Conde Nast Traveller name the best new hotels in the UK and around the world in its 2019 Hot List

THE best new hotels for 2019 have been revealed by Conde Nast Traveller in their annual Hot List.

Five hotel in the UK – located in London, Scotland and Cambridge – made it onto the list this year.

The Conde Nast Traveller list includes 66 properties around the world.

As well as the UK hotels, there are also big names across Europe and the rest of the world, among them well known names such as Soho House and Rosewood hotels.

Many have storied pasts while some are also innovative and modern.

Read on to find out who made the list this year:

Belmond Cadogan Hotel, London




The hotel, originally opened in 1887, has had a long and interesting history.

It was the location of Oscar Wilde's arrest in 1895, as well as a place of recuperation for supermodels including Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista.

Now, following four years of renovation, the 54-bedroom hotel has reopened.

Each of the rooms features private balconies, butler service, and some even have working fireplaces.

According to the magazine: "The tea room is the heart of it all. Wondrous afternoon teas include salt-cod croquettes and cosies made by Adam Handling’s mother."

Bankside Hotel, London



Located near the Tate Modern, Bankside is trying to be a sustainable property – there is no single use plastic on the site.

The hotel also offers water jugs along the corridors, and the key cards are made from paper.

Bankside's show piece is a ceramic mural running along a wall of the restaurant and bar.

It shows scenes of the area's history such as Viking boats, fishing boats and the Great Fire.

University Arms, Cambridge



As the oldest hotel in Cambridge, built in 1834, University Arms has since been reinvented to include 192 bedrooms along with a velvet-upholstered bar and British bistro.

Literary fans will love it – the public sitting area is called The Library and there are recordings of Wind in the Willows in the toilets.

Conde Nast Traveller advises: "The liveried bicycles in Cambridge blue are perfect for exploring the streets or making a quick getaway to nearby beauty spots such as The Orchard at Grantchester."

The Best New Hotels in Europe

  • Hotel Vilon, Rome, ITALY
  • Casa Iris, Orbetello, ITALY
  • Brach, Paris, FRANCE
  • Epi 1959, St Tropez, FRANCE
  • Hotel Lutetia, Paris, FRANCE
  • Le Barn, Bonnelles, FRANCE
  • Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa, Champillon, FRANCE
  • Little Beach House, Barcelona, SPAIN
  • Can Bordoy, Mallorca, SPAIN
  • Casa Caminada, Furstenau, SWITZERLAND
  • Experimental Chalet, Verbier, SWITZERLAND
  • Stamba Hotel, Tbilisi, GEORGIA
  • St George, Helsinki, FINLAND

Heckfield Place, Hampshire




The opening of the 18th century hotel was hotly anticipated – it's gone through ten years of renovations.

Guests staying at the Georgian hotel will be able to make the most of two restaurants, which uses organic produce from the local farm, and the 67-seat cinema.

Top tip for the property is that the biggest of the 45 rooms offers 180 degree views of the stunning countryside.

The Fife Arms, Scotland




Found in the Highland village of Braemar, just nine miles from Balmoral Castle, the hotel incorporates works from artists such as William Morris and Picasso.

In true Scottish form, tartan bedspreads and wallpaper are found throughout alongside taxidermy animals.

There's even a tweed-covered hot water bottle available for guests.

And if you ask for a riverside room, you can "fall asleep to the murmur of the fast-flowing Clunie Water".

The Best New Hotels in the World

  • Sands Hotel, California, USA
  • Kimpton La Peer, Los Angeles, USA
  • The Hoxton, New York, USA
  • Blackberry Mountain, Tennessee, USA
  • Caldera House, Wyoming, USA
  • Perry Lane Hotel, Savannah, USA
  • Hotel Joaquin, California, USA
  • Nomad Los Angeles, USA
  • Shinola Hotel, Detroit, USA
  • Hotel Peter and Paul, New Orleans, USA
  • El Rey Court, Santa Fe, USA
  • Palihotel Culver City, Los Angeles, USA
  • The Inn at Kenmore Hall, Massachusetts, USA
  • The Freehand, New York, USA
  • Eaton Workshop, Washington D.C., USA
  • The Line, Austin, USA
  • Hotel Amparo, San Miguel de Allende, MEXICO
  • Casa Pueblo, Tulum, MEXICO
  • Punta Caliza, Isla Holbox, MEXICO
  • Montage, Los Cabos, MEXICO
  • Chable Maroma, Mayakoba, MEXICO
  • Manapany, ST BARTH'S
  • Rosewood Baha Mar, BAHAMAS
  • Belmond Cap Juluca, ANGUILLA
  • Casa Legado, Bogota, COLOMBIA
  • Islas Secas, PANAMA
  • &Beyond Tengile River Lodge, SOUTH AFRICA
  • Oomanda, Khomas, NAMIBIA
  • Shipwreck Lodge, NAMIBIA
  • Zuri Zanzibar Hotel & Resort, ZANZIBAR
  • The Jaffa, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
  • Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, UAE
  • Joali, MALDIVES
  • Lux North Male Atoll, MALDIVES
  • Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, MALDIVES
  • Soho House Mumbai, INDIA
  • Capella Ubud, Bali, INDONESIA
  • Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali, INDONESIA
  • Bulgari Hotel, Shanghai, CHINA
  • Six Senses Maxwell, SINGAPORE
  • Shinta Mani Wild, CAMBODIA
  • Rosewood Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
  • Wa Ale Island, BURMA
  • The Datai Langkawi, MALAYSIA
  • Spirit Sanctuary, Paro, BHUTAN
  • The Calile, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
  • United Places Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
  • Lon Retreat, Victoria, AUSTRALIA

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