A new year means times for a Hotel Hot List 2018 – these are our picks of the top hotels to visit in 2018…

It’s a new year and that means 12 months of potential travel plans – something we have made easier with our Hotel hot list 2018. No matter where you are looking to go, we have put together 15 of our top hotels you need to visit this year – from rooftop bars and breathtaking swimming pools, to those with a location that just can’t be beaten. So here are our handpicked top hotels to visit in 2018 …

Mooons Hotel

Mooons Vienna Top Hotels 2018

Mooons Hotel is nestled in the heart of Vienna – a city made for adventures…

The capital of Austria, it’s baroque streetscapes, glittering palaces and cool coffee house culture make for a perfect escape. If you are looking for somewhere to stay, The Mooons Vienna is opening in mid-2018 and hopes to carve a niche for itself with a combination of smart, affordable luxury. It is beautifully designed, with inspiring cuisine, a restaurant garden and roof terraces to take in the best of the city. Its location opposite the new Central Station makes it the ideal base when exploring Vienna.

Website: The Mooons Vienna

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Ritz carlton Paradise Valley

hotels to visit in 2018

If you’re yet to discover Paradise Valley in Scottsdale, let the new Ritz Carlton introduce you…

One of the world’s most recognized luxury brands, Ritz Carlton is bringing a masterfully-crafted community of luxury villas to Paradise Valley Scottsdale. A sophisticated, full-service resort living experience, the rooms exude utter luxury and style. Spend your time relaxing by the pool under the gaze of swaying palm trees and the beautiful Arizonian sun, or head to The Palmeraie for a spot of shopping – the soon to be number one shopping destination in America.


Wilderness Safaris Little Mombo,BotswanA

hotels to visit in 2018

If you have always wanted to head on safari, make 2018 your year and Little Mombo your accomodation…

Wilderness Safaris recently began the rebuild of its flagship camps in the world-renowned Mombo Concession in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. They reopen in February and will compromise luxury with an authentic bush-camp offering to retain the original Mombo experience. Built under a shady canopy of jackalberry and sausage trees, you can overlook a floodplain regularly visited by herds of herbivores (and their predators), the camp has its own facilities, including a dining room, boma, kitchen, lounge and pool, while being connected to Mombo Camp via a raised boardwalk.

Website: www.wilderness-safaris.com/camps/mombo-camp

Amari Galle Sri Lanka

Amari Galle Hotel Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka is a real upcoming destination, with delicious eateries, culture and sensational beaches. And right on the waters edge in the beautiful city of Galle is Amari Galle. It is an oasis of calm and a haven of tranquillity, offering functionality with traditionality. It sits right on the seafront, with swaying palm trees, golden sands and a sea view that stretches on for miles. The rooms are modern and beautiful, the food delicious and there is a rooftop bar with breathtaking views for miles.


LUX South Ari Atoll, the Maldives

hotels to visit in 2018

South Ari Atoll offers unrivaled luxury in the Maldives and is a must for your hotels to visit in 2018…

With 193 private villas dotted at the waters edge along two miles of white sandy beaches, what more could you wish for? The super superior rooms and suites are all beautifully decorated and well equipped, with a number even featuring their own private hot tub. Enjoy impromptu screenings at their cinema paradiso, eight eateries, five bars and a whole range of water sports.


Mondrian Doha

Doha-Mondarin Top hotels 2018

Discover Qatar with the new Mondrian Doha hotel…

With 211 rooms, 59 suites, 24 floors and a spectacular 2000 metre ballroom with a 24k gold elevator, it is clear from the off that the Mondrian Doha is a Hotel to be cherished. On your trip you can relax in their ESPA, feast on renorned modern Japanese cuisine from Chef Masaharu Morimoto and relax by the pool. Since its opening at the end of 2017 it has already proved popular and is ready and waiting to be discovered by you…

Website: https://www.morganshotelgroup.com/mondrian/mondrian-doha

Penha Longa Lisbon

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Discover tranquility just a short drive from the main city of Lisbon…

The Penha Longa in the Sintra-Cascais Nature Reserve is just a short drive from Lisbon but a real reprieve from city life. With breathtaking views over the lush countryside, two infinity pools and a Michelin starred restaurant it offers the ultimate in relaxation. One of the most stunning resorts in Portugal it is close enough to offer taxi rides to the city, but also offers a perfect pool holiday for rejuvenation and that extra special dash of TLC.


The Pulitzer Amsterdam

Pulitzer Amsterdam hotel

The Pulitzer Amsterdam offers utter relaxation and refined design in the heart of the historic city…

The Pulitzer  Amsterdam is a Hotel made of an intricate maze of 25 connecting Golden Age canal houses in the Prinsengracht district of the city. Nestled right in the heart of the centre, it is walking distance from everything you could possibly want to visit in Amsterdam – from the flower market to the red light district, museums and Anne Frank’s House. It features quintessential Dutch elegance with a contemporary edge with beautiful rooms right on the canal.

Website: https://www.pulitzeramsterdam.com

Dusit Devarana Hot Springs and Spa Conghua Guangzhou

top hotels 2018

Guangzhou is known as the “City of Flowers” and the Dusit Devarana Hot Springs and Spa is the perfect place to stay.

With 133 villas and guestrooms The Dusit Devarana is just 40 minutes from the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and 10 minutes from the expressway exit of Wenquan town and a perfect addition to our hotels to visit in 2018. The resort offers all-day dining, a Cantonese restaurant, cosy lobby lounge and both indoor and outdoor hot springs situated amongst lush greenery. You can choose from a wide array of therapeutic, aromatic pools and unwind in the spacious resting area. Complete the hot springs experience with a Thai-inspired massage treatment. Rooms are beautifully decorated and it is the ideal spot for a tranquil and luxurious break away.

Website: https://www.dusit.com/dusitdevarana

Ikos Dassia Corfu

top hotels 2018

Opening in May 2018 is the Ikos Dassia, an unforgettable experience on Corfu’s inviting Ionian coast.

Offering contemporary Mediterranean style with traditional Greek hospitality the Ikos Dassia is framed by woodland and stunning views over the sea. Luxurious and welcoming, it has 411 luxurious rooms, suites and villas with spacious balconies, private gardens and some with individual pools for a really special stay. There are six a la carte restaurants and a unique Dine Out experience which introduces you to the best local cuisine. Relax in the spa or head to the private beach for a truly tranquil break.

Website: ikosresorts.com/resorts/ikos-dassia/

Eau Palm Beach

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Discover luxury in the heart of Palm Beach…

Eau Palm Beach resort and Spa is one of only two Forbes five star resort in Palm Beach and eight in Florida, making it a truly must-visit destination for a luxury vacation. Situated on a private beach on seven acres of oceanfront you can expect a champagne welcome, breathtaking views, and spacious rooms with private balconies. During your visit be sure to visit the spa for a rejuvenating treatment and visit the different dining venues for a whole host of culinary experiences.

Website: www.eaupalmbeach.com

Tivoli Al Najada Doha Hotel

Top Hotels 2018

Experience Qatar in the luxurious Tivoli Al Nadaja…

Qatar is a destination steeped in culture and extravagance, with a whole host of things to see and do – from diving the coral reefs to dune bashing in the desert. And if you are looking for the place to stay, look no further than the Al Najada Doha Hotel. Opening in April, it is a new and architecturally authentic addition to the Tivoli family, boasting one of a kind surroundings and a modern design. It overlooks the Al Najada Plaza and each room is spacious and beautiful with balconies and stunning outdoor terraces ideal for savouring the breathtaking sunsets.

Website: https://www.minorhotels.com/en/tivoli/al-najada-tivoli

The Dalmar – Fort Lauderdale

top hotels 2018

What better place to stay in Fort Lauderdale than the brand new The Dalmar Hotel…

The Dalmar in Fort Lauderdale is opening in Spring 2018, making it ideal in our recommended hotels to visit in 2018. A stylish new build, it is 24 storeys tall with 323 rooms each designed for the most relaxing stay. You enter the hotel on the 6th floor for instant sweeping views where there is also a lobby bar, pool deck and fitness room.The complex features a 9,000 square feet meeting and ballroom space, ground floor coffee shop and retail component It will also boast the city’s first high-rise rooftop bar on the 25th floor, ideal for soaking in the views and tasting delicious tipples.


Pullman Reef Cairns

Pullman reef hotel Queensland Australia

The Pullman Cairns is a hotel so unlike any other you’ve stayed in, you need to add it to your list for 2018.

Located in the heart of the city this 5 star retreat offers a beautiful spa, swimming pool and delicious restaurant as well as the most unique feature – a zoo on the roof! There is a casino onsite with multiple  bars for you to enjoy a tipple. Rooms are unique and modern, with some having large jacuzzi baths overlooking the city. It’s the ideal spot when in Cairns if you’re looking for a memorable hotel with plenty to do and see and a great choice for hotels to visit in 2018.


Amari Koh Samui

Amari Koh Samui top hotels 2018

The second Amari Hotel on our list, the Amari Koh Samui offers an idyllic setting on a secluded stretch of Chaweng beach.

With soft white sands, beautiful views and unrivaled hospitality, it’s clear to see why Amari Koh Samui is such a popular destination and an easy addition to our hotels to visit in 2018. A fusion of modern sophistication with understated elegance, the hotel decor features classic Thai inspired design with a contemporary twist. Each room is beautiful, the restaurant offers delicious food and the location is breathtaking. An ideal choice when looking for a luxury break in Koh Samui.


Prince Hotel Shimoda 

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If you’re on the lookout for a Hotel with an ocean view from each room, the Prince Hotel Shimoda is an effortless choice.

Each room is decorated to a beautiful yet traditional style and offers all the amenities required for a relaxing break. During your stay be sure to relax in the hot spring bath while watching the ocean, or get a relaxing massage. Food is served in two restaurants – where you can feast on Japanese and Western style meals, trying your hand at local cuisine and tastes. Visit Shirahama Beach in front of the Hotel or head to Shirahama Shrine or Shimoda Aquarium during your stay.


Which hotels to visit in 2018 have caught your eye? Let us know in the comments below…



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