The 2021 It List of Best New Hotels has been Announced by Travel + Leisure

TRAVEL + LEISURE | April 21, 2021

Travel + Leisure, a subsidiary of Meredith Corporation, has released its annual It List of the best new hotels of the year, highlighting the 73 most impressive new and recently renovated properties around the world. The hotels on this 16th annual list, selected by the editors of Travel + Leisure, have experiences that are sure to encourage wanderlust, giving travelers even more excuses to get up and go. The It List for 2021 can be found in the May issue of Travel + Leisure.

According to Jacqui Gifford, Editor in Chief of Travel + Leisure, "It's a pleasure to recognize each of these exceptional new properties, that provide travelers with so much to look forward to. In a year when hotels were forced to reconsider their approach to nearly everything, the industry forged ahead. Our portfolio of properties covers the world, demonstrating sustainability, commitment, and hope for the future. The It List for 2021 reminds us of so many of the joys of travel, and the new crop of openings is as thrilling as any we've seen in the It List's 16 years of its existence."

The hotels are located across 29 countries and six continents, and they vary in style from safari lodges and luxurious beach resorts to trendy city escape wellness retreats, and nature-inspired getaways. The It List contains 30 properties in the United States, including six in California and five in New York state, as well as properties in Denver, Des Moines, Chicago, Boston, Scottsdale, Austin, New Orleans, Charleston, Palm Beach, and other locations.

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