The 31 Greatest New Lodges within the World of 2024

An excellent resort can outline a complete journey. So every year, AFAR’s crew of specialists selects the world’s greatest new and renovated arrivals, whether or not it’s an Edwardian landmark in central London, a high-design hideaway in Marrakech, or a canvas-walled luxurious camp set in opposition to the Utah desert’s sweeping rock formations.

The 31 resorts we selected all opened in 2023 and had been personally visited by our world community of seasoned editors, writers, and journey advisors. We vetted every of the properties for his or her noteworthy places, standout design, exemplary service, and noteworthy visitor experiences. As well as, we paid consideration to the work they’re doing to tread calmly on the setting and to meaningfully interact with the communities round them.

Above all, the number of lodgings on our record mirrors the considerate, eclectic, and wide-ranging methods vacationers are exploring the world now. Learn on to seek out inspiration on your subsequent journey.

Ambiente Sedona

  • Location: Arizona, USA
  • Why we adore it: A classy new retreat that connects vacationers with Sedona’s rust-colored panorama
  • Loyalty program: Leaders Membership (Main Lodges of the World)
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Sedona’s pink rocks are world well-known, however at Ambiente Sedona, they’re merely a part of the yard. The adults-only resort is made up of 40 cube-shaped villas designed to rejoice the pure environment. In every “atrium,” because the resort calls the villas, floor-to-ceiling home windows seize 180-degree views of these rocks and the Coconino Nationwide Forest. Personal rooftops are outfitted with a firepit and chaises for epic stargazing. (Sedona is an authorized Darkish Sky Neighborhood.) The resort additionally has direct entry to the area’s Adobe Jack Path, a well-marked path that connects to harder hikes. However with the comforts of the dice—down bedding, an oversize soaking tub, complimentary snacks— getting on the market could be harder than it sounds. From $999/evening. —Katherine LaGrave

The Fifth Avenue Lodge

  • Location: New York, USA
  • Why we adore it: A design-forward impartial resort that channels New York Metropolis’s Gilded Age
  • Loyalty program: Leaders Membership (Main Lodges of the World)
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In an early Twentieth-century financial institution in New York Metropolis’s NoMad neighborhood, the Fifth Avenue Lodge brings a maximalist method to the liminal stretch between downtown and midtown Manhattan. Diverging from the stately limestone facade, designer Martin Brudnizki’s whimsical interiors channel the ornate aesthetic for which the Gilded Age was identified. The 153 rooms and suites—which span the highest 4 flooring of the unique constructing (aka “the Mansion”) and a brand new 24-story tower—have a Wes Anderson vibe with botanical wallpaper, mother-of-pearl inlaid mini bars, tiger-stripe rugs, and chandeliers dripping with colourful baubles. Café Carmellini is incomes buzz because of beloved New York Metropolis chef Andrew Carmellini, however don’t miss the Portrait Bar, a wood-paneled boîte the place the cocktail menu takes cues from the workers’s travels: Attempt the Cartagena-inspired Barrio Getsemani (a crisp gin martini with ardour fruit notes) or the St. James (an English milk punch with gin steeped in Earl Gray tea, cucumber, and blackberries). From $895/evening. —Lyndsey Matthews

4 Seasons Resort Tamarindo

  • Location: Jalisco, Mexico
  • Why we adore it: A secluded, eco-conscious retreat in a biodiverse nature reserve showcasing the most effective of Mexican design
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When creating the 4 Seasons Resort Tamarindo, set inside a 3,000-acre protected nature reserve in Jalisco on the Pacific coast, the Mexican house owners left 98 p.c of the biodiverse jungle panorama alone. Company can discover it on guided hikes and bike excursions, biologist-led evening safaris, or boat excursions alongside six miles of shoreline. The resort itself is a showcase of Mexican expertise, from the brutalist buildings utilizing native marble and volcanic rock (by structure agency LegoRocha) to conventional crafts within the 157 visitor rooms, akin to framed textiles and handwoven hammocks. Suites include personal infinity swimming pools, whereas seaside and “nature” rooms are nearer to the spa, three tiers of swimming pools, an off-the-cuff taquería, and a restaurant run in collaboration with chef Elena Reygadas of Mexico Metropolis’s beloved Rosetta. From $1,600/evening. —Lyndsey Matthews

The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern, Auberge Resorts Assortment

  • Location: California, USA
  • Why we adore it: A remodeled Nineteenth-century stagecoach cease that’s now Santa Ynez wine nation’s most luxurious resort
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A brand new technology of cooks and vintners has introduced recent vitality to southern California’s Santa Ynez Valley wine nation just lately, however except for a couple of roadside inns and B&Bs, there hasn’t been a lot in the way in which of luxurious lodging— till Mattei’s arrived. Set in a Nineteenth-century stagecoach cease and tavern in Los Olivos surrounded by oak-studded hills, cattle ranches, and vineyards, its 67 visitor rooms and 4 historic cottages are meticulously designed. The structure, interiors, and culinary choices are attuned to the situation, from the poolside platter of seasonal produce to the vintage horseshoes on the partitions. What’s extra, it is a uncommon wine nation resort that welcomes children: The Tavern has a “pequeños” menu, and child-friendly experiences embrace a go to to a llama farm. From $648/evening. —Julia Cosgrove.

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Kona Village, a Rosewood Resort

  • Location: Hawai‘i, USA
  • Why we adore it: A culturally delicate reimagination of an iconic retreat
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Kona Village opened on the island of Hawai‘i in 1965 and gained fame for its environment: the blue waters of Kahuwai Bay, volcanic landscapes, swaying palms, and historic petroglyph fields. Sadly, a tsunami destroyed the resort in 2011, however now Rosewood Lodges & Resorts has unveiled its long-awaited comeback, upping the ante on luxurious whereas reinforcing cultural, environmental, and historic connections. The decor, from award-winning designer Nicole Hollis in collaboration with Kona Village’s cultural committee (composed of direct lineal descendants of the land and different Hawai‘i Island kūpuna, or honored elders), contains artworks commissioned by greater than 30 native and resident Hawaiian artists, salvaged objects from the unique property, and handmade beds formed like boats to mirror the world’s fishing village previous. Most of the 150 thatched-roof hales, or homes, characteristic massive tubs, outside showers, and lanais, whereas the standalone Asaya Spa affords holistic remedies with views of lava flows. To high it off, the resort is solar-powered. From $1,800/evening. —Dobrina Zhekova

Maroma, a Belmond Lodge

  • Location: Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • Why we adore it: An environmentally delicate stem-to-stern renovation of a beloved retreat within the Riviera Maya
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A half-hour drive south of Cancún airport, crowded resorts with beachside events are the norm. However one resort stands out right here, because of its location on a secluded stretch of sand: the Maroma, a Belmond Lodge, Riviera Maya. Belmond has overhauled the resort, now with 72 rooms and villas, whereas paying homage to the setting. There’s a sea turtle sanctuary, a nursery devoted to rescuing endemic crops, a conservation program for endangered chicken species, and even a sustainable ocean golf expertise. (The balls flip into fish meals.) Company get taken care of too: Lodging include solar hats, sandals, and cotton caftans for the seaside—plus carafes of tequila and plates of recent fruit. Workers are prepared to rearrange a yoga class or a cenote-inspired spa therapy. Simply as soothing is a night with margaritas and ceviche à la minute on the oceanfront Freddy’s Bar. From $1,095/evening. —Corina Quinn


  • Location: Utah, USA
  • Why we adore it: The brand new sister model of a beloved glamping firm ups the ante on luxurious in Moab
  • Loyalty program: Invited (Small Luxurious Lodges of the World)
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The next-end 2023 spin-off of the Beneath Canvas glamping model, ULUM Moab affords guests to Arches Nationwide Park and Canyonlands Nationwide Park an upscale expertise by its luxurious design and facilities. Every of the 50 suite-style tents is 400 sq. ft and features a king-size mattress, a rain bathe with Aesop tub merchandise, a seating space with West Elm slingback chairs and occasional tables, a personal patio, and a wood-burning range. The principle lodge is gorgeous, with a chandelier product of quartzite rocks gathered on-site and floor-to-ceiling home windows that body the ocher desertscape, famed for its mountaineering, biking, and canyoneering. Exterior, company can use cold and warm dipping swimming pools, a yoga deck, firepits, and a sprawling patio the place native musicians play acoustic units below the celebrities most nights. From $629/evening. —Bailey Berg

Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo Panama Metropolis

  • Location: Panama Metropolis, Panama
  • Why we adore it: A historic social membership is now top-of-the-line resorts in Panama Metropolis’s historic middle
  • Loyalty program: Accor Dwell Limitless
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An anchor of Panama Metropolis’s UNESCO-designated historic middle, the Sofitel’s French colonial–model manse began as a social membership in 1917, internet hosting the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, Albert Einstein, and Helen Keller. At this time, the rebuilt property’s 159 rooms and suites are nonetheless match for VIPs, embellished with four-poster beds and wrought-iron balconies overlooking the town and the ocean, with considerate nods to sustainability all through. (There’s no single-use plastic wherever, for instance.) The resort additionally showcases Panamanian tradition: The embroidery on workers uniforms is by celebrated designer Federico Visuetti, lanterns on show within the foyer converse to the town’s maritime roots, and a close-by farm is accountable for the home espresso. From $345/evening. —Billie Cohen.

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Bulgari Lodge Roma

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Why we adore it: A outstanding four-year restoration of a rationalist constructing in central Rome
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Located in what was a former social safety workplace in Rome’s Piazza Augusto Imperatore, this resort within the Campo Marzio district is one among many Nineteen Thirties public administrative buildings designed by notable rationalist architects. An historic statue of Augustus Caesar from the personal Torlonia Assortment greets guests on the entrance, accompanied by a rotating exhibition of a number of different works from the gathering—a nod to the marble sculptures that line the Pantheon close by. The 114 rooms and suites have a up to date design full of mild tones; the 16,000-square-foot spa is a contemporary imaginative and prescient of Roman baths; and the big rooftop terrace, with its couches and pergolas, is a perfect spot for watching the solar set over the town. From $2,050/evening. —Erica Firpo

Carlton Cannes, a Regent Lodge

  • Location: Cannes, France
  • Why we adore it: The cautious revival of an icon within the resort metropolis of Cannes
  • Loyalty program: IHG One Rewards
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When it arrived on the scene in 1913, the Carlton helped flip Cannes right into a well-heeled summer season seaside vacation spot. Greater than a century later, following a painstaking restoration by Regent Lodges & Resorts, it endures as an emblem of the Belle Époque French Riviera. Gone are the false ceilings and enormous concierge counters that used to restrict the foyer. As an alternative, the attention is drawn to hovering marble columns (uncovered below eight layers of paint) and Murano glass chandeliers—and past sits a tree-lined backyard with an infinity pool. Of the 332 rooms and suites, select a sea-view possibility with French home windows opening onto a wrought-iron balcony. Right here, cream-colored love seats provide the right place to check the ever-changing Mediterranean mild. From $550/evening. —Mary Winston Nicklin.

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Grand Lodge Son Internet

  • Location: Mallorca, Spain
  • Why we adore it: The restoration of a Seventeenth-century household property from the house owners of Finca Cortesin in Andalucia
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Grand Lodge Son Internet is about within the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, only a 20-minute drive from the middle of its capital metropolis, Palma. To remain on this freshly refurbished 31-room mansion is to time journey—by a baroque world of gold-flecked tapestries, stone archways, and portraits of royalty whose gazes comprise lifetimes of intrigue, intercourse, and splendor. “Rooms” are extra like a collection of tasseled chambers, accented with such particulars as carved picket ceilings, vintage fireplaces, or elegant four-poster beds. The resort’s excellent delicacies spotlights dishes akin to salt-grilled beetroot tartare and Mallorcan lobster stew. The property additionally has a personal winery of malvasia grapes, from which Son Internet bottles its personal wine. From $653/evening. —Sophie Mancini

Highland Base Kerlingarfjöll

  • Location: Kerlingarfjöll, Iceland
  • Why we adore it: A modern retreat from the hoteliers behind the Retreat at Blue Lagoon in a less-visited a part of Iceland
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Iceland’s distant central highlands have lengthy been off the radar of most guests, however Highland Base Kerlingarfjöll, the primary all-season vacation spot within the space from the crew behind the Retreat at Blue Lagoon, is a sport changer. A 3-hour drive (at the least) northeast from Reykjavík, half on gravel roads, it’s for adventurous vacationers who need to ski the area’s backcountry or hike to pure sizzling springs, however choose creature comforts akin to rain showers and spiked sizzling chocolate. The 26 rooms, two suites, and 6 personal lodges are embellished in a Nordic model with blond wooden, textured linen sheets, and studying nooks set inside massive image home windows. An on-site bathing space with a trio of geothermal outside swimming pools and a sauna will open this yr. From $430/evening. —Lyndsey Matthews

Le Grand Mazarin

  • Location: Paris, France
  • Why we adore it: 18th-century France meets fashionable maximalism on this Martin Brudnizki-designed resort
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Blink and also you would possibly miss Le Grand Mazarin’s discreet entrance within the coronary heart of Paris’s Le Marais district, however even within the small foyer—with its pleated moiré material ceiling, basket-weave parquet picket ground, and tasseled wall sconces—this resort makes a daring assertion. Swedish designer Martin Brudnizki is behind the look; he took inspiration from 18th-century French literary salons and japanese European homes to design the whole lot from the restaurant and bar to the spa and pool space. The 50 visitor rooms and 11 suites, all with nonuniform shapes as a result of historic constructing’s structure, are full of brightly patterned furnishings. One-of-a-kind particulars created in partnership with native artists embrace ornate tapestry mattress canopies juxtaposed with funky painted desk lamps. From $560/evening. —Devorah Lev-Tov.

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The Lodge Maria

  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Why we adore it: A luxurious new luxurious resort in a historic constructing in Helsinki
  • Loyalty program: I Want (Most well-liked Lodges & Resorts)
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The Lodge Maria is the newest luxurious lodging to open in Helsinki. Unfold throughout 4 historic buildings constructed between 1885 and 1930 on stylish, residential Mariankatu road, it radiates a regal magnificence: The ivory-on-white foyer makes for a formidable welcome, and an understated aesthetic of lotions with brass accents creates a relaxed atmosphere all through the 117 rooms and suites (most about twice the dimensions in comparison with different luxurious resorts in Helsinki). Greater than 150 chandeliers are suspended from the complicated’s excessive ceilings, and, in true Finnish model, lots of the suites have fireplaces and personal saunas. Company can join with a wellness concierge and an expertise supervisor earlier than their arrival to customise actions for his or her keep. From $496/evening. —Kate Doyle Hooper

One&Solely Aesthesis

  • Location: Athens Riviera, Greece
  • Why we adore it: A reinterpretation of a famed Athens Riviera hangout for the fashionable traveler
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The One&Solely Aesthesis is a 51-acre beachfront retreat simply steps from the bars and boutiques of the swanky Athens Riviera neighborhood Glyfada, a half hour south of the town. However as soon as contained in the serene resort, all ideas of city life soften away. On this website within the Fifties and ’60s, transport magnates and celebrities gathered on the aptly named seaside membership Asteria (which comes from the Greek phrase for star). At this time, One&Solely’s reinterpretation of that legendary hangout is a sophisticated but completely relaxed sanctuary with 127 lodging choices together with suites, breezy seaside bungalows, two- and three-bedroom residences, and a pair of personal seafront villas. On the hip restaurant Ora (from Italian-Greek chef Ettore Botrini, whose eponymous northern Athens restaurant bears a Michelin star), it’s straightforward to conjure pictures of film stars eating on langoustine dolmades within the backlit cubicles. From $1,280/evening. —Helen Iatrou.

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The Peninsula Istanbul

  • Location: Istanbul, Türkiye
  • Why we adore it: Superlative hospitality in a historic setting in Karakoy, with an emphasis on Turkish artistry
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The brand new Peninsula Istanbul has a definite East-West sensibility that harmonizes with the way in which this historic metropolis actually bridges Europe and Asia. Positioned on the full of life Karaköy waterfront, the resort restored three heritage buildings that had been closed to the general public for many years, and constructed a fourth particularly for the complicated. The very best native ustas (craftspeople) had been enlisted to work on its marble, stained glass, and sedef, a kind of conventional mother-of-pearl inlay. Moreover, designer Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu integrated cultural nods all through the 177 visitor rooms, such because the curtains’ refined embroidery, in addition to within the underground spa, the place mild fittings modeled on Islamic honeycomb niches (muqarnas) mirror on a swimming pool. Don’t miss the views or the meals at Gallada, the rooftop restaurant by chef Fatih Tutak, the town’s reigning sultan of inventive superb eating. From $755/evening. —Anya von Bremzen.

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The Peninsula London

  • Location: London, England
  • Why we adore it: A legendary Asian hospitality model makes its London debut
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Designed to recommend an understated model of a Renaissance palazzo, the Peninsula London wraps round a courtyard embellished with jasmine and wisteria vines, together with two 120-year-old Japanese maples. Within the 190 rooms and suites—many with views of Wellington Arch or Hyde Park, others with terraces overlooking fancy Belgravia properties—superstar designer Peter Marino’s shade scheme harmonizes off-white and palest blue with furnishings accents of orange, jet black, and stony brown. Marino additionally designed the two-story below-ground health middle and spa, with an 82-foot heated pool and wood-paneled therapy rooms. Even in London’s thrilling meals scene, the Pen’s eating and ingesting choices are in a league of their very own. At Brooklands, chef Claude Bosi (of the two-Michelin-star Bibendum) serves Franco-British fare below a 46-foot mannequin of a Concorde airliner. And at Canton Blue, chef Dicky To fuses Chinese language strategies with regional elements in such dishes as British wagyu beef fried rice. From $1,640/evening. —Anya von Bremzen.

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Violino d’Oro

  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Why we adore it: A family-owned Italian hospitality group’s homage to Venetian craftsmanship
  • Loyalty program: Leaders Membership (Main Lodges of the World)
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Set alongside a canal close to Piazza San Marco in Venice, Violino d’Oro (from the family-owned Florentine luxurious model Collezione EM) celebrates the town’s artisan legacy in each material, furnishing, and piece of glass. Public areas characteristic hand-placed Venetian seminato terrazzo flooring and Venini chandeliers, whereas the 32 visitor rooms and suites—unfold out throughout three palazzi—incorporate darkish greens and easy beiges. Particulars traverse native design historical past from the curtains, headboards, and pillows original by 130- year-old Venetian textile firm Rubelli to up to date espresso tables and lamps. Whereas having fun with a Doge’s Fizz and cicchetti (Venetian tapas) on the cozy Il Piccolo bar, be looking out for resort co-owner Sara Maestrelli, who has created a collection of adventures exterior the resort, akin to archeo-running excursions (which mix sightseeing with jogging) and introductions to artists. From $865/evening. —Erica Firpo

Raffles London on the OWO

  • Location: London, England
  • Why we adore it: A constructing steeped in world historical past turns into one among London’s grandest resorts
  • Loyalty program: Accor Dwell Limitless
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The a lot anticipated Raffles London on the OWO (pronounced “oh-whoa”—aka Previous Battle Workplace) opened in September 2023 after an eight-year overhaul below the steerage of 37 heritage consultants. This Edwardian baroque landmark has seen numerous historical past: Winston Churchill presided right here; T.E. Lawrence, or Lawrence of Arabia, labored right here; and MI5 and MI6 performed operations from its halls (maybe the explanation the constructing seems in 5 James Bond movies). The 120 visitor rooms and suites are original from former workplaces and state rooms and detailed with unique oak paneling, marble, and a set of tub merchandise with a perfume created only for the resort. And because of a number of bars and eating places—together with three by Argentina-born famous person chef Mauro Colagreco—the OWO guarantees to show the sleepy-at-night Whitehall space right into a occurring eating and ingesting hub. From $1,264/evening. —Anya von Bremzen.

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andBeyond Punakha River Lodge

  • Location: Punakha Valley, Bhutan
  • Why we adore it: Africa-based andBeyond introduces its conservation-driven mission to the Himalayas
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Journey clothing store and lodging firm andBeyond has taken its conservation mission to the Himalayas with the Punakha River Lodge, on the banks of the Mo Chhu River in Bhutan’s inexperienced Punakha Valley. Company can select from six safari-style tents held on conventional Bhutanese timber buildings, the two-bedroom household suite, or the personal River Home with its massive home windows framing views of the forest. Out of doors excursions double as introductions to the world’s tradition and bounty, akin to a hike to an 18th-century Buddhist monastery for a personal blessing, adopted by a mountainside breakfast of buckwheat pancakes with native fruits. Ease post-trek muscle groups with a soak within the spa’s picket hot-stone tub full of fragrant herbs. From $890/evening. —Jane Broughton

JW Marriott Jeju Resort & Spa

  • Location: Jeju Island, South Korea
  • Why we adore it: JW Marriott shines a highlight on a brand new South Korean vacation spot for worldwide vacationers
  • Loyalty program: Marriott Bonvoy
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The island of Jeju, an hour’s flight south of Seoul, had lengthy been a getaway spot identified principally to regional vacationers looking for solar, sand, and nature. However the opening of the clifftop JW Marriott Jeju Resort & Spa has helped put the vacation spot—with its waterfalls, volcanic crater, and miles of coastal strolling trails—within the worldwide highlight. Bangkok-based designer Invoice Bensley infused interiors with eye-popping yellows, a nod to the canola fields that carpet Jeju Island in spring, and darkish grays impressed by the basalt stone partitions that hem close by farms. There are many tongue-in-cheek components, too: Search for the fake taxidermy pigeons by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan perched on the hanok-style eaves within the foyer. Wellness lovers will respect the sprawling spa and the pure sizzling spring facility that’s anticipated to open by spring 2024. From $900/evening. —Chris Schalkx.

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Mondrian Singapore Duxton

  • Location: Singapore
  • Why we adore it: Native creativity comes entrance and middle at this fun-loving and social resort
  • Loyalty program: Dis-loyalty (Ennismore)
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This good newcomer faucets right into a aspect of the Lion Metropolis few resorts have explored. As an alternative of leaning into the city-state’s colonial heritage or standing as a fast-paced enterprise hub, Mondrian Singapore Duxton celebrates its inventive undercurrent. Staffed by former Olympians, DJs, and part-time drag queens, it’s a social hub for clued-in locals, whom you’ll discover tapping away at laptops at Christina’s (the resort’s café and cocktail bar) or schmoozing at one among a number of different bars and eating places, akin to Bottega di Carna, a meat-focused Italian affair by mustachioed superstar butcher Dario Cecchini. Out-of-towners keep within the 302 rooms, some furnished with augmented actuality–enhanced work and tall arched home windows impressed by Singapore’s conventional shophouses. From $320/evening. —Chris Schalkx

Shinta Mani Mustang, a Bensley Assortment

  • Location: Mustang, Nepal
  • Why we adore it: This sustainably constructed, design-forward retreat brings luxurious vacationers to less-visited Mustang
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The Shinta Mani Mustang brings Nepal’s luxurious circuit to new heights. Sitting at 9,200 ft on a rocky mountainside in northern Nepal’s Jomsom city, the unique 2017 resort construction (by Nepalese architect Prabal Shumsher Thapa) just lately acquired a stupendous makeover by award-winning designer Invoice Bensley. Now the 29 suites come furnished with custom-designed cashmere throws and Tibetan antiques; the restaurant serves fine-dining riffs on Himalayan staples akin to noodle soup and momo (dumplings); and on the glass-walled spa, company can schedule consultations with a standard healer. Most notably, the lodge is a base camp for expeditions round Mustang, a Himalayan kingdom that solely absolutely opened to worldwide vacationers in 1992. Day journeys embrace drives to historic mud villages, excursions to Buddhist and Hindu websites, and hikes to glacier lakes that finish with picnic lunches. From $1,800/evening for 2 folks. —Chris Schalkx.

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Six Senses Vana

  • Location: Dehradun, India
  • Why we adore it: Six Senses brings its sustainability and well-being-driven ethos to a beloved retreat in Dehradun
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Six Senses Vana fuses historic Ayurvedic drugs and fashionable spa rituals to create a wellness retreat within the foothills of the Himalayas, on the outskirts of Dehradun. The 82-room resort options bamboo-clad ceilings, handcrafted artwork installations, and large home windows overlooking a forest of sal timber, thought-about sacred in Hindu custom. An Ayurvedic physician tailors applications towards particular person visitor wants by tapping into practices from Tibetan drugs, Chinese language acupuncture, and reflexology, mixed with Twentieth-century remedies like compression boots and gold-leaf facials. And you may make it as intense or laid-back as you want. Need to drink wine? It’s on the menu. Really feel like sleeping in fairly than rising for solar salutations? That’s your alternative. There are, nevertheless, some guidelines that company must play by: No cell telephones in public areas, and everybody will get natural cotton kurta pajamas to put on throughout their keep. From $630/evening. —Laura Begley Bloom

Atlantis the Royal

  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Why we adore it: All of the sizzle of Dubai glamour with the down-to-earth friendliness of a boutique resort
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Enable your self to provide in to the sheer exuberance and huge scale of Dubai’s Atlantis the Royal, and also you would possibly end up falling for it. It is a place with fountains that burst into flames, a see-and-be-seen seaside membership run by chef Nobu Matsuhisa, and mesmerizing views from the sky-high Cloud 22 infinity pool. Towering over the sting of synthetic Palm Jumeirah island, the stacked-block structure contains 795 light-filled rooms and suites, many with large terraces and glass-sided plunge swimming pools for a dose of Dubai-level bling. Maybe the true secret to the resort’s success, although, is the service, delivered by a crew of two,000 staffers with the extent of genuinely attentive friendliness you’d anticipate of a resort one-tenth its dimension. From $580/evening. —Nicola Chilton

Fairmont Doha

  • Location: Doha, Qatar
  • Why we adore it: Luxurious model Fairmont pulls out all of the stops for its Doha debut
  • Loyalty program: Accor Dwell Limitless
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The Fairmont Doha is a daring step ahead for a model that has, at instances, felt somewhat staid. True to its seaside location—within the scimitar-shaped Katara Towers—the resort’s 362 rooms and suites have a yacht-like really feel, with massive home windows, scalloped leather-based headboards, and backlit onyx bogs. Spectacular components abound, from the skyline views on poolside sunbeds to the 4,807 pearl-shaped lights that cascade by the atrium. There’s a very good sense of enjoyable right here too: A towering acrylic cloche within the foyer is full of muffins, and life-size ice sculptures (suppose mermaids and Barbie) are hand carved within the Asian restaurant Provok each few days. From $270/evening. —Nicola Chilton

Angama Amboseli

  • Location: Amboseli, Kenya
  • Why we adore it: A people-driven method to wildlife experiences in a particular nook of Kenya
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The brand new sister property to Angama Mara brings the safari lodge’s people-driven ethos to the 5,700-acre Kimana Sanctuary, Kenya’s first community-owned conservancy. Everybody on the workers, greater than 70 p.c of whom hail from the encircling space, treats every visitor like a member of the family and a associate in conservation. As an example, they’ll clarify how the sanctuary serves as an important hall for wildlife, together with a few of Africa’s final tremendous tusker elephants, who transfer between the close by Chyulu Hills and Amboseli nationwide parks. The ten suites, styled with serene pure tones offset by stark fashionable blacks, characteristic outside showers, personal verandas, and views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The camp’s aesthetic enhances the setting: The spherical infinity pool sits above a lowered trench in order that resident elephants can take a drink; elephant dung is used so as to add texture to exterior partitions; and a semicircle chartreuse couch is impressed by the leaves of the ever present acacia timber. From $1,650/individual/evening. —Sarika Bansal

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, Loapi Tented Camp

  • Location: Kalahari, South Africa
  • Why we adore it: The third retreat in an unlimited desert conservation space constructed for small personal teams
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Tswalu Kalahari, in South Africa’s semiarid Kalahari area, is the nation’s largest privately protected conservation space; at 282,000 acres, it’s in regards to the dimension of all 5 boroughs of New York Metropolis mixed. In 2023 it welcomed Loapi Tented Camp, the third lodging in your entire reserve. The camp ensures a extremely customized expertise, making it splendid for households and multigenerational teams trying to form their very own journeys. Every of the six “safari properties,” as they’re referred to, comes with a automobile, information, and tracker, in addition to a personal chef and butler, permitting company to set the tempo of every day. The decor is putting: pavilions of metal and canvas, with accents of wooden, leather-based, and woven grasses. The data boards and maps in every dwelling are a beautiful contact; they spotlight current wildlife sightings and the continuing conservation work at Tswalu. From $2,452/evening. —Richard Holmes.

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Riad Rosemary

  • Location: Marrakech, Morocco
  • Why we adore it: A jewel field of a retreat from a designer couple with individually designed rooms
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The Riad Rosemary strays removed from the mosaic-and-carved-plaster aesthetic often seen at Marrakech riad resorts. The results of a two-year renovation by Ayoub Boualam and Laurence Leenaert (the couple behind Marrakech-based design firm LRNCE), this cozy five-room home facilities on a relaxing courtyard the place a towering jacaranda tree reaches as much as a rooftop terrace, good for lazy breakfasts or afternoons lounging on a daybed with a very good e book. Every individually designed room combines Leenaert’s swirling motifs (rendered in ceramic, textiles, and plaster) with flea market finds, classic furnishings, and handlaid terrazzo flooring. The consequence feels half artwork deco, half midcentury fashionable, and absolutely Marrakech, like staying within the dwelling of fun-loving mates who’ve distinctive style. From $250/evening. —Nicola Chilton

Capella Sydney

  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Why we adore it: Understated luxurious within the coronary heart of Sydney
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The Capella Sydney appears like an oasis amid the town’s vibrant harbor entrance, despite the fact that it’s simply steps from the enduring Opera Home. Delicate indulgence is the explanation to examine in: Company stroll right into a sun-soaked foyer, which spills into an indoor courtyard with a 23-foot vertical backyard of native crops. As you agree into one of many 192 visitor rooms (with harbor or metropolis views, beds draped in Frette linens, and in some instances, large freestanding tubs), impeccably dressed workers will ship your baggage. And if there are youthful company alongside, they’ll carry a hunk of selfmade rocky highway sweet and a freckle lollipop too. From $650/ evening. —Krisanne Fordham

Southern Ocean Lodge

  • Location: Kangaroo Island, Australia
  • Why we adore it: After having been decimated by wildfires in 2020, Southern Ocean Lodge has returned—and is best (and extra sustainable) than ever
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Are you able to enhance on perfection? The rebuilt Southern Ocean Lodge could also be proof constructive. Anchored on limestone cliffs on the sting of Kangaroo Island (eight miles off the coast of South Australia), the lodge was razed by wildfires in 2020, however has reopened with a number of thought-about upgrades. Its 25 suites are oriented to absorb uninterrupted views of the thundering surf, some with plunge swimming pools overlooking the coastal bluff. Suites handle to be cozy in addition to a part of the spectacular wilderness, with terraces and fireplaces besides. The island’s wildlife is prospering as soon as once more, and the whole lot that was a lot cherished in regards to the award-winning resort is again—together with Sunshine, its kangaroo sculpture mascot. From $2,218/evening. —Lee Tulloch.

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