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World's Best Hotels » Top 50 Five Star Alliance Hotels in 2006
Top 50 Five Star Alliance Hotels in 2006

Top 50 Five Star Alliance Hotels in 2006

Presenting Five Star Alliance's "Top 50" hotels for 2006 - the world's most popular luxury hotels based on reservations and feedback from Five Star Alliance customers.

With over 1250 hotels included in the Five Star Alliance collection during 2006, 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...


Athenaeum Hotel and Apartments | London, United Kingdom

The fabulous 5 Star Athenaeum overlooks leafy Green Park, Buckingham Palace and is a stroll to chic shops and West End theatres. It's contemporary, creative and friendly, your home from home in London. The Athenaeum is a family-owned hotel with only 156 rooms, suites and apartments. Enjoy opening floor to ceiling windows and, as standard, Bose speakers for your iPod or MP3, flat screen TV and pay per view movies, mini bar, soft drinks and snacks, and use...


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 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,...


Bryant Park | New York, NY, United States

Driven by style, contemporary design, and state of the art amenities, The Bryant Park is Midtown's first exclusive luxury designer hotel. The Bryant Park combinesglamour, sophistication and world class service for a flawless guest experience for the discerning traveler. The Bryant Park Hotel offers 129 oversized guest rooms with full marble baths and deep soaking tubs. Try one of the 24 suites or request one of the 11 rooms with a terrace to gaze at...


Burj Al Arab | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Welcome to Burj Al Arab, Dubai. Arrive in absolute awe, stay individually inspired. In its relatively short tenure on the Dubai coastline this legendary and symbolic hotel has attracted international attention and awe, ensuring its place as one of the most photographed structures in the world, and consistently voted the worlds most luxurious hotel. Designed to resemble a billowing sail, Burj Al Arab soars to a height of 321 metres, dominating the Dubai skyline....


Caesar Park Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Caesar Park Buenos Aires (managed by MGallery and soon to be MGallery Buenos Aires) in La Recoleta, one of the most elegant neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, combines European sophistication with the warmth of Argentinean tradition. The excellent service will make your stay a unique experience. Located in the most distinguished and upscale quarter or Buenos Aires on Posadas Street and in front of the most elegant shopping mall in the city, The Patio Bullrich....


Cambridge Beaches | Sandys, Bermuda

Step out of your world and into ours: a timeless sanctuary of luxurious cottage accommodations, sparkling azure waters, endless views and beautiful beaches. Our property is delightfully private and the atmosphere casually elegant. Sink into the splendours of nature that surround you. Fall in love with the cozy cottages -- private and comfortable -- each one different. Cambridge Beaches, Bermuda's world-class cottage colony resort is situated on its own private...


Chateau Elan Winery and Resort | Braselton, GA, United States

Within the sweeping panorama of the north Georgia foothills, just 40 minutes north of Atlanta but a world away from the bustling city is Chateau Elan. Here on 3,500 acres, French provincial and Southern hospitality combine to produce a superb leisure resort and conference destination. The Inn's charm can be attributed not only to its architectural authenticity but also to the approachable and enthusiastic service-oriented staff. The exterior design, with its...


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...


Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos | Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

This exquisite oceanfront resort- the flagship of the Fiesta Americana chain- is located in the most exclusive area on the southern Baja California, between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. The Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos offers preferential access to the 18-hole pro Ocean Course designed by Jack Nicklaus, rated by Golf Digest as one of the World's Top 100 Golf courses and the best in Latin America. With every room and suite offering an incredible...


Four Seasons Dublin | Dublin, Ireland

Set among the ivy-covered residences of Ballsbridge, Four Seasons offers extra-spacious luxury accommodations from which to explore the city's museums, music and warmth -- close enough to feel Dublin's vitality, yet with meditative views of the mountains and sea. With 259 elegant guest rooms and suites, Four Seasons Hotel Dublin offers the city's most extensive selection of guest rooms. The six-storey red brick building is situated on the show grounds of the...



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.


Four Seasons New York | New York, NY, United States

Step through a gleaming entryway into a soaring Midtown East luxury hotel lobby steeped in grand tradition, highlighted with art deco lamps and a backlit onyx ceiling. At Four Seasons Seasons Hotel New York in Midtown Manhattan, there’s something for everyone, from a 24-hour gym and a world-class spa to an exciting menu of attractions for kids. Inside New York’s tallest five-star luxury hotel are 368 ultra-spacious Manhattan hotel rooms and luxury suites...


Grosvenor House West Marina Beach by Le Meridien | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The first hotel on Dubai Marina and setting new standards in hospitality, Grosvenor House West Marina Beach by Le Meridien is destined to be a first in many other ways. This 45-story tower will be a landmark of luxury and perfection, a flawless Arabian jewel at the centre of this exciting cosmopolitan city. The exclusive address at the Dubai Marina - with its dazzling views of the Dubai Skyline and the Arabian Sea - this stunning custom designed hotel lies...


Hotel Arts Barcelona | Barcelona, Spain

The standards of service and excellence of the Hotel Arts Barcelona's facilities are complemented by a broad menu of services available to customers. 483 spacious rooms with panoramic views over the sea and the city of Barcelona. Everything in the rooms has been designed to ensure maximum enjoyment of your stay: Exclusive room service 24 hours a day. Housekeeping service twice a day. Spacious bathrooms with separate bathtub and hydro-shower cabin. A...



Belmond Hotel Cipriani- created to provide the very best of Venetian hospitality- incorporates the most luxurious accommodations, the most attentive service and the finest cuisine in an atmosphere of calm and seclusion. Located at the tip of the Giudecca Island, the hotel is just a short, spectacular boat ride from St. Marks Square. The hotel offers 95 luxurious rooms and suites spread between the main hotel building and Palazzo Vendramin, a 15th-century building...


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, re-opening 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 great care was taken to retain the charm and quintessentially Parisian character of the hotel. The Hotel Plaza Athenee is located...


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.



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....


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...


Mandarin Oriental, New York | New York, NY, United States

Contemporary in design, yet with stylish oriental flair, Mandarin Oriental, New York redefines luxury as New York City's most striking and sophisticated hotel. The 251 room property includes 48 luxurious suites and is situated at the union of Columbus Circle and Central Park. Mandarin Oriental, New York's floor-to-ceiling windows captivate guests with commanding views of Central Park, the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline. Each guestroom features state-of-the-art...


Mina A' Salam at Madinat Jumeirah | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nestled on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Mina A' Salam is the "harbour of peace" - and getaway at Madinat Jumeirah, The Arabian Resort of Dubai. Offering a unique escape into a world rich in culture and faithful to time honoured values, Mina A' Salam is a grand boutique hotel of exquisite style. Whether you choose to dine alfresco around the enchanting harbour, or enjoy the enviable views of the neighbouring Burj Al Arab, your experience will be unrivalled...


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...


One and Only Palmilla | San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico

On a soft sandy beach along the idyllic Baja coast, where mighty waters of the Pacific greet playful waves in the Sea of Cortez, an ancient mountainous desert cradles a verdant oasis of sublime luxury and sheer elegance. A Mexico honeymoon here at the end of the Baja Peninsula is sheer bliss. All newlyweds vacationing at One&Only Palmilla enjoy an assortment of chocolate truffles upon arrival along with a romantic turndown amenity.


Ritz Carlton Dubai | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Experience The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, and discover a private playground in the heart of the Dubai Marina. Featuring luxurious accommodations and renowned Arabian hospitality, guests at this Dubai resort can bask in the sun on 350 meters of white sand beaches, indulge in a soothing spa treatment or savor an exceptional meal in a breathtaking setting. Just minutes from The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Dubai, guests can enjoy a shopper’s paradise, an unforgettable outdoor...


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...


San Clemente Palace | Venice, Italy

The St. Regis Venice, San Clemente Palace, formerly San Clemente Palace, will accept reservations beginning June, 2014 following a18-month, €25m refurbishment. A private Island, in the heart of the Lagoon, where you can savor the light summer breeze, or admire a colorful Venice, as you were part of a Canaletto painting. An exclusive 5-star Luxury Hotel, with a unique location in Venice; the ideal destination for week-ends and holidays for partners...


Shangri-La Hotel Dubai | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The award-winning Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, is a luxury hotel that offers luxurious accommodations, exceptional dining and gracious hospitality in the heart of one of the world's most dynamic cities. The Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai offers guests contemporary Arabian-inspired luxury in 302 exceptionally spacious guestrooms and suites. The warm earth tones of the decor are enhanced by rich sycamore veneers and original local artworks, creating an intimate and welcoming...


The Berkeley | London, United Kingdom

The Berkeley is a stylish oasis in fashionable Knightsbridge, with 214 rooms and suites, each with a contemporary feel. All are fitted with an assortment of creature comforts and in-room entertainment systems featuring digital quality films and music. The hotel offers two of London's finest dining experiences, Michelin-starred Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley and Koffmann's, celebrating Pierre Koffmann's long-awaited return to London's gastronomic scene. The...


The Breakers | Palm Beach, FL, United States

The Breakers Hotel Is Recognized As One Of The Finest In The World. The 560-room, Italian Renaissance Style Hotel Resides On 140 Acres Of Oceanfront Property In The Heart Of Palm Beach. Founded In 1896 And Listed The National Register Of Historic Places, The Hotel Recently Completed A Ten-year, $145 Million Revitalization And Expansion Effort, Ushering In A New Era Of Casual Sophistication. The Resort Features 36 Holes Of Championship Golf, 10 Tennis Courts,...


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 Carneros Inn | Napa, CA, United States

PlumpJack's Carneros Inn, the area's only resort, was created to provide an intimate atmosphere that is reminiscent of its unique surroundings. Nestled among 27 acres of seemingly endless rows of grape vines, unspoiled farmland, and scenic apple orchards, The Carneros Inn's design was based on cues from the local countryside - including barns, silos and ranchers' cottages - and combined with stylish, modern interiors - to capture the region's distinct charm...


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 Helmsley Park Lane Hotel | New York, NY, United States

The Park Lane Hotel, formerly the Helmsley Park Lane, is a luxury 46-story Midtown Manhattan hotel with panoramic views of legendary Central Park and the iconic New York City skyline. Spacious, elegant rooms and suites offer picture windows and superb views along with exquisite bath products, fine linens and other amenities. Guests at our Central Park hotel enjoy classical ambiance and service coupled with new-world comfort and convenience for an unparalleled...


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 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 Pierre Hotel New York | New York, NY, United States

The Pierre, the iconic U.S. flagship of Taj Hotels on New York's Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park is re-open following an impressive $100 million renovation debuting new guestroom and bath interiors. Even in a city where exclusive luxuries are the norm, there is one hotel that is far more rare and special than the rest. Possessing a fabled Central Park location in Midtown Manhattan and legendary history, The Pierre continues to set the standard for...


The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island | Kiawah Island, SC, United States

Many consider Kiawah Island to have the finest collections of golf courses in the country. At Kiawah Island Golf Resort, golfers can sample the works of five masters of modern golf course architecture without leaving the island. In fact, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is the only resort in the country that has three courses on Golf Digest's list of America's Top 75 Resort Courses, and Conde Nast Traveler listed the Resort among the top 50 Golf Resorts Worldwide.


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...


Trump International Hotel Tower | New York, NY, United States

The hotel's Five-Star restaurant, Jean-Georges, features contemporary international cuisine. Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has garnered four stars from the New York Times, three stars from the Michelin guide and AAA's Five Diamond awards. For casual dining, there's modern sophisticated Nougatine restaurant, also by Jean-Georges. Guests can enjoy outdoor dining New York style on Jean George's Central Park-facing Mistral Terrace.


Venetian | Las Vegas, NV, United States

Experience the romance of Italy in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Beauty and grace surround you at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, where every detail has been carefully designed to provide you with a memorable stay – from the world’s largest standard suites to the city’s most elegant casino. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of this all-suite Las Vegas hotel resort. Choose from 19 remarkable restaurants – featuring an unprecedented...


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.


Wynn Las Vegas | Las Vegas, NV, United States

The Wynn Las Vegas is located on the Las Vegas Strip, across the street from two of the nation's largest convention centers, on 217 acres at the former site of the legendary Desert Inn Resort and Casino. The resort showcases a 111,000 square foot casino, 2,716 hotel rooms, 19 distinctive dining experiences, a 2,087-seat showroom, 74,700 square feet of retail space, over 223,000 square feet of convention space, an exclusive on-site 18-hole championship golf...