Calling all Jane Austen fans: London has a new hotel for you. Tucked away on a residential street in the central London neighbourhood of Marylebone, Henry’s Townhouse is a six-key boutique hotel secreted away in an enchantingly restored terraced house once occupied by Jane Austen’s older brother Henry.

Forty thousand. That’s how many books were purchased for the two new hotels, Raffles Doha and Fairmont Doha, occupying Qatar’s newest sky-scraping landmark, the Katara Towers. This is no ordinary collection of books—it’s thought to be one of the single largest book purchases ever. Rare finds and first editions are included in the mix, most of which are at Raffles Doha.

Paying homage to the American southwest’s natural and dusty peache colour palette, Tierra Luna Spa and Sol Garden is a Palo Santo-scented sanctuary of style with creamy adobe walls, oversized soaking tubs, and innovative treatments , which can be undertaken indoors and outdoors to make the most of the mountain views and Sonoran Desert scenery.

Pavillon Faubourg Saint-Germain makes a good first impression. Amid the café-lined streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, once the literary and artistic hub of Paris’s Left Bank, the new hotel occupies three elegant 17th-century stone buildings that are now connected aesthetically by way of ivy-filled planters, navy accents, and electric lanterns.

Compared to Paris’ old-world, grand dame hotels dripping in gold-leaf boiserie and crystal that outdates Napoleon, the new Bulgari Hotel Paris—the seventh property from the Italian jewellery house—appears pared back and casual. But look a little closer, and this new address quickly reveals its Roman heritage and Parisian postal code.

Nestled between the two spires on the shoreline of the marble-blue Anse des Pitons bay, you’ll find the legendary Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort. This blissed-out beach resort of swishy palms, thatched parasols, and wraparound verandahs reopened in November after a five-month-long refurbishment.