Here’s our handpicked choice of unbelievable new hotels to examine into in 2018:
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
LA’s latest luxurious providing provides angel’s-eye views.
Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown
Here, and in each considered one of its 889 plush visitor rooms, you will discover Instagram-worthy vistas over the City of Angels, from the Hollywood signal to the Pacific Ocean.
With intelligent, LA-inspired design and 6 meals and beverage choices — together with Spire 73, the highest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere — you’ve got acquired your self the hottest resort in downtown Los Angeles.
Rooms from $379.
Four Seasons Seychelles at Desroches Island
The new Four Seasons on Desroches Island will supply secluded luxurious for wannabe Robinson Crusoes.
For the Four Seasons’ second Seychelles enterprise, the luxurious resort group selected the island of Desroches, and no marvel: situated 35 minutes’ flight from Mahé, it is as unspoiled and secluded as may be.
The new resort, which opens in early 2018, will characteristic simply 71 lavish lodgings — a mixture of bungalows, villas, suites and sprawling, multi-bedroom residences.
The vibe can be castaway-chic, with indoor-outdoor ground plans and personal plunge swimming pools simply steps from the Indian Ocean.
Six Senses Bhutan
The Six Senses Bhutan is made up of 5 completely different lodges throughout the nation.
Six Senses Bhutan
Slated to open in August 2018, the extremely anticipated Six Senses Bhutan is not your typical luxurious resort.
For starters, it is really made up of 5 separate lodges in 5 completely different areas throughout Bhutan, all of which collectively kind the resort.
Each particular person lodge will boast its personal distinctive theme: the lodge at Punakha, for instance, can be set inside a standard Bhutanese farmhouse, whereas the one in Bumthang was created to really feel like “a forest within a forest.”
In addition to dramatic backdrops and design, company can count on signature Six Senses luxurious — plush lodging, nice eating, a holistic spa and infinity swimming pools with a view.
The Shore Club, Turks & Caicos
The Shore Club is ideally positioned on the picturesque Long Bay Beach of Providenciales.
The Shore Club
Opened in January 2017, this $100 million resort is the first and only development on Long Bay Beach, a two-mile stretch of white sand on eastern Providenciales.
It boasts six luxury villas and 106 sun-drenched suites, each outfitted with roomy terraces overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Property highlights include four pools, an all-natural spa and a complimentary kids’ club outfitted with its own treehouse. Who said a secluded island getaway can’t also be family-friendly?
Rooms from $480.
W Las Vegas
W Hotels’ long-anticipated foray into the glitz of Vegas would not disappoint.
The property, opened in March 2017, is as modern as you’d count on, from its 289 art-studded rooms to its fashionable Living Room bar, dwelling to a few of the greatest artisanal cocktails on the Strip.
Added bonus: The resort’s signature Extreme WOW Suite — adorned in purple velvet and marble, with sweeping downtown views — was designed by rock star Lenny Kravitz.
Rooms from $100.
Baglioni Resort Maldives
Baglioni Resort will mix Italian stylish with laid-back island life.
Slated to open in March 2018, the Italian luxurious resort group’s first tropical island enterprise is one to observe.
Located on the distant island of Maagau in the Dhaalu Atoll, the eco-friendly resort will boast 96 elegant, whitewashed villas that mix basic Italian magnificence with a breezy island vibe.
Other resort highlights embody a pool, three eating places — with a concentrate on Italian delicacies, naturally — and a beachside bar that is completely positioned for a sundown aperitif.
The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan, China
Located in the coronary heart of the buzzy Jingan District, steps from the Natural History Museum, St. Regis’ latest property is completely positioned for exploring Shanghai — not that you’re going to ever need to depart.
The resort boasts six eating places, an natural spa with a heated indoor swimming pool and 436 luxurious rooms that includes decor impressed by Chinese palaces.
The resort’s pièce de résistance? Its Presidential Suite — a 7,000-square-foot, three-story penthouse with a glass ceiling and unbeatable skyline views.
Rooms from $395.
Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, London
On the heels of successful openings in Asia and the United States, chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s fifth hotel — and first foray into Europe — might be his coolest yet.
Opened in July 2017, the 150-room London property is sleek, modern and feng shui to boot, with low-slung, minimalist furniture, black marble and sexy mood lighting — and that’s just in the lobby.
Looks aside, the food’s good, too: at the onsite Nobu restaurant, guests can chow down on Matsuhisa crowd-pleasers like black cod miso and yellowtail sashimi topped with jalapeño.
Rooms from $470.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Australia
The Sofitel Darling Harbour puts you among the action but away from the crowds.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
With a rooftop club lounge, three bars and an outdoor infinity pool overlooking Darling Harbor, the Sofitel is a welcome, if not much-needed, addition to the Sydney hotel scene.
The $500 million hotel, which opened its doors in October 2017, is one of the largest in the city with a whopping 590 rooms scattered over 35 floors.
Each room features sharp, modern design and is outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city of Sydney.
Its buzzy Darling Harbor location puts guests in the middle of all the action, but away from the noisy Opera House and Harbor Bridge crowds.
Rooms from $300.
Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Maui
Set amid 16 acres on the tranquil northern end of Ka’anapali Beach, Maui’s newest resort offers travelers peace and quiet in one of the buzziest and most visited parts of the island.
Its oceanfront villas, available in configurations of up to three bedrooms, are equipped with chef’s kitchens and are perfect for families and large groups.
With three pools, several excellent dining options and a market where guests can purchase fresh meat and vegetables to grill by the pool, you might never want to leave.
Villas from $550.
Sable Alley, Botswana
Sable Alley, located in the center of Khwai Private Reserve, features 12 luxurious tents.
Part of the Natural Selection portfolio of safari camps across Botswana and Namibia, Sable Alley — which opened in 2017 — stands out with its sleek, sustainable design and sweeping views over a hippo- and elephant-frequented lagoon.
Its twelve chic tents, all raised on wooden platforms, offer spacious game-facing verandas, indoor-outdoor showers and all the (solar-powered) creature comforts you’d expect from a hotel stay.
Not that you’ll be spending much time inside. The camp is located in the heart of a half-million-acre Khwai Private Reserve, which means epic all-day game-viewing through diverse landscapes in blissful, tourist-free seclusion.
From $560 per person.
Timbers Kauai, Hawaii
With a two-tiered infinity pool, beach club, multiple dining options and a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, Timbers Kauai — slated to open in spring 2018 — is the most exciting luxury vacation rental offering on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
Its 43 dwellings, which will range in size from 1,600 to 4,900 square feet, will offer earthy, Hawaiian-inspired design, spacious lanais (balconies), and floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
The resort, located within the 450-acre Hokuala oceanfront resort community, is also steps away from Kalapaki Beach and is perfectly placed to explore the pristine beaches and waterfalls of southern Kauai.
Added bonus: you can stay if you want.
Typical of all Timbers resorts, these rentals also double as residences (which are available for purchase now, beginning at around $350,000 for partial ownership).
Hyatt Centric La Rosière, French Alps
Launching a French Alps ski resort was definitely an fascinating transfer for the Hyatt Centric, a model identified for its fashionable, millennial-focused metropolis hotels.
But judging from its lengthy menu of diversions (it is the solely resort in the area to supply heli-skiing, for starters) and terrific location, simply steps from the ski lifts and La Rosière’s eating places, bars and retailers the resort, which opened in December 2017, is value a glance.
Also value testing (earlier than everybody else does): three sizzling tubs, a 2,500-square-foot spa and a comfortable hearth bar specializing in mountain wines.
Rooms from $310.
Pod Times Square Hotel, New York
With three wildly profitable Pod Hotels in New York City thus far, the in style chain launched its latest — and arguably its greatest — resort in Times Square in December 2017.
Like its sister properties on 51st St., 39th St. and in Brooklyn, Pod Times Square will supply ultra-efficient design and minimalist, millennial-focused luxurious at an accessible worth level (rooms begin at simply $140, which is extraordinary in Times Square).
But it is the Pod Pads that make this resort so particular. There are 45 spacious, extended-stay dwelling suites with kitchens, with month-to-month charges corresponding to that of a median Manhattan one-bedroom condominium (with out the problem of a long-term lease).
Other highlights embody a tiki bar, an Italian-American restaurant and a visitor lounge with sweeping views over the metropolis’s west facet and Hudson River.
AYANA Komodo Resort, Flores
AYANA Komodo Resort will boast its personal cruise ship, which can take company around the island.
Tucked away on the lush island of Flores, an hour’s flight from Bali, the latest AYANA resort makes for the good tropical hideaway.
Each of the resort’s 201 rooms will overlook the pristine sands of Waecicu Beach and the resort’s personal personal pier, which boasts a scenic bar and floating deck.
Other resort highlights embody three swimming swimming pools, a rooftop bar, 4 eating places and — most impressively — its personal cruise ship for exploring the island in the utmost luxurious.
Montage Los Cabos, Mexico
Montage Los Cabos can be considered one of the solely resorts in Cabo with a swimmable seashore.
Montage Los Cabos
Though there is definitely no scarcity of luxurious resorts in Los Cabos, the Montage — slated to open in spring 2018 — is a welcome addition to the space’s dramatic shoreline.
For one, it is set upon the protected waters of Santa Maria Bay, that means it is considered one of the few Cabo resorts capable of supply a swimmable seashore (most seashores in the space have tough ocean currents that make them too harmful for swimming).
Then there’s the refreshingly minimalist design, additionally uncommon in Cabo. Through the use of native desert supplies and indoor-outdoor areas, the resort is subtly luxurious with out taking away focus from its beautiful pure backdrop.