Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI) highlights the decade’s best new luxury hotels around the world. The list includes three luxury Maldives resorts; Cheval Blanc Randheli Maldives, Soneva Jani Maldives and Velaa Private Maldives. 

The last decade has proven extraordinary in terms of the development and investment within the Global Luxury Hotel sector, with the emphasis on luxury as some of the world’s most iconic hotel brands have introduced luxurious new properties in every corner of the world. The affluent traveller now has a vast choice. 

The introduction of such exceptional properties is accompanied by the challenging project of determining the top ten new luxury hotels of the decade. With 12 highly experienced and passionate researchers around the world, no one is better placed than Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI) to determine the best ten new luxury hotels of the past decade. LTI are a global, members-only organisation, providing the latest detailed digital reports on luxury hotels, restaurants, spas and nightlife aimed at luxury travellers around the world, assisting them to make informed travel decisions.

‘The team at LTI is totally submerged in every aspect of luxury travel every day, yet even we are continually surprised and occasionally speechless at the level of excellence we find at particular properties. Of course this makes an exercise such as this even more difficult to call, but having visited all of these exceptional properties, some several times, we are confident that of all the great new hotels and resorts we have seen over the past ten years, this is without a doubt, the perfect ten’ explains Michael Crompton, Founder of LTI.

Listed in alphabetical order, as by no means can the following properties be ranked against each other. All properties are truly outstanding and represent the pinnacle of luxury travel. 

Aman, Tokyo

Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives

Corinthia London

Kokomo Private Island, Fiji

La Reserve, Paris

Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles

Soneva Jani, Maldives

Song Saa, Cambodia

The Silo, Cape Town

Velaa Private Island, Maldives