Fancy a hotel break?

Of course you do.

Bar keeping ourselves fed and hydrated, all we can really think about is getaway breaks and when we can next sit on a plane.

Until the time comes, however, you can start putting a mental mood board together of some dream hotels.

And if you need help with that activity, look no further than the top 25 hottest new hotels on the planet list.

Ranked by the 2021 Travellers’ Choice Awards, the list was compiled with the help of an algorithm that analysed non-large chain hotels that opened July 1, 2019 or later, and received a high number of positive reviews and ratings.

Included on the list are two UK hotels ideal for staycations, but most are exotic destinations ideal for holiday dreaming.

Below is the complete list.

1. Arinna Cappadocia, Goreme, Turkey

Taking the top spot is this cave hotel located in Goreme, Turkey. With 10 rooms in total, previous travellers have called it ‘an amazing place.’

The website reads: ‘Some of the rooms are real cave rooms and some of the rooms are local stone rooms with a view of Goreme town and its balloons.’

2. Armenaki Santorini, Greece

Santorini is one of the most picturesque destinations on the planet and the Armenaki Santorini hotel will give you one of the best views. With clean and simple rooms, this is a hotel to truly relax in.

3. Anttunina Pousada Spa, Maragogo, Brazil

Guests can stay in bungalows with a heated swimming pool and whirlpool at the Anttunina Pousada Spa in Brazil.

‘Located on the most beautiful beach’, according to Tripadvisor, previous guests have described the destination as ‘perfect.’

4. Peridot Grand Hotel & Spa, Hanoi, Vietnam

An oasis of tranquility in the hustle and bustle of Hanoi Old Quarter, the Peridot Grand Hotel & Spa includes a rooftop bar and pool.

5. Hotel Bidaia, San Sebastian, Spain

Located in San Sebastian, Hotel Bidaia was designed in 1912 by the architect Lucas Alday. Each room is unique and built with wood and stone. Guests have described it as ‘cosy and beautiful.’

6. Oludeniz Blu Luxury Unique Hotel, Oludeniz, Turkey

Expect superior service from this hotel that aims to please guests and ‘exceed their expectations every single day.’

One previous Tripadvisor review said: ‘This is a hotel with its own soul.’

7. Emeline, Charleston, South Carolina

A retreat crafted for the ‘curious traveller’ the Emeline hotel is situated amongst the cobblestone streets in Charleston’s historic district.

Expect a unique stay with classic and contemporary touches.

8. Mandarin Eastville Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand

This hotel is luxury in the city. The rooms are a mix of Asian zen and western influences, while the hotel provides two restaurants and lounges that include Italian cuisine and local Thai delights. A true top pick.

9. Ace Hotel Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Designed by Commune Design and the legendary architect Kengo Kuma, Ace Hotel Kyoto could just as well double as an art gallery. Tripadvisor described it as ‘a part new build and part historic structure that was once home to a beloved landmark telephone company.’

10. The Rockaway Hotel, Rockaway Park, New York

Modern with a boho feel, The Rockaway Hotel is an urban beach getaway with a view of New York city. With curated art installations and cultural activations, expect a one of a kind experience.

11. The Old Foundry Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

A boutique hotel with elements dating back to 1876, The Old Foundry Hotel in Cape Town has been described by travellers as ‘the best place in CT for remote workers and business travelers.’

12. Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Space and daylight are the key elements of this hotel. Located in the centre of Dubai, it has been designed for ‘the discerning business traveler and the demanding family holidaymaker.’

13. The Manor Hotel by JA, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

With sleek interiors and a contemporary design, The Manor Hotel by JA looms large in the skyline of the Dubai-Abu Dhabi route. Previous guests have said it’s a ‘memorable stay.’

14. Hotel Fitzroy curated by Fable, Auckland Central, New Zealand

New Zealand may be currently off-limits in terms of travel, but when its borders open up the Hotel Fitzroy is on our dream list. Described as blending ‘the experience of classic, old-world charm and contemporary living’, the 10 suite hotel is located in one of Auckland’s trendiest districts.

15. Adiwana Bisma, Ubud, Indonesia

Warmth and homely with luxury at the forefront, this is a resort destination to treasure. If you are looking for a serene break that is hidden away from the world, this is for you.

16. Roomzzz York City, York, United Kingdom

Did you know the UK has some of the world’s hottest hotels? Roomzzz York City has four room types available for guests to stay in – the Smart Studio, Smart Studio Balcony, Smart Studio River View and Smart Studio with Balcony and River View. Expect modern design with clean lines.

17. Hotel Brooklyn, Manchester, United Kingdom

With rooms described as ‘stylish and comfortable’ Hotel Brooklyn is situated perfectly for shopping, culture and nightlife. Ideal for a weekend break over the coming months.

18. Ulaman Eco Retreat, Tabanan, Indonesia

Designed for people who strive to live a more eco-friendly life, the Ulaman Eco Retreat mixes sustainability and comfort. One previous guest said ‘sustainability has never been so chic.’

19. The Darling Hotel, Visalia, California

This former courthouse is situated in the heart of downtown Visalia. With 32 rooms and panoramic views of the Sierra Nevadas, this is a getaway destination to remember.

20. Rise Uptown, Phoenix, Arizona

With 79 guest rooms, a poolside bar, rooftop cocktail lounge, pop stand and hometown coffee shop, Rise Uptown is a wonderful neighbourhood hotel.

On Tripadvisor, one previous guest wrote: ‘Seriously… the vibe. You must stay here. The laid-back but attentive staff make you feel so welcome immediately upon arrival.’

21. Little National Hotel, Sydney, Australia

In a convenient location close to all of Sydney’s iconic landmarks, the Little National Hotel is described as ‘affordable luxury.’

Expect great views and comfortable spaces.

22. Aria Resort and Spa, Nashik, India

Situated near Gangapur dam, this resort has 180-degree views of the water and is nestled amid lush gardens. Guests have commended the hotel for its relaxed and refreshed vibes.

23. Araliya Red, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Featuring over 300 rooms and 30 suites, the Araliya Red hotel sits in the luscious rolling green hills of Sri Lanka’s Tea Country. ‘The welcome, attention and willingness to please and make customers happy is possibly the best ever example of customer service I have ever experienced,’ said one satisfied guest.

24. Blue Kotor Bay Premium Spa Resort, Donji Stoliv, Montenegro

Known for its stunning scenery, Montenegro is a picture-perfect destination and this spa resort is no different. It is marketed as having a ‘contemporary eco-design approach’ and providing ‘a peaceful oasis.’ An adult-only destination, switch off and unwind in a memorable stay.

25. The Fives Oceanfront, Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Taking pride of place in front of the Puerto Morelos Reef National Park, The Fives Oceanfront sits on a site that is part of a barrier reef known as the ‘Great Western Atlantic Reef Belt.’ Enjoy 360 degree views of the ocean and delicious Mexican cuisine.

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