Soneva Jani, Maldives: Many of the resort's 24 villas have slides that transport guests directly from the top level into the lagoon below.
Hotel Eden, Rome, Italy: After a year of extensive renovations, the 125-year-old Hotel Eden -- a favorite of director Federico Fellini -- will finally open its doors as a Dorchester Collection hotel.
Assila Hotel, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: This hotel is located in the heart of Jeddah's business district, close to Jeddah Mall and just 40 minutes' drive from Mecca.
SLS Brickell, Miami: This Philippe Starck-designed hotel is understatedly stylish rather than painfully hip in one of Miami's up-and-coming districts.
Waldorf Astoria, Beverly Hills, California: In the heart of Beverly Hills, this 12-story Art Deco hotel will feature a 5,000 square foot spa by La Prairie and a restaurant by Michelin-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
Raffles Europejski, Warsaw, Poland: Located in Warsaw's historic district, next to the Presidential Palace, Raffles Europejski will feature 103 elegant suites, a seasonal Polish restaurant with an outdoor terrace, a cigar lounge and a spa with six treatment rooms.
Fontenay Hamburg Hotel, Germany: Set on the tranquil banks of Lake Alster, The Fontenay will be the first new luxury hotel in Hamburg in 18 years.
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam: Set on a half-mile stretch of private beachfront near several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Four Seasons' latest resort has the best address in Hoi An.
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam: There are 40 pool villas, each with their own private swimming pool.
Las Alcobas, Napa Valley, California: Near the Beringer winery and estate in St. Helena, this beautiful boutique hotel is the ultimate wine country getaway.
The Silo, Cape Town, South Africa: The ultramodern, industrial-style hotel will have only 28 rooms, each with whimsical interiors and dramatic waterfront views.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles: Located on the secluded granite-rock island of Félicité, this chic retreat is the last word in luxury.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles: Each of its 28 standalone villas is outfitted with a private pool and wine cellar, and comes with a 24-hour personal butler.
Rosewood Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Laos – Just 10 minutes' drive from UNESCO World Heritage Site Luang Prabang, the resort is flanked by dense forests, rivers and waterfalls.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, UK: Located in a building dating back to 1922 (it was formerly the headquarters of the Port of London Authority) the new Four Seasons London is one of the handsomest hotels in the city.
W Shanghai, The Bund, Shanghai, China: Perched on the banks of the Huangpu River, this ultra hip hotel will be Starwood Hotels' third W-branded property in China, after Beijing and Guangzhou.
St. Regis, Dubai, UAE: The St. Regis' second Dubai property, built on a world-class polo field in the sprawling Dubailand entertainment complex, is an equestrian's dream.