It’s been a great year for high-end travel, with some amazing new accommodations popping up around the world. With the end of 2023 fast approaching, Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI) has announced its selection of the best luxury hotels opening this year.
From eco-friendly beach retreats to historic mansions, our members-only digital resource compiles a list of our 15 favorite properties.
Two of the coveted spots went to destinations in London. OWO’s The Peninsula and Raffles are two of the UK’s biggest hit openings this year. Roma is also having a great moment, with Six Senses and Bvlgari both appearing on his exclusive LTI list. Read on to get inspiration for your next vacation.
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LTI’s top 15 luxury hotels
15. The Peninsula (London)
The Peninsula caused a lot of buzz when it opened on the edge of Hyde Park earlier this year. LTI notes that this luxury hotel was distinguished by “taking the time to make everything perfect,” which we were lucky enough to find when we visited in December (review Please pay attention to).
14. The Dori, Athens
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Next on LTI’s list of Best Luxury Hotels of 2023 is this “chic yet casual” boutique in Athens. Located in a historic mansion just a stone’s throw from the Acropolis, it’s the perfect place for your final break in the city.
13. Capella, Sydney
Capella’s newest location in Sydney also attracted attention this year. The sandstone building, located in the former Department of Education building just outside the Sydney Opera House, has undergone a painstaking refurbishment that has yielded impressive results. LTI also loved the spacious spa.
12. Six Senses South Dunes, Red Sea
Red Sea is home to some of the biggest names in the hospitality industry, including Six Senses. LTI highlights the facility’s “extraordinary standards of sustainability” and impressive architecture as its main attractions.
11. Como Metropolitan, Singapore
Como went all out when it opened its first facility in Singapore earlier this year. The hotel itself is just one part of the brand’s “immersive experience.” Expect upscale shopping, gourmet dining, and a 9,000 square foot wellness center.
10. Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York City
Home to some of the most popular establishments on the planet, it’s no wonder New York City gets all the attention. LTI loves the Fifth Avenue Hotel’s “old-fashioned feel” and “very well-appointed rooms.” Renowned designer Martin Brudnicki was brought in to add touches to the interior.
9. Four Seasons The Pearl, Qatar
If you’re looking for space, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything better than the new Four Seasons Resort in Qatar. With a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor terrace, the expansive beachside residence resembles a luxury apartment more than a hotel room.
8. OWO, Raffles, London
It’s no surprise that The OWO’s Raffles made it into the top 10 on LTI’s list. Arguably one of London’s biggest openings this year, the historic building has been transformed into an ultra-luxury hotel with nine restaurants, three spas and a Guerlain Spa.
7. Six Senses, Rome
The first Rome property to secure its place on the coveted list is Six Senses.Located within the gorgeous No. 18thA 100-year-old palace, this historic hotel has a lot of character and is described by LTI as a “complete triumph”. We decided to visit in November, and we couldn’t have had more wonderful memories.
6. Estelle Manor, England
Estelle Manor has been ranked 3rd in the UK’s Best Luxury Hotels of 2023 by LTI. Luxury Travel Report praised the stunning setting (the 60-acre country club is located right next to the Cotswolds in Oxfordshire) and the “wide choice of impressive accommodation”. .
5. The Peninsula, Istanbul
When it comes to destinations, The Peninsula’s new Istanbul property on the banks of the Bosphorus is the best of the best. This luxury hotel caught the attention of his LTI and secured his fifth place on the list for its ability to inject “the element of wow in every aspect”.
4. Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino
LTI has named Mandarin Oriental the world’s best luxury hotel brand for 2023, so it’s no wonder the hospitality industry stalwart is mentioned here. Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Peloponnese region along the Mediterranean coast, this new outpost ranks fourth.
3. Bvlgari, Tokyo
In third place is Bvlgari’s new hotel in Tokyo, which LTI already believes has the potential to become Japan’s most luxurious hotel. Located on the 40th to 45th floors of the Yaesu skyscraper, this charming hotel features an expansive spa and several gourmet restaurants. That’s exactly the kind of place it is.
2. 1, Place Vendôme, Paris
Renowned jeweler Chopard quietly unveiled this glamorous boutique in November. With just 15 suites, it’s ultra-exclusive and, according to LTI, “a truly special place, especially for those who appreciate quiet luxury.”
1. Bvlgari, Rome
Taking the top spot on LTI’s list of the best luxury hotels of 2023 is Bvlgari’s sparkling new hotel in Rome. It debuted in June with a star-studded opening party and has cemented its reputation. of Where to stay in the Eternal City.
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