Who doesn’t love a gorgeous bed to melt into after a long day of sightseeing? When booking travel, staying at the most beautiful hotels in the world or luxurious home rentals isn’t always at the top of the list of priorities, because the destination is what it’s all about. However, it’s well worth focusing on the great feeling of a luxurious and comfortable hotel stay. I promise, it can make or break a trip! Whatever your style taste may be, here are some of the most beautiful hotels in the world to stay at in 2019.
Hotels Open Right Now:
Moxy Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter San Diego, California
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in the thriving Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, look no further than Moxy. This hotel is expertly decorated, with edgy design touches, like bright neon signs. Newly opened in December, this upscale hotel is one of our favorite new properties to check out this year.
The Revolution Hotel Boston, Massachusetts
Take a deep dive into Boston’s rich history at this unique new hotel. Welcoming a “new era of travelers,” the focus on art and culture makes this spot certainly one of the most beautiful hotels to check out in the new year. Plus, you’ll have easy access to the best that Boston has to offer, from food trucks to boutique shops and theaters.
Woodlark Portland, Oregon
This upscale hotel is a must-stay if you are into the arts. Portland, a city known for its art scene, is great for a weekend trip. Luckily, this hotel is right in the heart of the gorgeous city. With a clean and crisp design and various amenities (including an artisan ice cream menu), it’s safe to say that Woodlark is one of the most beautiful hotels to stay at this year.
Henry Hotel Buffalo, New York
Some of the most striking hotels have rather strange backstories. Take, for example, Henry Hotel in Buffalo. The upscale hotel in Buffalo used to be an insane asylum in the 1800s. Now, the new and improved urban resort conference center has an open and stylish design, making the perfect place to stay if you’re heading to Buffalo for the weekend.
Six Senses Maxwell Chinatown, Singapore
This new boutique hotel is a restored heritage shophouse, centrally located in Chinatown. You won’t have to go far for a good meal–you can even grab a healthy meal at the Murray Terrace Brasserie, open all day, an organic dish from Max’s Rooftop, or a quality brunch at Cook & Tras Social Library.
The Dalmar Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Unwind and have fun at The Dalmar hotel, dubbed “Fort Lauderdale Reimagined.” This upscale hotel has a yoga studio and rooftop bar, making it the perfect place to stay and soak up the Florida rays. Welcoming both trendsetters and traditionalists, there is definitely something for everyone here.
The St. Regis Toronto Toronto, Canada
Modern and spacious, this is one of the best new places to stay at in Toronto. Right in the financial district, this hotel offers gorgeous skyline views and great amenities like a juice bar and indoor pool. As one of the most elegant design properties on this list, we highly recommend a stay at the St. Regis.
Rosewood Hong Kong Kowloon, Hong Kong
Truly one of the most beautiful hotels in the world, Rosewood Hong Kong is so thoughtfully designed that you may never want to leave your room–though that would be a shame, with all that Hong Kong has to offer. Step outside your chic room adorned with plants and art to check out the Victoria Dockside retail district right near the hotel.
Palacio Can Marques Mallorca, Spain
There’s no better way to enjoy the beauty of Mallorca than with a stay at Palacio Can Marques. The architecture of this new hotel, complete with gothic columns and a beautiful interior garden, make it one of the best new places to stay in the city.
Alila Villas, Koh Russey Cambodia
Alila Villas has a private beach area and an infinity pool, need we say more? In case you’re not fully sold yet, you can pamper yourself at the hotel spa or take the shuttle boat to the mainland for a day of exploration. With a calming and relaxed vibe, this is definitely one of the most beautiful hotels in the world to check out this year.
The Most Beautiful Hotels in the World: Opening Soon
If you’re planning travel for later in 2019, you may be able to stay at one of these hotels set to open throughout the year.
Fingal Edinburgh, Scotland
Of all the new upscale hotels of 2019, Fingal may be one of the coolest. After all, when else can you say that you stayed in a floating hotel? Treat yourself to a unique stay in this beautiful city, complete with stargazing, a ballroom, and more.
Hotel de la Ville, a Rocco Forte Hotel Rome, Italy
As of May 2019, Hotel de la Ville will be offering guests a comfortable stay right above the famous Spanish Steps. Elegant architecture meets the fun and playful vibes of the cocktail bars. This perfectly located Italian hotel is sure to satisfy a wide range of travelers.
The One Aldwych London, United Kingdom
If you find yourself in London, admittedly one of our favorite cities, we definitely recommend staying in Covent Garden. At The One Aldywhich, you’ll have amenities like underwater music in the swimming pool and relaxing treatment rooms. You’ll also enjoy the close proximity to a number of stores and popular tourist attractions.
Shinola Hotel Detroit, Michigan
A classic design with smart pops of color makes the Shinola Hotel one of the most aesthetically pleasing new accommodations to check out. There are a number of cuisine options right at the hotel itself. Better yet, the space is right in the Woodward Avenue shopping district.
Andronis Arcadia Santorini, Greece
Seafront views get even nicer if you stay at Andronis Arcadia in Santorini. The modern design of this hotel is spacious and inviting, and is luckily fairly close to the Santorini International Airport. There are also multiple activities available at the hotel, like tennis and fishing.
W Dubai – The Palm Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Escape in style at W Dubai – The Palm. This enormous hotel offers views of the Arabian Gulf, a private beach and pool, and multiple restaurants for quality dining. Once you experience the luxury here, you may just want to lounge by the pool your entire trip.
Aonoza Hokkaido, Japan
Aonoza may be the coziest of the hotels to open in 2019. Sure to be one of the most beautiful hotels in the world, the traditional Japanese design also incorporates sleek modern touches. The hotel is also right on Lake Shikotsu with unbeatable views.
JK Place Paris, France
The JK Place hotel line has a beautiful European feel to it, and is bound to make a big splash when it opens later this spring. The new upscale hotel will include a spa, pool, and Italian restaurant right on the premises.
Blackberry Mountain Tennessee, Nashville
Set to open just next month, this new hotel on Blackberry Farm in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains will attract those interested in the outdoors. There will be trails to run along, rock climbing and scenic areas for yogis. So if you’re looking for a place to relax and reset in 2019, look no further.
Lekkerwater Beach Lodge South Africa
A trip to the De Hoop Nature Reserve in South Africa is always a good idea. Experience the unbeatable whale watching, or head to the plains to see rare animals like the Cape mountain zebra. This unique destination in beautiful South Africa is going to be made even more special with this new lodge, overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Since the most beautiful hotels in the world may sometimes be a bit of a splurge of perhaps just unavailable, check out our guide to finding great hotels for group travel.
Do you prefer hostels or hotels when you travel? What is the best hotel you’ve stayed at? Which upscale hotel are you looking forward to staying at in 2019?
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The bathtub at the Dalmar looks lush!
I am definitely a hotel kind of girl, no hostels for me, although I have seen a few truly beautiful ones in Portugal. I love the Shinola brand and totally want to stay in that one and as someone who goes to Paris often, I am always curious about new hotels opening there. Thanks for the list, I love the selections!
Love this!! I’m going to pin it so I’ll have this handy when I need to find a good hotel. I am a firm believer in staying someplace where you can unwind and relax. Atmosphere means so much more than I think some people realize. I stayed in a hotel recently for one night (so I wasn’t being picky), but there wasn’t a single picture on the wall. It was bare bones, minimum and so depressing. I love a boutique hotel with quirky ambiance. Lots of great hostels now, too.
I stayed at the Andaz in San Diego / Gaslamp which seems to have similar moxy to Moxy – hip and modern. That theme is carried out into the Gaslamp district so, if you like to travel that way, you’ll find lots of things to fill your dance card. The Dalmar rooftop yoga sounds fantastic. This property is right next to Las Olas / Riverwalk which has a similar feel to San Diego’s Gaslamp with abundant dining and eclectic shopping options.
I love this list and know I will be coming back to it as I book travel throughout the year! I’ve been wanting to visit Toronto as I am only a few hours away. I’d love to stay at the St Regis in Toronto with that bathtub view!!