Our team of editors and contributors criss crossed the globe to put together this year’s Hot List. We started with nearly 500 hotels, and whittled it down to the 75 below, found in 33 countries: in major cities, the dreamiest beaches, and places travelers have rarely heard of before. Our army of hotel sleuths assessed everything from Wif-Fi strength to rooftop pool scene. Ultimately, the hotels that land on this list are the absolute best of the best; the game-changing, boundary pushing, vacation-making openings that are so good, we’re already dreaming about going back. Scroll down to see the complete list. And peruse all of our Hot List galleries to find out what we loved most about each winner. Namibia’s hotel scene is booming. And among the dozen newbies, this impossibly sleek place from Belgian hotelier Arnaud Zannier, the man behind the stylish Phum Baitang in Cambodia and 1898 The Post in Belgium, stands out for its elegance and focus on conservation. Zannier arrived in Namibia following the advice of Angelina Jolie. She introduced him to her friends Rudie and Marlice van Vuuren, who helped him secure a vacant expanse next to their sanctuary. The Zannier Reserve now ...