chester, england – We are pleased to announce the 15 destination countries around the world that Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI) has rated as the best of the year.
Surprisingly, three of the top four new properties are from renowned jewelers and watchmakers Bvlgari and Chopard. The UK tops the list of destinations with three entries, followed by Rome with two. Peninsula and Six Senses both include his two facilities in this year’s top 15.
Here are the best of 2023, in reverse order.
15. The Peninsula (London)
London has had a very unusual year for luxury hotel openings.,
The peninsula stands out from the crowd. I noticed how it took a long time to get everything perfect before opening. Unfortunately, this is not the case with all new luxury hotels.
14. The Dori, Athens
Since opening, The Dolli has been a big hit with discerning Athenians, and it’s easy to see why. It has a chic yet casual atmosphere and offers a wide selection of individually decorated rooms, suites and apartments.
13. Capella, Sydney
This is exactly what Sydney needs. A luxurious mid-sized property that ticks all the boxes. The historic landmark has been brought back to life by Capella while preserving elements of its heritage. The spacious spa was also impressive.
12. Six Senses South Dunes, Red Sea
Opened in November, this Red Sea resort pays homage to Nabataean architectural heritage and the majestic desert environment. With 36 rooms and suites, and a further 40 pool villas dotted between the dunes, this very special property is set in the spotlight on sustainability as Saudi Arabia continues to drop its place on the global luxury tourism map. and has achieved exceptional standards in desert hospitality.
11. COMO Metropolitan, Singapore
Located at COMO Orchard on Bideford Road, the collection marks the brand’s home country debut. The hotel is part of a 19-storey integrated immersive experience, bringing the best of COMO’s hospitality, fashion, wellness and cuisine to one inspiring location in the heart of Singapore.
10. Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York City
This is a new property with an old-fashioned feel, very rich, romantic and colorful, which we absolutely love. There are 153 highly equipped rooms and suites. Each has its own unique personality and charming details that make this historic home feel like home.
9. Four Seasons The Pearl, Qatar
This is a little different from your typical Four Seasons resort, offering only residential-style apartments. Each room has a large bedroom, bathroom, lounge, fully equipped kitchen and spacious terrace. With two- and three-bedroom apartments available, you’ll feel right at home in Four Seasons style.
8. OWO, Raffles, London
Another wonderful property created using a historic building. This is the former Office of the Army (OWO), and from the moment you enter the grand staircase you can sense the great importance this building once had. It currently features 120 luxury rooms and suites, nine restaurants, three bars and a Guerlain Spa.
7. Six Senses, Rome
This is a bold project for Six Senses, creating an urban wellness-focused resort and a true oasis in the chaotic and fascinating historical center of Rome. I’m glad this is a complete victory. Some rooms and all suites have terraces, and Roman’s dramatic yet inviting spa spans two floors.
6. Estelle Manor, England
Located in Oxfordshire, just outside the Cotswolds, this 60-acre country club and hotel is advertised as a ‘new school club with old school values’. We love our impressive range of accommodation choices (108 rooms and suites, with more on the way). A 3000m2 Roman-style bath and spa will also be coming soon.
5. The Peninsula, Istanbul
A luxurious resort-style hotel with surprises at every turn. The 177 rooms and suites spread across four buildings offer a variety of layouts and categories, with a classic Peninsula-style lobby, impressive spa, and indoor and outdoor pools.
4. Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino
Mandarin Oriental is one of the many luxury hotel brands we monitor every day. We recently named them the world’s best luxury hotel brand for 2023, and this stunning new resort shows just why. It features 99 elegantly appointed suites and villas, each offering breathtaking views and plenty of space, while seamlessly blending traditional Messenian elements with contemporary luxury. It’s a safe haven.
3. Bvlgari, Tokyo
Although it only opened in April, this may already be Japan’s most luxurious hotel. Located on the 40+ penthouse floor of the Yaesu skyscraper, it features 98 extremely spacious rooms and suites (spaciousness is now a trademark of Bvlgari Hotels), a luxurious spa, and multiple dining options. It is truly a haven of peace. Far beyond the frenzy of the city.
2. 1 Place Vendôme (Paris)
Rarely had I witnessed such a modest and discreet opening, but resourceful researchers did not shirk it. Renowned jeweler Chopard has quietly created this gem of a Parisian luxury boutique, with just 15 suites and guest rooms. Currently, the hotel website only has a reservation page. But trust our judgment. This is a truly special place, especially for those who prefer quiet luxury.
..… and that World’s Best New Luxury Hotel 2023 teeth
1. Bvlgari, Rome
After covering luxury hotels and brands for over 12 years, I never imagined that a well-known luxury jewelry company could surpass one of the world’s leading luxury hospitality operators to create the world’s best new luxury hotel. . But is it that surprising? Bvlgari (part of LVMH) has a clear understanding of the needs and preferences of the world’s wealthy customers, so why not use this to build an outstanding ultra-luxury hotel?In Rome. The investment in both time and money is extraordinary, followed by property as well. With resorts set to open in the Maldives, Miami Beach, and Los Angeles, Bvlgari’s continued rise as a luxury hospitality operator is a potential game-changer, and such an attractive watch.
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