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The Best New Hotels of 2014

According to Conde Nast Traveler, 33 noteworthy new hotels debuted in 2014.

The travel rag announced its hot list of best new hotels in a number of categories, including Best Design Hotel, Best Food Hotel, and Best Over the Top Hotel, reserved for the most extravagant and ornate sleeps … with an average nightly rate of $1070. Oof.

With some 500 worldwide debuts this year, there are plenty of options to choose from (although Conde Nast narrowed the list to a select 33), dotting the globe from Massachusetts to the Maldives, Phuket to France.

While the list skews luxury—this is Conde Nast, after all— a number of budget-friendly properties made the cut, including The Dean, a boutiquey spot in a former Providence brothel, and the stylishly efficient American Trade Hotel in up-and-coming Panama. Downtown designer boutiques like the Ace in L.A. and the Thompson in Chicago were among its ranks, as well as legacy brands, including brand-new outposts from Mandarin Oriental (Shanghai), Four Seasons (St. Petersburg), and Ritz-Carlton (Aruba).

Here is the full list:

Best Beach Hotels of 2014

(Photo: Salt House Inn)

  • Andaz Maui at Wailea, Hawaii
  • Mukul Resort, Nicaragua
  • Nizuc Resort & Spa, Cancun
  • Point Yamu by Como, Phuket
  • Salt House Inn, Provincetown

Best Family Hotels of 2014

(Photo: Andaz Peninsula Papagayo)

  • Andaz Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
  • La Bandita Townhouse, Italy
  • Palihouse Santa Monica, Los Angeles
  • Ritz-Carlton, Aruba

Best Food Hotels of 2014

(Photo: The Thompson)

  • Domaine de la Baume, Tourtour, France
  • Park Hyatt Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • The Thompson, Chicago
  • The Vines Resort & Spa, Argentina
  • The Wild Rabbit, England
  • Zero George Street, Charleston

Best Bargain Hotels of 2014

(Photo: Christian Harder)

  • American Trade Hotel, Panama City
  • The Dean, Rhode Island
  • The Line, Los Angeles
  • The Marlton, New York City
  • Temple Hotel, Beijing

Best Design Hotels of 2014

(Photo: Spencer Lowell)

  • Ace Hotel, Los Angeles
  • Hotel B, Lima
  • Hotel d’Angleterre, Copenhagen
  • Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai
  • The London Edition, England

Best Over-the-Top Hotels of 2014

(Photo: Four Seasons Lion Palace)

  • Aman Canal Grande, Venice
  • Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
  • Four Seasons Lion Palace, St. Petersburg
  • The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland
  • Rosewood, London

Best Way-Out-There Hotels of 2014

(Photo: Segera Retreat)

  • Amano’i, Vietnam
  • Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland
  • Segera Retreat, Laikipia Plateau, Kenya

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