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The Best Hotels That Opened in 2016

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From a boutique hotel in New York City to a honeymoon-worthy spa resort in the Seychelles, here are the most noteworthy hotel openings of 2016. These hotels are all officially open for business, so start planning your trip.—Teddy Minford

The Beach Club
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The Beach Club

WHERE: Charleston, South Carolina

Overlooking Charleston Harbor, this Leading Hotels of the World property has luxurious guestrooms with an unforgettable view. The hotel is full of Southern charm, with hand-crafted comfortable furniture in the 92 guestrooms and three restaurants that focus on local cuisine.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Fodor’s Charleston Guide

Sir Savigny
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Sir Savigny

WHERE: Berlin, Germany

The 44-room Sir Savigny is a design lover’s dream. Each room is individually decorated with sophisticated artwork, custom furniture, and vintage décor. There’s an onsite restaurant serving gourmet burgers and an outdoor patio for hosting events and art exhibitions.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Fodor’s Berlin Guide

Mama Shelter
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Mama Shelter

WHERE: Rio de Janeiro

Mama Shelter is 2016’s hippest new hotel. The boutique hotel chain has locations in France and Los Angeles and is targeted toward a younger crowd, with affordable rooms with funky décor, a lively restaurant and bar, and a coworking space.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Fodor’s Rio de Janeiro Guide

Arlo Hudson Square
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Arlo Hudson Square

WHERE: New York City, New York

The Arlo NoMad (along with its sister property Arlo Hudson Square) opened in 2016 as the first four-star micro-hotel in New York City. The rooms average 150 square feet with options for king, queen, or even twin bunks. The hotel’s design is minimalist-chic, with high-quality, comfortable furnishings.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Fodor’s New York City Guide

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla
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Four Seasons Anguilla

WHERE: Anguilla

Among all the new Four Seasons properties to open in 2016, the Four Seasons Anguilla may be the most enticing. The stark white building and open air spaces perfectly complement the surrounding sparkling turquoise waters and silky white sand.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Fodor’s Anguilla Guide

Andaz Mayakoba Resort
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Andaz Mayakoba Resort

WHERE: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The oceanfront Andaz, Playa del Carmen’s newest luxury resort, is surrounded by white sand beaches and turquoise water. The resort has three pools and offers activities like golf, snorkeling, or exploring the archaeological ruins of the Yucatán Peninsula.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Fodor’s Playa del Carmen Guide

Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa
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Le Barthelemy Hotel

WHERE: St. Barth

On an island known for glamour, luxury, and style, the new Le Barthélemy fits right in. The oceanfront property has light, airy rooms, gourmet dining experiences, and a holistic spa that uses La Mer products.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Fodor’s St. Barth Guide

Nekupe Sporting Resort and Retreat
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Nekupe Resort

WHERE: Nandaime, Nicaragua

Nicaragua’s newest luxury resort is situated in the mountains between the Pacific Ocean and Lake Nicaragua just 30 minutes from the colonial city of Grenada. The resort takes advantage of its natural setting, with gorgeous outdoor spaces (including a chapel for weddings and vow renewals) and teak and stone furnishings.

The Beekman
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The Beekman

WHERE: New York City, New York

Among the many noteworthy hotel openings this year in New York City, the Beekman stands out for its elegant historic architecture and downtown address.

Insider Tip: Don’t miss out on Augustine Restaurant, Keith McNally’s latest brasserie.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Fodor’s New York City Guide

The Diplomat Resort
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The Diplomat Resort

WHERE: Hollywood, Florida

The Diplomat Beach Resort brings style and panache to Florida’s Gulf Coast with luxurious ocean-view rooms and beachfront pools surrounded by cabanas. The location between the ocean and the intracoastal waterway means it’s a great place for water activities like sailing or kayaking.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Fodor’s Tampa Bay Guide

Oberoi Hotels & Resorts
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The Oberoi, Sukhvilas

WHERE: New Chandigarh, India

At the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, the Oberoi Sukhvilas offers a luxurious retreat surrounded by 8,000 acres of protected forest. The hotel has premier rooms, private villas, and tented rooms with private pools.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Fodor’s India Guide

Mercer Sevilla
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Mercer Sevilla

WHERE: Seville, Spain

This luxury boutique property is in the heart of historic Seville. Elegantly chic, the hotel offers a bespoke experience for guests with just 12 impeccably designed rooms, a gourmet restaurant, and a cozy bar.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Fodor’s Seville Guide

Six Senses Zil Payson
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Six Senses Zil Payson

WHERE: Seychelles

This honeymoon-worthy resort in the Seychelles is on its own island. The resort boasts white sand beaches, private villas, and, of course, a sublime Six Senses spa.

PLAN YOUR TRIP: Fodor’s Seychelles Guide