The world’s best and worst new luxury hotels named

Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI) have released their annual best and worst new hotels list.

Every year the company, who has jetsetters and high net worth individuals as members, grade all new luxury hotels around the globe.

This year, the group named the Mandarin Oriental in Marrakech, Morocco as top new luxury hotel of 2015, describing the secluded hotel as “stunning and faultless”. LTI also praised the hotel’s management for making sure “everything was perfect before opening their doors”.


PHOTO: Mandarin Oriental website

PHOTO: Mandarin Oriental website

LTI slammed the Nobu Hotel Manila, naming it the worst new luxury hotel of the year.

The resort, which is co-owned by Robert DeNiro, chef Nobu Matshuhisa and movie producer Meir Teper, left members feeling “underwhelmed and disenchanted” with “disappointments at every turn”.

The Nobu Hotel in Manila. PHOTO: Nobu Hotel website

The Nobu Hotel in Manila. PHOTO: Nobu Hotel website

Check out the full best and worst lists below.

The best new luxury hotels 2015:
1. Mandarin Oriental — Marrakech
2. Sant Francesc, Palma Mallorca
3. Aman, Tokyo
4. Villa Rene Lalique, Alsace
5. Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City
6. Temple House, Chengdu
7. Sujan Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur
8. La Fiermontina, Puglia
9. Six Senses, Douro Valley
10. Gansevoort, Dominican Republic

The worst new luxury hotels 2015:
1. Nobu, Manilla
2. Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok, Mauritius
3. St Regis, Mumbai
4. Zaya Nurai, Abu Dhabi
5. Edition, Miami Beach
6. Lanesborough, London