The new over-the-top luxury hotels Conde Nast Traveler is loving right now

The 2015 Hot List: The World’s Best New Hotels by Conde Nast Traveler

ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon, India

ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon (India), Parisian La Reserve, Raffles Istanbul (Turkey), and Rosewood Beijing (China) were crowned the “over-the-top luxury hotels” of the year in Conde Nast Traveler‘s 2015 Hot List.

2015 Hot List, the definitive guide to the best new hotels and resorts in the world, includes a select 60 properties. This year, a seemingly effortless attention to detail was appreciated more than over-the-top gestures. The result is a list that takes you around the world and speaks to the passions of the modern traveler.

“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,” explained Conde Nast Traveler Editor-in-Chief Pilar Guzman.

ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon, India-room

The 2015 Hot List Hotels are:
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  • Over-the-Top Luxury:
    ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon, India-lobby
  • ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon, India;
    La Reserve Paris Hotel and Spa-room
    La Reserve, Paris, France;
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  • Raffles Istanbul, Turkey;
    Rosewood Hotel for Beijing
    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.


  • 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.


  • 2015 Hot List – Family-Friendly Hotels:
    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.


  • 2015 Hot List – Good Food Hotels:
    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.


  • 2015 Hot List – Beachside Escapes Hotels:
    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.


  • 2015 Hot List – Urbanist Standouts Hotels:
    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.