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The 10 best new hotels of 2014

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The 10 best new hotels of 2014

 

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The 10 best new hotels in 2014

The best new hotel for...doing Sin City in style

The SLS Las Vegas is at the north end of the strip –  the “new Las Vegas” – but the Philippe Starck-designed interiors put it a cut above many of the usual suspects here. A stable of cool restaurants and hot nightlife provide a respite (should you want one) from the blackjack tables. READ MORE: 10 of the best luggage sets

By: Ciara Rickard Source: SLS Las Vegas Credits: ELLECanada.com

The 10 best new hotels in 2014

The best new hotel for...getting your Mad Men on

Tried, tested and cool, the Thompson has done it again. Its newest outpost is in Miami Beach, and it harnesses all the glamour of the 1950s with colourful design and vintage-looking pieces. Right on the beach, it’s the perfect marriage of retro style and sunny paradise: You can swim and sunbathe before slipping into a halter swing dress for cocktail hour. READ MORE: Kenya's poshest private safari getaway

By: Ciara Rickard Source: Thompson Miami Beach Credits: ELLECanada.com

The 10 best new hotels in 2014

The best new hotel for...industrial chic

Exposed concrete, massive windows, edgy design and cool art make Los Angeles’ the Line the obvious choice for design geeks. With good proximity to Hollywood and Beverly Hills, its location is convenient too. READ MORE: The best travel gift ideas

By: Ciara Rickard Source: The Line Credits: ELLECanada.com

The 10 best new hotels in 2014

The best new hotel for...total luxury

Although not strictly new, the Plaza Athénée has just emerged from a $300-million renovation—and it’s breathtaking. Already famous for its glamorous history, red awnings and beautiful geranium flower boxes (and a supporting role in the last season of Sex and the City—remember "the Russian"?), the Parisian hotel is one of the most sumptuous in the city. READ MORE: Paris travel guide: How to travel like a fashion editor

By: Ciara Rickard Source: Hôtel Plaza Athénée Credits: ELLECanada.com

The 10 best new hotels in 2014

The best new hotel for...a bargain

Two indisputable facts: London is amazing, and it is expensive. Thankfully, accommodation choices are widening, with places such as the Hoxton Holborn offering smaller, low-frills rooms in a central location. It has four options—Shoebox, Snug, Cosy and Roomy—which start at around $216 a night, including a basic breakfast dropped off at your door. READ MORE: Travel essentials: 15 stylish passport covers

By: Ciara Rickard Source: The Hoxton Holborn Credits: ELLECanada.com

The 10 best new hotels in 2014

The best new hotel for...a break in Dubai

In a place known for its devotion to all things over-the-top, the Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach is an oasis of understated style. Its sought-after location, luxe interiors and impressive views of either palm-fringed sands or the city skyline add to some serious kudos. READ MORE: An insider's guide to Dubai

By: Ciara Rickard Source: Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach Credits: ELLECanada.com

The 10 best new hotels in 2014

The best new hotel for...a staycation

Delta is moving up in the world—from a three- to a four-star chain—and its new Toronto flagship is stylish, well-located proof. Just shy of being in the thick of it, the hotel is at the south end of downtown and offers perfect views of the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre and other T-Dot landmarks. READ MORE: A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

By: Ciara Rickard Source: Delta Toronto Credits: ELLECanada.com

The 10 best new hotels in 2014

The best new hotel for...history

One of Florence’s star attractions, the Ponte Vecchio is a medieval bridge with shops built along it—only one of two such bridges left in the world (the other one is in Bath, U.K.). The Portrait hotel overlooks the almost-700-year-old structure, as well as other historic buildings lining the River Arno. Plus, it’s owned by the Ferragamos, so you know it’s going to have style. READ MORE: Travel insider: Maria Giulia Maramotti on Milan

By: Ciara Rickard Source: The Portrait Credits: ELLECanada.com

The 10 best new hotels in 2014

The best new hotel for...a NYC roof terrace

Its buzzing energy is part of the reason we love New York, but there’s no shame in wanting to escape it at the end of the day. The Archer hotel, a stylish midtown haven with 180 uniquely decorated rooms, has a cool ’50s-glam bar, with a clear view of the Empire State Building, on its 22nd-floor rooftop. READ MORE: Weekend getaway: 6 hotspots in NYC

By: Ciara Rickard Source: The Archer Credits: ELLECanada.com

The 10 best new hotels in 2014

The best new hotel for...winter sun

This behemoth is being hailed as one of the best new resorts in all of the Caribbean. Set in Jamaica's paradisiacal Montego Bay, the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall is just the thing for snow-and-ice-induced winter malaise: perfect beach, warm water, good food and drinks, and top-notch service. READ MORE: Celebrity travel guide: Tropical destinations

By: Ciara Rickard Source: Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Jamaica Credits: ELLECanada.com
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