(CNN)Whether they’re in emerging destinations, repurposed embassies and discos or the hippest neighborhoods, the hottest new hotels around the world are creating a lot of buzz.
Conde Nast Traveler picked 60 winners on six continents for its 20th annual HOT List of the world’s best new hotels, which was released Wednesday.
“We want to steer you to places which offer that push-pull of foreignness and familiarity: comfortable but also defiantly out of your comfort zone,” said Pilar Guzmn, the magazine’s editor-in-chief.
CNN Travel asked Conde Nast Traveler editors to pick a baker’s dozen of their favorite properties from the list of 60 hotels, all of which have opened in the last 12 months.
Their favorites are listed belowin alphabetical order by region and in the gallery above.
Africa and the Middle East
andBeyond Benguerra Island (Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique)
Four Seasons Hotel Seoul (South Korea)
COMO The Treasury (Perth, Australia)
Caribbean & Mexico
The Cape (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico)
Casa Fayette (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Central and South America
Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogota (Colombia)
JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa (Italy)
Mandarin Oriental, Milan (Italy)
Soho House Istanbul (Turkey)
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (Illinois)
Faena Hotel Miami Beach (Florida)
The Press Hotel (Portland, Maine)
Amanera (Playa Grande, Dominican Republic)
The 13 U.S. hotels on the HOT List were first released via SnapChat Wednesday morning. The complete HOT List is available at CNTraveler.com.