The best new hotels in the world

This is a guide to the world’s new best hotels, featuring the most amazing places to stay in destinations all around the world with the criteria such as a great location, thoughtful design, and intuitive service, etc. Find your next vacation in this ahead, then share your favourites with us.

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, Vietnam

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa embraces quirky style and nice location

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa is located on the pristine beaches of Phu Quoc, a hidden gem of Vietnam’s south coast. Famed Architect Bill Bensley has designed this resort to pay homage to the fictional historic Lamarck University with a whimsical ambiance that is utterly unique. All of 237 rooms and suites are extraordinary in their individuality; most feature breath-taking views of the bay, with all offering plush bedding and sumptuous villas while including perks like balconies and private pools. After five years of construction, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa has remarkable features of the university campus which promises to be a memorable experience for those visiting the jade island.

Habitas Tulum, Tulum, Mexico

Watching a stunning sunrise on this private beach resort is the greatest experience

Situated in Tulum in the Quintana Roo Region, Mexico, Habitas Tulum is an oceanfront resort set in the wilderness, a haven that integrates us into the natural environment featuring tranquil jungles and the Caribbean Sea. Including natural palapa roofs, canvas walls, and a private beach, each room with 500 square feet of private space creates the perfect environment for relaxation and reflection with the New Age spirit of the Yucatan being evident throughout. The three-storey lounge serves as the centrepiece of the property where unique programmings, gatherings, dining, and musical journeys take place.

Aerial view of Habitas Tulum Hotel

Highlights of the hotel include the yoga mezzanine, a wellness area focusing on the traditional Mexican healing treatments and a Spanish restaurant called Moro, where a wood-fired oven churns out dishes of bubbling polenta, the Mexican cheese, and wild mushrooms.

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Glass doors help the hotel to boast stunning ocean views

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo allows travellers who just begin their Sri Lankan holidays or stay in town for meetings to experience a mix of Shangri-La’s Asian elegance and a contemporary style inspired by the country’s abundant nature and incredible beauty.

The hotel is a new level of luxury hospitality in Sri Lanka

Located in the most exclusive address in Colombo, the gateway city to discover the unique Sri Lanka, Shangri-La Hotel Colombo will offer uninterrupted Indian Ocean views in most of its 500 guestrooms and suites and 41 serviced apartments with design being mostly about its glass, the best way to capitalize on those stunning ocean views.

The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi, Malaysia

 This hotel is like a luxe tree house thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking tropical gardens

The majesty and mystery of a 10-million-year-old rainforest contrasted by the sparkling Andaman Sea create the beautiful backdrop of The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi. This five-star hotel has 114 guestrooms and suites, feeling like luxe tree houses thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lush foliage of tropical gardens. Meanwhile, the 29 villas resemble traditional Malay homes and offer commanding views of the shoreline. All is blended with a perfect combination of contemporary style ad traditional touches to offer the utmost privacy and access to nature.

Bulgari Resort & Residences Dubai, Dubai

Bulgari Resort and Residences Dubai introduces elegant Italian style to the Middle East

Situated on the exclusive, manmade Jumeira Bay, an island carved into the shape of a seahorse and adjoined by a 300-meter bridge to the central Dubai coastline, the sunny property Bulgari Resort & Residences Dubai is a true “urban oasis” for visitors and residents.

Discerning travelers can sip a negroni while immersing in the city skyline or Jumeira Bay

This 158,000sqm property is a first of its kind for Bulgari, both in scale and magnitude, featuring the resort, six residential buildings with 173 sea facing apartments, 15 private mansions, and Bulgari’s first-ever Marina and Yacht Club. Therein, the resort and residences comprise 101 rooms and suites as well as 20 villas with pools, gardens and seaviews, making a blissed-out oasis for weary yet no-less-discerning travellers to sip a negroni cocktail while overlooking the city’s remarkable skyline or glistening Jumeira Bay.

Hôtel de Crillon, a Rosewood Hotel, France

Hôtel de Crillon, a massive change to luxury

Paris’ Hôtel de Crillon reopened in July 2017 as rebirth of one of two identical stone palaces on the Place de la Concorde. Not that the hotel’s new look is ostentatious – it works so beautifully because it’s both a faithful restoration of an 18th-century structure and a modern interpretation of a grand dame hotel. The gilded friezes, pattered marble, and frescoed ceilings are more vibrant than ever, yet they’re given a fresh new context with 1950s-inspired furniture, cubist bas reliefs, and textiles in colours of dove, cloud, pewter and dark plum. The Crillon is now the de facto social hub for Paris’ bright young things.

The Warehouse Hotel, Singapore

The Warehouse Hotel is a mixture of heritage and local culture

The Warehouse Hotel was originally built in 1895 along the Singapore River as part of the Straits of Malacca trade route. At that time, the area was a hotbed of secret societies, underground activities, and liquor distilleries. Today, while much of that history disappeared, The Warehouse Hotel has been meticulously restored as a modern boutique hotel, focusing on heritage and local culture.

The beauty of this hotel by the Singapore River

Each of its 37 guestrooms has a cheeky minibar of “Vices,” including both “Gluttony” and “Lust” and access to the rooftop infinity pool. Opened in January 2017, it delivers thoughtful hospitality with historically-detailed rooms, craft cocktails from the bar, and the signature restaurant, Po, offering elevated versions of local tastes.

Sagamore Pendry Hotel, Baltimore, U.S.A

The true allure of the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore which is perched on Recreation Pier in the centre of the vibrant waterfront Fell’s Point neighbourhood is the reinvention of one of the region’s most storied properties. Designer Patrick Sutton carefully renovated and reimagined this hotel with a creative vision rooted in its historic significance and signature Charm City allure. The final product has amenities, offerings, and exclusive programming that today’s travellers are seeking, accompanied by the city’s most inspired new dining, beverage and retail concepts. Each of the hotel’s 128 guestrooms and suites poised over the water features a mixed palette of rich, warm wood and cool, crisp stone with customized furnishings and textiles, greenery and curated artworks. It is really an inspiring home away from home set amongst the spirited hustle of the city.

Cempedak Private Island, Indonesia

Cempedak Private Island is one of the best choices if you want to have a private retreat far from the busy world. It is ringed with white sandy beaches and studded with magnificent white granite boulders.  Rising to a height of 40m, the island boasts a rain forest that provides sanctuary to a diverse population of local birds including hornbills, eagles and kingfishers. Other residents on the island include the critical endangered pangolin and a family of sea otters.

Cempedak Private Island is a pioneer in using sustainable materials

The architecture of this 20-villa resort is so dramatic and unique with bamboo, grass and lava stones which have been used throughout and in ways not seen before, creating the “simple barefoot luxury” in a sublime natural setting. Thanks to the balmy ocean breezes, you don’t need air conditioners and it is a part of a comprehensive environmental conservation program.

Such a amazing resort is a perfect hideaway for free of hassle

Activities available to guests includes ‘serious’ relaxation, swimming, sailing, snorkeling, diving, massage, nature discovery and island hopping, windsurfing, standup paddle boarding, kayaking, tennis, croquet, and boule.