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Top 50 Five Star Alliance Hotels in 2009

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Presenting Five Star Alliance's "Top 50" hotels for 2009 - the world's most popular luxury hotels based on reservations and feedback from Five Star Alliance customers.

With over 2100 hotels included in the Five Star Alliance collection during 2009, these 50 hotels were the best of the world's best hotels.

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Beau Rivage Resort and Casino | Biloxi, MS, United States

Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, named one of the top 100 hotels in the continental United States and Canada by Travel + Leisure Magazine, opened on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1999. The property re-opened for business August 29, 2006 following a dramatic $550-million renovation. Beau Rivage is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM MIRAGE,...


Belmond 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 is dedicated to entertaining its guests with the finest in Southern hospitality, and has become the choice of...


Four Seasons Sydney | Sydney, Australia

Welcome to Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Stunningly situated overlooking Sydney Harbour in the historic Rocks district, a short walk from the city's shopping and business centres, Four Seasons is vibrant and elegant, with dramatic harbourfront views and a luxurious day spa featuring exclusive skincare and aromatherapy treatments. Four...


Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando | Orlando, FL, United States

Brimming with boutique elegance, the luxury Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Autograph Collection® redefines sophisticated hotel living. Set in downtown, the lobby features barrel-vaulted ceilings and Italian mosaics. There is a jewel-toned art gallery within the hotel that displays a range of striking original pieces; giving the hotel...



For the past 100 years or more, the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni has been one of the most well-known and prestigious hotels in the world. Set in the splendid surroundings of Lake Como, where the blue waters meet the green mountains which soar above the lake, the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni enjoys a breathtaking position on the...


Hotel de Crillon | Paris, France

Hotel de Crillon began a major renovation when it closed on March 31, 2013. When Hôtel de Crillon reopens in 2015, it will offer luxurious accommodation, historic reception rooms and new restaurants and bars. Designated as a unique historical monument, the Hotel de Crillon is an elegant 18th century luxury hotel situated...


Hotel du Louvre | Paris, France

Built in 1855, the 5 star-Hotel du Louvre, a Hyatt Hotel, features 177 guest rooms, including 43 suites, each one with its own distinguished style. Most of the rooms overlook the Louvre Museum, the Comedie Francaise Theatre, or the Avenue de l’Opera, others are facing the quietness of the inside courtyard. The restaurant,...


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...


Hotel Le Meurice | Paris, France

Ideally located opposite the Tuileries Garden, between Place de la Concorde and the Musee du Louvre, Le Meurice has held sway as the jewel in the crown of French luxury hotels since 1835. Reflecting its uninterrupted attachment to the French art of living, Le Meurice is a magical, serene place, where the refined splendours of 18th-century...


Hotel Plaza Athenee | Paris, France

Hotel Plaza Athenee, which re-opened August 1, 2014, will take the guest experience to new levels of luxury. The the iconic hotel underwent a partial restoration to integrate additional buildings, and created six new guest rooms, eight suites, a ballroom, and two event spaces. The subtle restoration was sensitively carried out and...


Hotel Zaza Dallas | Dallas, TX, United States

Walk through our doors and into a magical place where your delight is our desire. Everything from our extravagantly lush furnishings to our quietly attentive staff has been thoughtfully designed for the definitive indulgent experience. Welcome to Hotel ZaZa. Located in the Business, Arts and Entertainment District of Uptown...


Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress | Orlando, FL, United States

For the ultimate Lake Buena Vista resort, choose the unparalleled accommodations at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Ideally located adjacent to Walt Disney World, this Lake Buena Vista, Florida hotel combines the most comprehensive selection of activities – including golf, tennis, pools, horseback riding, dining and more...


Inn and Spa at Loretto | Santa Fe, NM, United States

Effortlessly blending old-world charm with world-class splendor, this Santa Fe luxury hotel is one of the state's most photographed buildings. Built at the end of the historic Old Santa Fe Trail high in the spectacular Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Inn and Spa at Loretto is an architectural recreation of the Taos Pueblo, a national...


JW Marriott Essex House New York | New York, NY, United States (Central Park South)

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...


King George | Athens, Greece

Dating back to 1930 and located in the center of Athens, the 5-star King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel represents the absolute essence of a fascinating boutique hotel. Perfectly situated for captivating experiences, a truly inspiring and gracious venue, King George is located within walking distance from the wonders of Athens....


La Tremoille | Paris, France

In Paris, in the heart of the Golden Triangle and in a quiet street between Montaigne Avenue, Georges V Avenue and the Champs-Elysees, lies a hotel that associates the brilliant architecture of the Hausmann era with a contemporary elegant style. The hotel is La Tremoille. Always one of the jewels in Paris' realm of traditional...



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...


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

Overlooking the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course with distant views of the Pacific Ocean, The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a AAA Five Diamond La Jolla hotel located just 15 miles north of downtown San Diego. The Lodge, site of the 2008 and 2021 U.S. Open Championships, pays homage to the Craftsman era and showcases 169 rooms and...


Loews Annapolis Hotel | Annapolis, MD, United States

Imagine a place where water is the main supply of both scenery and recreation. Where schooners glide through the sapphire blue water, their flapping sails barely audible to waterfront strollers. It's the way Annapolis began 200 years ago and it still retains its romantic maritime charm in modern style and luxury. Of all the places...


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...


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...


Loews Miami Beach Hotel | Miami Beach, FL, United States

Plunge into the legendary South Beach vida loca, where glamour meets upscale elegance at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Part Art Deco landmark, part sophisticated modern marvel but all a South Beach standout, gracing the most magnificent sun-drenched stretch of beach imaginable. A scene to be seen, or not. Shops to shop in, explosive...


Loews Regency Hotel | New York, NY, United States (Midtown Manhattan)

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...


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 Vanderbilt Hotel Nashville | Nashville, TN, United States

Imagine a place that surrounds you with those sights and sounds Music City, U.S.A. is most famous for. Where popular songs, lyrical signage and celebrity memorabilia accompany you throughout the hotel. For a family vacation, an elegant romantic getaway or business meetings - Loews Vanderbilt Hotel sets the bar high for luxury hotels...


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,...



In the heart of Barcelona since 1918, the Hotel Majestic is located on Paseo de Gracia in the very center of it all, within walking distance to the city's most exciting landmarks: Las Ramblas, the Plaza de Cataluna, the Gothic Quarter, and Gaudi's major architectural works. The neoclassical facade invites discriminating travelers...


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...


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...


Principe Di Savoia | Milan, Italy

The Hotel Principe di Savoia is a luxury five-star hotel that has been the natural home for international travellers and cosmopolitan society since the 1920's. Its imposing neoclassical facade hides one of the world's most luxuriously appointed hotels. With its superb location, superlative facilities and outstanding standards of...


Rosewood 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...


Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile | Chicago, IL, United States

Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile, long known as the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, provides luxury 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...


The Dorchester | London, England, United Kingdom

The Dorchester occupies the most prestigious acre and a half of real estate in the world, in the heart of Mayfair overlooking the glorious green expanse of Hyde Park. The preferred hotel of British society, The Dorchester embodies the highest service values whilst its design and character exude 1930s glamour with a contemporary edge. Prized...


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...


The Gwen Chicago | Chicago, IL, United States

Residentially inspired with a touch of contemporary sophistication, The Gwen Chicago, formerly Conrad Chicago, welcomes guests with tailored amenities, exemplary service and an experience which embraces the individuality of each guest. The hotel’s 300 spacious guest rooms and indulgent suites are distinguished by modern furnishings...


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 Jefferson Hotel Richmond | Richmond, VA, United States

Since 1895, The Jefferson Hotel has been recognized by discerning travelers as Richmond's grandest hotel and one of the finest in America. Known for its genuinely friendly service, luxurious guestrooms, breathtaking architecture, and elegant decor, The Jefferson Hotel is a proud member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts and Historic...


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...


The Loews Don CeSar Hotel | St. Pete Beach, FL, United States

Known as the "Pink Palace" for its distinct color and magnificent architecture, The Loews Don CeSar was named the Best Historic Hotel of America for 2015. This world-class hotel with charming history was built in 1928 and is designed to provide both comfort and value. Discover a luxurious paradise at Loews Don CeSar Hotel, St Pete...


The Lotte New York Palace | New York, NY, United States (Midtown Manhattan)

The Lotte New York Palace Hotel is known for spectacular views, attention to detail, and impeccable service. With Manhattan’s most captivating courtyard, a majestic lobby, and the historic Villard Mansion, The Palace is New York's premier location for distinguished business and social events. The hotel boasts 813 guest...


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,...


The Peninsula Hong Kong | Kowloon, Hong Kong

On 11th December 1928, a legend of Asian hospitality was born – The Peninsula Hong Kong opened its doors for the first time. Classic, contemporary chic arrives at The Peninsula Hong Kong, as this legend of the East redefines luxury once more. Heralding the latest guest-focused technology and a new era of personalisation, the launch...


The Peninsula Manila | Metro Manila, Philippines

Located in the heart of Makati, Manila's business and financial district, The Peninsula Manila is the ideal business address and a favorite hotel for visitors to Manila for over 25 years. Strategically placed on the corners of Ayala and Makati Avenues, The Peninsula Manila is close to premier shopping facilities and within easy access...


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...


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...


Tower Club at lebua | Bangkok, Thailand

Tower Club at lebua is a luxurious five-star hotel in Bangkok, one where every moment is memorable, personal, and exceptional. The hotel was named the World’s Leading Luxury All-Suite Hotel at the World Travel Awards. On the 51st through 59th floors, the views from the 221 gigantic suites are even more extraordinary, the separate...


Villa d'Este | Lake Como, Italy

Villa d’Este occupies an enviable spot on Lake Como, amid 25 acres of luxuriously landscaped park. The villa was originally built in 1568 as the summer residence for Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio and was the favourite playground of an Empress, an English Queen and many aristocrats. In 1873 it was transformed into a luxury hotel and has...


Villagio Inn and Spa | Yountville, CA, United States

The Inn features 112 spacious guestrooms arranged in two story building clusters, swimming pool and jacuzzi, welcome bottle of wine, daily champagne breakfast buffet, afternoon tea, coffee and cookies, concierge and room service. Outdoor Temptations with Breakfast poolside. Stone columns and frescoes with Vineyard viewscapes. Golf,...


Woodstock Inn and Resort | Woodstock, VT, United States

Escape to the Woodstock Inn & Resort, the luxury hotel and resort in the heart of Woodstock, Vermont where you can relax in well-appointed guestrooms, enjoy a variety of activities or indulge at the spa. Wander along welcoming Main Street, enjoy local attractions and view charming panoramas. Beyond white picket fences and pristine...