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The 100 best new and renovated hotels in the world

Travel + Leisure has announced its 18th annual It List recognizing the 100 best new and renovated hotels across the globe. In-depth coverage of this year’s It List is available now online and in the May issue of Travel + Leisure, on newsstands April 21.

The selected hotels span 37 countries across six continents and represent a variety of categories such as beach getaways, affordable luxury, wellness resorts, luxury city hotels, and more. This year’s It List includes 34 properties in the United States in destinations such as Sedona, the Hudson Valley, Montauk, Healdsburg and Bar Harbor.

Jacqui Gifford, Editor in Chief of Travel + Leisure, said, “With a global group of honorees ranging from a mountain retreat in Morocco to a reimagined Miami icon, our annual It List is packed with hotels that are worth planning your trip around. This list is meticulously curated and researched, and we’re excited to share what earned these properties a spot on the coveted list.”


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Spotlighting the 100 best new hotels and resorts that made the biggest impressions on Travel + Leisure editors and contributors, the 2023 It List features 35 hotels in North America, 32 in Europe, 13 in the Caribbean and Central and South America, 10 in Africa and the Middle East, 8 in Asia, and 2 in Australia. In no particular order, here is the full list that made the cut:

1. The Peninsula Istanbul
2. Hôtel Dame des Arts — Paris
3. The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad
4. The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon
5. InterContinental Khao Yai — Thailand
6. Gleneagles Townhouse — Edinburgh
7. Lolebezi — Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
8. Under Canvas Bryce Canyon — Utah
9. Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo — Mexico
10. Fasano Trancoso — Brazil

11. Rock House — Turks and Caicos Islands
12. Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale — Florida
13. Tropical Hotel — St. Bart’s
14. Cambridge Beaches — Bermuda
15. Cali Mykonos — Greece
16. Cosme, a Luxury Collection Resort — Paros, Greece
17. La Tartane — St. Tropez
18. Waldorf Astoria Cancun — Mexico
19. Susurros del Corazón, Auberge Resorts Collection — Punta Mita, Mexico
20. La Maison Palmier — Abidjan, Ivory Coast

21. Xenodocheio Milos — Athens
22. Four Seasons Hotel Nashville
23. Hotel Barrière Fouquet’s New York
24. Portrait Milano
25. Ace Hotel Toronto
26. The Ned NoMad — New York
27. The Loren at Lady Bird Lake — Austin
28. Pendry Washington D.C. The Wharf
29. Mayfair House Hotel & Garden — Miami
30. Nine Orchard — New York

31. W Rome
32. Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp — Belgium
33. Château Royal — Berlin
34. Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky — Amsterdam
35. Rosewood Vienna
36. The Twenty Two — London
37. Venice Venice Hotel
38. Casa Polanco — Mexico City
39. La Valise San Miguel de Allende — Mexico
40. The Ned Doha — Qatar

41. Tampa Edition — Florida
42. Conrad Los Angeles
43. Fairmont Tazi Palace Tangier — Morocco
44. andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge — Tanzania
45. Duke’s Camp — Okavango Delta, Botswana
46. Olinto — Ouirgane, Morocco
47. Waterside at Royal Malewane — Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa
48. Zambezi Grande — Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
49. Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort — Punta Mita, Mexico
50. Osborn House — Southern Highlands, Australia

51. The Fox at Oddington — Moreton-in-Marsh, England
52. OasyHotel — Limestre, Italy
53. Hotel Terrestre — Puerto Escondido, Mexico
54. SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites — Mendoza, Argentina
55. Borgo San Vincenzo — Montepulciano, Italy
56. Parkhotel Mondschein — Bolzano, Italy
57. Ulysses — Baltimore
58. Life House, South of Fifth — Miami
59. Palihouse West Hollywood — California
60. Hotel Marcel — New Haven, Connecticut

61. Ace Hotel Sydney
62. Le Doyenné — Saint-Vrain, France
63. Hotel Chelsea — New York City
64. Beacon Grand, a Union Square Hotel — San Francisco
65. Aire de O:live — San Juan, Puerto Rico
66. Fleur de Loire — Blois, France
67. Hotel das Amoreiras — Lisbon
68. Short Stories Hotel — Los Angeles
69. Sommerro — Oslo
70. Le Bois des Chambres — Loire Valley, France

71. The Line San Francisco
72. Atlantis The Royal Dubai
73. Saint James Paris
74. Passalacqua — Lake Como, Italy
75. Aman New York
76. Mandarin Oriental Palace — Luzern, Switzerland
77. Villa Palladio Jaipur
78. Jumeirah Bali
79. Castle Elvira — Trepuzzi, Italy
80. Santo Mauro, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Madrid

81. Cashel Palace Hotel — Ireland
82. Regent Phu Quoc — Vietnam
83. Sensei Porcupine Creek — Rancho Mirage, California
84. Mii Amo — Sedona, Arizona
85. Lanserhof Sylt — Germany
86. Six Senses Vana, Dehradun, India
87. Hoshino Resorts Kai Yufuin — Kyushu, Japan
88. Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection — Napa Valley
89. Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape — Bali
90. Nick’s Cove — Marshall, California

91. Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection — Gardiner, New York
92. The Madrona — Healdsburg, California
93. Villa Mara — Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
94. The James Bradley — Bradley Beach, New Jersey
95. Daunt’s Albatross Motel — Montauk, NY
96. The Inn at Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards — Bristol, Virginia
97. Southall Farm & Inn — Franklin, Tennessee
98. Salt Cottages — Bar Harbor, Maine
99. Canoe Place Inn & Cottages — Hampton Bays, New York
100. Margaret – Hôtel Chouleur — Nîmes, France

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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7 Comments

  1. A useful list for our travels. A little more detail would help. How much renovation does a hotel have to undertake to make it onto the list?

    1. Hi Kirsty – I’m not sure precisely how this is defined, but my guess is that it would have to be a substantial renovation / re-branding to the point that it’s almost akin to being a new property.

  2. Hi Paul, It would be interesting to see some short stay reviews of some of these over the coming months to see how good the refurbs have been.

    1. It would indeed, Kenny! We are gradually increasing the number of first-hand reviews that we’re publishing on A Luxury Travel Blog, as well as the number of writers that we’re working with, and this is enabling us to achieve a much wider coverage.

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  3. I expect that the USA with 34 of the 100 hotels listed probably accounts for a very high percentage of global hotel nights. Having said that, it would have been nice if more than 37 countries could have been represented.

  4. It’s La Maison Palmier on the Ivory Coast which interests me most. I’ve been to East Africa and South Africa for safaris and am yet to experience anything of West Africa. That would be a whole new exciting adventure.

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