Halifax’s Muir Ranked As One Of The Best New Hotels In The World For 2023

AFAR, the award-winning travel magazine and media brand, has revealed its list of the world’s best new hotels of 2023. It includes the Muir hotel, located in the absolute centre of downtown, on the edge of Halifax’s picturesque waterfront. Muir is ranked alongside hotels in Tanzania, Indonesia, New Zealand, Italy and more.

Since the hotel’s opening in December 2021, Halifax’s Muir has welcomed travellers to a refined, distinctly Nova Scotian experience. Muir says it sets a new standard for luxury inspired by the region’s rich cultural history, raw and physical beauty, and enduring character.

Muir offers unprecedented waterfront views and its 109 rooms promise comfort and serenity, and feature original Nova Scotian art. Muir’s amenities include elevated, regional dining; an ultra-premium wellness centre with high-performance fitness equipment, vitality spa pool and halotherapy salt room; access to the Muir yacht and motorboat; and a significant regionally curated art collection, including a private art gallery.

“Muir tells the story of who we are,” says Eugénie Jason, General Manager. “From the expression of place found throughout Muir’s art and design to cuisine inspired by our land, people, and history, to our elevated East Coast hospitality and service.”

The 15 properties were selected and vetted by AFAR’s expert network of editors, writers, and travel advisors. Hotels were selected based on location, design, service, and how they benefit the community and connect guests with the local landscape.

The Best New Hotels Of 2023

  1. andBeyond Grumeti — Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  2. Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape – Bali, Indonesia
  3. Coulibri Ridge — Petit Coulibri, Dominica
  4. Flockhill – Canterbury, New Zealand
  5. Habitas Alula — Ashar Valley, Saudi Arabia
  6. Hotel Chelsea – New York City, New York, USA
  7. Intercontinental Khao Yai Resort — Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
  8. Klahoose Wilderness Resort — British Columbia, Canada
  9. Muir Hotel — Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  10. Nayara Bocas Del Toro — Frangipani Island, Bocas del Toro, Panama
  11. Pa.te.os — Melides, Alentejo, Portugal
  12. Raffles Udaipur – Rajasthan, India
  13. Sommerro – Oslo, Norway
  14. Villa Passalacqua — Lake Como, Italy
  15. Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection – Hudson Valley, New York, USA

“It means a great deal to be selected as one of AFAR’s best new hotels for 2023,” says Jason, “it allows us to extend an invitation to travellers from around the world interested in forging an authentic connection with our region.” 

“AFAR’s audience is the most traveled and most conscientious in travel media,” says Greg Sullivan, co-founder and CEO of AFAR. “They are also the trendsetters, foreshadowing what average travelers will be doing in five years. This year’s Stay List is exceptional and indicates to me a bright future in travel. These new hotels are going to extraordinary lengths to provide great traveler experiences, support the local communities and protect the environment.”

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