The Conde Nast Traveler's 2011 Hot List features 124 new hotels and resorts, 21 new restaurants and 40 spas from around the world whose design, service, sense of place (and, if appropriate, food) transcend industry standards. The magazine's editorial staff sifted through the sea of hotels and restaurants that opened in the past year, and called upon a global network of editors and field reporters to visit each property - incognito, of course.
Conde Nast Traveler stands for "Truth In Travel." Unlike many other travel publications, Conde Nast Traveler does not accept free travel and accommodations, and its correspondents, as far as possible, travel anonymously. The result is travel the way consumers experience it - good and bad, with reporting that is fair and honest.