Where: Vienna, Austria
What: Le Meridien Vienna (from $378, 800-543-4300, www.lemeridien.com)
Word On The Street: A waltz away from the State Opera, this debut houses 294 art- and tech-filled rooms, plus a restaurant from Paris’ Michelin-starred chef Michel Rostang.


Where: County Kerry, Ireland
What: Park Hotel Kenmare (from $236, 011-353-64-41200, www.parkkenmare.com)
Word On The Street: Keeping current, this 1897 vintage country estate hotel just unveiled a modern, Zen-channeling spa nestled in the woodland grounds.


Where: Paris, France
What: Hotel Le Walt Unesco and Hotel Le Marquis Suffren (from $247, 011-33-1-45-51-5583, www.inwoodhotel.com)
Word On The Street: Husband and wife hoteliers — he’s French, she’s American — just opened this pair of boutique properties near the Eiffel Tower with historic facades and contemporary decor.


Where: Perthshire, Scotland
What:Gleneagles (from $660, 866-463-8734, www.gleneagles.com)
Word On The Street: A large putting green with hilly, links-style terrain fronts the 59-room Braid House addition at the swanky, golf-centric Gleneagles.


Where: Rome, Italy
What:Hotel Art (from $362, 011-39-06-328-711, www.hotelart.it)
Word On The Street: A former 19th-century college got a hipster update — there’s a pod-shaped reception area and sleek rooms — in this new 46-room hotel desirably located near the Spanish Steps.