Condé Nast Traveller have announced their Hot List for 2012 with the latest annual batch of fabulous worldwide hotels getting some coveted recognition. The publication is one of the most influential and widely read in the luxury travel industry – and from our perspective it’s nice to see some of our personal favourites taking pride of price amongst the elite. I’ve picked out three from the total list of 60 for a special mention.
Fusion Maia, Da Nang, Vietnam
This little gem takes pride of place on the Hot List – but you might not realise it’s a luxury hotel from the outside. The tall granite walls lend home to 87 private-pool suites and villas, but the real seller here is that unlimited spa treatments are included in the room rate. Special features of the guest rooms include an L-shaped designed bedroom with rain shower, sunken stone bathtub, outdoor courtyard and plunge pool. A fabulous addition for Vietnam.
Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, Maldives
This exotic, magical retreat encapsulates everything that the Maldives is about with its serene isolation, barefoot luxury, stilted lagoon villas and panoramic island beauty at every single turn. Guests benefit from personal butler service, a private pool and secluded stretch of beach for all room types. If staying here, you’ll struggle not to fall in love with the Maldives.
Marrakech is blessed by many stunning riad inspired hotels and palaces, and this Four Seasons branded offering pays perfect homage to Moorish architecture with its charming collection of restaurants and laid back family friendly atmosphere. Having opened last June, the hotel is expected to rival previous Condé Nast favourite Royal Mansour and Sir Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot as a leading hotel of the region.
You can view the full Condé Nast Hot List for 2012 here.
By Carole Booth
Courtesy A Luxury Travel Blog