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NEW YORK, April 20, 2015 — Today, the editors of Conde Nast Traveler announce the definitive guide to the best new hotels and resorts in the world, the 2015 Hot List.

A select 60 properties made the 2015 Hot List, after being vetted by editors and contributors who visited hundreds of recently opened properties around the world, from West Africa to Miami.

This year, an invisible and seemingly effortless attention to detail was appreciated more than over-the-top gestures. Conde Nast Traveler Editor-in-Chief Pilar Guzman says, "The standout properties were those that understood the intuitive needs of the modern traveler. The sweet spot for a Hot List hotel is a combination of old-school extravagance and service with just the right measure of modernity."

The result is a list that takes you around the world – from London to French Polynesia, Milan to Uruguay – and speaks to the passions of the modern traveler.

The 2015 Hot List Hotels are:

Best Bargains (Under $200 a Night)

  • 21 Broad, Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • Alma Historica Boutique Hotel, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Delano Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Hotel Sahrai, Fez, Morocco
  • The Rose Hotel, Venice Beach, California
  • Tribal Hotel, Granada, Nicaragua

Beachside Escapes

  • Cape Weligama, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Malliouhana (An Auberge Resort), Anguilla
  • Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, Turkey
  • The Miami Beach EDITION, Florida
  • One&Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  • The Sanchaya, Bintan Island, Indonesia

Urbanist Standouts

  • The Beaumont, London, England
  • Chiltern Firehouse, London, England
  • The Dean Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
  • Ham Yard Hotel, London, England
  • Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris, France
  • The Ludlow, New York, New York
  • Mandarin Oriental, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Palazzo Parigi, Milan, Italy
  • Park Hyatt New York, New York
  • The Peninsula, Paris, France
  • Portrait Firenze, Italy
  • The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel, Chile
  • URSO Hotel & Spa, Madrid, Spain

Design Stars

  • Aman Tokyo, Japan
  • Bahia Vik Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
  • Casas del XVI, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • El Blok, Vieques, Puerto Rico
  • Fontevraud L'Hotel, Loire Valley, France
  • Hotel SP34, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Iconic Santorini, Greece
  • Mondrian London at Sea Containers, England
  • The Norman Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Park Hyatt Vienna, Austria
  • Riad Mena & Beyond, Marrakech, Morocco
  • SUJAN Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur, India
  • Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, Netherlands


  • Edson Hill, Stowe, Vermont
  • Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
  • Pikaia Lodge, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  • Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, California
  • Watch Hill Inn, Rhode Island

Good Food

  • Belle Mont Farm on Kittian Hill, St. Kitts
  • Casa de Uco Vineyards & Wine Resort, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • La Grande Maison, Bordeaux, France
  • THE PIG – on the beach, Dorset, England
  • Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard, Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Soho House Chicago, Illinois
  • Vina Vik, Millahue Valley, Chile

Over-the-Top Luxury

  • ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon, India
  • La Reserve, Paris, France
  • Raffles Istanbul, Turkey
  • Rosewood Beijing, China

Remote and Wild

  • Alila Jabal Akhdar, Nizwa, Oman
  • Aro Ha Wellness Retreat, Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand
  • The Brando, Tetiaroa, French Polynesia
  • Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Namibia
  • Maalifushi by COMO, Maldives

For the full list of 2015 Hot List hotels, visit: