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World's Best Hotels » Top 50 Five Star Alliance Hotels in 2008
Top 50 Five Star Alliance Hotels in 2008

Top 50 Five Star Alliance Hotels in 2008

Presenting Five Star Alliance's "Top 50" hotels for 2008 - the world's most popular luxury hotels based on reservations and feedback from Five Star Alliance customers.

With over 2000 hotels included in the Five Star Alliance collection during 2008, these 50 hotels were the best of the world's best hotels.


Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Al Qasr is one of the three properties of the Madinat Jumeirah Resort. Elevated as if to emphasise its splendour, Al Qasr is the "palace" at the heart of Madinat Jumeirah, The Arabian Resort - Dubai. Approached via a ceremonial causeway, this majestic mansion style hotel rises up to form the jewel in the crown of the world's most sublime Resort and authentic recreation of "old Arabia." Surrounded by water, Al Qasr forms a virtual island looking down upon...


Charleston Place | Charleston, SC, United States

Belmond Charleston Place evokes the feeling of a grand 17th century residence from the Italian marble lobby with its signature Georgian Open Arm staircase and 12-foot crystal chandelier to lush personal suites. The staff of Belmond Charleston Place is dedicated to entertaining its guests with the finest in Southern hospitality, and has become the choice of celebrities, princes and politicians. Belmond Charleston Place is one of the finest hotels in Charleston,...


Conrad Chicago | Chicago, IL, United States

Residentially inspired with a touch of contemporary sophistication, this Chicago luxury hotel welcomes guests with tailored amenities, exemplary service and an experience which embraces the individuality of each guest. Each of the 311 guestrooms and suites welcome guests with a warm color palette enriched by deep textured finishes and plush fabrics synonymous with Conrad Hotels and Resort's signature contemporary decor. Guestrooms feature 500 thread-count...


Don CeSar Beach Resort | St. Pete Beach, FL, United States

Located in St. Pete Beach, Florida, Don CeSar Beach Resort, a Loews Hotel, has everything from romantic getaways, vacations, and honeymoons to spa and wedding services. Known as Florida's Legendary Pink Palace since opening in 1928, the luxury resort is revered internationally for its sprawling, sugar-white beach, unparalleled dining, rejuvenating Beach Club and Spa, fabulous fishing, children's program, nearby tennis and golf and award-winning meeting facilities....


Drake Hotel Chicago | Chicago, IL, United States

The Drake Is A Cityscape Landmark And Has Been A Symbol Of White Glove Elegance For 70 Years. The Pride Of All Chicagoans It Has Been The First Choice Of Celebrities And Heads Of State Since Its Opening In 1920. Perfectly Located In The Heart Of The Gold Coast Overlooking Lake Michigan Across From Oak Street Beach And Right On The Magnificent Mile, The Drake Puts Its Guests In The Centre Of The City's Exciting Shopping Nightlife Culture And Dining.



Four Seasons Hotel George V is where glamour and romanticism meet culture and history. Each of the 244 guest rooms and suites are beautifully appointed and decorated in the style of Louis XVI. The Spa is where you can find true serenity of mind and body, and Michelin-starred Chef Eric Briffard will create a symphony of flavors for you. The passion and dedication of staff members, will intuitively lead you throughout your stay.


Grand Bohemian Hotel | Orlando, FL, United States

Taking center stage in the heart of downtown Orlando, the AAA Four Diamond Grand Bohemian Hotel (formerly The Westin Grand Bohemian) is the city's landmark luxury hotel. From the moment of arrival, guests experience a dazzling blend of art, music and memorable hospitality. Italian mosaic tiled barrel-vaulted ceilings welcome you into an oasis of sheer beauty, housing an unprecedented collection of over 100 rare works of art. You will be just moments from downtown's...


Hotel de Crillon | Paris, France

Hotel de Crillon will begin a major renovation when it closes on March 31, 2013. This thorough makeover will require temporarily closing the hotel for two years. Reopening in 2015, the hotel will celebrate the beginning of a new era.* Designated as a unique historical monument, the Hotel de Crillon is an elegant 18th century luxury hotel situated on the world famous Place De La Concorde in the heart of Paris. Only a few steps away from the Champs-Elysees,...


Hotel Hassler | Rome, Italy

Hotel Hassler, Italy's most luxurious hotel, offers 82 rooms and 14 suites, four of which are Presidential Suites. Each room is unique, and elegantly furnished with antiques as well as modern touches. The suites with breath-taking views of the Eternal City feature exquisite combinations of contemporary and classic design. On the 6th floor, you will enjoy fine creative Italian cuisine at Imago, the Hassler's Michelin-starred panoramic restaurant. Dining...


Hotel Plaza Athenee | Paris, France

Hotel Plaza Athenee, the palace hotel on fashionable avenue Montaigne, will be closed for restoration starting in October 2013. The hotel has purchased several neighboring buildings with plans to join these to the hotel. The project will be unveiled in May 2014, and will integrate a townhouse on 29 avenue Montaigne; a townhouse on rue Clément Marot; and the building where Le Relais Plaza is located. The Hôtel Plaza Athénée is located on the prestigious...


Hotel Pont Royal | Paris, France

A distinguished Left Bank address ideally situated in the heart of Saint Germain des Pres just a few steps away from the Musee d'Orsay and the Cafe de Flore, the Hotel Pont Royal is a mark of authenticity , taste and refinement since 1923. With time, it became the place of predilection of the French and international literature. Here lies the exceptional advantage of the stay in Paris. And for sensual pleasures , the restaurant "L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon"...


Inn of the Anasazi | Santa Fe, NM, United States

An intimate world-class retreat and New Mexico's most lauded hotel, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi celebrates the enduring creative spirit of the region's Native Americans. Located in the heart of Santa Fe — a magical land where the sun casts shadows on mountains, desert and adobe and the scent of pinon lingers in the air — the Mobil four-star, 58-room boutique hotel is an elegant expression of Southwestern style with massive hand-carved doors, sculptured...


Jumeirah Beach Hotel | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Plunge yourself in the azure waters. Learn a new game with the kids. Dive with the dolphins near coral reefs. Take a dip in Jacuzzi pools. Play beach football with palm-tree goals. Swoop over the Gulf on a helicopter ride. Charter a yacht and just follow the tide. Windsurfing, boat rides, sailing and also water-skiing and a Kids' Club are all available.


Jumeirah Emirates Towers | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The fully equipped Biz Pod business centre includes three boardrooms with high definition video conferencing. There are terrace spaces, and Levels 7 and 8 private rooms offer spectacular views. The Godolphin Ballroom has natural daylight, and can be divided into three separate meeting areas. Smaller scale business events such as meetings, conferences, press launches, and seminars can be staged at 12 boardroom-style meeting rooms.


JW Marriott Essex House New York | New York, NY, United States

Having first opened its doors in 1931 in a prestigious Central Park South hotel address, the JW Marriott Essex House New York (formerly the Jumeirah Essex House) continues to deliver exceptional experiences for its guests. This New York luxury hotel welcomes you with Art Deco inspired guestrooms and suites - many affording views of Central Park - that offer distinctive amenities and the latest in technology. The inspiring location is in the cultural heart of...


Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates is the world's third largest indoor ski resort with one of the world's longest indoor ski slopes and the biggest covered snow park. Also attached to the biggest shopping mall outside North America, the truly unique five star deluxe hotel is set to be a destination in itself offering a complete leisure experience with state-of-the-art health club, Ayurveda wellness centre, swimming pool and tennis court. Guests will be able...


King George Palace | Athens, Greece

One of Athens’ most prestigious hotels, the King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel is situated right in the heart of the city. Dating back to 1930, its 102 rooms have hosted not only legendary personalities but also some of Athens’ most astonishing events. With panoramic views over the illuminated city and the milestone of Acropolis, the King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel offers a memorable experience.



Le Palais de la Mediterranee, now a Hyatt Regency Hotel, is a landmark in Nice, the gateway to the French Alps and the French Riviera, and offers far more than most luxury hotels. Newly opened in 2004 after an ambitious restoration project, today's tribute to the grandeur of the 1930s is a stunning nine stories of imaginative yet sympathetic architecture, innovative contemporary ideas, opulence on a grand scale and a myriad of entertainment and leisure opportunities...


Le Soleil Hotel and Suites | Vancouver, BC, Canada

Situated in the heart of Vancouver's downtown financial, shopping and business districts, Hotel Le Soleil, a 119-room luxury boutique hotel, is the gem of this beautiful city. Named by Resorts and Great Hotels Magazine as "One of the Top 100 Hotels in the World", and on the Conde Nast Gold List of the World's Best Places to stay, Le Soleil has also received the American Automobile Association's (AAA) 4 Diamond rating, Canada Select's highest 4 1/2 Star honor....


Lodge at Torrey Pines | La Jolla, CA, United States

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is located in La Jolla, California overlooking the Pacific Ocean, immediately adjacent to the 18th green of the Torrey Pines Golf Course. Modeled after the Gamble and Blacker houses in Pasadena, California, two of the best examples of early 1900's Craftsman-style architecture, the resort features 175 spacious guest rooms and suites, ranging in size from 520 square feet to more than 1,500 square feet. Custom-designed furniture, fabrics...


Loews Hotel Vogue | Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Loews hotel in Montreal offers guests a premier luxury hotel designed to provide both comfort and value. Boasting a long list of convenient amenities, Loews Hotel Vogue is the most accommodating of all hotels in Montreal. Settle into Montreal accommodations that are as luxurious as they are comfortable. Newly redesigned and thoughtfully appointed, combining classic elegance with modern convenience, our hotel rooms in Montreal perfectly blend comfort and style....


Loews Madison Hotel | Washington, DC, United States

Experience a piece of history when you stay at Loews Madison Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown D.C., our hotel has been honored to host distinguished guests from JFK and George W. Bush to Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson. Our unmatched dedication to service makes us the first choice for VIPs – and we’re proud to say that every guest is a VIP. Only a short stroll from the White House, Embassy Row, and National Mall Monuments, Loews Madison Hotel...


Loews Regency Hotel | New York, NY, United States

Located in one of the most revered sections of Manhattan, the Loews Regency Hotel is situated on a tree-lined avenue and neighbors upscale boutiques, antique shops and museums. A recent multi-million dollar renovation has turned this hotel into a closely guarded secret getaway. The luxurious fabrics that grace the contemporary accommodations are enhanced with gold and wood accents. Sheets of the 200-thread variety and premier mattresses ensure that you will...


Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel | Santa Monica, CA, United States

A sparkling 5-story glass atrium is the centerpiece for the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. The lobby is lined with 45-foot palm trees and has breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. 342 guest rooms with warm, inviting furnishings that give you the feel of a beachfront home.


Loews Ventana Canyon Resort | Tucson, AZ, United States

The 398-room Loews Ventana Canyon is set against the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. You'll find yourself in awe of the living desert surroundings. Golf on site, two Tom Fazio-designed courses and rejuvenate in the world-class spa. With over 30,000 square feet in meeting space, evening stargazing with an on-site telescope, 24-hour room service and private balconies in every room, Loews Ventana Canyon is suited for the pleasure-seeking leisure traveler...


Mandarin Oriental Miami | Miami, FL, United States

A taste of Asian serenity in exhilarating Miami. Guests enjoy beautiful bay views, the pleasures of our private beach and our exotic, soothing spa. Mandarin Oriental, Miami is an excellent hotel for both your leisure and business needs, offering quiet luxury on the prestigious Brickell Key. The spacious guest rooms and suites draw on the sophistication of a cosmopolitan city, evoke a serene, residential feel and provide spectacular views from your balcony...


Market Pavilion Hotel | Charleston, SC, United States

The Market Pavilion Hotel, Charleston's newest and most luxurious hotel, is located in the epicenter of Downtown, we're just minutes from the waterfront, tour guides, shopping and grand old homes. Opulent guestrooms and suites feature crown molding, mahogany poster beds, luxurious residential appointments, high-speed internet access, CD players, multi-line voicemail telephones and lavish European marble baths. Suites are uniquely furnished reflecting...


Meritage Resort at Napa | Napa, CA, United States

The Meritage Resort at Napa offers you the best of California's Wine Country, featuring the areas only underground luxury spa and tasting room located in The Estate Wine Cave. Convienently located to best explore both the Napa and Sonoma Valley's extraordinary vineyards and wineries, The Meritage Resort is perfect for those who enjoy gourmet dining, great wines and Napa's casually elegant activities. The Meritage Resort welcomes you with a warming fireplace...


Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa | Farmington, PA, United States

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is a family and luxury vacation destination on 2,000 wooded acres in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania. From the luxurious AAA Five Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel to the comfort of your RV, Nemacolin's six lodging options cater to everyone's personal choice with a variety of amenities. It's another season at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Situated in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Nemacolin is...


One Aldwych | London, United Kingdom

Privately owned and passionately run, One Aldwych is London's most exciting contemporary hotel. Located in the middle of it all in Covent Garden, One Aldwych is within walking distance of all the theaters, museums and city sites. Built in 1907, the hotel is housed in one of the most important Edwardian buildings in London (English Heritage protected). The dignified exterior- featuring a distinctive copper cupola dome- is harmoniously balanced with the...



The sumptuous Radisson Blu Le Dokhan's Hotel is a truly unique hotel. A temple to luxury in neoclassical style, the popular choice of the international press, located between the Trocadero and the Arc de Triomphe. The location offers a wide range of activities, both cultural and retail. This Hausmann construction features 41 rooms and 4 suites, the only champagne bar in Paris to also offer light meals. Luxury hotel ideal for a business trip or romantic stay...


Raffles Dubai | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Inspired by the great pyramids of Egypt, the pyramidal structure of Raffles is a stunning landmark in Dubai's skyline. This award-winning hotel features an extensive spa and free in-room Wi-Fi. Handcrafted ornaments and luxurious fabrics decorate the rooms at Raffles Dubai, each with a generously-sized private balcony with views of the Dubai skyline. All units also have a satellite flat-screen TV, iPod dock and minibar. Raffles Amrita Spa beckons...


Ritz Paris | Paris, France

****As of August 1, 2012, Ritz Paris is closed for an extensive two-year renovation**** Stepping through the revolving doors of the legendary Ritz Paris can only be described as magical. From its grand lobby and luxurious suites to its charming bars and elegant dining rooms, this historic landmark never fails to stir the imagination and enchant all who stay here. Decorated in the classic French style, the 159 opulent rooms and suites of the Ritz Paris...


Sofitel Chicago Water Tower | Chicago, IL, United States

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower provides four-star downtown Chicago hotel accommodations -- minutes from the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lake Michigan and upscale boutiques. Designed by the French architect Jean-Paul Viguier, our downtown Chicago Illinois hotel is a 32-floor prism of glass, boasting 415 rooms, including 33 luxurious suites. Embrace modern design and rich architectural legacy at one of the best downtown Chicago Illinois...


The American Club | Kohler, WI, United States

Designed by the legendary Hall of Fame architect Pete Dye, Kohler's four championship golf courses are all ranked among the best in the United States by the leading publications, and The American Club Resort is the only resort with four courses ranked in America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2011/2012 by Golf Digest. There's also a golf academy for adults and kids, regular tournaments, and a golf shop.


The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel | New York, NY, United States

A timeless classic, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, has been called home by leaders in world affairs, business, society, entertainment and the arts since its debut in 1930. Brilliantly positioned on Madison Avenue, it is a true New York landmark -- a showcase of great art, a purveyor of privacy and a sanctuary of refined taste. Guests feel truly ensconced in an elegant private residential atmosphere, which includes a discreet and polished staff as well as world-class...


The Dorchester | London, England, United Kingdom

The Dorchester's restaurants and bars - Alain Ducasse, China Tang, The Grill, and The Promenade - attracts Londoners and the glitterati alike. Alain Ducasse is a three Michelin star restaurant. China Tang offers some of the best and most authentic Cantonese food outside China. The Grill at The Dorchester's modern British cuisine puts a fresh spin on traditional Grill dishes. The stylish in-house bars are perfect to begin or end your evening.


The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa | Asheville, NC, United States

The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, an Omni Resort, is one of the South's best-loved resorts. Built in 1913 with granite stones mined from Sunset Mountain, the resort overlooks the city of Asheville, NC, and provides majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With its distinctive undulating red clay tile roof and original Roycroft furnishings and fixtures, The Grove Park Inn captures the essence of the Arts and Crafts movement. Throughout its massive lobby,...


The Hay-Adams Hotel | Washington, DC, United States

Welcome to Washington's landmark residence of choice for visitors to our nation's capital. The Hay-Adams, a luxury boutique hotel, is as close as you can get to staying at the White House without a personal invitation from the President. Originally designed in the 1920s as a residential hotel, the Hay-Adams carefully emulates the ambiance of a distinguished private mansion on Lafayette Square. The 145-room boutique hotel in Washington, DC features 21 luxury...


The Langham Auckland | Auckland, New Zealand

The Langham Auckland assures you a welcoming atmosphere and comfort with accommodation comprising of 410 rooms. Each welcoming room contains large business desks and Internet broadband with ultra comfortable chairs. Guests have full access to the health club with heated rooftop pool, sauna, jacuzzi and gym.


The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa Pasadena | Pasadena, CA, United States

Nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, situated on 23 acres surrounded by landscaped gardens and lawns is The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa. Grand elegance and award-winning service have made this hotel a Southern California landmark for over 100 years. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this enchanting retreat is the only AAA Five Diamond hotel in the area. The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena is renowned for genuine service...


The Leela Kempinski | Mumbai, India

Set amidst 11 acres of lush landscaped gardens, cascading waterfalls, lotus pools and fountains, The Leela Mumbai, only 1.5 kms from the international airport and in proximity to the North Mumbai Central Business District, is an enclave of tranquillity midst the hustle and bustle of India's commercial capital. Here, the culture, mystique and hospitality of India blends with modern facilities and services to give Mumbai's finest business hotel of the country....


The Peninsula Chicago | Chicago, IL, United States

Since its grand opening in 2001, The Peninsula Chicago has been awarded numerous accolades including the prestigious Mobil Five-Star and the AAA Five-Diamond awards for the last two consecutive years. Located in the heart of Chicago's "Magnificent Mile," The Peninsula Chicago is the city's most luxurious and sophisticated hotel, offering guests all possible amenities and services. The Peninsula Chicago's 339 luxurious guestrooms and suites are among the largest...


The Peninsula New York | New York, NY, United States

The Peninsula New York is ideally located on Fifth Avenue and 55th Street, in the heart of New York City's most prestigious shopping, cultural, and business neighborhood, in Mid-town Manhattan. A 23-story, 1905 landmark building, many of the hotel's original Beaux Arts architectural features, designed by Hiss and Weekes, have been retained throughout The Peninsula New York. The result is one of modern accents on old-world elegance. The Peninsula New York features...


The Peninsula Tokyo | Tokyo, Japan

With the vision of The Peninsula Tokyo as a traditional Japanese lantern, the hotel is a shining landmark superbly located in the prestigious Marunouchi financial district, opposite the Imperial Palace and a three-minute walk from the shopping capital of Ginza. Modern and contemporary with Japanese accents, this gracious free-standing hotel offers 314 spacious guestrooms, including 47 suites. Each guestroom and suite blends traditional Peninsula standards...


The Umstead Hotel and Spa | Cary, NC, United States

The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, NC - five minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport - features 150 well-appointed guestrooms, including 27 suites. The Signature Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond restaurant - Herons - serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. The Umstead Spa, a 14,000 square-foot spa features ten treatment rooms, mens and ladies relaxation lounges including sauna, steam and whirlpool and a coed relaxation lounge and meditation...


The Waldorf-Astoria | New York, NY, United States

As one of the first "grand hotels" to combine elegance with luxurious amenities and services, The Waldorf=Astoria New York has been world renowned for over a century. The Waldorf=Astoria and Waldorf Towers offer 1,413 luxurious guest rooms and select suites, all individually decorated and designed to ensure a memorable stay. Spacious and richly appointed, each guest room and suite features upscale amenities, services, and furnishings to provide both comfort...


The Whitehall Hotel | Chicago, IL, United States

The Whitehall Hotel remains a landmark destination in Chicago, offering a very European sense of grace and grandeur. Thanks to meticulous restorations, The Whitehall Hotel has returned to its original splendor, earning rave reviews as "one of the eight great small hotels of the U.S." according to Fortune Magazine. In perfect harmony with the old world charm are modern conveniences such as a fitness center and 24-hour room service. In-room features include three...


Tower Club at lebua | Bangkok, Thailand

Tower Club at lebua offers state of the art meeting and conference facilities. Sweeping views of Bangkok, outstanding technological infrastructure, and gourmet cuisine from The Dome's premium restaurants, ensure that events, be it meetings, gala dinners, press conferences, or product launches, will be unmatched elsewhere. A truly unique function room, Pundarika Grand Ballroom brings an imperial quality to any event.


Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago | Chicago, IL, United States

Overlooking the Chicago River and the city's Magnificent Mile - within walking distance to shopping on Michigan Avenue. From the outside, Trump International Hotel & Tower is a soaring composition of polished stainless steel and iridescent-tinted glass - a spectacular showcase of beautiful style and design. For guests, the interiors are contemporary-styled accommodations starting with 600 square feet of living space with 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows with...