LTI – Luxury Travel Intelligence has unveiled what it is calling the “Decade’s Best New Luxury Hotels”, featuring a list of 10 uber-luxe resorts, retreats and hotels around the globe.
Unsurprisingly, the most populous location for a trio of the properties is the picturesque Maldives, but other destinations in the list are cosmopolitan locations such as Paris, London and Tokyo, and some more slightly less mainstream spots such as Cambodia, Cape Town and Fiji.
LTI is a global, members-only organisation, providing digital reporting for affluent travellers who wish to make informed travel decisions, based on highly detailed intelligence.
“This has been an extraordinary ten years for the global luxury hotel sector, with constant development and huge ‘money is no object’ investment taking place, bringing the luxury traveller a vast choice of superb new properties and admittedly, some disastrous ones,” the organisation said.
Saying all are “truly outstanding”, LTI – Luxury Travel Intelligence determined ‘the perfect ten’ (in alphabetical order) as:
Aman Tokyo, Japan
Cheval Blanc Maldives
Corinthia London, UK
Kokomo Private Island Fiji
La Reserve Paris, France
Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles
Soneva Jani, Maldives
Song Saa, Cambodia
The Silo, Cape Town
Velaa Private Island, Maldives
Michael Crompton, Founder of LTI, commented:
“The team at LTI is totally submerged in every aspect of luxury travel every day, yet even we are continually surprised and occasionally speechless at the level of excellence we find at particular properties. Of course this makes an exercise such as this even more difficult to call, but having visited all of these exceptional properties, some several times, we are confident that of all the great new hotels and resorts we have seen over the past ten years, this is without doubt, the perfect ten.”
Lead image: Soneva Jani Resort, Maldives