The following selection of new hotels didn't make the cut for our top ten, but they came really close. We couldn't help but choose four in NYC alone. From AndAZ 5th Avenue, which tries to make guests feel like real New Yorkers to The Donald's Trump SoHo with its ten Penthouse Suites and one of the city's only Turkish hammams, Gotham City proudly boasts a whole slew of new lodgings. But we are not biased toward big city cool. Bakersfield, a locale best known for its farmlands and oil fields, came onto our radar with the opening of The Padre Hotel, delivering urbane sensibilities with a cowboy twist.
Top 10 Extreme Hotels in the World
Whether you're into great heights, your own private island or living the hobbit life, our list of adventurous hotels is sure to give you something exciting to take the plunge into.
IT'S EASY BEING GREEN
Top 10 Green Hotels in the U.S. Nearly everything is "green" now, so why not hotels? From LEED certification to low-flush toilets and non-toxic materials, these hotels are truly green by design.