This month, Travel + Leisure announced the 61 hottest new hotels of the year in our 2013 It List. In celebration of these splashy properties—from the Amanzo'e resort on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula (pictured) to Tuscany's rustic Monteverdi—we’ll be hosting a one-hour Twitter chat to discuss the latest in hotel tech, design, and industry trends. Our expert panel of luxury travel agents and T+L editors will share their secrets on maximizing your hotel stay and where to travel next.

Join the conversation on Wednesday, May 22nd from 2pm to 3pm.

The Hosts

Clara O. Sedlak, T+L special projects editor, @csedlak1

Jennifer Flowers, travel news editor, @JennFlowers

Nikki Ekstein, editorial assistant, @nikkiekstein

The Panel

Sara Chapman,, @GoVacationist

Bobby Zur, Travel Artistry, @travelartistry

Kendra Thornton, Room 77, @Room_77

Jared Simon, HotelTonight, @HotelTonight

Dawid Grausch, Design Hotels, @Design_Hotels

Tiffany Dowd, Luxe Social Media, @LuxeTiffany

Stacy Small, Elite Travel International, @EliteTravelGal

Shane Mitchell, T+L special correspondent, @shanegoesforth

Heidi Mitchell, T+L contributor, @heidismitchell

Andrew Sessa, T+L contributor, @SessaSaysWhat

How does it work?

  • 1. Log in to Twitter any time from 2–3 p.m. ET and be sure to follow the chat host: @TravlandLeisure.
  • 2. Use the hashtag #TL_Chat to follow.
  • 3. To keep up with the chat in real time, head over to
  • 4. We'll pulse out some questions for our expert panel to answer, but feel free to post your own answers to our questions. Or ask your own questions!

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Maria Pedone is a digital editorial intern at Travel + Leisure.