Accor brands and hotels continue to up the ante with each new opening as several properties were recently honored on Condé Nast Traveller’s 2022 Hot List. Enthralling critics and guests alike with a world-class portfolio of hotels, venues and destinations, it’s no surprise the Group has four locations appearing on the coveted list of best new hotels in the world.
Hot List: New hotelsTop new hotels called out in the Hot List this year include the following:
Set upon a 21-acre private island in the middle of the serene Udai Sagar Lake, Raffles Udaipur is sure to impress. Continuing its legacy of unparalleled luxury, this new Raffles flagship features 101 elegant rooms and suites, private ornamental gardens and pools, and handcrafted furniture.
If golden sand beaches, azure waters, and extraordinary sunsets are on the docket, Fairmont Taghazout Bay could be the haven of choice. Stretched across 18-hectares of pristine beachfront and backed by the Atlas Mountains, this resort was designed to be an oasis inspired by the Amazigh culture, and offers sun-drenched rooms and expansive spa with ocean vistas and transportive treatments.
Nestled amid the natural beauty of Isla Barú, Sofitel Barú Calablanca Beach Resort is a picturesque property that combines the essence of the Caribbean with Sofitel's French DNA. Featuring 187 chic rooms and luxurious suites, the hotel does not disappoint. The luxury resort is committed to environmental sustainability and successfully balances its architectural design with nature and is home to more than 60 species of coral.
Located in the up-and-coming business district of Dubai, 25hours Hotel One Centre, is a lively space where tradition meets modern day. Fun, relaxed and full of things to do, guests of One Central can experience how the ancient traditions of the Bedouins are brought back to life. Full of character and quirky design, the hotel features hammocks, The Extra Hour Spa, a rooftop pool and Dubai's first mixed-use rooftop sauna.
Hot List: Where to travel nextThis year, Condé Nast Traveller also named seven up-and-coming destinations on their 2022 list of where to travel next. From the magnetic pull of Mexico City to Saudi Arabia opening its doors to global tourism, these destinations are ones to explore.
Mexico City is a buzzy creative hub and an affordable, cultural mecca with much to offer, from hot weather to fabulous food. The brand new Novotel Mexico City Toreo features avant-garde design and extensive workspace amenities, making it the perfect bleisure destination.
With timeworn ruins, sacred religious sites and glittering cities previously off-limits to tourists, Saudi Arabia should be on the list of places to travel to in the near future. Some soon-to-open stunning new hotels are currently under development, such as Banyan Tree AlUla and Rixos Obhur.
Hot List: Ways to travelWhile destinations and accommodation are integral components of a trip, the journey can also be an experience unto itself. Trains are back in a big way, with slow travel and an increased focus on responsible tourism only gaining speed, according to CNT.
The Orient Express La Dolce Vita is certainly highly anticipated. An Italian revival of the historic and glamorous Orient Express trains, travellers can embark on several iconic itineraries across 14 regions from Rome to Paris, Istanbul and Split. Set to welcome its first passengers in 2023.