Top Hotels to Book

By: Shelley Seale

Travel+Leisure has released their picks on top hotels you’ll want to book this year. Many of the hotels are destinations in themselves, and others will have you planning a trip to experience the property and explore a new country, city, or even just a different part of town. New construction, renovated properties, all-inclusive resorts, an English manor house, luxury tents, and tiny pod rooms are among their long list of new hotel openings for 2018.

Among them:


Shanghai, China

A truly unique lodging experience, 50 antique houses have been disassembled and meticulously restored to create 26 ancient dwellings, seamlessly integrating contemporary comfort into the 400-year-old buildings. Many of the dwellings now include private pools and courtyards, and guests can experience holistic wellness facilities and the opportunity to explore China’s heritage of arts, culture, and philosophy. Five restaurants offer the finest local and international cuisine.

Opening: January 2018
Price: TBD

Hotel Figueroa

Los Angeles, California

After extensive renovations, the 90-year-old hotel will celebrate its restoration back to its original 1920s Spanish Colonial splendor with 268 rooms, including 63 suites. Two destination restaurants created by acclaimed chef Casey Lane, four bars, intimate private event venues, and a beautifully refurbished pool area will create a welcome oasis conveniently close to L.A. Live, Staples Center, and the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Opening: Early 2018
Price: From $340

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Havelock Island, Andamans, India

This 30-acre property will offer 75 spacious villas, inspired by the indigenous Jarawa huts. With modern amenities in the midst of an untouched natural paradise, the villas will provide the ultimate in comfort and luxury while guests enjoy lush green mangroves and rich coral reefs.

Opening: Early 2018
Price: TBD

Awasi Iguazu

Misiones, Argentina

Located just 15 minutes from the world’s largest waterfalls and situated on the banks of the River Iguazu, the 14 villas will each have a private plunge pool, outdoor shower, and spacious living area. Each villa will be assigned a guide and a 4WD vehicle for exploring. The main lodge, a short distance from the villas, will house a restaurant and bar.

Opening: February 2018
Price: TBD

Read the full list here!