The World's Best New Hotels & Resorts

Top-tier brands remain on our travel experts' radar, but boutique properties and South American and Vietnamese destinations are also garnering rave reviews

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Four Seasons Resort Whistler
4591 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, British Columbia
Canada V0N 1B4
Four Seasons Hong Kong
8 Finance Street, Central
Hong Kong, China
Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i
One Keomoku Highway
Lana'i City, Hawaii 96763
Four Seasons
Westlake Village
Two Dole Drive
Westlake Village, California 91362
Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole
7680 Granite Loop Road
Teton Village, Wyoming 83025
Hotel Byblos
Avenue Paul Signac
83990 St.-Tropez, France
Hotel Caruso
Piazza San Giovanni del Toro 2
84010 Ravello SA, Italy
Hotel Gansevoort
18 Ninth Avenue
New York, New York 10014
Isle de France
B.P. 612
97098 Saint-Barthelemy
French West Indies
Kowloon Shangri-La
64 Mody Road
Tsim Sha Tsui East
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Hyde Park Corner
London SW1X 7TA
United Kingdom
Lodge at Doonbeg
County Clare, Ireland
Mayflower Inn
118 Woodbury Road, Route 47
Washington, Connecticut 06793
Nam Hai Hotel, Vietnam
55 Duong Thanh Street
Hanoi, Vietnam
The Omnia
Auf dem Fels
CH-3920 Zermatt
One&Only Pamilla
San Jose Del Cabo
BCS, CP 23400 Mexico
Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau
Avenida Alvear 1661
Buenos Aires
Parrot Cay
British West Indies
Rania Experience
Faafu Atoll
Resort at Paws Up
40060 Paws Up Road
Greenough, Montana 59823
Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman
Seven Mile Beach
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Sanctuary Hotel
One Sanctuary Beach Drive
Kiawah Island, South Carolina 29455
St. Regis San Francisco
125 Third Street
San Francisco, California 94103
St. Regis Temenos
Long Bay, British West Indies
Sea Island Resorts
100 Salt Marsh Lane
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
Ulusaba Private
Game Reserve
Sabi Sand Reserve
Mpumalanga Province
South Africa
Our Expert Panelists
Paul McManus is the president and CEO of Leading Hotels of the World and oversees the industry's strictest quality evaluation programs, subjecting his hotel and spa members to annual secret inspections with hundreds of detailed evaluations. • Paul Kerr is the joint managing director of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, a group he helped found in 1992, and previously was finance director for Cunard Lines. • Jonathan M. Tisch is the chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels and is the chairman of the Travel Business Roundtable, a coalition of chief executives representing various sectors of the travel and tourism industry. • Stephen Brandman is a partner in and COO of Thompson Hotels, which owns 60 Thompson, Thompson Lower East Side and 6 Columbus at Columbus Circle in New York, and the Thompson Beverly Hills, Hollywood Roosevelt and Gaige House in California. • George L. Ruff is the senior principal of Trinity Hotel Investors LLC, which owns the Miraval Life in Balance spa/resort, L'Auberge de Sedona, La Posada de Santa Fe and the Cadogan Hotel in London. • Anne Scully is a vice president at McCabe Bremer Travel, one of the nation's leading luxury leisure specialists. • Gary Mansour is a 30-year travel industry veteran and founder of the Avion Private Jet Club and is CEO and founder of Mansour Travel Co. in Beverly Hills, one of the top travel agencies in the country. • Anthony Lassman lives in London, where he owns and publishes Nota Bene, which has been called "the world's most discerning independent travel review publication." • Dan and Anne Miller are the husband-and-wife team that publishes the quarterly Distinctive Destinations travel newsletter and the Newsletter for Sophisticated Travelers. • David Baum is the editor and publisher of Golf Odyssey, a critical, advertising-free newsletter devoted to golf travel. • Ruthanne Terrero is the editorial director of Luxury Travel Advisor. She gauges the vacation trends of the ultra-affluent consumer by staying in constant touch with her readership of 13,000 sellers of affluent travel. • Everett Potter writes a travel column for USA Weekend and also pens columns for Luxury Spa Finder, Diversion and Laptop and writes Everett Potter's Travel Report, a blog that keeps tabs on the latest travel trends. • Chris McGinnis is the editor of Expedia's quarterly Travel Trendwatch report and has covered the travel beat since 1987 in a variety of roles, from travel correspondent on CNN Headline News to business travel columnist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Entrepreneur and Fortune magazines. • Tara Mandy has been the travel editor at New York magazine since the weekly launched its regular travel column in January 2000. • Amy Ziff is a travel reporter and the editor-at-large for and publishes Travelocity's insider travel guide, Local Secrets, Big Finds. • Drew Limsky is the travel editor for Elegant Bride magazine and has written on travel for The New York Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, International Herald-Tribune, New York Daily News, National Geographic Traveler, Business Week and Men's Journal. • Valarie D'Elia is a broadcast travel journalist who contributes to several outlets, including NY1 News, the "Today" show, "The Early Show" on CBS, and the Travel Channel. • Janine Cifelli is a 20-year luxury travel industry veteran and has been active in the Virtuoso luxury travel network for a decade, providing marketing and reservation services for premier small hotels and resorts around the world. • Vicky Lowry is the features editor at Elle Decor magazine and also writes about travel, health, skiing and style for The New York Times, Food & Wine, SKI and Real Simple. • Jeff Williams is a golf writer and Cigar Aficionado's contributing golf editor. • Shari Mycek is a contributing editor for Spa magazine and reports on spas, wellness and luxury travel for Conde Nast Traveler and In Style. • Debbi Karpowicz Kickham is the editor in chief of Boston's new Mirror magazine, a beauty and body care publication. • Steve Jermanok writes regularly for Forbes Life, Health and the The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine and has been a contributing editor at Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, a columnist at National Geographic Adventure and a regular contributor to Travel & Leisure. • Anne Dimon is a leading Canadian spa authority and is a veteran spa and wellness travel writer and the founder/editor of • Mary Bemis has served as a spa adviser to Shape magazine and a contributing writer for Luxury SpaFinder Magazine, and is now the editor in chief of Organic Spa Magazine, which she founded. • Kim Fredericks has been covering luxury travel and resorts since 1997 for a variety of publications. • Nicole Alper writes for more than 30 national and international magazines, including Gourmet, Modern Bride and Harper's Bazaar Australia. • Michael Patrick Shiels is a prominent member of the Golf Writers Association of America and the Society of American Travel Writers, and hosts a daily morning radio show throughout Michigan and contributes to network broadcasts on XM Radio and throughout the Hawaiian Islands. • Jeff Wallach has written more than 600 articles, mostly about travel, for such publications as Outside, Men's Journal, Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine, Backpacker and Men's Health. • Patrick Gallagher is the founder and managing partner of Black Diamond Research LLC, a New York firm providing investors with specialized research on the pharmaceutical and technology markets. Gallagher travels the globe year-round calling on clients.

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