Top new hotels opening in 2016

2016 is a terrific year for travel, with low oil prices helping us fly further for less, a whole new host of destinations opening up (Iran, anyone?) and a superb selection of hotels launching around the world.

Whether you're planning a city break in Europe or a beach holiday on a undiscovered island far away, you'll want to know the most stylish, beautiful and hot new addresses to have on your holiday hit list this year.

See also: Where to go in 2016, whatever your budget

If you thought Thailand was so 2015, you were wrong as 2016 sees the launch of the highly-anticipated Nai Harn located on TripAdvisor's best beach in Thailand with a view you'll need to see to believe. Another Asian gem to open this year is Arovada by AKARYN, Private Island Retreat, in Cambodia. It's the first private island wellness retreat in the country and has been designed to embrace outdoor living, making it THE place to experience this tropical island paradise.

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In Europe, travellers who can't get enough of Portugal will want to take the whole family to Lisbon when Martinhal Lisbon Chiado Family Suites opens. With its splendid family apartments, a kids' club with evening hours and a family café, it makes Lisbon one of the top family city break destinations for 2016.

Elsewhere, the all-suite Il Sereno will leave you seriously impressed when it arrives in Lake Como and is perfect for jet-setting couples searching for top-notch dining, excellent views and exclusive spaces. Fancy a five-star weekend in Germany? The Fontenay will be the first hotel of its kind to open in Hamburg in 18 years and will be inviting lovers of architecture, Michelin-starred dining and rooftop socialising to its doors.

Santorini and the Maldives should also be on your wish list for 2016. Find out why and browse more hotels opening this year, including one with a canyon-edge platform (not one for the faint-hearted) below...


Top Travel Destinations for 2016
Top Travel Destinations for 2016