Travel + Leisure 50 Best New Hotels Across the World

The travel industry and hotel enthusiasts around the world can finally get their hands on Travel + Leisure’s sixth annual list of the 50 best new hotels in the world, a prestigious top freshly released earlier today. 

This year’s list features city hotels, beach hotels, rustic hotels, resort hotels and more. While the USA is the country with the most hotels in this year’s list (8 US-based venues have been included), Travel + Leisure also added 12 hotels from Europe, 12 from Asia, 8 from Africa and the Middle East, 6 from Mexico and Latin America, 2 Caribbean hotels and another 2 from New Zealand and Australia.

Most hotels to make it in this year’s list of top 50 new hotels in the world are independent, but some chain hotels that have been recently launched have also been included – Starwood leads with 4 hotels, followed by Ritz-Carlton with two, Waldorf Astoria, Four Seasons and Marriott with one each.


The full Travel+Leisure list (courtesy of the prestigious travel magazine and USA Today) of the world’s best new hotels of 2011 is organized by hotel types, as follows:

  • City hotels – 8 selected – Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, Hotel Beaux Arts, Miami, Leela Palace Kempinski, New Delhi, Le Rêve, Santiago, Chile, Nobis Hotel, Stockholm, Ritz-Calrton Shanghai, Pudong, Trump SoHo, New York City, Waterhouse at South Bund, Shanghai
  • Beach – 6 hotels included – GoldenEye Hotel & Resort, Jamaica, Kenoa, Barra De São, Miguel, Brazil, The Romanos, a Starwood Luxury Collection Resort, Messinia, Greece, Six Senses Con Dao, Con Dao, Vietnam, W Retreat Koh Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand, W Retreat and Spa – Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
  • Deisgn – 12 selected – Algodon Mansion, Buenos Aires, Armani Hotel Dubai, Dubai, U.A.E., Cap Rocat, Majorca, Spain, Capri Tiberio Palace, Capri, Italy, Hotel Havana, San Antonio, Texas, Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris, Playa Vik José Ignacio, José Ignacio, Uruguay, The Redbury, Hollywood, Calif., Riad Joya Marrakech, Marrakesh, Morocco, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Soho House Berlin, Berlin, Waikiki Edition, Honolulu
  • Resorts – 11 hotels – Banyan Tree Al Wadi, Ras al Khaimah, U.A.E., Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy, Four Seasons Resort, Vail, Colorado, Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore, Green Leaf Niseko Village, Hokkaido, Japan, Montage Deer Valley, Park City, Utah, One&Only The Palm, Dubai, U.A.E., Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania, Australia, St. Regis Lhasa Resort, Lhasa, Tibet, Venissa Ristorante Ostello, Venice, Vidago Palace, Trás-os-Montes, Portugal
  • Preservation – 6 venues included – Hullett House, Hong Kong, Ranvas, Nagaur, India, Royal Mansour Marrakech, Marrakesh, Morocco, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, India, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, Shanghai
  • Rustic hotels – 7 selected – Babylonstoren, Cape Winelands, South Africa, , Coworth Park, Ascot, England, Fasano Las Piedras, Punta del Este, Uruguay, Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown, New Zealand, Nars Alaçati, Alaçati, Turkey, Olarro, Loita Hills, Kenya