These new hotels offer great food and design and glorious escape—whether snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef or learning yoga in the Himalayan foothills.

By Gina Hamadey
Updated May 23, 2017

These new hotels offer great food and design and glorious escape—whether snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef or learning yoga in the Himalayan foothills.

Oil paintings from a Paris flea market hang in all 52 rooms of The Dean, in an early 1900s brick house. Downstairs are a karaoke bar and an Austrian beer hall. Doubles from $109;

Dehradun, India
Vana, Malsi Estate, is an ultramodern yoga and wellness retreat in the forest; Indian dishes use herbs and spices grown on-site. From $515 per person, all-inclusive;

The Shangri-La Hotel is in London’s tallest skyscraper, the 87-story Renzo Piano–designed Shard. The Champagne bar and Malaysian restaurant overlook the whole city. Doubles from $715;

The Great Barrier Reef
The luxurious One&Only resort is on Australia’s private Hayman Island. Guests can explore the unspoiled reef without seeing another soul. Doubles from $681;

Nantucket, Massachusetts
Two minutes from the ferry is the breezy 21 Broad. Guests can get together in the cold-pressed-juice bar during the day, and around the fire pit come evening. Doubles from $389;

An opulent former bank houses the Park Hyatt—the pool is in an old vault. There’s Viennese coffee, local wine and Wiener schnitzel at the Pearl Bar. Doubles from $520;