Five Star Alliance is often asked "What's the world's nicest hotel?" Obviously, this is a question that sparks a lot of debate! With more than 3,000 Four and Five Star properties on our site, asking us that is a bit like asking us which child is our favorite.
So, here's a few of the properties some industry insiders consider to be the nicest.
Singita Grumeti Reserves in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania was voted the World's Best Hotel 2012 by Travel + Leisure.
Conde Nast Traveler breaks down its Gold List 2012 winners by category. So, if you are looking for tops in service, head to Alvear Palace Hotel (pictured) in Buenos Aires. Tops in food? South Africa's Bushmans Kloof. For those into ambience and design, head to Alila Villas Uluwatu. in Bali.
The people have spoken. Trip Advisor's Traveler's Choice Awards 2012 named Waldorf Astoria Chicago as the best hotel in the U.S. They also named Dan Diego's Grand Del Mar the #1 luxury hotel.
So there you have it!