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This breathtaking Canadian lodge ranks among the best new hotels in the world

Travel+Leisure has just published its fifteenth list of the most beautiful hotels that opened in the previous year.
Photo: Glacier View Lodge / Facebook

A list of the world's most beautiful new hotels includes a new luxury lodge located in the Canadian Rockies. 

Travel+Leisure has just published its fifteenth list of the most beautiful hotels that opened in the previous year. No less than 32 countries were visited to create a list of 72 outstanding addresses in a wide range of destinations around the world. 

In a bid to compile a list of the world's most welcoming addresses, the American travel magazine has explored numerous new hotels across the globe, and evaluated the transformation of those which have recently undergone major overhauls. 

Jasper's Glacier View Lodge is the sole Canadian property on the list, which opened in the summer of 2019. The 32-room property’s location on the edge of the Columbia Icefield affords guests sweeping views of the mountains from the floor-to-ceiling windows of the lounge. Further, the guest rooms overlook the vast glaciers and mountains, making for a fantastic night’s sleep. Of course, guests may also opt for a private after-hours tour of the Athabasca Glacier, too. 

Report authors highlight how the Albertan property's, "Interiors by Dialog are decidedly contemporary, with a heavy dose of Scandinavian hygge — think light wood, fireplaces, and faux-fur throws. After a night of feasting and stargazing, hit the Columbia Icefield Skywalk, a cantilevered glass bridge 918 feet above the Sunwapta Valley."

glacier-lodge-lookoutPhoto: Glacier View Lodge / Facebook

The luxurious lodge makes the perfect overnight stop on the scenic drive linking Banff and Jasper national parks.

glacier-roomPhoto: Glacier View Lodge / Facebook

Here is the complete list of newly opened hotels to be honored with awards from Travel+Leisure in 2020:


Jao Camp (Wilderness Safaris) — Okavango Delta, Botswana
The Oberoi Marrakech — Marrakech, Morocco
Zannier Hotels Sonop — Karas, Namibia
Magashi (Wilderness Safaris) — Akagera, Rwanda
One&Only Gorilla's Nest — Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Singita Kwitonda — Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Camissa House — Cape Town, South Africa
Lekkerwater Beach Lodge — De Hoop, South Africa
Mandarin Oriental, Doha — Doha, Qatar
Al Bait Sharjah — Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


Six Senses Bhutan — Bhutan
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong — Shanghai, China
Rosewood Hong Kong — Hong Kong
Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa — Uttarakhand, India
Aman Kyoto — Kyoto, Japan
Shishi-Iwa House — Karuizawa, Japan
The Chow Kit — Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Raffles Singapore — Singapore
HOSHINOYA Guguan — Taichung, Taiwan
Hotel de la Coupole — Sapa, Vietnam


Mount Mulligan Lodge — Queensland, Australia


La Finca Victoria — Vieques, Puerto Rico
Eden Rock — St. Bart's
Ambergris Cay — Turks and Caicos


Kachi Lodge — Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia
Rio Palena Lodge — Patagonia, Chile
Nayara Tented Camp — La Palma, Costa Rica
Cirqa — Arequipa, Peru


August — Antwerp, Belgium
Belmond Cadogan — London, England
The Standard — London, England
The Stratford — London, England
The Newt in Somerset — Somerset, England
Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé — Loire Valley, France
J.K. Place Paris — Paris, France
Lily of the Valley — St.-Tropez, France
Plage Palace — Palavas-les-Flots, France
Purs — Andernach, Germany
Parilio — Paros, Greece
Mezzatore — Ischia, Italy
Casa Maria Luigia — Modena, Italy
Masseria Torre Maizza, a Rocco Forte Hotel — Puglia, Italy
Hotel de la Ville, a Rocco Forte Hotel — Rome, Italy
a.d. 1768 Boutique Hotel — Sicily, Italy
St. Regis Venice — Venice, Italy
Britannia Hotel — Trondheim, Norway
Palacio Solecio — Malaga, Spain
Finca Serena — Mallorca, Spain


Glacier View Lodge — Jasper, Canada
Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve — Puerto Los Cabos, Mexico
Sofitel Mexico City Reforma — Mexico City, Mexico
Casa Adela — San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Juana Bautista — Tlaquepaque, Mexico
Asbury Ocean Club — Asbury Park, NJ, USA
Shinola Hotel — Detroit, MI, USA
Four Seasons Hotel Lanai at Koele, a Sensei Retreat — Lanai, HI, USA
Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection — Big Island, HI, USA
Soho Warehouse — Los Angeles, CA, USA
Palihouse Miami Beach — Miami, FL, USA
Maison de la Luz — New Orleans, LA, USA
Equinox Hotel — New York, NY, USA
The Times Square EDITION — New York, NY, USA
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center — Philadelphia, PA, USA
TWA Hotel — Queens, NY, USA
Santa Monica Proper Hotel — Santa Monica, CA, USA
MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa — Sonoma, CA, USA
Willow House — Terlingua, TX, USA
Posada by the Joshua Tree House — Tucson, AZ, USA
Blackberry Mountain — Walland, TN, USA
The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection — Wanship, UT, USA
Captain Whidbey Inn — Whidbey Island, WA, USA
Canyon Ranch Woodside — Woodside, CA, USA


- With files from Relax News.