Travel + Leisure has released its annual ‘It List’ of the best new hotels of the year, spotlighting 70-plus new and newly refurbished properties around the globe.
Just one property in the entire Australasia and South Pacific region made the cut – the newly opened six-star Crown Towers Sydney.
Selected by the editors of Travel + Leisure, the hotels on the 16th annual list provide experiences that aim to inspire wanderlust, offering travellers more reasons to make plans to get up and go, Travel + Leisure says.
Jacqui Gifford, Editor in Chief of Travel + Leisure said, “It’s an honour to recognise each of these standout new properties that offer travellers so much to look forward to.
“In a year when hotels were challenged to rethink their approach to just about everything, the industry forged ahead.
“Our list of properties spans the globe, showcasing resilience, determination and hope for the future. The 2021 It List is a reminder of so many of the joys of travel, and this latest crop of openings is as exciting as any we’ve seen in the 16 years of creating the It List.”
The hotels are located in 29 countries across six continents and represent a variety of styles from safari lodges and luxury beach resorts to chic city escapes, wellness retreats and getaways that offer easy access to nature.
Crown Towers Sydney
With 349 luxury hotel rooms and suites, Crown Towers Sydney guests are treated to unrivalled views of one of the world’s most beautiful harbours with rooms offering perfectly framed waterfront and city skyline views. The interiors designed by firm, Meyer Davis, combine bespoke design features that effortlessly integrate Crown’s signature luxury with Sydney’s coastal landscape.
Designed to not only be one of the world’s best hotels, but also a world-class dining destination, guests can indulge at one of Crown Sydney’s eleven world-class restaurants and bars.
Which hotels made the cut?
In addition to Crown Towers Sydney in Australia, the Travel + Leisure 2021 It List of best new hotels was comprised of the following properties;
|Africa and the Middle East||North America|
|Angama Safari Camp, Kenya||Adero Scottsdale, Autograph Collection, Arizona|
|Arthaus Beirut||Camp Sarika by Amangiri, Utah|
|Habitas Namibia||Cara Hotel, Los Angeles|
|Jack’s Camp, Botswana||The Chloe, New Orleans|
|Kruger Shalati, Kruger National Park, South Africa||Círculo Mexicano, Mexico City|
|St. Regis Cairo||Columns, New Orleans|
|Singita Sabora Tented Camp, Tanzania||Commodore Perry Estate, Austin, Texas|
|Xigera Safari Lodge, Okavango Delta, Botswana||Edgartown Inn, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts|
|Emeline, Charleston, South Carolina|
|Asia||Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, Mexico|
|Ace Hotel Kyoto, Japan||Harbor View Hotel, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts|
|Capella Bangkok||Hew & Draw, Newfoundland, Canada|
|Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Hokkaido, Japan||Hotel Kansas City, Missouri|
|Hotel The Mitsui Kyoto, Japan||Hotel Magdalena, Austin, Texas|
|The Johri at Lal Haveli, Jaipur, India||Hotel Sin Nombre, Oaxaca, Mexico|
|The Leela Place Jaipur, India||Hotel Ynez, Solvang, California|
|One&Only Desaru Coast, Desaru, Malaysia||Lake House on Canandaigua, New York|
|The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon||Life House Lower Highlands, Denver|
|Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho, Vietnam||Life House Nantucket, Massachusetts|
|The Maker, Hudson, New York|
|Caribbean||Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington, Connecticut|
|Caerula Mar Club, Bahamas||Miraval Berkshires, Lenox, Massachusetts|
|Eclipse at Half Moon, Jamaica||Montage Healdsburg, California|
|Hôtel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf, St. Bart’s||The Newbury Boston|
|Rosewood Little Dix Bay, British Virgin Islands||Nobu Chicago|
|One&Only Mandarina, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico|
|Central and South America||Palmaïa, The House of Aïa, Riviera Maya, Mexico|
|Cielo Lodge, Costa Rica||Palmaïa, The House of Aïa, Riviera Maya, Mexico|
|Six Senses Botanique, Brazil||Paradero Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico|
|Riggs Washington DC|
|Europe||The Rockaway Hotel, New York City|
|Four Seasons Hotel Madrid||The Roundtree, Amagansett, New York|
|Galleria Vik, Milan||Stables Inn, Paso Robles, California|
|Grand Universe Lucca, Italy||Surety Hotel, Des Moines|
|La Réserve Eden au Lac, Zurich||Urban Cowboy Catskills, New York|
|Les Sources de Cheverny, Loire Valley, France||White Elephant Palm Beach, Florida|
|Loire Valley Lodges, Esvres-sur-Indre, France||White Water Cambria, California|
|Maslina Resort, Stari Grad, Croatia||Wylder Hotel Hope Valley, California|
|The Mayfair Townhouse, London||Wander the Resort, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada|
|The Pig – at Harlyn Bay, England|
|Villa Copenhagen, Denmark|
To learn more about why each property is named to the Travel + Leisure 2021 It List, visit travelandleisure.com/it-list