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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.

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The vibrant decor makes The Moxy San Diego one of the most beautiful hotels in the world.

The Moxy San Diego has the ultimate hipster lobby, with neon signs and colorful books aligning wooden shelves.

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.

The most beautiful hotels in the world often focus on artwork, much like Woodlark in Portland does.

Woodlark in Portland, Oregon is true to the city it’s in–beautiful, artistic and colorful.

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.

The central location makes Six Senses Maxwell one of the most beautiful hotels in the world to check out this year.

Six Senses Maxwell is located in the heart of Chinatown, an area with endless things to do and see.

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 most beautiful views naturally often belong to the most beautiful hotels in the world, like the St. Regis Toronto.

This is what you might see out your window if you stay in Toronto’s new hotel–safe to say it’s one view that can’t be beat!

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.

Spacious, open and bright, this living space shows why Palacio Can Marques is certainly one of the most beautiful hotels in the world.

This suite in the new hotel in Mallorca is simply unbeatable.

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.

This hotel's unique location above water makes in one of the most beautiful new hotels in the world.

The Fingal is Scotland’s new floating hotel, a tempting accommodation for many tourists in 2019.

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.

Stay at Covent Garden in 2019 and experience this upscale hotel in the perfect location. most beautiful hotels in the world

Covent Garden is one of London’s most beautiful areas to stay at and explore.

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.

This upscale hotel in Santorini incorporates a lot of natural light and a clean, open look. most beautiful hotels in the world

As if Santorini isn’t beautiful enough on its own, this new accommodation is one of the most beautiful hotels in the world.

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.

The most beautiful hotels in the world often come with a beautiful view--this one of Lake Shikotsu is a hard one to beat.

The view of Lake Shikotsu is enough to stay at this upscale hotel, and the great amenities are of course a huge perk.

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.

Try out some yoga on Blackberry Mountain at this exciting new hotel in Tennessee. most beautiful hotels in the world

Blackberry Mountain in Tennessee, one of our favorite upcoming upscale hotels, has a focus on yoga and relaxation.

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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