NEW YORK – April 20, 2021 – Meredith Corporation‘s Travel + Leisure announces its annual It List of the best new hotels of the year, spotlighting the 73 most remarkable new and newly redone properties around the globe. Selected by the editors of Travel + Leisure, the hotels on this 16th annual list provide experiences that are sure to inspire wanderlust, offering travelers more reasons to make plans to get up and go. The 2021 It List is featured in the May issue of Travel + Leisure, on newsstands now, and at

Jacqui Gifford, Editor in Chief of Travel + Leisure, said, “It’s an honor to recognize each of these standout new properties that offer travelers so much to look forward to. In a year when hotels were challenged to rethink their approach to just about everything, the industry forged ahead. Our list of properties spans the globe,  showcasing resilience, determination and hope for the future. The 2021 It List is a reminder of so many of the joys of travel, and this latest crop of openings is as exciting as any we’ve seen in the 16 years of creating the It List.”

The hotels are located in 29 countries across six continents and a represent a variety of styles from safari lodges and luxury beach resorts to chic city escapes, wellness retreats and getaways that offer easy access to nature. The It List includes 30 properties in the United States, including six in California and five across New York state, as well as in destinations such as DenverDes MoinesChicagoBoston, Scottsdale, AustinNew OrleansCharlestonPalm Beach and more.

The Travel + Leisure 2021 It List of best new hotels, listed in alphabetical order by region, are as follows:

Africa and the Middle East

  • Angama Safari Camp, Kenya
  • Arthaus Beirut
  • Habitas Namibia
  • Jack’s Camp, Botswana
  • Kruger Shalati, Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • St. Regis Cairo
  • Singita Sabora Tented Camp, Tanzania
  • Xigera Safari Lodge, Okavango Delta, Botswana



  • Ace Hotel Kyoto, Japan
  • Capella Bangkok
  • Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Hotel The Mitsui Kyoto, Japan
  • The Johri at Lal Haveli, Jaipur, India
  • The Leela Palace Jaipur, India
  • One&Only Desaru Coast, Desaru, Malaysia
  • The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon
  • Zannier Hotels Bai San Hô, Vietnam



  • Crown Sydney



  • Caerula Mar Club, Bahamas
  • Eclipse at Half Moon, Jamaica
  • Hôtel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf, St. Bart’s
  • Rosewood Little Dix Bay, British Virgin Islands


Central and South America

  • Cielo Lodge, Costa Rica
  • Six Senses Botanique, Brazil



  • Four Seasons Hotel Madrid
  • Galleria Vik, Milan
  • Grand Universe Lucca, Italy
  • La Réserve Eden au Lac, Zurich
  • Les Sources de Cheverny, Loire Valley, France
  • Loire Valley Lodges, Esvres-sur-Indre, France
  • Maslina Resort, Stari GradCroatia
  • The Mayfair Townhouse, London
  • Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel & Spa, Puglia, Italy
  • The Pig – at Harlyn Bay, England
  • Villa Copenhagen, Denmark


North America 

  • Adero Scottsdale, Autograph Collection, Arizona
  • Camp Sarika by Amangiri, Utah
  • Cara Hotel, Los Angeles
  • The Chloe, New Orleans
  • Círculo Mexicano, Mexico City
  • Columns, New Orleans
  • Commodore Perry Estate, Austin, Texas
  • Edgartown Inn, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
  • Emeline, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, Mexico
  • Harbor View Hotel, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
  • Hew & Draw, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Hotel Kansas City, Missouri
  • Hotel Magdalena, Austin, Texas
  • Hotel Sin Nombre, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Hotel Ynez, Solvang, California
  • Lake House on Canandaigua, New York
  • Life House Lower Highlands, Denver
  • Life House Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • The Maker, Hudson, New York
  • Mayflower Inn & Spa, WashingtonConnecticut
  • Miraval Berkshires, Lenox, Massachusetts
  • Montage Healdsburg, California
  • The Newbury Boston
  • Nobu Chicago
  • One&Only Mandarina, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
  • Palmaïa, The House of Aïa, Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • Paradero Todos Santos, Baja SurMexico
  • Riggs Washington DC
  • The Rockaway Hotel, New York City
  • The Roundtree, Amagansett, New York
  • Stables Inn, Paso Robles, California
  • Surety Hotel, Des Moines
  • Urban Cowboy Catskills, New York
  • White Elephant Palm Beach, Florida
  • White Water Cambria, California
  • Wylder Hotel Hope Valley, California
  • Wander the Resort, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada


Beginning in early 2020, Travel + Leisure editors researched hundreds of new properties across the globe. Travel + Leisure sent contributors and editors to visit the top selections resulting in the 2021 It List. To learn more about why each property is named to the Travel + Leisure 2021 It List, visit