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Welcome to the Gold List: Condé Nast Traveller‘s list of our editors’ favorite hotels around the world. I introduced our February/March issue with this editor’s letter, rhapsodizing about some of my own most memorable stays. Elsewhere in the issue: I visited Zulal, a new wellness retreat in Qatar that incorporate traditional Islamic healing techniques into its spa program; commissioned a photo essay from Saudi photographer Tasneem Alsultan documenting a group of female Saudi motorcycle enthusiasts in Riyadh; chatted with supermodel Halima Aden about her favorite hotels; and got Jordanian creative Hamzeh Alfarahneh‘s black book to Cape Town.