World's Best New Hotels 2009

The Palazzo Las Vegas, Nevada 5 Star Luxury Casino Hotel

The Palazzo Las Vegas, Nevada 5 Star Luxury Casino Hotel

With over 3,000 expansive suites, luxury shopping and world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, 50-story Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights.

The Peninsula Tokyo, Japan 5 Star Luxury Hotel

The Peninsula Tokyo, Japan 5 Star Luxury Hotel

The Peninsula Tokyo made its debut on September 1, 2007. The Peninsula is the only freestanding luxury hotel to be built in Tokyo in more than a decade, standing 24 stories high opposite the Imperial Palace and located in the district of Marunouchi.

Palazzo Barbarigo Sul Canal Grande - Venice, Italy - 4 Star Boutique Hotel

Palazzo Barbarigo Sul Canal Grande - Venice, Italy - 4 Star Boutique Hotel

Built in the 16th century, the palazzo's unique design features have been adapted to the needs of travellers seeking luxury and calm, as well as a bit of the high drama that Venice specializes in.

The Plaza Hotel - New York City - 5 Star Luxury Hotel

The Plaza Hotel - New York City - 5 Star Luxury Hotel

Timeless, captivating and unforgettable, The Plaza has undergone a $450 million, three-year, lobby to roof renovation and restoration.

qualia - Great Barrier Reef, Australia - Exclusive 5 Star Luxury Resort

qualia - Great Barrier Reef, Australia - Exclusive 5 Star Luxury Resort

qualia, Australia's world class luxury resort on the Great Barrier Reef, is located on the secluded and breathtakingly beautiful northern-most point of Hamilton Island.

Rosewood Mayakoba - Riviera Maya, Mexico - 5 Star Luxury Resort & Spa

Rosewood Mayakoba - Riviera Maya, Mexico - 5 Star Luxury Resort & Spa

Rosewood Mayakoba sits in the heart of a 1600-acre resort enclave in the Riviera Maya.

Raffles Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Raffles Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A stunning 19-storey pyramid rises up in the heart of Dubai, setting a new landmark for the 21st century. Raffles Dubai promises the exceptional standards of service inherent of the Raffles name and enhanced by Arabian hospitality values.

The Ritz Carlton Moscow, Russia 5 Star Luxury Hotel

The Ritz Carlton Moscow, Russia 5 Star Luxury Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton Moscow is a 5 Star Luxury Hotel with 256 Rooms & 76 Suites, ideally located near the Kremlin and the adjacent Red Square.

The Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe, California Luxury Ski Resort

The Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe, California Luxury Ski Resort

Experience The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe luxury hotel and discover the pristine beauty of this breathtaking region.

Seekoo Hotel - Bordeaux, France - Boutique Hotel

Seekoo Hotel - Bordeaux, France - Boutique Hotel

An impressive architectural feat in the heart of classified Bordeaux UNESCO. An original project coupled with a rare language. "Seekoo" means iceberg in the Inuit language. The name suggests both the building's clean lines and the immaculate appearance of its skin.

Solage Calistoga Resort and Spa - Napa Valley, California

Solage Calistoga Resort and Spa - Napa Valley, California

Solage takes the natural and makes it truly marvelous, with organic design, thoughtful service and indulgent amenities.

Hotel Telegraaf - Tallinn, Estonia - Boutique Luxury Hotel

Hotel Telegraaf - Tallinn, Estonia - Boutique Luxury Hotel

The hotel was built in 1878 and once served as an exchange for the Estonian Telegraph Company before becoming a five-star stay for rock stars and royalty.

Taj Tashi - Thimphu, Bhutan - 5 Star Luxury Resort & Spa

Taj Tashi - Thimphu, Bhutan - 5 Star Luxury Resort & Spa

Set in the heart of the Thimphu Valley, the Taj Tashi, is a gateway to a land steeped in mythology and magic.