Hot new hotels to check into in 2018

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Just when you thought travel couldn’t get any more luxurious, the newest batch of hotels and resorts have seriously upped the ante.

From ultraluxe mountain lodges in Bhutan to far-flung island hideaways in the Seychelles, there’s something for all styles of discerning travelers when choosing a place to stay.

Here’s our handpicked selection of incredible new hotels to check into in 2018:

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

LA's newest luxury offering offers angel's-eye views.

The newest luxury hotel in Los Angeles wows from the outset with its soaring 70th-floor sky lobby, which serves up jaw-dropping views of the city from the moment you check in.

Here, and in every one of its 889 plush guest rooms, you’ll find Instagram-worthy vistas over the City of Angels, from the Hollywood sign to the Pacific Ocean.

With clever, LA-inspired design and six food and beverage options – including Spire 73, the highest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere – you’ve got yourself the hottest hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

InterContinental Los Angles Downtown, 900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017; +1 213 688 7777

From $359 per night
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Four Seasons Seychelles at Desroches Island

The new Four Seasons on Desroches Island will offer secluded luxury for wannabe Robinson Crusoes.

For the Four Seasons’ second Seychelles venture, the luxury hotel group chose the island of Desroches, and no wonder: located 35 minutes’ flight from Mahé, it’s as unspoiled and secluded as can be.

The new resort, which opens in early 2018, will feature just 71 lavish lodgings – a mix of bungalows, villas, suites and sprawling, multi-bedroom residences.

The vibe will be castaway-chic, with indoor-outdoor floor plans and private plunge pools just steps from the Indian Ocean.

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, Desroches Island, Seychelles; +416 445-5050

From $1142 per night
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Six Senses Bhutan

The Six Senses Bhutan is made up of five different lodges across the country.

Slated to open in August 2018, the highly anticipated Six Senses Bhutan isn’t your typical luxury resort.

For starters, it’s actually made up of five separate lodges in five different locations across Bhutan, all of which collectively form the resort.

Each individual lodge will boast its own unique theme: the lodge at Punakha, for example, will be set within a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse, while the one in Bumthang was created to feel like “a forest within a forest.”

In addition to dramatic backdrops and design, guests can expect signature Six Senses luxury – plush accommodations, fine dining, a holistic spa and infinity pools with a view.

Six Senses Bhutan; +66 2631 9777

The Shore Club, Turks & Caicos

The Shore Club is ideally positioned on the picturesque Long Bay Beach of Providenciales.

Opened in January 2017, this $100 million resort is the first and only development on Long Bay Beach, a two-mile stretch of white sand on eastern Providenciales.

It boasts six luxury villas and 106 sun-drenched suites, each outfitted with roomy terraces overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Property highlights include four pools, an all-natural spa and a complimentary kids’ club outfitted with its own treehouse. Who said a secluded island getaway can’t also be family-friendly?

The Shore Club, Long Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos; +1 649 3398000

From $725 per night
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W Las Vegas

W Hotels’ long-anticipated foray into the glitz of Vegas doesn’t disappoint.

The property, opened in March 2017, is as fashionable as you’d expect, from its 289 art-studded rooms to its stylish Living Room bar, home to some of the best artisanal cocktails on the Strip.

Added bonus: The hotel’s signature Extreme WOW Suite – decorated in red velvet and marble, with sweeping downtown views – was designed by rock star Lenny Kravitz.

W Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV, 89109; +1 702 761 8700

Baglioni Resort Maldives