The Top 18 New Hotels in 2018

Architectural Digest

December 2017

AD circled the globe to bring you the most travel-worthy properties debuting now and throughout next year

The phrase “luxury hotel” has a wide array of connotations. But a general consensus among well-traveled guests is that properties with a true sense of place, and those that are an extension of the area’s history, are exemplars of true luxurious style. The hotels that are new and exciting for 2018 are those that are not only well-designed but that go far above and beyond brand recognition.

Ayana Komodo Resort, Flores, Indonesia (Summer 2018)

The undeveloped, rugged eastern Indonesian island of Flores falls into the spotlight when Ayana opens its 189-room, 12-suite property in the summer (visitors can access the island through an hourlong flight from Bali). Architects Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo clad the hotel interiors in warm earth tones to blend them with the outdoors; the lobby will be on the 11th floor and rooms on beach level.

Rosewood Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas (Spring 2018)

Set on Nassau’s Cable Beach, the 233-room, five-villa Rosewood property is one of three major hotels that form part of the $4.2 billion resort complex of Baha Mar (the other two hotel brands are the SLS and Grand Hyatt).

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