World's Best New Luxury & Boutique Hotels 2013

Belmond El Encanto - Santa Barbara, California - Luxury Hotel

Belmond El Encanto - Santa Barbara, California - Luxury Hotel

Located in Santa Barbara's American Riviera, the meticulously restored El Encanto reopens in March 2013 as part of the luxurious Orient-Express portfolio.

The Berkeley River Lodge - Kimberley Coast, Australia

The Berkeley River Lodge - Kimberley Coast, Australia

In one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth, between Timor Sea sunrises and Berkeley River sunsets, the ultimate Kimberley adventure and refined indulgence awaits.

Banyan Tree Riverside Tianjin, China

Banyan Tree Riverside Tianjin, China

Banyan Tree Tianjin Riverside fuses local history and cultural references into the resort's aesthetic.

Botanique Hotel & Spa - Campos do Jordao, Brazil

Botanique Hotel & Spa - Campos do Jordao, Brazil

Nestled in a confluence of three rich river valleys, amid picturesque hillsides and stunning ridges in the heart of the Mantiqueira Mountains.

Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund, China Luxury Hotel

Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund, China Luxury Hotel

Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund is an urban oasis in the dynamic global city of Shanghai.

Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris, France 5 Star Luxury Boutique Hotel

Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris, France 5 Star Luxury Boutique Hotel

Located on the Right Bank and recently inaugurated in June 2013, this Boutique hotel of character joins the Buddha-Bar Hotels in Prague and Budapest.

Castell Son Claret - Calvia, Mallorca, Spain - Luxury Hotel

Castell Son Claret - Calvia, Mallorca, Spain - Luxury Hotel

Mallorca welcomes a new jewel to the island as this painstakingly restored 325 acre estate opens to the public for the first time.

Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives Exclusive Luxury Resort

Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives Exclusive Luxury Resort

Sprawled out on a remote island in Maldives' Noonu Atoll, Cheval Blanc Randheli (part of LVMH's luxe hotel portfolio) will be nothing short of extravagant when it opens in summer 2013.

Belmond Castello di Casole - Tuscany, Italy - Luxury Boutique Hotel

Belmond Castello di Casole - Tuscany, Italy - Luxury Boutique Hotel

Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort, is a boutique resort and private residence club in Tuscany, Italy, located 45 minutes southwest of Florence.

Cafe Royal Hotel - London, England - 5 Star Luxury Hotel

Cafe Royal Hotel - London, England - 5 Star Luxury Hotel

Previously the haunt of famed patrons, from royalty and celebrity, to the creative and the notorious, Café Royal has been an established and iconic landmark on the British capital's social scene for a century and a half.

The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel - Edinburgh, Scotland

The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel - Edinburgh, Scotland

Dating back to 1903 and reopened in 2012, The Caledonian has long reigned as Edinburgh’s grand dame; the majestic building is full of history, charm and opulence.

Rosewood Washington, DC - Georgetown Luxury Hotel

Rosewood Washington, DC - Georgetown Luxury Hotel

The property is situated alongside the C&O Canal in the heart of Georgetown, one of D.C.'s most historic, renowned and picturesque neighborhoods.

Coco Prive Kuda Hithi Island, Maldives

Coco Prive Kuda Hithi Island, Maldives

Your personal retreat in paradise, luxurious villas on your own private island express who you are, your passions and your place in the world. This is your space to breathe and escape; your home away from home.

Cresto Ranch - Dolores, Colorado

Cresto Ranch - Dolores, Colorado

Located at Cresto Ranch, 4 miles downriver from Dunton Hot Springs, is the newest addition comprising of eight luxurious canvas tents located in an alpine clearing in the Colorado Rockies.

Casa San Agustin - Cartagena de Indias, Colombia - Boutique Hotel

Casa San Agustin - Cartagena de Indias, Colombia - Boutique Hotel

Casa San Agustín is a luxury boutique hotel of 22 beautifully crafted rooms and 8 spacious suites located in the alluring port city of Cartagena de Indias, where historic charm meets contemporary Colombian life.