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2 Massachusetts Hotels Named Top 100 New Hotels in the World

2 Massachusetts Hotels Named Top 100 New Hotels in the World Travel & Leisure is the go-to guide for travelers. And each year, they come up with the top new hotels in the world. And TWO Massachusetts hotels are on this year's list. According to the website, it's a lot of work to pick the best. They go "to the most game-changing hotel openings (and reopenings)...." and "taken Travel + Leisure editors and contributors to 39 countries on six continents. We started with a list of more than 200 soon-to-open hotels, and T+L editors and reporters visited nearly 130 of them over the last 12 months." The two Massachusetts hotels are on an island and in the city. Something for everyone! Faraway Martha’s Vineyard According to T&L, Faraway Martha's Vineyard "trades the old-school nautical aesthetic found throughout the Vineyard for something breezy, refined, and whimsical... "Bohemian influences from the 1960s and ‘70s are felt throughout the 58 guest rooms and suites — which range from standard rooms in Kelley House to two-bedroom suites in the adjacent houses — and in the lobby, with ceiling-high bookshelves adorned with bursts of jewel-toned florals and black-and-white tapestries... "The lush outdoor Pelican Club offers tropical cocktails and delicious sushi." FUN FACT! Bob and I went to the Pelican Club last summer with Dave and Carolyn. It was the second day of service and it was so gorgeous. But man, be prepared for expensive drinks. Bob picked up the check not knowing the FOUR pina coladas we ordered were north of $100 total. It was a hot day, so I couldn't tell if his sweating was from the heat or the bill! [caption id="attachment_699059" align="alignleft" width="240"] Faraway Martha's Vineyard[/caption] [caption id="attachment_699056" align="alignleft" width="320"] Faraway Martha's Vineyard[/caption] [caption id="attachment_699053" align="alignleft" width="320"] Faraway Martha's Vineyard[/caption] Raffles, Boston "The 137-year-old Raffles hotel brand is finally making a splash in North America — and in Boston, of all places," according to T&L. "Opened in September and set in a 35-story tower in the well-heeled Back Bay neighborhood, it is as smashing as you’d expect. "Butler service was discreet and attentive — after check-in, I found a chilled cranberry cocktail called the “Boston Sling” (a nod to the Singapore Sling, which was created at the flagship property in 1915) waiting in the room’s glass-fronted wooden bar."

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