NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 —Conde Nast Traveler`s 18th annual Hot List is the definitive guide to the best new hotels and resorts in the world. This year, editors considered 510 hotels in 400 cities and 93 countries.

The 2014 Hot List is the most selective ever, with just 33 Best New Hotels in the World. Hotels were considered according to the categories of the modern traveler: Beach, Design, Food, Family, Bargain, Over-the-Top, and Way-Out-There Hotels.

The criteria? A sense of place: a hotel that celebrates where it is in the world. A sense of personality: a hotel where it feels like every decoration has been hand-chosen by a person, not by a committee. A sense of intuition: a hotel where it feels like your needs are considered before you even know what they are.

The result is a list that takes you around the world—from Kenya to Los Angeles, St. Petersburg to Phuket—and speaks to the passions and habits of the modern traveler.

To view the complete 2014 Hot List, visit http://www.cntraveler.com/hot-list

BEST BEACH HOTELS OF 2014:

  • Andaz Maui at Wailea, Hawaii
  • Mukul Resort, Nicaragua
  • Nizuc Resort & Spa, Cancun
  • Point Yamu by Como, Phuket
  • Salt House Inn, Provincetown

BEST FAMILY HOTELS OF 2014:

  • Andaz Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
  • La Bandita Townhouse, Italy
  • Palihouse Santa Monica, Los Angeles
  • Ritz-Carlton, Aruba

BEST FOOD HOTELS OF 2014:

  • Domaine de la Baume, Tourtour, France
  • Park Hyatt Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • The Thompson, Chicago
  • The Vines Resort & Spa, Argentina
  • The Wild Rabbit, England
  • Zero George Street, Charleston

BEST BARGAIN HOTELS OF 2014:

  • American Trade Hotel, Panama City
  • The Dean, Rhode Island
  • The Line, Los Angeles
  • The Marlton, New York City
  • Temple Hotel, Beijing

BEST DESIGN HOTELS OF 2014:

  • Ace Hotel, Los Angeles
  • Hotel B, Lima
  • Hotel d'Angleterre, Copenhagen
  • Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai
  • The London Edition, England

BEST OVER-THE-TOP HOTELS OF 2014:

  • Aman Canal Grande, Venice
  • Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
  • Four Seasons Lion Palace, St. Petersburg
  • The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland
  • Rosewood, London

BEST WAY-OUT-THERE HOTELS OF 2014:

  • Amano'i, Vietnam
  • Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland
  • Segera Retreat, Laikipia Plateau, Kenya

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