The Best New Hotels of 2017

Four Seasons Maldives Private Island at Voavah

From a long list of 675 properties spanning more than 50 countries, Condé Nast Traveler has selected its best hotel openings from the past year. The winning properties that make up the 2017 Hot List cross the globe from Thailand to Tanzania. The full list of 75 properties includes several destinations a bit closer to home, as well—21 U.S. properties made the list.

“Our annual Hot List, a rigorous selection of our favorite new hotel openings of the past year, is a predictor of what properties will stand the test of time, make history, and let you reimagine how you want to live and travel,” says Pilar Guzmán, editor-in-chief, Condé Nast Traveler. “Our goal is that these properties spark the heat of early romance in the beginning, and then eventually settle into enduring love.”

14 U.S. states made the list, including perennial meetings favorites such as Florida and leisure paradises such as Hawaii. Business and travel hubs California and New York boast the highest number of mentions with four each.

Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa in Laguna Beach and Malibu Beach Inn let guests soak up southern California’s relaxing beach vibes, while SingleThread Farm-Restaurant-Inn and Timber Cove Resort in Sonoma represent the best of northern California’s coastal luxury.

New York’s winners include New York City’s fashion-forward 11 Howard and contemporary The Beekman, as well as Scribner’s Catskill Lodge, a welcoming ski hotel, and Brentwood, a Saratoga Springs property that draws horse racing enthusiasts and vacationers alike.

Although every hotel on the list delivers unique experiences, one of the most spectacular international properties is Four Seasons Maldives Private Island at Voavah, which has just seven options for accommodations. Four Seasons offers guests the ultimate in exclusive and private experiences, including airport transfers by seaplane and opportunities to explore the underwater UNESCO spaces of nearby Baa Atoll.

The full list of 75 winners is provided below.

Hotel

Region

Country/State

11 Howard

USA

New York (city)

28 Kothi

Asia

India

Ace Hotel New Orleans

USA

Louisiana

Amanemu

Asia

Japan

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort

Middle East

Oman

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

Asia

Sri Lanka

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

USA

Arizona

andBeyond Matetsi River Lodge

Africa

Zimbabwe

Atemporal-Hotelito in Lima

South America

Peru

Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay

Africa

Morocco

Brentwood

USA

New York (state)

Casa Bonay

Europe

Spain

Casa Grande at Vermejo Park Ranch

USA

New Mexico

Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa

USA

California

Chablé Resort

Mexico

Yucatan

Chena Huts

Asia

Sri Lanka

EAST Miami

USA

Florida

Four Seasons Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island

Middle East

UAE

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Asia

Japan

Four Seasons Resort Lanai

USA

Hawaii

Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah

Indian Ocean

Maldives

Greydon House

USA

Massachusetts

Ha(a)ïtza

Europe

France

Helena Bay Lodge

Australia/Pacific

New Zealand

Hoshinoya Tokyo

Asia

Japan

Hotel Saint George

USA

Texas

Hotel William Gray

Canada

Montreal

Il Sereno Hotel

Europe

Italy

Jumeira al Naseem

Middle East

UAE

Katamama

Indonesia

Bali

Killiehuntley Farmhouse & Cottage

Europe

Scotland

KK Beach

Asia

Sri Lanka

L’Hotel

Africa

Marrakech

La Granja

Europe

Spain

Le Barthélemy Hotel

Caribbean/Atlantic

St. Barts

Roch Hôtel & Spa

Europe

France (Paris)

Le Saint

Europe

France (Paris)

Hotel Le Toiny

Caribbean/Atlantic

St. Barts

Leeu Estates

Africa

South Africa

Malibu Beach Inn

USA

California

Mar Adentro

Mexico

Cabo San Lucas

Masseria La Carube

Europe

Italy

Nekupe Sporting Resort and Retreat

Central America

Nicaragua

Nolinski Paris

Europe

France (Paris)

Palazzo Venart

Europe

Italy

Palé Hall

Europe

Wales

Hôtel Panache

Europe

France (Paris)

The Peninsula Chicago

USA

Illinois

The PIG at Combe

Europe

England

Villa Pliniana

Europe

Italy

Ritz Paris

Europe

France (Paris)

Hôtel Saint-Marc

Europe

France (Paris)

Santani Wellness Resort & Spa

Asia

Sri Lanka

Scribner’s Catskill Lodge

USA

New York (state)

SingleThread Farm-Restaurant-Inn

USA

California

Sikelia

Europe

Pantelleria

Six Senses Zil Payson

Indian Ocean

Seychelles

Sofitel Tamouda Bay Beach and Spa

Africa

Morocco

Soho House Barcelona

Europe

Spain

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Indian Ocean

Maldives

Taylor River Lodge

USA

Colorado

Thanda Island

Africa

Tanzania

The Beekman

USA

New York (city)

The Dewberry

USA

South Carolina

The Highlands

Africa

Tanzania

The Other Side

Caribbean/Atlantic

Bahamas

The Robey

USA

Illinois

The Shore Club Turks and Caicos

Caribbean/Atlantic

Turks and Caicos

Thompson Nashville

USA

Tennessee

Thompson Seattle

USA

Washington

Timber Cove Resort

USA

California

Villa La Coste

Europe

France (Provence)

Villa Mahabhirom

Asia

Thailand

Villa Marie Saint-Barth

Caribbean/Atlantic

St. Barts

Zemi Beach House

Caribbean/Atlantic

Anguilla