Best New Hotels 2014
The latest and greatest in luxury hotels and resorts is here! These luxury hotels and resorts opened during the year 2013 just in time for guests to be able to score a reservation in the new year. Of course, hundreds of luxury hotels open every year all over the world, but our experts have combed the globe to find the top 50 that are must-visits. There are new luxury boutique hotels, beach resorts, ski resorts and hotels perfect for a city-break. These top luxury resorts and hotels are so newly-opened, you might be the first guest to stay there!
1888 Hotel is a meticulously resorted heritage listed 90 bedroom boutique hotel, eatery, bar and event space that combines Sydney's old world charm with contemporary design and modern-day comfort. Located in Sydney's inner-city suburb of Pyrmont, 1888 Hotel is nearby the Sydney Fish Market, the Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, The Star, plenty of trendy bars, dining options, and the very best boutique shopping.
Overlooking the Grand Canal from San Polo, Aman is within walking distance of Venice's historic sites. Guests arrive by boat, docking at a landing that leads directly into the palazzo’s Reception Hall. With soaring ceilings and historic frescos, the hall recalls bygone luxury. The Yellow Dining Room and the Red Dining Room have views of the Grand Canal and the resort’s Garden Terrace. Aman offers a total of 24 uniquely designed accommodations.
Amano'i is a tranquil retreat situated on a beautiful white-sand beach overlooking Vinh Hy Bay. Accommodations include 31 Pavilions and five Aman Villas, all positioned on the hillside with impressive views. Aman Spa is set on a lake and surrounded by the Nui Chua National Park. Fitness options include a gymnasium, pilates studio and yoga pavilion. There are two outdoor tennis courts, two pools, and numerous hiking and running trails.
Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort's sustainable design features perfectly complement the island’s delicate ecosystem. Inspired by traditional Arabic fishing and pearl diving villages and their barasti lodging, these villas offer luxury amenities in a private setting with unmatched comforts. Find tranquility at Anantara Spa; relish Italian-inspired dining, and experience a wide array of activities, all set against a backdrop of an island paradise.
Located in the luxury resort community of Wailea, on the crescent-shaped shores of Maui, this 15-acre oceanfront resort is for the sophisticated traveler. Experience upscale services, impeccable guest rooms and residential-style villas, plus world-class restaurants. This LEED certified Mokapu Beach resort will satisfy your cravings for splendor. Rooms are enhanced with private lanais for admiring the magnificent sunsets over Mokapu Beach.
This unique hotel has been beautifully restored and decorated in a contemporary neo-Asian style. The fashionable hotel with 56 spacious rooms offers guests a lifestyle experience with it's surprising combination of French "art of living" and Asian influences. Underneath the red silk Chinese lanterns, the dragon guides guests through this haven devoted to exotic comfort, from the reception area to the luxurious garden-courtyard.
Cheval Blanc Randheli is stunningly modern and in complete harmony with its pristine and natural surroundings. Guests can swim in their private villa swimming pool, sunbathe on a private white sand beach, enjoy dinner in the garden, or relax on a daybed on a pontoon right over the lagoon, all in the intimacy of their villa. Activities include a diving trip for the entire family, yoga class, spa treatments, and an improvised dinner on a dhoni.
Four Seasons provides the dream St. Petersburg luxury experience: living like Russian royalty in an authentic 19th-century palace. Heritage hotel interiors, including the main stairway and entry hall, have all been restored to 1820 beauty. Newly appointed luxury hotel areas reflect Imperial Russian style, while feeling fresh, light, and contemporary. Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace has 177 luxury hotel guest rooms, including 26 suites.
Located in in Shenzhen’s central business district, just steps from the Convention Center, and in the middle of a prestigious retail area, Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen buzzes with the energy and confidence. The Hotel’s four restaurants, bar, and lounge comprise Shenzhen’s premier meeting point, while the 266 guest rooms and world-class spa conjure a sense of quiet sophistication, offering the chance to slow down, reflect and reconnect.
This luxury hotel forms part of La Estancia de Cafayate, a secluded 1,360 acre estate. The luxury accommodations are complemented by Muse by Jonathan Cartwright, a fine dining restaurant with open kitchen, wine and cigar bar. There is also a swimming pool and the luxurious Grace Spa. Hotel guests have access to superb facilities that include a prestigious golf course, lively clubhouse and polo fields as well as to the estate's vineyards.
Hotel Zetta offers relaxed sophistication and service without taking itself seriously. The vibrant decor lends an innovative, creative vibe, while high-tech conveniences and over-sized guestrooms keep things modern and relaxed. Located in San Francisco’s tech-savv SoMa district and within walking distance of Union Square, Hotel Zetta invites style-seeking travelers and local professionals to work, connect, play, and get inspired.
InterContinental Lagos is located on Victoria Island, in the centre of Lagos, making it the perfect choice for business travelers. Built on an elevated terrain, the hotel offers spectacular views of the Lagos Skyline, ample meeting space, and grand accommodations. The restaurants offer an array of delicious dining options from cosmopolitan to Nigerian delicacies and the the 358 guest rooms and suites blend luxury with comfort and practicality.
InterContinental Marseille is housed in the former Hotel Dieu. The renovations took 2 years, during which archaeological sites were discovered. The Hotel has a terrace where guests can take in views of Vieux Port and the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde. The fitness area and the Deep Nature split-level Spa invites visitors to relax in peaceful surroundings. Choose a superbly appointed Suites and enjoy the historical views.
Jing An Shangri-La Hotel provides a respite from the city. After an easy check-in, you choose dinner: an international buffet at Cafe Liang, steak at The 1515 West, Chophouse or South-Eastern Chinese cuisine at Summer Palace. After a delicious meal, head to the Horizon Club Lounge to wind down. Enjoy a stunning view of Shanghai through floor-to-ceiling windows. In your comfortable room, prepare for bed while outside the city glitters.
Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa is a luxurious beachfront development that features 307 rooms and suites, 80 serviced apartments and 12 chalets. Guests of the hotel have access to six distinguished restaurants and lounges, a Talise spa, 200-metre private beach, swimming pool and children’s play area, in addition to extensive conference and banqueting facilities.
Located on the of the French Alps, L'Apogee Courchevel crowns Le Jardin Alpin, the prettiest location of Courchevel 1850. With ski in ski out facilities, L'Apogee Courchevel is located on the top of the former Olympic ski jump, presenting clear view all the way down the valley. The restaurants offer relaxed, high class cuisine and the bars are casual chic. Le Spa de L'Apogee is divine and children will adore their dedicated club.
Uptown Dallas' iconic boutique hotel offers 170 Art-Deco inspired guest rooms and suites with contemporary flair and incomparable amenities. Within walking distance to entertainment, dining and shopping, the hotel’s address is enviable. Relish innovative New Latin American cuisine in an upscale casual setting at T/X. Slip into relaxation at the day spa. Business travelers will appreciate the contemporary meeting space.
Maalifushi by COMO is the first luxury resort to open in the pristine Thaa Atoll. The luxuries include COMO Shambhala spa, world-class yoga facilities, and exceptional cuisine along with vibrant marine life. Accommodations include 33 over-water villas, 33 garden villas, suites and rooms positioned amid lush vegetation within the island’s tropical interior. Maalifushi is a get-away-from-it-all for families, couples, surfers, and divers.
Surrounded by the gleaming skyscrapers of Lujiazui, Mandarin Oriental Pudong offers stunning rooms, excellent restaurants, stylish design, and a superlative spa. With innovative cuisine and stunning design, the restaurants are among the best in Shanghai. Accommodations include 318 rooms, 44 stunning suites, and 210 serviced apartments. Offering a range of holistic wellness experiences, The Spa promises a truly exceptional spa experience.
Set within protected mangroves, facing the white sands of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, NIZUC is home to two exclusive beaches and is surrounded by the region's natural wonders, archaeological sites, and attractions. The resort offers 274 luxurious suites and private villas. Guests can enjoy the resort's multiple pools, six world-class restaurants, private jetty, 30,000 square foot spa and 8,500 square feet of meeting and event space.
Caesars Palace Las Vegas and Nobu Hospitality developed the world's first Nobu Hotel within the larger destination resort. Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace offers 181 rooms and suites. The adjoining 12,775 square-foot restaurant and lounge is the largest of all Nobu’s restaurants worldwide. Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace offers 18 suites ideal for guests seeking luxurious accommodations or an ideal setting to host an unforgettable special event.
This contemporary luxury hotel embodies height, light and space and overlooks the Burj Khalifa. The Oberoi Dubai's 252 spacious guest rooms and suites have floor to ceiling windows and views of the city’s skyline. Dine at Nine7One, an eclectic restaurant with a multitude of Arabic, Asian, and Western culinary options. Treat yourself to the serenely appointed spa. Energise at the fitness centre. Finish the day at the outdoor infinity pool.
Discover the cradle of the Inca Empire and be part of a world of living culture and history, all from the comfort of this Cusco hotel. Palacio del Inka stands in the center of Cusco and is less than a mile from an array of museums, markets, and restaurants. The Spa presents indigenous treatments and Inti Raymi Restaurant offers authentic Peruvian dishes. The 203 guest rooms combine Peruvian art and furnishings with contemporary amenities.
The luxury island hideaway in Bacuit Bay is set fronting a pristine beach and against a backdrop of tropical forest.Guests are treated to luxurious amenities and impeccable personalized service. The resort offers 42 deluxe accommodations, eight Canopy Villas, 24 Beach Villas, and six Pool Villas. Resort facilities include a boutique, library, restaurant, bar, an infinity pool, gym, spa, hiking trail, Scuba Shack, and marine sports center.
This luxury resort anticipates your every need, from accurate service to cutting-edge wellness facilities, from sunrise yoga to sophisticated Italian and Thai cuisine. Point Yamu features 79 rooms and suites and 27 private pool villas, all with views of the sparkling waters of Phang Nga Bay. COMO's welcoming staff provide seamless access to Point Yamu's many cultural and marine-based riches, from beach picnics to diving in Phang Nga Bay.
The 30 rooms of the Relais, designed by architect Adolfo Natalini, look out onto a peaceful cloister. The design of the rooms is inspired by a mix of elegance and modern luxury with the aim of making you feel at home. Dine on tasty Italian dishes and fine local produce in a restaurant housed between the ancient Roman and medieval walls. Guest will also love the Wellness area's fully-equipped spa designed for relaxation and pleasure.
Experience The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty as the first luxury location in Kazakhstan. The hotel is located on footsteps of Alatau Mountains. It is designed as a luxury base for business travelers and visitors coming to experience the city's historic, cultural, and natural wonders. The luxury property has 145 guest rooms and suites. Restaurants and bars provide guests with a unique culinary experience, and SPA facilities relax and restore.
Embracing a contemporary atmosphere with understated elegance, The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore features natural elements of foliage, water, stone, and fire that reflect the vibrant landscape of India combined with the intricate jaali design. A perfect sanctuary for the business and leisure traveler, the hotel features 277 luxury rooms and plush suites, a spacious Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, state of the art conference venues, international dining options, The Ritz-Carlton...
This elegant oasis redefines the luxury hotel experience. With a rooftop pool, sumptuous Spa and kosher amenities, including a synagogue and kosher kitchens, this exquisite getaway combines legendary Ritz-Carlton service with unprecedented opulence. This beach front hotel is in the Marina and overlooks the Mediterranean. It features 115 guest rooms and 82 suites including studios, one-and two-bedroom suites, and a presidential suite.
The 284-rooms here have residential-style layouts that are amongst the largest in the city and evoke sensations of luxury apartment living. Rosewood Beijing features seven restaurants and lounges serving an array of authentic international cuisines, a Sense spa with overnight suites, indoor swimming pool, gym, yoga studio, and 33,000 sq.ft. of meeting and event space. The hotel has outdoor spaces such as terraces, gardens and balconies.
Located in one of London's most historic locales, where the City meets Covent Garden and the West End, Rosewood London combines English heritage with contemporary sophistication. Guests enjoy close proximity to shops, theatres, museums and the business district. The hotel features spacious guestrooms, fine dining, a spa, fitness centre, secluded central courtyard, and premier event facilities alongside impeccable, individual service.
At Rosewood, Washington D.C., guests enjoy tasteful aesthetics, ample privacy, and bespoke service combined with world class cuisine, rooftop lounge and infinity pool, spa and fitness services, and classically styled meeting and event venues. Situated in the heart of Georgetown along the historic C & O Canal, the hotel also offers guests premium access to Washington, D.C.’s vibrant culture, rich with museums, shopping, and dining options.
Salamander Resort and Spa is set on 340 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains amid Virginia’s horse country and vineyards. The resort features 168 luxurious rooms and suites, a 23,000-square-foot spa, a full-service equestrian center, Virginia Piedmont-inspired dining, a dedicated cooking studio, wine bar, and an array of conference and banquet facilities. It's environmentally sensitive practices received LEED certification.
Samabe Bali Suites and Villas is an exclusive oceanfront resort that occupies 8 hectares of landscaped tropical gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean, along with kilometer of famous white sand stretching along the coast. The resort features 39 gorgeous full Ocean View Suites, 13 of which come with their own private pool. The 42 pool villas range from one to three bedrooms, and each of those comes with its own luxurious private pool.
The hotel is ideally located in the financial and entertainment district of Besiktas. Guests will find sanctuary in the 186 luxurious guestrooms and suites. Many rooms provide exquisite views of the city and the Bosphorus Strait. Dining venue IST TOO offers Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. For Cantonese cuisine, head to Shang Palace. At CHI, The Spa, indulge in skilled massages and hammam treatments that soothe and restore balance.
The luxury hotel consists of three buildings, two of which curve to form a 27-story torus that towers over Taihu Lake. The resort offers 321 spacious guest rooms, including 44 suites and 39 villas, all with private balconies. The three restaurants have a mouthwatering array of international favorites and provincial specialties. Holistic Shine Spa includes a steam room, saunas, and a hydrotherapy pools. A yacht dock for boaters is on property.
The Chedi Andermatt is a centerpiece for warm hospitality, with its own attached golf course and an indoor and outdoor sports center giving the guarantee of all year round leisure opportunities. The spa and wellness center is equipped with state of the art gym, spectacular pool, and relaxation area. Spend time in the calming lounge, stylish wine and cigar room, or apres-ski bar, or choose fine dining from two superior gourmet restaurants.
The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi's two towers hold 480 rooms and suites, two outdoor swimming pools, luxurious recreational facilities, and specialty dining options. It boasts a pillar-less ballroom of 25,000 sq.ft., the largest in a luxury hotel in India with a total meeting space of 70,000 sq.ft. that can comfortably accommodate 6000 guests. The hotel is strategically located in East Delhi and has become the landmark in the region.
Located in central London's Fitzrovia, The London EDITION brings together the integrity and character of a historic building with a simple, sophisticated design sensibility to create a seamless blend of charisma and ease. With 173 rooms, a restaurant, two bars, an event space, meeting rooms and an inviting lobby, the hotel offers a dynamic social hub where guests can work, relax, and experience all the benefits of a home away from home.
Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach is a 74-room Miami hotel in the heart of the citt's Historic District, overlooking America's most iconic beach. The hotel delivers the perfect blend of rest and revelry, urban modernity and period charm by way of light-filled rooms, leading-edge interiors, a lobby bar, pool, restaurant, and a COMO Shambhala spa. The hotel has an enviable location, perfect for for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
PARKROYAL on Pickering is a unique hotel concept offering 15,000 square metres of lofty sky gardens and a rooftop lounge that offers 360 degree views. Located in Singapore's dynamic Central Business District, guests enjoy modern comfort in 367 elegant hotel rooms and suites. There is a wellness floor with terrace pool, spa, and a jogging track. Unique concept dining offers a diverse selection of international cuisine and Asian flavors.
The Quin Hotel is on the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue and features 208 guest rooms and 27 suites. Privileged with a rich artistic heritage and an unrivaled address, the Quin is steps away from Central Park South and Carnegie Hall. Amenities include a 24-hour Fitness Center, personal and professional service delivered by Attaches, 130-seat restaurant The Wayfarer with three private dining rooms, and an executive boardroom.
The Thompson Chicago is located in Chicago's exclusive Gold Coast neighborhood, offering luxurious accommodations and sophisticated guest services. After a full renovation, the 247-room hotel specializes in personalized service. Amenities include signature restaurant Nico Osteria. six bi-level penthouse lofts, a 10,000 square foot fitness center, and a winter garden .Hotel is 1 block from Lake Michigan and Michigan Avenue.
Situated on a serene bay, Vana Belle is fringed by verdant surroundings and the Gulf of Thailand. Reflecting Thai culture and the resort’s dedication to service, the suites and villas invites guests to soak up the island sun or gaze at the myriad stars from a spacious private terrace. Amenities include a beachfront infinity pool, 24-hour fitness center, restaurants celebrating Thailand’s cuisine, The Library, and Vana Spa.
The building's innovative design, luxe amenities, and world-class culinary offerings make Viceroy New York the perfect choice for stylish travelers and savvy professionals. The hotel provides an elegant haven from the hustle of the city's pulse, providing comfort, repose, and superlative service. Amenities include Kingside restaurant, an indoor relaxation pool, The Roof lounge and outdoor terrace, and a 24-hour fitness center.
At W Guangzhou, guests will find everything needed for a stylish escape from it all. Guests can mix and mingle, eat, drink, flirt or play, knowing that the hotel has got it covered. Want to take care of business? Room are fully wired. When it's time to rest and de-stress, work-out at the fully-equipped FIT gym, or get soothed and pampered in the AWAY Spa. For all other wishes fulfilled, the Whatever/Whenever service is available 24/7/365.
Revel in the exhilarating guest rooms and suites of W Verbier, where vibrant decor, state-of-the-art technology, and visionary amenities elevate every stay. Indulge in a snack from the Munchie Box. Amplify downtime with in-room entertainment and connect with Internet access. Recharge with Bliss bath amenities. With 130 rooms, suites and residences, each with W beds, fireplace, and balcony, W Verbier is a fabulous retreat from the everyday.
Experience the meaning of luxury at the Waldorf Astoria Panama. The latest technology, pristine decor, and stylish spaciousness offers the ultimate in elegant comfort. Relax at the spa, take a dip in the pool or recline by the water. The hotel features a full gym and it adds a notable selection of restaurants and bars to the city. With 130 rooms and suites and 118 apartments this new hotel offers an unrivaled ambience, second to none.
Inspired by the palaces of the Arabian Peninsula, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is just 50 minutes from Dubai International Airport. The setting of this landmark destination is matched by its unparalleled facilities including stylish dining, entertainment venues, sophisticated conference and event facilities, luxurious spa experiences, an 18-hole golf course, and a 350 meter private beach, set against the azure water of the Arabian Sea.
This aesthetically modern property allows business or leisure guests to experience a boutique hotel experience where personalized service and special privileges are thoughtfully delivered in a private and exclusive atmosphere. The 172 refined and exquisitely appointed guest rooms including 18 spacious suites, many with views of Central Park or Times Square, are replete with in-room comforts. The Den serves international culinary offerings.