Chitwan National Park in Nepal is a jungle-filled haven of wildlife, where you may encounter elephants, sloth bears, tigers, leopards, countless bird species, as well as the endangered one-horned rhinos and gharials (a local fish-eating crocodile).This is the area where Taj Safaris from India will be launching a new luxury lodge, on the banks of the Rapti River—with 29 villas and suites overlooking the Himalayas and Terai grasslands. This is Sir Richard Branson’s second private island escape in the British Virgin Islands, launched as part of his luxurious portfolio of Virgin Limited Edition.Guests will certainly enjoy their tented domes thanks to wood-burning fireplaces, en suite bathroom and luxurious furnishings—and the immersive views over the ancestral Serengeti landscape. Another truly unique proposition comes from Six Senses Bhutan.It’s not a single hotel or a lodge: it’s a journey.
Following restoration of a beautiful 230-year-old fort, his all-suite hotel will feature 59 suites, all promising fantastic views—and Spa Alila, restaurants, bars and lounges, wine cellar and library, as well as swimming pool. You can rely on us picking the gems from the sea of cookie-cutter accommodation and garish nouveau riche resorts. The luxury travel market will see hundreds of new properties open in 2016, all around the world, so there will be plenty to choose from. Luckily, there is no better place to begin the search for a future dream hotel stay than our master list.Occupying 247 acres of land that comes with 18-hole Championship Golf Course, Al Zorah will be a luxury destination encapsulated: ultra-modern, sleek design set against a beautiful location.The site is surrounded by a protected forest and mangrove swamps, a place of exceptional biodiversity.