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Whether you’re looking for a serene place to honeymoon or a resort in paradise that will keep your active kids busy, here are eight brand-new hotels and resorts that you should book before everyone else discovers them.


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Photo courtesy of Il Sereno Lago Di Como

Il Sereno (Torno, Italy): For Honeymooners

This beauty, which opened in August 2016, is nestled along the eastern shore of Lake Como (hello, George Clooney). Highlights of your stay include tranquil lakeside gardens, an infinity pool and the personal docking facilities that feature three custom Riva boats.

Best way to get there: DFW to JFK to MXP + 50-minute taxi

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Photo courtesy of The Pulitzer

The Pulitzer (Amsterdam, Netherlands): For History Buffs

This newly renovated hotel is a dream: Created out of 25 restored 17th- and 18th-century houses along the central canal belt, it’s basically a decadent time machine. And if you ever decide to leave the hotel, you can do so in style—on a classic salon boat from 1909.

Best way to get there: DFW to IAH to AMS

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Photo courtesy of Thompson Hotels

Thompson Playa Del Carmen (Playa Del Carmen, Mexico): For An Epic Girls' Trip

When it opened in February 2016, this Thompson hotel gave Texans yet another reason to head south of the border for a long weekend of basking in the seductive rays of the Riviera Maya. We have a feeling this will be the new hot haven for bachelorette getaways thanks to its 30,000-square-foot rooftop pool deck that attracts the lively town?s party crowd.

Best way to get there: DFW to CUN + 50-minute shuttle

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Photo courtesy of Helena Bay

Helena Bay (Helena Bay, New Zealand): For an Adventure

Just because you are miles away from civilization—enjoying activities like paddleboarding, diving, fishing and mountain biking—doesn’t mean that your meals will be equally as rustic. Each night, guests can look forward to dishes prepared by Michelin-starred chef Ernesto Iaccarino and an impressive selection of vintage wines from around the world.

Best way to get there: DFW to LAX to AKL + 40-minute resort helicopter transfer

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Photo courtesy of Hyatt

Park Hyatt Mallorca (Mallorca, Spain): For a Scenic Beach Getaway

Designed to mimic a traditional Mallorquin hilltop village, each room has either a view of the Canyamel Valley or Balearic Sea via private terrace. This island boasts more than 300 days of sunshine, which is ideal for enjoying the area’s popular Cala Agulla beach.

Best way to get there: DFW to MAD to PMI

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Photo courtesy of Four Seasons

Four Seasons Oahu (Kapolei, Hawaii): For the Family

When your hotel room is just steps from both the beach and the Ko Olina Golf Club, no one will be complaining on this trip. Sunrise yoga for you, kids’ club for the kids. Ahhh, what’s that sound? That’s the sound of pure relaxation.

Best way to get there: DFW to HNL

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Photo courtesy of Ritz Paris

Ritz Paris (Paris, France): For Francophiles

After a four-year, $200 million renovation, this storied hotel in Paris’s 1st Arrondissement reopened in June 2016. Expect the same red-carpet entrance and 18th-century French decor but with a lighter, fresher take. Oh, and of course, they wouldn’t dare mess with the success of the beautiful Bar Hemingway.

Best way to get there: DFW to CDG

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Photo courtesy of Shore Club

The Shore Club (Long Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos): For an Escape to Paradise

And because the savvy Dallas traveler loves to be first to the game, we had to share this luxury resort that is currently the first and only development on Long Bay. Set for a December 2016 opening (but accepting reservations now), the resort is geared toward the active and wellness-inspired traveler and features a European-influenced design and yoga pavilion in addition to poolside cabanas with breathtaking views of the sea.

Best way to get there: DFW to PLS

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