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Top 7 New Hotels In The World In 2023 According To Travel + Leisure

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The travel industry has been gaining strength during the past few years.

We’ve seen large hospitality companies like Hilton opening new hotels in France or RIU expanding its portfolio in Canada and multiple amazing new resorts in the Caribbean. 

Modern tropical villa with swimming pool in nature

From all-inclusive resorts to incredible boutique hotels, this year, new promising properties opened their doors and are ready to provide unforgettable experiences for travelers.

Experts from the magazine Travel + Leisure have been taking notes since 2022 and recently shared exciting information. 

On Thursday, Travel + Leisure announced a new list of the best hotels in 2023. The 18th annual list includes the 100 best hotels across 37 countries and 6 continents. 


From affordable luxury hotels to wellness experiences to great beach resorts; editors and writers visited the new properties and created a full list recognizing the best accommodations.

Travelers will find under-the-radar hotels and well-known brands. To simplify the search, the magazine has created different categories for readers to choose from their preferred experiences, and a full list.

These are the 7 best hotels recognized in the full ranking:

7) ​​Lolebezi — Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

Safari resorts are the ultimate luxury experience: travelers stay in spectacular private properties with all the best amenities and get to experience nature and see amazing animals in their natural habitat. 

This new hotel is no exception. The Lolebezi is located in the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia. Guests will find modern accommodations and rooms with plunge pools at this lodge.

Prices start at $1,490 per person, all-inclusive.

Elephant herd on river in Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia

6) Gleneagles Townhouse — Edinburgh

In the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, a new property from one of the most popular local hotels, Gleneagles—soon celebrating its 100 anniversary—, has opened its doors.

The 5-star hotel has 33 rooms with a special design and is hosted by a friendly staff. 

The new Gleneagles Townhouse also has an on-site restaurant, the Spence, ready to serve travelers delicious food. Rates start at $674.

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Gleneagles Townhouse

5) InterContinental Khao Yai — Thailand

This beautiful resort is located right next to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Khao Yai National Park in Thailand. Its creative style will charm visitors, and it was created by hotel designer Bill Bensley. 

The rooms have unique furniture and decorations that create a special atmosphere for visitors.

Rates start at $154.

Reception facade at the InterContinental Khao Yai — Thailand
InterContinental Khao Yai — Thailand

4) The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon

Those looking for a one-of-a-kind stay in Bangkok will find it at The Standard. This luxury hotel is located in one of the city’s most relevant skyscrapers.

The Standard has 155 rooms with different amenities, five bars, and restaurants —including a rooftop Mexican restaurant, Ojo— and an outdoor swimming pool.

Rates start from $237.

Room at The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon
The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon

3) The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad

New York has accommodations for all kinds of travelers, but the new Ritz-Carlton is adding a special touch with luxury and exclusive experiences. 

The new property is located on the corner of 28th and Broadway. The new Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad offers 250 rooms with 250 different angles and views.

Rates start from $1,073.

View from lounge at The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad
The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad

2) Hôtel Dame des Arts — Paris

Already considered one of the best hotels in the world by CNN, this beautiful boutique hotel in Paris is piling up great reviews and building an excellent reputation. 

The property is located in the Latin Quarter and has 109 rooms— Certain rooms have views of the Eiffel Tower— and a Mexican restaurant. At the entrance, visitors will be seduced by its fragrance and French decoration.

Rates start from $386.

Dinner on a table overlooking paris
Hôtel Dame des Arts, Paris, France

1) The Peninsula Istanbul

And the first place goes to the beautiful Hotel Peninsula Istanbul in Turkey. The four-building complex has 177 rooms and offers travelers distinguished and luxurious experiences. 

From rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces or direct access to the pool to a rooftop Turkish Asian restaurant with impressive views to a marble-clad spa with high-quality treatments, this hotel has the best amenities, design, and experiences.

Rates start from $959.

room inside of peninsula
The Peninsula Istanbul, Turkey

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