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"It List" of 30 Best New Hotels Revealed in Travel + Leisure ’s June Issue

T+L Editors’ Top Picks for 2008 Include Qualia in Australia, Hotel Terra in Jackson Hole, and Haymarket Hotel in London.

"It List" of 30 Best New Hotels Revealed in Travel + Leisure ’s June Issue
New York, NY, May 29, 2008 --( Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya; Posada de Mike Rapu, Explora en Rapa Nui, Easter Island; J.K. Place Capri; and Banyan Tree Maldives Madivaru are among the 30 properties named to Travel + Leisure’s It List 2008 of best new hotels around the globe, chosen by the magazine’s editors. From stylish beach resorts to newly redone city hideaways to eco-friendly retreats, T+L’s It List covers six continents with hotels ranging in price from $155/night to $4,600/night. This highly selective third annual list is featured in Travel + Leisure’s June issue and online at

North America
+ El Silencio Lodge & Spa, Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica
+ Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Riviera Maya, Mexico
+ La Purificadora, Puebla, Mexico
+ Regent Bal Harbour, Bal Harbour, Florida
+ Hotel Terra, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
+ The Plaza, New York, New York

South America
+ La Merced del Alto, Cachi, Argentina
+ Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+ Posada de Mike Rapu, Explora en Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile
+ Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa, San Pedro, Chile

+ Cotswolds88hotel, The Cotswolds, England
+ The Connaught, London
+ Haymarket Hotel, London
+ Hôtel Le Bellechasse, Paris
+ Le Meurice, Paris
+ J.K. Place Capri, Capri, Italy
+ Casa dell’Arte, Bodrum, Turkey

Africa And The Middle East
+ Riad Meriem, Marrakesh, Morocco
+ Hôtel Nord-Pinus Tanger, Tangier, Morocco
+ Azura Lodge, Benguerra Island, Mozambique
+ Onguma Plains, The Fort on Fisher’s Pan, Etosha, Namibia

Asia, Australia, Ane New Zealand
+ Qualia, Hamilton Island, Australia
+ Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia

+ JIA Shanghai, Shanghai, China
+ Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, India
+ Peninsula Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
+ Banyan Tree Maldives Madivaru, Madivaru, Maldives
+ The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Te Awanga, New Zealand
+ St. Regis Singapore, Singapore
+ Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi, Yao Noi, Thailand


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It List 2008: The Top 30 New Hotels in the World

It List 2008: The Top 30 New Hotels in the World

A good hotel is a place to rest your head; a great hotel has the power to transform the travel landscape.