Every year a wealth of new luxury hotels open across the globe. Whether you fancy sipping cocktails poolside in Miami, or escaping to a private island in the Indian Ocean, HELLO! Online has your essential guide to the hottest destinations around – click on the photo below for our gallery.
Find out which London hotel has links to a Charles Dickens novel, and which paradise resort can only be reached via a speedboat.
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If city breaks are your thing, we've found a New York hotel that has undergone a futuristic makeover, and a Sydney hotel that offers views of Harbour Bridge.
As Marseille celebrates its status as European Capital of Culture in 2013, take the opportunity to visit the glorious hotel that sits on a hill overlooking the city.
Or, if you want the ultimate relaxation, visit a resort in Kerala, India, where they have their own yoga pavilion and Ayurvedic centre.