The best (and worst) new luxury hotels of 2017
No holds barred
What's in a luxury hotel? While most might think that means a definitive nod to scoring a stay at the best hotel, unfortunately, not all high-end brands prove to live up to its prestigious calling.
Here to make the call of judgement are discerning experts, Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI), as they list the best and worst new luxury hotels of 2017. 12 of their highly experienced crew have done thorough research on every single property, on their own dollar, to bring truth to luxury travel. This year, they visited 74 new hotels, and discovered 14 truly exceptional properties, and only two that didn't quite live up to their name. No. 1 on their list? The Bulgari in Dubai, which has only been open for less than a month.
See how the hotels fared in the gallery above (ranked in order of their appearance).
Best New Luxury Hotels of 2017:
1. The Bulgari, Dubai
2. The Ned, London
3. Villa La Coste, Provence
4. Hotel de Crillon, Paris
5. Chable Resort, Yucatan
6. Burgenstock Hotel, Lucerne
7. Nobu Ryoken, Malibu
8. Hotel Eden, Rome
9. Kokomo Island, Fiji
10. Four Seasons Surf Club, Miami
11. Jackalope, Victoria, Australia
12. Palacio Tangara, Sao Paulo
13. The Silo, Cape Town
14. The Whitby, New York
Worst New Luxury Hotels of 2017 (in no particular order):
1. Dukes Dubai
2. Five Dubai