at TWR for up to two guests
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi




Opening in September 2021, the $140 million Sofitel will be the first internationally recognised, five-star hotel to be built in Adelaide in 30 years. Exuding a refined and understated sense of modern luxury with a touch of Sofitel’s renowned French decadence, the hotel is located in the heart of the city and only a short walk to Adelaide Oval. It features 251 spacious rooms and suites combining European chic interiors with views overlooking the Adelaide skyline. The hotel has an indoor pool and gym, vibrant French-inspired restaurant and bar, and Executive Lounge.


Officially opening in March 2021 after a slight delay caused by COVID-related construction restrictions, Sequoia is an ultra-luxurious $15 million lodge in the Adelaide Hills. The exquisite six star lodge boasts 14 stunning guest suites, with every room enjoying 180º panoramic views of the spectacular Piccadilly Valley. With an ethos encouraging guests to relax and connect with the region, its nature and its produce through a range of unparalleled experiences, the secluded sanctuary features a private club lounge, heated infinity pool and stunning gardens. A range of exclusive experiences are on offer, such as behind the scenes tours with local winemakers and artisans, as well as opportunity to discover the area’s pristine nature and incredible wildlife, by foot, 4WD, or helicopter.  Guests also have access to the leafy 30-acre Mount Lofty Estate,  home to the three-hatted Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant, Arthur Waterhouse Cocktail Lounge and the Gatekeeper’s Day Spa.

Book with Jigsaw Travel to receive the following exclusive benefits, not available when booking direct:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Continental platter and A La Carte Breakfast for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
Photography at Mount Lofty House by Aaron Citti



Nestled in the Red Centre between Uluru and Alice Springs, Kings Canyon Resort offer luxurious camping in the heart of Australia. Wake up with peaceful singing from the crested bellbird to a day of adventure with a hike through Kings Canyon Rim Walk, a heli-tour over the vast outback land, an educational indigenous cultural experience or an exciting quad biking ride. After drinks at the sunset viewing platform and dining on Australian sourced produce, end your day in glamping style tented accommodation with all the hotel luxuries you could ever need.

There are six premium canvas tents that have been designed to blend in with the beautiful Northern Territory landscape. Each tent features premium linen, a modern lounge area, dining space, outdoor deck with seating, split air-conditioning system, and a private en-suite bathroom stocked with Australian made skin care products. Three tents have been designed for couples, while three family tents feature a king bed plus two king single beds.





Located in Auckland’s vibrant downtown waterfront precinct with NZ’s best shopping and wellness within steps of its front door, The Hotel Britomart is a brand-new, boutique luxury eco-hotel with a 5 Green Star Design rating. The design is soulful, smart and contemporary with an exterior of hand-made bricks and beautifully timber-lined interiors that create a sense of escapism across its 99 guest rooms and five luxurious suites.

Right next to The Hotel Britomart in the beautiful surrounds of the heritage Masonic House is their restaurant kingi, with refined rustic interiors and a menu that celebrates local, sustainably caught seafood.





Located in London (rather than in the country of Denmark), this unique hotel draws on the artistic history and creative expression of its location on Denmark St, which is regarded as the birthplace of the British music scene. Once home to the Sex Pistols and where the Rolling Stones recorded their first album, Denmark St has played host to Hendrix, Clapton, Dylan, Bowie and Ziggy Stardust. Bringing a reimagined playful kind of rebellion to London, Chateau Denmark’s 55 rooms and apartments are artistically designed, beautifully crafted, and will evoke a spirited sense of escapism. (Opening mid-2021)


Kisawa Sanctuary is a completely immersive experience that celebrates local culture and is committed to the environmental conservation of Benguerra Island, Mozambique. The resort offers just 12 one, two and three bedroom bungalows, positioned within a 300 hectare stretch of forest, beach and sand dunes. Each bungalow has its own private beach, an open-air deck, an infinity pool, an outdoor day area and kitchen. There are seven culinary venues and a stand-alone spa that specialises in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic offerings to achieve wellbeing through a unity of mind, body and spirit. (Opening early-2021)

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