Beach breaks, boutique city stays and more of the best hotels in the world this year
Hotel name: Soho House Where is it: New York Why you should you go: In a town full of chic sleeps, private members’ club-cum-swish-hotel Soho House New York remains the hippest place to rest your head.
Hotel name: Citizen M
Where is it: Amsterdam
Why you should you go: Citizen M (M for ‘mobile’) is a new concept for those who want luxury on the cheap. A little way out of town – though definitely bikeable – this design hotel is stuffed full of iconic furniture.
Hotel name: Hotel Broadway
Where is it: Delhi
Why you should you go: Built in 1956, Broadway is a throwback to a time when the split between New and old Delhi wasn’t quite as pronounced as it is today.
Hotel name: The Zetter
Where is it: London
Why you should you go: If you’re looking for a modern, stylish and very reasonably priced boutique hotel in England's capital, then The Zetter should be your first port of call. Situated in the heart of London’s stylish Clerkenwell district.
Hotel name: Travelers House
Where is it: Lisbon
Why you should you go: Who says the words ‘affordable’ and ‘backpacking’ can’t also mean stylish? ‘Hostelworld’ named it the number one hostel in the world, and Lisbon is one a global backpacking capital.
Hotel name: The Four Seasons
Where is it: Mumbai
Why you should you go: Rising out of a slum, its gleaming exteriors giving the neighbours an edifice complex, Mumbai’s Four Seasons is the brick-and-mortar embodiment of the new Mumbai.
Hotel name: New Majestic Hotel
Where is it: Singapore
Why you should you go: Mirrored ceilings, an Asian boudoir-style suite, suspended four-poster beds and pop art paintings by Singapore artist Justin Lee: a night at the New Majestic Hotel is proof that creativity thrives in Singapore.
Hotel name: The Medusa
Where is it: Sydney
Why you should you go: This 18-room boutique hotel in the heart of Darlinghurst is beautifully designed (every room is different), and they even have rooms where dogs are welcome.
Hotel name: Faena Hotel + Universe
Where is it: Buenos Aires
Why you should you go: A true original in BA. Designed by French master Philippe Starck, this magnificent, lavish lodging is built in the shell of an eye-catching English-style red-brick silo.
Hotel name: New: A’jia Hotel
Why you should you go: Located on the Asian side, boutique hotel A’jia Hotel is a more unique option. Formerly an Ottoman mansion, the hotel has just 16 rooms and also operates as a restaurant.