Inside The World s Best, And Sexiest, Hotels For 2024

Cap Karoso, Sumba Island:

Located on Sumba's western edge, this resort stands out with its modern concrete-clad design amidst traditional uma mbatangu homes. It offers 47 rooms, 20 villas, and indigenous artwork.

Carlton Cannes, A Regent Hotel:

Reopened in 2023 after a restoration, this iconic hotel on Boulevard de la Croisette dazzles with a rejuvenated neo-resort vibe. Highlights include a peristyle garden courtyard, a splashy infinity pool.

The Georgian, Ocean Avenue:

This Art Deco hotel in Santa Monica, revitalized by BLVD Hospitality, blends retro-luxe with whimsical vibes. It features colorful velvet furnishings, art-covered walls, and ocean-view suites with built-in bars.

Jannah Lamu, Lamu Island:

Designed by Kenyan hotelier Anna Trzebinski, this hotel integrates old village buildings into a modern "constellation hotel" concept. With Swahili-chic decor, sea-view terraces.

JW Marriott Jeju Resort & Spa, Jeju Island:

Perched on a cliff, this resort by Bill Bensley reflects Jeju's natural beauty with yellow marble interiors and timber hanok-inspired architecture. It features hot springs, local cuisine restaurants.

Mamula Island, Adriatic Coast:

Once a 19th-century fort, this island hotel retains its martial grandeur with barrel-vaulted rooms and sea views. It offers Mediterranean-inspired dining, a serene spa, and access to sea caves and medieval towns.

Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino, Peloponnese:

Nestled in Costa Navarino reserve, this resort boasts pool villas, organic decor, and Eastern Mediterranean cuisine. Activities range from golf to spa indulgence, making it ideal for families seeking luxury in Greece.

One&Only Aesthesis, Athens Riviera:

A modernist retreat on Asteria Beach, this resort offers bungalows and villas with private pools amidst exuberant gardens. Dining options include Greco-Italian cuisine and Andalusian tapas.