News for the Hospitality Executive
The Hottest New Hotels, Restaurants, Spas, and Night Clubs
in the U.S.
as Determined by Condé Nast Traveler
NEW YORK, April 15, 2009 - Conde Nast Traveler's 13th annual May "Hot List" issue is the ultimate insider's guide to the newest and hottest hotels, restaurants, spas, and nightclubs opened all over the world in the past year. The editors scoured the globe to check out hundreds of new properties, rigorously evaluating each one on a standard set of criteria. The result is a definitive guide to the world's most exciting new establishments destined to become instant classics.
The 2009 Hot List features 140 new hotels and resorts, 50 new restaurants, 35 new nightclubs, and 50 new spas, whose design, service, and amenities transcend industry standards.
The hotel findings range in size from a three-pavilion hideaway outside of Sydney to a 2,034-room high-rise on the Vegas Strip, and in price from $89 at a Palm Springs hot spot to $2,050 for a sprawling safari tent in northern Botswana. Hot and trendy doesn't have to mean pricey -- check into 43 of the hottest hotels for under $250-per-night. The 140 hotels and resorts on this year's Hot List span 53 countries and include new-to-the-list destinations Israel, Mongolia, Peru, Slovenia, and Zimbabwe.
U.S. properties named to the list include:
InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa, Paradise
When we travel we still need -- and love -- to eat out. The most sought-after reservations are for gussied up gastropubs with stellar cocktails or pocket-sized restaurants with just a handful of tables. From a $25 prix fixe lunch at Maison Boulud in Beijing to a $59 four-course dinner at Convivio in New York, our list of 50 restaurants has amazing values abound.
U.S. restaurants on the Hot Tables List include:
California: Palate Food & Wine, Glendale; Kogi
BBQ, Los Angeles; Zinnia, San Francisco
*Hungry for more? Go online to cntraveler.com/hotlist for 65 additional tables
A little R&R is just what the doctor ordered, and as luck would have it, this past year delivered a bumper crop of superlative spas from Macau to Mexico. Our reviewers left no hot stone unturned in their effort to identify the 50 transcendent spots for head-to-toe pampering.
U.S. spas on the Hot Spas List include:
California: Spa Montage, Beverly Hills; Spa at Pelican
Hill, Newport Beach
Just when we all needed a drink, nightlife got serious. This year, absinthe
made a comeback and hotel bars got their glam on. From Beijing to Bogota
-- we have 35 of the hippest hangouts in which to get your groove on.
California: Bardot Hollywood, Los Angeles; Infusion
Lounge, The Press Club, San Francisco
Full reviews of each hotel, restaurant, nightclub and spa can be found in the May issue of Conde Nast Traveler, on newsstands April 21, 2009 or at www.cntraveler.com/hotlist
Condé Nast Traveler
|Also See:||Conde Nast Traveler Names Top Hotels and Resorts Around the World that Manage to Exceed our Expectations / October 2008|