The Most Notable Hotel Openings of 2015

The 15 hotels that dazzled us the most in a year of splashy openings.

Courtesy Virgin Hotels
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2015 was a big year for new hotels in far-flung destinations, with marquee luxury brands entering new territories, from the Ritz-Carlton in China to the Mandarin-Oriental in Marrakech. Closer to home, the Faena sailed into Art Basel with one of the buzziest weeks of preview events, complete with gold Damien Hirst taxidermy. Circumvent the globe with these 15 brand-new, can't-be-missed spots.