The Best New Hotels in the World: 2020 Hot List

For the 24th edition of the Hot List—our picks of the year's top hotel and cruise openings—these 76 winners represent the absolute best of the best.

When our team of editors and contributors set off for a year of hopscotching the globe to put together Conde Nast Traveler’s 2020 Hot List, we could never have imagined that by the time we were able to announce our winners, we would be staying home for the foreseeable future. In 24 years of putting together this compendium of the latest and greatest industry openings, we’ve never published it in a year like this. Many on this list have had to, at least temporarily, close their newly opened doors. Even still, we are proud to unveil this selection of 76 hotels, whittled down from over 400 prospects. Found throughout 34 countries and territories, in some of the world’s busiest cities, dreamiest islands, and emptiest deserts, from established hotel brands as well as first-time, indie hoteliers, these are the absolute best of the best; the game-changing, boundary-pushing, and vacation-making openings to get you dreaming.