Banyan Tree Sanya, China
THE best new hotels in the world have been named, with only two Australian hotels making the cut.

From a list of thousands, Conde Nast Traveller magazine has selected 70 of the best new places to stay from 30 countries around the world for its annual Hot List guide.

Of the 70 hotels listed only two were Australian, the Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef at Cape Range National Park, Western Australia, and the Southern Ocean Lodge at Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

The Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is a solar-powered eco-lodge which offers “wild bush luxury”. It’s environmentally friendly as all structures are built on platforms above the ground, all power is solar generated and water usage is minimal.

Meanwhile, the Southern Ocean Lodge is luxury accommodation with sea views through floor-to-ceiling glass. It has a restaurant, bar, lounge and terrace together in an open-plan space with white limestone walls and timber floors.

The Hot List 2009 (in alphabetical order)

1. Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing, China

2. Aman New Delhi, India

3. Anantara Phuket Resort and Spa

4. Atlantis the Palm, Dubai

5. Banyan Tree Sanya, China

6. Borgo Santo Pietro, Tuscany, Italy

7. Carbon, Genk, Belgium

8. Castiglion Del Bosco, Tuscany, Italy

9. Cavallo Point, San Francisco, US

10. Citizen M Schiphol, Amsterdam, Netherlands

11. Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Uganda

12. Crazy Bear, Beaconsfield, England

13. Desert Island Resort and Spa, Abu Dhabi,

14. Diva, Maldives

15. Dontainebleau, Miami Beach, US

16. Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Florence, Italy

17. Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, Macau

18. Four Seasons Resort Bora Boar, French Polynesia

19. Four Seasons Resort Mauritius, Mauritius

20. Geejam, Jamaica

21. Hilton Moscow, Leningradskaya, Russia

22. Hotel Du Vin Poole, Dorset, UK

23. Hotel Montefiore, Tel Aviv, Israel

24. Hotel Santa Teresa, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

25. Hotel Tugu Lombok, Indonesia

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