For this 20th edition of the Hot List—our picks of the year’s top hotel openings—editors and reporters crisscrossed six continents and 36 countries to review hundreds of new properties firsthand. We came back with 60 outstanding winners that represent not just the vanguard of the hotel world but where travelers are headed next—and why.

Our editors vetted hundreds of recently opened hotels and resorts, from West Africa to Miami, and found that what stands out are the properties that combine old-school extravagance and service with just the right measure of modernity. Click thru to view the 60 best new hotels in the world.

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