Hot new luxury ski resort openings for 2013

They’re among the most anticipated ski resort openings of 2013: a five-star chalet set in the French Alps, the first alpine property out of the W hotel chain, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s “world-class” ski resort.

10 Hottest New Hotels in the World

A boutique hotel designed to reflect its Caribbean surroundings and show off its colonial heritage in the port town of Cartagena, Colombia has been named the top new hotel in the world by TripAdvisor users.

Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

A luxury hotel in Turkey which once housed sultans from the Ottoman empire has knocked Parisian landmark Hotel Le Bristol from its perch to be named the best hotel in Europe.

Ritz-Carlton to open first property in Israel

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company will open the new Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel, in late 2013, which will be the first urban resort as well as the brand’s first property in the country.

Peninsula Hotels Is Coming To London

Plans for the first Peninsula hotel in London have moved a step forward with the formation of a new partnership to develop a site overlooking Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace.

JW Marriott debuts new turndown program

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts launched a Nightly Refresh Program, offering rotating free amenities, including organic bars with natural organic oats, essential oil blends, Astor chocolates and wine samples.