Best Up-and-Coming Hotels 2012
Courtesy of Viceroy Riviera Maya
Viceroy Riviera Maya, Mexico
Travel + Leisure readers love the romantic seclusion of properties in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, so we’re betting that a stylish 2012 conversion of the former Tides hotel will mean its return to the World’s Best Awards list. Eleven new oasis-like suites (all with private plunge pools, outdoor showers, and tubs big enough for two) are the hotel’s first oceanfront accommodations—a boon that makes a big difference for travelers hoping to fall asleep to the sound of the surf.
From $305 per night; viceroyhotelsandresorts.com.