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World's Best Hotels » Top 50 Five Star Alliance Hotels in 2009
Top 50 Five Star Alliance Hotels in 2009

Top 50 Five Star Alliance Hotels in 2009

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.


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, the premier entertainment, hotel and gaming company in the world.


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....


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 Seasons Hotel Sydney offers 531 guest rooms – including 121 suites – quietly secluded in the tower on the 6th through 34th...


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...



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 promontory which juts halfway out into the lake, separating the two branches. The luxurious vegetation of its Italian-style gardens,...


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 du Louvre | Paris, France

The Hotel du Louvre- A Hyatt Hotel, has a gracious yet comfortable lobby and reception area with a warm welcoming feel. The soft yellow walls and dark wood is highlighted by ambient lighting and striking fresh flower arrangements. Elegant green marble columns and an impressive chandelier add a refined touch and the sweeping staircase is a dramatic feature. The rich decor throughout the hotel has been inspired by the original Napoleon III style and all the...


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 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 architecture meet the latest in contemporary comfort and elegance. Thanks to its very rich historical background, represented...


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 Zaza Dallas | Dallas, TX, United States

Located in the business, arts, and entertainment district of Dallas, Hotel ZaZa is a luxury boutique hotel unlike any other. Here, being a boutique luxury hotel doesn't just mean posh fabrics and thick carpet, it means thoughtful attention to the details of ease. Each of the 152 rooms, Concept Suites, and Magnificent Seven suites are quite simply, exquisite. Hotel ZaZa brilliantly balancing business and leisure, work and pleasure.


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 - with state of the art meeting facilities, luxurious guestrooms and renowned Hyatt service. From business gatherings to family...


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

Honoring the distinctive cultures that represent Santa Fe, The Spa at Loretto takes a holistic approach to the art of massage therapy and well-being. Embracing the healing traditions of Native American healers, The Spa at Loretto is an urban sanctuary dedicated to healing, education, and mind, body, and spirit renewal. Five suites and a couple's suite are elegantly appointed with hand-carved Mexican cabinets, massage tables, and fresh flowers.


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...


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...


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.


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 deluxe hotels, La Tremoille reopened its doors to the public in June 2002 after 15 months of extensive transformation. The...



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...


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 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 in Annapolis, Maryland Loews offers the ideal elegant getaway for a family vacation and for business travel. Loews sets the standard...


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 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 cuisine to devour, nightlife to live or a spectacular new spa in which to steal away and rejuvenate. Tan-lines need some attention?...


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 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 in Nashville. Filled with the best music and located near downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel has a vogue new...


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...



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 to enter a world of luxury: discover exquisite accommodations and excellence in service. With 276 rooms and 41 suites, all new in...


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...


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...


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 service, the Hotel Principe di Savoia offers a winning combination of old World luxury combined with the latest innovations in technology...


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 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 Jefferson Hotel Richmond | Richmond, VA, United States

Since 1895, The Jefferson Hotel has been recognized by discerning visitors and guests as one of the grandest Richmond Hotels ... a crown jewel of America. A national historic landmark and a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, The Jefferson has been completely renovated to enhance the original beauty of her distinct architecture. Reminiscent of a more gracious era, The Jefferson's legendary reputation for warm, friendly service and comfort represents...


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 New York Palace | New York, NY, United States

The 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 rooms and 86 suites, including the prominent Towers accommodations, showcasing exceptional views of the city skyline, elegant furnishings and...


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 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 of the newly renovated guestrooms in The Peninsula Tower and Original Building have unveiled in May 2013 to usher in the hotel’s...


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 of Manila's numerous attractions. The hotel is a 30-minute drive from Ninoy Aquino International Airport and just 20 minutes...


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...


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.


Villa d'Este | Lake Como, Italy

Set on the banks of one of the most romantic lakes in the world and just north of Milan, Villa d'Este has been widely praised for its beautiful gardens, exquisite cuisine, gala celebrations, impeccable decor, and extraordinary hospitality. Surrounded by a 25 acre park, the luxury property has 152 rooms, each one different both in size and decor. Let the Villa d'Este and Lake Como win your heart with their romantic atmosphere and unforgettable setting.


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, biking and tennis. Walking and jogging. Specialty shops, galleries, wine tasting, country picnics, and Hot air balloon adventures....


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 gardens, the picturesque Vermont hotel and resort takes you back to a simpler time, while providing every contemporary convenience....