How do you decide what your next vacation destination should be? This year, let hotels guide you. Here are four cities around the world that probably weren’t on your radar yet. They will be once you see their boutique hotels.
Vilafranca del Penedès: Spain’s Penedès region is already famous for its Cava. Now there’s a modernist hotel, which looks like bottles stacked on a riddling rack, hidden among its vines.
Senglea: There’s more to Malta than Valletta. Find medieval alleys, the Basilica of the Nativity of Mary, and a historic building that was recently turned into a luxury hotel across the Grand Harbour.
Lagos: Ikoyi is the most popular neighborhood in Nigeria’s capital. It’s home to government buildings, boutique-filled Awolowo Road, the Nigerian headquarters of Google, some of the priciest real estate in Africa, and three comfortable boutique hotels.
Tashkent: A new electronic visa system recently made it easier to travel to Uzbekistan. Discover a surprisingly modern city, wide streets lined with trees, green parks full of fountains, tall buildings made of glass, and the first boutique hotel to open in the redesigned capital.