Departures 100: The Luxury Hotels to Book in 2017

From soon-to-open luxury properties to revamped old favorites, here are the destinations around the world we’re excited about in 2017.

Courtesy Peninsula Beijing
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Beijing's Crown Jewel

The $123 million spent on the impressive renovation of the Peninsula Beijing, set to debut in full early this year, is most apparent in the details. Take the three-story lobby (pictured), inlaid with 3,500 pieces of Palissandro marble, or the guest rooms, with walls of hand-embroidered flower blossoms. “We’re channeling imperial Beijing,” says general manager Joseph Sampermans. The original 525 rooms have been reduced to 230 suites that are, at 700 square feet each, among the largest in the city. All have separate living and dressing rooms and tablets that control every facet of one’s stay—in 11 languages. Book a room on the 14th floor or higher for uninterrupted views of the city. Rooms from $315; 8 Goldfish Ln., Wangfujing; 86-10/8516-2888; beijing.peninsula.com.