October 2017 · The 50 luxurious hotels that grace our annual feature incorporate all that is new and grand. Among some of the most dramatic settings in the world, these magnificent hospitality beacons reimagine the elegant and exotic–seamlessly blending gracious hospitality and local cultures, aesthetics and ecotourism. In the ever-evolving luxury travel landscape, these properties reinvent existing sweetheart destinations and facilitate the opening-up of new locations including UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Another year, another list, you say. We disagree. Luxuriously living in the moment is an ever-changing art form. Welcome to this year’s best in show–the newest exceptional properties in luxury travel." />

Hotel Eden (Italy)

Roman holiday in luxury

With a nod to Old World grandeur that enchanted Hollywood elite and royalty of yesteryear, the hotel has reopened with opulent modern and technological updates. 98 rooms, which include 33 suites, are all spacious with high windows letting in lots of natural light, offering conveniences at the touch of an iPad. Her position between the Spanish Steps and the Villa Borghese sets an aristocratic tone as will her generous intimate spaces like the Libreria’s hidden bar just off the lobby. Rooftop dining at La Terrazza thrills with stunning views of The Eternal City and their decadent spa channels the spirit of the thermal baths of Ancient Rome. Hotel Eden, Rome, Italy

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