Every year, we watch our mailbox with anticipation for the arrival of the Condé Nast Traveler Hot List issue. It features the must-see hotels, spas and nightlife venues across the world. Much of it is fantasy travel, like the Raas in Jodphur, India, (shown) or the Alila Villas in Bali.
Some like the Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona (shown) or the Seagate Hotel and Spa in Delray, Florida, make us want to plan a trip
And a few make us happy that we’ve already been, like the Gansevoort in Turks and Caicos, the W in South Beach and D.C. and the Ace Hotel in NYC.