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The Most Anticipated Hotel Openings of 2016 and 2017

If 2016 is any indication of what’s to come in the next year, we’re expecting lots of cool new hotel and resort openings. From charming boutique hotels to ultra-glam resorts, we’re focusing on all the luxury your (slash our) hearts desire. Whether a trip to a Creole cottage in New Orleans is on your must-do list, or a trek to a castle fortress in Jaipur sounds like your idea of luxe, we’ve got all the new hotels of this year and last that are ranking high on our glam-o-meter.

Reporter: Alyssa Brown | Hotel: The William Vale

Hotels are listed A-Z, not by preference or ranking
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Acre Baja Treehouse

San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico

Coming winter 2017, Acre Restaurant in Mexico is expanding to include onsite accommodation via treehouse. With an eye on locally sourcing all materials and sustainability, this is one chic stay that you can feel good about. With even more future plans to expand across all 25 acres, the Acre team's goal is to provide "a space for people to relax, learn, rejuvenate and celebrate."
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Ace Hotel New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

One of our favorite openings of 2016, the Ace in New Orleans is more like a commune than a hotel (if a commune was made up of only expertly dressed hipsters). With multiple restaurants, a rooftop bar, boutique shops, and many an opportunity for late night dance parties, this CBD hotel is perfect walking distance to Nola’s famed French Quarter.
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Ahn Luh Zhujiajiao

Zhujiajiao, China

Complete with plunge pools, Tai Chi classes, a cigar lounge, full-service spa, a traditional Chinese medicine center, a tapas bar, butler service, and a library, this Anh Luh luxury resort combines modern architecture with a sense of history in this 1700-year-old city. Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town just outside Shanghai, home to incredible gardens, temples, architectural structures, and some of China’s most famed artists.
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Alila Fort Bishangarh

Jaipur, India

Can you think of anything more luxurious than waking up in a castle-like fortress in Jaipur? Well, we can’t, and February 2017 promises the opening of a 59-suite resort on the premise of this huge ecologically restored luxury resort at Fort Bishangarh. So, I guess we’ll see you at the champagne bar!
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Alila Villas Koh Russey

Koh Russey Island, Cambodia

Southeast Asia is quickly placing its stake in the luxury destination ground. Cambodia’s 2016 opening of Alila Villas on the ultra-private island of Koh Russey brings all the comfort and zen of a Bali trip without the crowds. This stash of modern glass bungalows shine on their own stretch of private beach.
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Asilia, The Highlands

Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Explore the local culture of East Africa’s famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a luxury camping experience at Asilia’s The Highlands. Nestled among a crater, a volcano, and endless mountain forest, this is one epic spot for an adventure-laden glamping getaway.
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Amanemu

Ise-Shima, Japan

No one does luxury quite like Aman Resorts, and their Ago Bay property on Japan’s Honshu Island is no exception. With two dozen suites and four two-bedroom villas, guests can expect thermal springs, expansive terraces, and huge windows framing the oyster-dotted sea.

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort

Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Oman

Quite literally the highest resort in the Middle East, Oman’s Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort overlooks dramatic canyons and mountainous terrain. Go for a dip in the infinity pool or test the Arabian cleansing rituals at the hammam for extreme relaxation and soak up the glow of the universe on the star gazing deck at night. Luxury doesn’t peak much higher than this.
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Andaz Dehli

Dehli, India

With a giant courtyard, more than a hundred residences including townhouses and a couple of gorgeous outdoor swimming decks, Delhi’s 2016 opening of Andaz is a glowing gem of modernity in a historic enclave of India. Rooms here are decked to the nines in bright white sunlight and offer a dream-like luxurious lifestyle during a weekend stay.

Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Set among Mayakoba’s aqua blue lagoons and tropical surrounds, Andaz is a welcome 2016 addition to this luxury resort set. Nestled between Tulum and Playa del Carmen, this little oasis of sophisticated design and total privacy could be like a home away from home, if you had the most relaxing home ever.
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Ani Villas Thailand

Ko Yao, พังงา, Thailand

Live the legit life of luxury with a private chef and butler for your Thai getaway to Ani Villas. This ten-bedroom beachfront estate can be accessed via boat yacht or helicopter, and offers all the privacy you’ve been dreaming of. 
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Arovada by AKARYN

Private Island, Cambodia

Designed in collaboration with fashion design legend Kenzo Takada, Arovada is a stylish private island hideaway set in a wonderland of secret beaches, tropical rainforests, and Indochinese coastline. Expect to be wowed not only by the gorgeous landscape, but also by the exquisitely designed #jungalow rooms.
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ARRIVE

Palm Springs, California

Just as we’ve come to expect cool style and sun-worshipping prowess from the wanderers of Palm Springs, Arrive brings this architectural prize to the scene. The 32-room boutique hotel located in the Design District is a welcome new addition not only because of its oh-so-gorgeous rooms, but also because of the luxurious amenities it offers up. Anybody else up for a massage in the poolside cabanas?
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Belmond Grand Hibernian

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Why stick to the norm-core hotel experience when you can take that high-end luxury on the road? Belmond Grand Hibernian treks around Ireland with all the trimmings a train excursion can offer up. Sampling famous Irish whiskeys while spotting rare wildlife and exploring ancient castles in the countryside is our idea of grand with a capital G.
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Bill & Coo Coast Suites

Egeo, Greece

These seaside suites on the Mykonos Coast offer up a welcome new addition to the luxury resort scene overlooking the Aegean Sea. With an epic infinity pool that drops right off to the golden shore of Agios Ioannis, this luxe hotel has award-worthy views and beautifully decorated guest rooms.
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Brown Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel

Slated to open in March, Brown Jerusalem is the newest installment of the Brown Hotel family. How's this for history? The villa was originally built for a doctor of the Rothschild hospital in Jerusalem and is just minutes away from the ancient city walls. Now reimagined with plenty of modern conveniences, Brown is sure to be a go-to for stylish travelers. 
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Casa Cook Rhodes

Kolymbia, Greece

Coming April 2017, airy spaces are framed by pools, broad walkways, wooden decks and pergolas. Casa Cook's hotel’s heart is the Kitchen Club, including the open-air bar, restaurant and the main pool. Here, lounge areas and oversized tables invite new friends to connect, whereas the hammocks and sunbeds promise your perfect time-out alone. Throughout, textured surfaces, like wood and canvas, are matched with playful prints and patterns.
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Casa Mae Lagos

Lagos, Faro, Portugal

Minimalists will love this 30-room hotel that’s set in a giant vegetable garden in Lagos. With terracotta floors and all-white everything else, there’s rarely been seen a more relaxing spot than this in colorful Portugal. The outdoor cinema, art workshops, and local craft boutique all add up to an experience for the luxuriously inclined who appreciate an authentic local culture infusion.
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Castel Porrona Relais

Porrona, Cinigiano, Toscana, Italy

Dating back to the 12th century, this medieval Italian castle has recently become a retreat for Tuscan travelers. With five richly decorated suites, a tower overlooking the Tuscan countryside, and private butlers available, this place will have you feeling like the Godfather in no time at all. 
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Catahoula Hotel

New Orleans, Louisiana

Set in an old Creole townhouse, this New Orleans boutique hotel has been fully reno’d to marry old and new design elements, creating an atmosphere that’s got all that elegant southern charm. Some of the best bartenders in New Orleans shake up drinks in the Pisco Bar downstairs, which is basically the Nola equivalent of having your (king) cake and eating it too.
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Chable

Yucatan, Mexico

Located just outside Mérida, this Yucatan Peninsula resort is so luxurious it’ll have you looking into extending your trip almost as soon as you arrive. A collection of private villas, some with their own pools, a presidential estate, and a 19th century hacienda, this 2016 showstopper even boasts its own cenote (Mayan cave) spa.
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Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch

London, England, United Kingdom

As if sleeping in an old London courthouse wasn’t cool enough, these hoteliers had to go and put a glam spin on nearly everything they touched inside. With eclectic guest rooms, a rooftop bar, a mini bowling alley, indoor pool, and superb spa, this resort has just about everything you need to experience London in all its glory without even leaving the hotel.
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Dream Hollywood

Hollywood, California

Set in the glittering hills of Hollywood, this mid century modern lovers dream is set to open in March 2017. Already deemed a luxury spot to keep an eye on, this shiny new stay is outfitted with marble touches, sleek furniture, and cool factor for days. 
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Finolhu

Maldives

With seven luxurious overwater bungalows and a mix of on-solid-ground options with plunge pools, Finolhu’s suite life is all about being pampered by the beach. The only real dilemma here is whether to swim or stroll from your room to breakfast.
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Four Season Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

If there’s any one thing Abu Dhabi’s known for, it’s luxury. The Four Seasons Hotel at Al Maryah Island upholds that standard, yet feels comfortable enough to call home for a long weekend in this vast desert city. Perched right on the water’s edge, this cool urban resort is modern in all the right ways. 
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Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club

Surfside, Florida

Located just near Bal Harbour and Miami Beach, the 2017 re-opening of what was once The Surf Club is much anticipated among the Florida set. Newly revamped as a Four Seasons Hotel, the exclusive beach club will feature 77 guest rooms, oceanfront spa cabanas, serenity lawns, and multiple swimming spots. Welcome to Miami, indeed.

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square

London, United Kingdom

London’s newest Four Seasons Hotel sits near the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and River Thames. Housed in the former Port of London Authority building, the luxury hotel’s 41 private residences, hundred rooms, exclusive clubs, indoor pool, spa, and three new restaurants are set to open at the end of January and we can’t wait to see how they’ve restored this gorgeous old Beaux Arts building.
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Greydon House

Nantucket, Massachusetts

The kind of sleepy little inn you’d only find in Nantucket, Greydon House packs more style punch than a Moscow Mule served in a copper mug. Opened in 2016, the 20-room guesthouse is cozy and decked to the nines. And they’re so laid back they even recommend taking your in-room Bose speaker sets down to the beach.
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Hasbrouck House

Stone Ridge, New York

Cue the cool vibes. This upstate New York find effortlessly blends vintage with modern and comes stocked with tons of cool kid approved amenities like a Tesla car charger, Kiehl’s toiletries, and Frette linens and bedding. Last summer, cozy luxury found a home in the sprawling orchards of the Hudson Valley. 
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Heckfield Place

Hampshire, United Kingdom

A historic 18th century Georgian manor tucked in the Hampshire countryside, Heckfield Place is in the process of being meticulously restored and developed to include over 40 customized guestrooms, a cinema, a wine cellar, and spa. The luxury resort, originally set to open in 2015, is said to open its doors this year.
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Henry Howard Hotel

New Orleans, Louisiana

Living in the Lower Garden District for a few days is a dream come true for tropical luxe lovers. Soak up the southern sun in a bright, cozy, modern room inside this old manse and step outside to the front porch to sip on a boozy iced tea and watch the neighbors pass on by.
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Hotel De Crillon

Paris, France

A Neoclassical architecture masterpiece, Hotel de Crillon overlooks Paris’ famed Place de la Concorde. The 18th century mansion originally opened its doors as a luxury hotel in 1909 and has recently become a Rosewood property that’s set to reopen later this year. After a four year restoration, guests can expect sophisticated interiors, styled as only the French can do.
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Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam adventurers, this one’s for you. After a long day of touring on bike in this illustrious city, rest your heads at this adorable Dutch hotel overlooking the canal. Location is all the luxury in this town and being set in the middle of the Nine Streets neighborhood is crème de la crème.
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Icehotel 365

Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

If treat yo’ self is the name of the game, pop on over to Sweden to check out this Icehotel where you may just be lucky enough to spot the Northern Lights, hike under the late-night sunshine, and explore the Torne River. Open 365 days a year, this is one icy cool 2016 opening that literally never closes.
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Il Sereno

Lake Como, Italy

George and Amal call Lake Como their holiday home for a reason, and not just because it’s chockfull of splendor. Newcomer to the fine hotel scene, Il Sereno Lago di Como is a modern masterpiece set right on the lake that’s been decorated by the hand of famed designer Patricia Urquiola. The suites here are all about serenity and the spa will have you begging to stick around.
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La Valise Hotel

Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico

So, THIS is what micro hotel dreams are made of. La Valise is the kind of mini getaway that’ll make you think you too should become a hotelier. With only three rooms on-site, each equally stunning and luxurious, you can be sure that part of the luxury is that this place feels entirely your own.
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LondonHouse

Chicago, Illinois

With one of the most glamsquad rooftops in Chicago (it’s three levels, people!), LondonHouse does luxury in the most modern way possible. With over 400 contemporary rooms and suites, this newly revamped old 1920s building feels as exclusive as it is storied, set in a city that has so many tales to tell.
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Mandarin Oriental, Bali

Bali, Indonesia

It’s all about the dramatic cliffs at this soon-to-be-open Mandarin Oriental in Bali. Perched overlooking the sea, this resort will be home to 121 villas and suites, a cliff-top restaurant, and a whole lot of private pools. We might be most looking forward to the spa menu though, as it hints at water therapy and utilizing ancient Balinese customs and traditions.
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Meghauli Serai Safari Lodge

Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Set on the banks of the River Rapti and overlooking the Chitwan National Park, Taj Hotel Group is working on building 16 luxury villas in the heart of this jungle. Each with their own plunge pool, bath turn downs, and private viewing decks, guests can be sure they’ll feel all the safari vibes in the most comfortable setting possible.
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Miavana Private Island

Nosy Ankao, Madagascar

Go on a blue safari through the lagoons, bays, beaches, and channels of Madagascar’s five-island archipelago and rest your eyes at 2017’s Miavana Island Sanctuary. Dotted along the private island of Nosy Ankao, you’ll soon find about 14 luxury villas that are perfectly setup for those craving a maritime adventure with easy access to tons of wildlife.
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Midtown Shangri-La, Hangzhou

Hangzhou, China

For those who love the hustle of city life, but want to be able to escape it too, Midtown Shangri-La has your name written all over it. With over 400 modern luxe rooms in the heart of Hangzhou, this property is within walking distance to West Lake, a UNESCO protected site filled with peach blossoms. Following that little stroll, you’ll be tossing back authentic Cantonese dim sum in the Chengzhong restaurant faster than you can recall the lyrics to “Shangri-La.”
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Moskito Island

Moskito Island, BVI

Set to unveil its redesign later this year, Sir Richard Branson’s BVI island is home to three stately villas, a recreation area, pools, tennis courts, and multiple dining venues. With the full-service luxury you’d expect to find at a high-end resort, these gorgeous getaways are cozy enough for the whole fam to call home.
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NoMad Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Reopening as a hotel in 2017, the Giannini Building originally opened in 1923 with towering columns, golden ceilings, and marble floors. Almost a century later, the Sydell Group plans a grand revival that highlights the powerful exterior in comparison to the lush interior. Be prepared for 250 guest rooms and a roof top pool with panoramic views of the city.
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President by AKARYN

Vientiane, Laos

Located in what’s known as the Walled City of Sandalwood, Vientiene’s President by AKARYN Resort touts an experience of luxury for the ages. Consider your extravagant stay complete by enjoying the multiple restaurants, private butler service, and a fully loaded spa that’s dedicated to Ayurah wellness.
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PUBLIC

New York, New York

Coming in 2017 and shrouded in mystery, Ian Shrager is a bringing a 28 story, highly anticipated hotel to the lower east side. If a stay in the 370 room hotel isn't enough, it's topped off (literally) with one-of-a-kind condos available for purchase. Sure to bring cutting edge design and concepts, this unique stay is a must try.
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QT Bondi

Bondi Beach, Australia

A city that’s no stranger to great design, Sydney’s new QT Bondi Hotel is not only located in one of the most trendy neighborhoods, but it’s also decked out to cater to every design-lover’s overnight needs. Whether you spend your days surfing the waves, touring the shops, or enjoying the sunshine, having this barefoot luxury hotel room to enjoy on your off-hours is pretty sweet.
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Ritz Paris

Paris, Île-de-France, France

This famed Parisian hotel has been around since the late 19th century, but recently reopened with freshly designed rooms, and what might be the most luxurious spa in all of France. For the ultimate luxury experience, be sure to dip into the Neoclassical indoor pool and schedule services at the Chanel Spa. 
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Rosewood Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

Rosewood will soon be opening their first Asian resort and we can’t imagine a better place than the Emerald Bay beachfront to house their stunning villas. Just for the record, they had us at retractable glass walls and landscaped rooftops. With a brand that’s synonymous with luxury, we can’t wait to see what’s in store at this property!

Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites and Spa

Santorini, Greece

If taking a dip in the hot tub while overlooking the Santorini sunset isn’t luxurious, we *really* don’t know what is. With classic Santorini architecture, including lots of natural light and bright white spaces, this new resort offers up peace and tranquility at the helm of their full-service spa, as well as rest and relaxation in their beautifully classic Greek suites and villas.

Shangri-la’s Hambantota Resort and Spa, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Surrounded by abundant natural beauty, wildlife, and tropical gardens, the southern coast of Sri Lanka is known to be one of the most stunning and culturally rich parts of the world. This new Shagri-La Resort in Hambantota focuses on luxurious accommodations, whole-body wellness, and celebrating local artisans.
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Shade Hotel Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach, California

The newest addition to the Redondo Beach luxury boutique hotel scene, Shade is the kind of place where you can expect to feel tucked into your own little hideaway. Overlooking the colorful harbor and the Pacific Ocean beyond, access to DTLA is still easy peasy from these digs.
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Single Thread Farms

Sonoma County, California

Foodies of California, head on up to Healdsburg for a farm-centric luxury getaway. The exclusive restaurant at Single Thread Farms offers up an eleven-course tasting menu and you can literally walk up one flight of stairs to pass out in a gorgeous bedroom after all that indulgence. With a heavy focus on artisanship and excellent hospitality, this five-room inn is an awesome place to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary, or any major life event.
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Six Senses Bhutan

Bhutan

Luxury reigns supreme in Bhutan, as Six Senses prepares to open five intimate lodges in Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro. Framing the diverse natural surrounds, we love the idea of hopping the circuit from one inn to the next over the course of a weeklong stay.
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Six Senses Fiji

Fiji

Slated to open its doors in late 2017, Six Senses Fiji will feature 26 luxurious pool villas alongside 60 residential villas. With a top-notch restaurant and bar, and an extensive wine cellar and tasting table, this property is sure to be one of the best new additions to the Malolo area of Fiji.
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Six Senses Zil Pasyon

Seychelles

For those who are just plain sick of winter, venture off to Seychelles, where it’s year-round summer. Located on the private island of Zil Pasyon, this new 30-villa luxury resort is surrounded by pristine white beaches, aqua seas, and giant granite slabs of rock. Glam is the name of the game, with each room featuring ocean views and its own private pool.
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Soneva Jani

Medhufaru Island, Noonu Atoll, Maldives

With an overwater silent cinema, a decade-old garden with a labyrinth, a Maldives-specific library, and a stargazing observatory, this Maldives luxury resort takes a next-level approach to every experience they offer guests. Opened in 2016, this is one collection of overwater bungalows you absolutely have to add to your bucket list.
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Stargazing Desert Retreat

Pioneertown, California

Oh Pioneertown, you’ve got fans among us. This desert retreat sits on the grounds of a little faux-western town with a hotel façade, barbershop, jail, teepee, church, horse corrals, windmill, and general store on site. As if that’s not enough to tickle your fancy, there’s also a gorgeous, modern glass-walled home overlooking the desert backdrop.
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The Beekman

New York, New York

Lower Manhattan can feel like a chaotic place for non-NYers, but rest assured that there are hotels like the Beekman that are designed to bring you the warmth you’ve been missing in these parts. With vintage furnishings, aged oak floorboards, high ceilings, and giant marble bathtubs, this boutique hotel does cozy in the most luxurious way possible.
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The Hotel Salem

Salem, Massachusetts

Ready to get in touch with your witchy side? Opening early spring 2017, this 44 room spot is housed in a former department store and is decked out in mid century modern digs as a wink to the building's past life. Of course, a trip to Salem isn't complete without taking part in the spooky yet rich history of this New England town. 
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The James West Hollywood

Los Angeles, California

New in 2017, sleek and sophisticated design find their home at this West Hollywood gem overlooking the entire Los Angeles basin and the Hollywood hills. If you're looking for the next 'it' spot in LA, this is sure to be the winner. 286 guest rooms, mixology program, and smart public spaces make this hotel one to not pass up. 
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The Line Hotel DC

Washington, District of Columbia

Ok, so how's this for something fresh for 2017? This hotel is housed in a 110 year old church to become the DC's newest old hotel around. The rooms are expertly designed with up-to-the-moment decor but the neighhborhood is what's noteworthy here. Live music seven nights a week, 24 hour diners, early morning coffee shops, midday shopping at local bookstores, flower shops and vintage boutiques all call Adams Morgan home for your enjoyment.
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The Ned London

London, United Kingdom

Design lovers, rejoice. The masterminds behind the Sydell Group and Soho House teamed up to create this ultra-chic hotel, members' club and restaurants that give a nod to London's heritage. Designed by Sir Edwin 'Ned' Lutyens, the 252 room hotel set to open in Spring '17 is ready to wow with nine restaurants, multiple swimming pools, a spa, and a hamam leaving you to wonder, "what to do first?"

The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah

Ajman, United Arab Emirates

Scheduled to open early this year, The Oberoi Beach Resort at Al Zorah is a minimalist structure designed and set within an area that’s abundant in white sandy beaches, mangroves, lagoons, and the like. Just 25 minutes from the Dubai airport, this futuristic-looking luxury resort feels lightyears away from the bustling city life.
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The Parachute Hotel

Venice, California

Opened in 2016, The Parachute Hotel is already on its way to becoming a neighborhood staple of Southern California's eclectic cultural hub of Venice Beach. As a guest, you're basically surrounded by independent bars, eateries, and recreational hot spots. A minimalist penchant for lighter shades of tans, grays, and whites is bolstered by the right pop of deep, rich colors throughout. 
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The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi

Langkawi, Malaysia

As if Asia weren’t already stealing the show on this list, Ritz-Carlton added their exclusive Malaysian hotel to the roster of 2017 summer openings. Built on a private cove and beach, this set of sophisticated villas, swimming holes, and unparalleled dive sites promise the trek to Lagkawi to be a journey you won’t soon forget.
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The Sanya EDITION

Hainan Island, China

Modern and clean lines, lots of timber, and an abundance of natural light come together the make this EDITION hotel a show stopper on China’s southern coast. Now accepting reservations, the Sanya on Hainan Island is a mega luxe resort with 500 rooms and 17 floating villas
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The Silo

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town’s 1920s-era grain silo is being transformed from factory to a mixed-use building that’ll be home to an iconic modern art museum and – yep, you guessed it! – a hotly anticipated luxury hotel. With state-of-the-art design elements in all of the hotel’s 28 rooms and penthouse suite, future guests can expect modernist digs with an art-centric approach.
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The St. Regis Langkawi

Langkawi, Malaysia

Arriving on the Malaysian luxury getaway circuit in 2016, The St. Regis Langkawi takes paradise up a notch. Bordered by parks, wildlife, mountains, waterfalls, limestone caves, and other beautiful sights, this high-end resort emphasizes nature as the true stunner.

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Dhaalu Atoll Vommuli, Maldives

What’s your favorite luxury hotel brand? The St. Regis. What’s your favorite island destination? The Maldives. Of course, put the two together and watch tropical luxury magic infiltrate the surrounds. As over-water accommodations are all the rage right now, it seems fitting that this new hot spot would feature exactly that.
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The William Vale

Brooklyn, New York

Everyone knows that Williamsburg is the design capital of Brooklyn, so it only makes sense that a design savvy hotel the likes of the William Vale would pop up seemingly overnight. With exquisitely decorated rooms and balconies that overlook the city skyline, this is one luxury hotel that’s worth setting up a staycation to experience.
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Villa Anouk

Essaouira, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco

Morocco’s bohemian Villa Anouk has us going crazy with our Pinterest boards. This elegantly rustic estate features seven large suites and multiple gathering spaces, each of which seem to have absolutely perfect afternoon nap lighting. Decorated with rich velvets and gorgeous furnishings, this lesser-known hideaway is the absolute lap of luxury in these parts.
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W Dubai - Al Habtoor City

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Imagine if the Jetsons had their own hotel in their futuristic world. We’d imagine it would look something like the bold, colorful, mod-squad setting over at the new W Al Habtoor in Dubai. In a city that has a whole festival dedicated to shopping, we’re willing to bet the glam life is available everywhere you turn in these parts.
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W Hotel in Goa

Goa, India

Known for its wild clubs and authentic dance music, Goa has quite the party scene. But what’s a party without somewhere dream worthy to lay your head after? Opened in 2016, this new W Hotel has the kind of luxe-glam rooms you’d expect from the cool hotel brand, and also boasts an amphitheater-style beach club that’s built right into the sand.
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West Elm Hotels

Various Locations

As if we couldn’t be more obsessed with West Elm, they’ve gone and blown us away by announcing they’re launching a hotel line. The West Elm Hotel brand is making efforts to establish meeting places for locals and tourists alike in each of their new hotel locations. With five locations set to open in 2018, the West Elm Hotel brand has chosen to kick off in cities with serious design and history street cred. 
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W Hotel in Punta de Mita

Nayarit, Mexico

Far from understated, this vibrant Punta Mita hotel features bright mosaics, giant papel picado art installations, and creative takes on classic Mexican design at every turn. For the ultimate in luxury experience, be sure to book one of the glass cubes of perfection built cascading down a hill and overlooking the shore.
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Zemi Beach House

West Indies

Though it just opened in the last year, Zemi Beach has already received acclaim and awards throughout the tourism industry. Named the Best New Resort Spa of 2016 by World Spa Awards, visitors to this Anguilla getaway can be sure to take in plenty of luxury and rejuvenation. Head to the spa for full body scrubs, mud decks, rain showers, hammam, therapeutic pools, or simply for the juice bar.
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1 Hotel Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York

Already garnering attention as a hotspot for 2017, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is bringing nature into the city. Utilizing reclaimed materials, native greenery, and local artists, this chic stay is something you can feel good about. Plus, the above and beyond view of the Manhattan skyline isn't bad either.
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21C Museum Hotel Lexington

Lexington, Kentucky

Standing tall in the cool historic district of Downtown Lexington, 21C introduces contemporary vibes into this Beaux Arts building. With five art gallery spaces and plenty of natural light flooding in, 21C is a glam spot to throw an event or spend a quiet evening vacationing or staycationing with your boo.
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21C Museum Hotel Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The 21C group made our hit list twice in 2016 and their Oklahoma City location carries all the panache of modern-art-gallery-meets-boutique-hotel we’ve come to expect from these hoteliers. Formerly an assembly plant for the Ford Model T, this four-story warehouse has been turned into a 135-room luxury hotel complete with 14,000 square feet of event space.
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