It List: 45 Best New Hotels of 2010
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Serai Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer, India
Madonna’s visit in 2007 helped cement Rajasthan’s place on the global style scene, but the new Serai Jaisalmer has just increased the vogue factor. The region’s most lavish tented camp to date is set on 30 acres in the Thar Desert: twenty-one 1,400-square-foot canvas guest rooms rest on smooth Jaisalmer stone foundations and have spacious covered verandas (five have private plunge pools). Guests can opt for a dizzying array of excursions, from a guided tour of the nearby Jaisalmer Fort to a wildlife camel safari in search of blackbuck antelope and chikara deer. Doubles from $561.