Each year, a new crop of beautiful cutting-edge hotels takes our breath away in all corners of the globe. In many respects, hotel lobbies are to interior design what runways are to fashion—a chance to push creativity and experiment with the latest trends. But beyond the impressive lobbies are guest rooms striving to serve an ever smarter crop of travelers, restaurants developed by Michelin-starred chefs, and public spaces that aim to connect locals and tourists with well-attended lounges, bars, and rooftops. Which highly anticipated properties set to open in 2018 have caught our eye? We handpicked a few hotel openings from New York City to Helsinki you won't want to miss.