If you're looking to book accommodation for your next trip, why not consider a stay at some of the most luxurious and trendiest hotels to have opened around the world this year?
We've rounded up top-notch properties that are brand new or have undertaken transformative renovations – all in some of the best-known neighbourhoods or coolest up-and-coming precincts. The best part? All of these properties are on the Qantas Hotels site – so you can use your business' Qantas Points to get a great deal on your stay. All you have to do is transfer Qantas Points from your Qantas Business Rewards account to an individual's Qantas Frequent Flyer account. They can then use them to book any listed Qantas Hotel, whether it's for business or pleasure.
With a design based around American literary greats and intriguing artworks (from painted murals to wall-mounted sculptures), The Renwick is more than just a perfectly positioned bolthole in midtown New York.
Features: Free high-speed wi-fi, a fitness room and business centre.
Room pick: The author suites are cleverly themed around American literary greats who have a connection to the hotel, including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein.
Plus: Bedford & Co, the hotel's excellent in-house restaurant and bar, has an in-room cocktail service.
The incredible 360-degree views of Los Angeles from the tallest building on America's west coast are just the start of what's on offer at America's newest, InterContinental hotel is more than just a perfectly positioned bolthole in midtown New York.
Features: Five venues where you can drink and dine, coffee machines in all rooms, a business centre and the exclusive Club InterContinental.
Room pick: Club Suites on the upper floors. You'll get complimentary internet and local calls, free pressing for two items and priority check-in, as well as entry to the Club Lounge
Plus: The outdoor pool deck has plenty of sun-loungers, fire pits and a hot tub, as well as a poolside restaurant and bar.
Everything is within striking distance of the five-star The One Barcelona: Gaudí's Sagrada Família and Parc Güell, the city's historic Gothic Quarter, the charming Eixample district and more.
Features: Free wif-fi and local calls, Clef d'Or concierge, the fabulous Somni Restaurant and an onsite Despacio Spa with an experience pool and Finnish sauna.
Room pick: Suite Barcelonas look down over the city streets and feature marble bathrooms with freestanding bathtubs, a plushly furnished living area and separate bedroom.
Plus: An exclusive seasonal rooftop plunge pool and Mood bar. Its open-air terrace offers sweeping views over Barcelona, including Sagrada Família, and out to sea.
Features: Rooms and suites with marble bathrooms, Bottega Veneta amenities, high-ceilings and fully opening windows, a high-end spa with private suites and free wi-fi..
Room pick: Junior suites with expansive views of the city come with an in-room iPad for room servicing, a separate sitting area and Nespresso machine.
Plus: La Terrazza restaurant, on the top floor, for a fine-dining experience with a stunning panorama over the Eternal City, from the dome of St. Peter's Basilica to the Victor Emmanuel Monument.
Features: Free bottled water and wi-fi. At Zakbaran café and bar (check out their saké list), locals give live talks outlining their favourite haunts in and around the city – perfect for shaping your itinerary.
Room pick: Opt for Superior Class: the sleek yet inviting Terrace Twin room sleeps four in two king-sized beds. Take in the inner-city vibe from the sizeable outdoor area.
Plus: The concept here is to support the community; as well as events at Zakbaran, you'll can purchase souvenirs crafted by local artisans.
This gleaming waterfront addition to the city skyline is now the tallest building in Darling Harbour and sits conveniently adjacent to the new International Convention Centre.
Features: Three bars, a restaurant and lounge, several meeting spaces, fitness centre and free newspapers.
Room pick: A corner Luxury room looking out over Darling Harbour – be sure to marvel at the outlook from the freestanding bathtub.
Plus: The heated outdoor infinity pool is a peaceful escape from the bustle of the city below and boasts, unsurprisingly, fabulous views..
Features: Huge marble bathrooms, well-stocked minibars, three dining venues, 24-hour fitness centre and members club facilities (which guests have partial access to).
Room pick: Spacious Shoreditch Suites have huge windows, a separate combined living and dining space, a freestanding bath in the bedroom, free internet and rain and steam showers.
Plus: Glass-walled Lido brasserie, with open-sky views from the roof of the hotel, is only open to hotel guests and club members. It looks over a quaint pool and deck furnished with sunloungers and deck chairs.
In a city rife with new hotel openings, the five-star Nolinski, housed in a classic Haussman building, stands out for its sophisticated design and perfect situation in the 1st Arrondissement between the Musée du Louvre, Le Palais Royal and Place Vendôme.
Features: Free wi-fi, an indoor pool, sauna and spa, 24-hour room service, two stylishly fitted out restaurants and a café, free newspapers.
Room pick: Suites have a hallway entrance and a living room separate to the bedroom. Each is impeccably finished in rich materials and vintage furniture while French doors let in plenty of natural light.
Plus: You'll have a hard time choosing whether you spend your time having a cocktail in the gorgeous Grand Salon or relaxing in the atmospheric indoor pool.
Provocateur has already won a German Design Award for its playful, burlesque-inspired, velvet-swathed interiors. The property is within walking distance of West Berlin's Kurfürstendamm, known for its boutiques and eateries.
Features: Free wi-fi and bottled water, 24-hour concierge services, as well as room service, a bar and restaurant.
Room pick: A De Luxe room with a city view. You'll find marble bathrooms with rain showers, freestanding tubs, a Nespresso machine and a Marshall Bluetooth speaker.
Plus: Onsite restaurant Golden Phoenix offers a French-Chinese menu from well-known chef Duc Ngo and an impressive wine list. Drinks at the adjacent bar are equally as good; expect things to heat up on the weekends – it's open until 4am.
A multi-million dollar renovation has seen the centrally located 525-room The Peninsula Beijing reopen with 230 suites (there are no rooms), a remarkable Chinese-style entry gate and a pioneering lobby design – minus the check-in desks.
Features: Three polished dining spaces (have the signature Peninsula Afternoon Tea in The Lobby), iPads in all rooms, room service, topnotch day spa and pool, fitness centre and meeting venues.
Room pick: The smallest suite available is 60 square metres and all seven types have living areas, as well as dressing rooms, in addition to the bedroom and bathrooms. The Beijing Suites are 165 square metres, have a private cinema, walk-in closet and a marble bathroom with scenic views.
Plus: The Keys to the City initiative gives guests a chance to enjoy private tours, gallery visits, front-row seats and backstage access at the opera and exclusive culinary experiences at the city's best restaurants and trendiest clubs and bars.
In the newly developed Quayside area of Singapore, The InterContinental is the perfect place to stay for gourmands who want to enjoy the many eateries onsite.
Features: Fridges and minibars in rooms, free wi-fi, rain showers, 24-hour fitness centre, four restaurants, two bars, a café and 24-hour room service.
Room pick: Suites have deep bathtubs, views of the Singapore River and access to the exclusive Club InterContinental Lounge, which is open all day and night.
Plus: Fans of Italian food will find that locals and guests alike rate the Italian-inspired dining available onsite all day, from the gourmet Publico deli to Marcello cocktail bar, which takes over the space during the evening, and the impressive classic Italian cuisine served up at Publico Ristorante.
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