See Inside the Hottest New Hotels to Visit in 2016

Sophie Miura

When a hotel receives a chic makeover, it can become more than just a place to stay on vacation—it can become a destination in its own right. Travel + Leisure have recently released a list of the best new hotels around the world. Boasting celebrity interior designers and stunning heritage buildings, these new hotels are well worth a visit. Scroll on to see inside the top five new hotels of 2016 to inspire your next holiday… or renovation!

Once the stately 19th-century home of a noble Spanish family, the Sant Francesc Hotel Singular combines historic charm with luxurious facilities. The recently refurbished hotel is situated in the heart of the historic town of Palma de Mallorca, an island off the coast of Spain famous for its picturesque white sand beaches. The lobby was once a stable room for horse-drawn carts, and rooms have been updated with feature ceilings and plush, neutral finishes. 

Dubbed the "Hamptons of Australia" by Travel + Leisure, the once-quiet surf town of Cabarita Beach is only one hour from Sydney. Halcyon House is at the center of the travel boom. The 21-room inn exudes relaxed beachside chic. Suites feature intricate blue wallpaper paired with metal hardware and a cluster of framed beachside artworks. What's more, all guests receive VIP access to Paper Daisy, a seafood restaurant led by a former Noma chef. 

Unlike other hotels built into the ancient caves of Cappadocia, House Hotel features wide, open-plan suites doused in natural light. Cave hotels are typically cold—most have a year-round temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit—so rooms are equipped with heated Turkish marble floors and a roaring stone-carved fireplace. 

One night at Miami's Faena Hotel and you'll feel like you're on the set of a movie. Director Baz Luhrmann and theatrical costume designer Catherine Martin are the brains behind the new hotel. The Moulin Rouge–style decor is decidedly bold, with scarlet accents and one-of-a-kind artwork. Be sure to wander into the garden to see Damien Hirst’s "Gone But Not Forgotten," a huge 24-carat-gold-gilded woolly mammoth skeleton. 

This midcentury modern estate was once the playground for Hollywood heavyweights like Ronald Reagan and Marilyn Monroe. A glance at the crisp white décor and classic L.A. architecture and it's clear why this hotel is a favorite. Thanks to a recent redesign by designer to the stars Steve Hermann, it's set to stay that way. 

Ready to check in? Shop our edit of the 14 things every traveler should keep in her handbag, then visit Travel+Leisure to discover more new boutique hotels. 

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