Conde Nast Traveler Unveils Its 13th Annual Hot List
May 'Hot List' issue is the magazine's annual guide to the hottest new hotels, restaurants, spas, and clubs around the globe
The 2009 Hot List features 140 new hotels and resorts, 50 new restaurants, 35 new nightclubs, and 50 new spas, whose design, service, and amenities transcend industry standards.
The hotel findings range in size from a three-pavilion hideaway outside of
U.S. properties named to the list include: InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa, Paradise Valley, Ariz. Montage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, Calif. London West Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif. SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Calif. Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach, Calif. Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Palm Springs, Calif. Se San Diego, San Diego, Calif. Cavallo Point, Sausalito, Calif. Bardessono, Yountville, Calif. Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Colo. Capella Telluride, Telluride, Colo. The Regent, Bal Harbour, Fla. Viceroy, Miami, Fla. Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, Fla. Mondrian South Beach, Miami Beach, Fla. Mansion on Peachtree, Atlanta, Ga. Avia, Savannah, Ga. Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii The Blackstone, Chicago, Ill. Dana Hotel and Spa, Chicago, Ill. Hidden Pond, Kennebunkport, Me. Mandarin Oriental, Boston, Mass. Hotel Ivy, Minneapolis, Minn. Encore Wynn, Las Vegas, Nev. Encantado, Santa Fe, N.M. Greenwich Hotel, New York, N.Y. Thompson LES, New York, N.Y. The Nines, Portland, Ore. Hotel Saint Cecilia, Austin, Tex. Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa, Dallas, Tex. Arctic Club Hotel, Seattle, Wash. Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle, Wash. Donovan House, Washington, D.C. Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee, Wis.
When we travel we still need -- and love -- to eat out. The most sought-after reservations are for gussied up gastropubs with stellar cocktails or pocket-sized restaurants with just a handful of tables. From a
U.S. restaurants on the Hot Tables List include: California: Palate Food & Wine, Glendale; Kogi BBQ, Los Angeles; Zinnia, San Francisco Florida: Sra. Martinez, Miami Georgia: Holeman & Finch, Atlanta Illinois: L2O, Chicago Louisiana: Cochon Butcher, New Orleans Massachusetts: Hungry Mother, Cambridge Nevada: Wazuzu, Las Vegas New York: Convivio, Corton, John Dory, L'Artusi, New York Oregon: Lincoln, Portland Pennsylvania: Zahav, Philadelphia Washington: Poppy, Seattle *Hungry for more? Go online to cntraveler.com/hotlist for 65 additional tables
A little R&R is just what the doctor ordered, and as luck would have it, this past year delivered a bumper crop of superlative spas from
U.S. spas on the Hot Spas List include: California: Spa Montage, Beverly Hills; Spa at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach Colorado: RockResorts Spa at the Arrabelle, Vail Florida: Icon Brickell at Viceroy Miami; Lapis at the Fontainebleau, Miami Beach Georgia: 29 Spa at the Mansion on Peachtree, Atlanta Nevada: Spa at Trump, Las Vegas New Mexico: Spa at Encantado, Santa Fe New York: Caudalie Spa at the Plaza Hotel; ESPA at the Peninsula; Sense, a Rosewood Spa, The Carlyle; Shibui Spa, Greenwich Hotel, New York City Texas: Stoneleigh Spa, Dallas *For 30 more new spas, go to cntraveler.com/hotlist
Just when we all needed a drink, nightlife got serious. This year, absinthe made a comeback and hotel bars got their glam on. From
U.S. nightclubs on the Hot Nights List include: California: Bardot Hollywood, Los Angeles; Infusion Lounge, The Press Club, San Francisco Colorado: Liquid Sky, Snowmass Florida Louis, Sunset Lounge, Miami Beach Illinois: Vertigo Sky Lounge, Chicago Nevada: Frankie's Tiki Room, XS, Las Vegas New York: Apotheke, Rose Club, New York City Texas: PM at the Joule, Dallas *For the runners-up, 10 more bars worth swinging by to see, check out cntraveler.com/hotlist
Full reviews of each hotel, restaurant, nightclub and spa can be found in the May issue of Conde Nast Traveler, on newsstands
SOURCE Conde Nast Traveler