Whether you’re planning a holiday or simply dreaming about one, there’s nothing like a look inside a luxurious new hotel to get you in vacation mode.
That’s certainly been the case after Venue Report released their third annual round-up of 2018's hottest new hotel openings across the globe. With 124 venues on the list, the report covers off plenty of options, whether you're happy to splash a little cash or are just looking for some hotel porn.
And while we certainly agree with plenty on Venue Report’s wish list, we think there are a few that should have made the cut. Here is our pick of the top 13 new places to stay around the world - on any budget.
Hotel des Grands Boulevards, Paris
With 50 bedrooms, a restaurant and a rooftop terrace designed by Dorothée Meilichzon, Hotel des Grands Boulevards is the second Parisian hotel from Experimental Group. Tucked away from the bustle of Paris, in the 2nd Arrondissement, the interior nods to Louis XVI and the building's revolution-era heritage while retaining a fresh and contemporary feel.
Rooms from AU$231 per night
Paramount House Hotel, Sydney
While it was somehow missed off Venue Report's list, we had to include this newcomer on ours. Located inside the former Paramount Picture Studios in Sydney's Surry Hills and surrounded by cafés, bars, restaurants and an art deco cinema right downstairs, Paramount House Hotel is a stylish and tightly-edited boutique hotel with 29 bedrooms, perfect for a weekend staycation.
Rooms from AU$240 per night. Enjoy a 15% discount throughout April to celebrate the hotel's first month in business.
Hotel Sanders, Copenhagen
Created by Danish ballet dancer Alexander Kølpin, Hotel Sanders is a luxury boutique hotel with an eclectic yet refined elegance, nestled between Copenhagen's theatres, art galleries, castles and historical buildings. “Entering Sanders is like stepping into a theatre," Alexander says. "The scenography, the carefully curated interior of the hotel and the generous hospitality of our staff members will exceed expectations, and the guests will always take centre stage.”
Rooms from AU$579
The Ned, London
Occupying a Grade-I heritage listed former bank in London City, The Ned is a grand building with 250 bedrooms, nine restaurants, a couple of spas, a gym and numerous meeting and event spaces. Despite its size, the devotion to detail is evident throughout the rooms and guests will find no shortage of Instagram-inspiration in the 1920s glamour of the hotel. Members and guests of The Ned can enjoy two exclusive bars not open to the public, including a rooftop bar with views over the City and St Paul's Cathedral.
Rooms from AU$549
Kokomo Island, Fiji
Located on its own private island, Kokomo Island is the brainchild of Australian property developer Lang Walker. Guests are transported to the island on their very own seaplane or helicopter - because, of course - to the island's beachfront villas or luxury residences. All accommodation boasts incredible views and offers privacy and direct beach access, and rates include butler service, scuba diving and full board at the island's bars and restaurants, amongst other luxuries.
Villas from AU$3,255 per night
The NoMad, Los Angeles
The second hotel on this list to be housed in a restored bank, the 241 rooms and suites at The NoMad are inspired by the soft colour palette of the building's fully restored, original gold and blue Italianate lobby ceiling. Designed by French architect and designer Jacques Garcia, this brand-new hotel and dining destination is located in Downtown Los Angeles.
Rooms from AU$387
Bürgenstock Resort, Lucerne
Made up of four properties, the Bürgenstock Resort is set 500 metres above Switzerland's Lake Lucerne. With a breathtaking and ever-changing view over the lake and surrounding mountains, the resort's modern design is made from local materials and features a huge spa surrounded by glass walls and stonework.
Rooms from AU$314 per night
Como Uma Canggu, Bali
Located in beachside Canggu, Como Uma Canggu is a new luxury resort embodying the spirit of the beach and offers great in-house dining and spa treatments. The resort features 52 rooms and suites, 55 one and two-bedroom residences, and 12 three-bedroom penthouses, featuring rooftop pools and ocean views.
Rooms from AU$256 per night
Villa La Coste, Provence
Nestled into the hillside of the biodynamic vineyard Château La Coste, Villa La Coste's 28 villa suites are surrounded by gardens, herbs and flowers, with a terrace overlooking the vineyards and valley. Once you've found the place, all that's left to do is sit back, relax and pour yourself a glass of Provence rosé - naturellement.
Villas from AU$1,037 per night
After being threatened by the construction of a reservoir, a forest of 10,000 trees and 50 historic houses were transported to Shanghai to form part of this stunning new resort. The 50 Ming and Qing dynasty houses were carefully dismantled and reassembled on the grounds of the luxury resort Amanyangyun. Inside, the suites and pavilions feature a balance of old and new design that pays homage to the history of the houses.
Rooms from AU$1,447 per night
Jackalope, Mornington Peninsula
Another Aussie gem left off the Venue Report's list, the award-winning Jackalope Hotel is set in the celebrated Mornington Peninsula wine region. With 45 designer rooms to choose from, Jackalope calls this debut property a "reimagination of luxury and a new voice in high-end Australian accommodation". The hotel is brimming with art and design, including a seven-metre Jackalope sculpture standing at the entrance.
Rooms from AU$650 per night
This new 14-room lodge from Awasi is located on the banks of the River Iguazú, 20-minutes from Argentina's famous Iguazú Falls. With your very own plunge pool and a private guide with a 4WD assigned to each villa, this luxurious resort is the perfect base to explore the region's wilderness, before returning to enjoy a quiet drink at the hotel bar in the evenings.
Rates from AU$1,232 per person, per night