Conde Nast Traveler Announces 2014 Hot List (PRNewsFoto/Conde Nast Traveler)
NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Conde Nast Traveler's 18th annual Hot List is the definitive guide to the best new hotels and resorts in the world. This year, editors considered 510 hotels in 400 cities and 93 countries.
The 2014 Hot List is the most selective ever, with just 33 Best New Hotels in the World. Hotels were considered according to the categories of the modern traveler: Beach, Design, Food, Family, Bargain, Over-the-Top, and Way-Out-There Hotels.
The criteria? A sense of place: a hotel that celebrates where it is in the world. A sense of personality: a hotel where it feels like every decoration has been hand-chosen by a person, not by a committee. A sense of intuition: a hotel where it feels like your needs are considered before you even know what they are.
The result is a list that takes you around the world—from Kenya to Los Angeles, St. Petersburg to Phuket—and speaks to the passions and habits of the modern traveler.
BEST BEACH HOTELS OF 2014: Andaz Maui at Wailea, Hawaii Mukul Resort, Nicaragua Nizuc Resort & Spa, Cancun Point Yamu by Como, Phuket Salt House Inn, Provincetown
BEST FAMILY HOTELS OF 2014: Andaz Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica La Bandita Townhouse, Italy Palihouse Santa Monica, Los Angeles Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
BEST FOOD HOTELS OF 2014: Domaine de la Baume, Tourtour, France Park Hyatt Siem Reap, Cambodia The Thompson, Chicago The Vines Resort & Spa, Argentina The Wild Rabbit, England Zero George Street, Charleston
BEST BARGAIN HOTELS OF 2014: American Trade Hotel, Panama City The Dean, Rhode Island The Line, Los Angeles The Marlton, New York City Temple Hotel, Beijing
BEST DESIGN HOTELS OF 2014: Ace Hotel, Los Angeles Hotel B, Lima Hotel d'Angleterre, Copenhagen Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai The London Edition, England
BEST OVER-THE-TOP HOTELS OF 2014: Aman Canal Grande, Venice Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives Four Seasons Lion Palace, St. Petersburg The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland Rosewood, London
BEST WAY-OUT-THERE HOTELS OF 2014: Amano'i, Vietnam Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland Segera Retreat, Laikipia Plateau, Kenya