We're kicking off our travel plans for 2017 with a look at our favorite new hotels around the world. We like what we're seeing: global openings that are making a real splash. They include a formerly abandoned New York City landmark that's been restored to its original glory, a big-time luxury hotel built around an 800-year-old garden in Kyoto, and a collection of secluded water villas springing up in the Maldives.
Bookmark the 24 best new hotel openings and start plotting a year of great adventures.
Where : St. Barths, French West Indies
Opened : December
Glamor in spades - lush furnishings, Caribbean colors, Gypset crowd.