Posh, postmodern, boutiquey, and stylish in a high-style urban-hip way that’s rather unusual in understated and conservative Bermuda, this hotel is unlike any on the island. It rises in a four-story avant-garde design that includes open-to-the-breeze-on-one-side corridors, lots of exposed limestone, a harborside infinity pool, and ample use of an exotic Brazilian hardwood (jatoba) for the interior louvers, doors, and trim. Rooms and studios are minimalist in design, each with a sleek full kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances; sisal rugs on hardwood floors; spa-like bathrooms with oversized soaking tubs; and private balconies, which look out upon the harbor.

This design, combined with the resort’s amenities, and location, attracts the gamut of travelers. Business travelers appreciate its close proximity to the City of Hamilton, golfers play its 6,100-yard ocean view course, and families enjoy the extra space that its one- and two-bedroom suites afford larger groups. Because Newstead is located directly on Hamilton Harbour, it has no beach, but popular slices of pink sand are merely a ten-minute taxi ride away. The hotel also runs a complimentary ferry to the City of Hamilton.

Tip: If you book directly through the hotel’s website, you’ll receive complimentary roundtrip airport transfers ($150 value). The hotel promises to match any lower rate found online (excluding auction sites where the hotel brand is not known until booking is finalized and those that sell package travel such as airfare and hotel stays).