Condé Nast Traveller names the Best New Hotels in the World

The 2019 Hot List is out!

Capella Ubud

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Condé Nast Traveller has revealed its list of vetted, newly opened hotels around the globe for 2019. Four properties made the list in Australia, including The Calile Hotel in Brisbane, United Places in Melbourne, Lon Retreat in Point Lonsdale, Victoria and Paramount House Hotel in Sydney.

Speaking of the complete list, Condé Nast Traveller said: “Most of these openings are… perfectly fine. But only a fraction are what we’d call ‘hot.’ Our army of sleuths spent the last year checking into hundreds of new properties, assessing everything from Wi-Fi strength to rooftop pool scene,” the company said.

Condé Nast Traveller said its list, which also includes cruise lines, includes the “absolute best of the best; the game-changing, boundary pushing” options. The 82 that made the cut this year are as follows:



BOTSWANA – Mombo & Little Mombo, Okavango

NAMIBIA – Omaanda, Namibian Plains and Shipwreck Lodge, Skeleton Coast National Park

Omaanda, Namibian Plains

SOUTH AFRICA – andBeyond Tengile River Lodge, Sabi Sand

TANZANIA – Zuri Zanzibar Hotel & Resort


ISRAEL – The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai


BHUTAN – Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary, Neyphu Valley

CAMBODIA – Rosewood Phnom Penh and Shinta Mani Wild, Southern Cardamom National Park

Shinta Mani
Shinta Mani Wild

CHINA – Amanyangyun, Shanghai; Bulgari Hotel Shanghai and The Middle House, Shanghai

INDIA – Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans, Soho House Mumbai and The Oberoi, New Delhi

INDONESIA – Capella Ubud, Bali and Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali

LAOS – Rosewood Luang Prabang

Rosewood Luang Prabang
Rosewood Luang Prabang

MALAYSIA – The Datai Langkawi

MYANMAR – Wa Ale Island Resort, Myeik Archipelago

SINGAPORE – Six Senses Maxwell, Singapore



AUSTRALIA – The Calile Hotel, Brisbane, United Places, Melbourne, Lon Retreat, Point Lonsdale, Victoria and Paramount House Hotel, Sydney

United Place, Melbourne



MALDIVES – Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, Joali and LUX* North Male Atoll

LUX* North Male Atoll



ANGUILLA – Belmond Cap Juluca

BAHAMAS – Rosewood Baha Mar, Nassau

PANAMA – Isla Secas Resort, Gulf of Chiriqui

ST. BARTS – Manapany

MEXICO – Punta Caliza, Holbox, Quintana Roo; Montage Los Cabos, Baja Sur California; Chablé Maroma, Quintana Roo; Hotel Amparo, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato; and Casa Pueblo Tulum, Quintana Roo

Belmond Cap Juluca



ARGENTINA – Awasi Iguazú, Iguazu Falls

COLOMBIA – Casa Legado, Bogota



FINLAND – Hotel St. George, Helsinki

Hotel St George

FRANCE – Le Barn, Moulin de Brétigny;  Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa, Champagne; Brach, Paris;  Hôtel des Grands Boulevards, Paris; Hôtel Lutetia, Paris and  Epi 1959, Saint-Tropez

GEORGIA – Stamba Hotel, Tbilisi

ITALY – Casa Iris, Orbetello and Hotel Vilòn, Rome

SPAIN – Little Beach House Barcelona and Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden, Mallorca

SWITZERLAND – Casa Caminada, Graubünden and Experimental Chalet, Verbier

UNITED KINGDOM –  The Fife Arms, Braemar, Highlands, Scotland; University Arms, Cambridge;  Heckfield Place, Hampshire; Bankside Hotel, Autograph Collection, London; Belmond Cadogan Hotel, London

Heckfield House



CALIFORNIA – Sands Hotel & Spa, Indian Wells; Kimpton La Peer Hotel, Los Angeles; Nomad Los Angeles; Palihotel Culver City and Hotel Joaquin, Laguna Beach

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – Eaton DC, Washington, D.C.

GEORGIA – Perry Lane Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Savannah

LOUISIANA – Hotel Peter and Paul, New Orleans

MASSACHUSETTS – The Inn at Kenmore Hall, Richmond

Blackberry Mountain, Tennessee

MICHIGAN – Shinola Hotel, Detroit

NEW MEXICO – El Rey Court, Santa Fe

NEW YORK – Freehand New York, New York City; The Hoxton, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

TENNESSEE – Blackberry Mountain, Walland

TEXAS – The LINE Austin

WYOMING – Caldera House, Jackson Hole



SHIPSSeabourn Ovation, Silversea Silver Spirit, Celebrity Edge and Norwegian Bliss

Silversea – Silver Spirit


Ponant Le Bougainville, The Essential Seychelles
Azamara Pursuit, Greece Intensive Voyage
Windstar Cruises Star Legend, Alaskan Splendors

For links to each hotels and more information, click here.

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