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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.

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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...


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...


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...



Four Seasons Hotel George V is where glamour and romanticism meet culture and history. From the very instance you enter our doors we will engage your senses and surround you with elegance, kindness and exquisite service. Each of our 244 guest rooms and suites is beautifully appointed with opulent details and decorated in the style...


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...


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 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 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 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...


Jumeirah Beach Hotel | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

As an award-winning 5 star deluxe hotel in Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Hotel is located directly at the Arabian shores and designed as a breaking wave. All 618 rooms, suites and villas feature seaviews and are equipped with the latest technology and wireless internet. Leisure facilities include unlimited complimentary access to...


Jumeirah Emirates Towers | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Jumeirah Emirates Towers located on Sheikh Zayed Road is in the centre of Dubai's commercial business district and a highly visible statement of the region's corporate success. Two equilateral triangles are architectural icons one of their kind in Dubai. Jumeirah Emirates Towers consists of a 350-metre office tower and a 305-metre...


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...


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...


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....


Le Dokhan's Hotel | Paris, France

The sumptuous Le Dokhan's Hotel, a Triubte Portfolio member, 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. Le Dokhan’s offers...



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...


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,...


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 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 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 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,...


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...


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...


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...


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

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is an award-winning luxury resort with superior customer service, four-season amenities, and first-class meeting facilities. The luxury resort offers five distinct types of lodging, ranging from the AAA Five-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel to luxury rental homes, along with the Nemacolin Wooflands...


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...


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...


Ritz Paris | Paris, France

Reborn in 2016, The Ritz Paris offers grand décor and intimate salons in an elegantly restored setting with 71 suites, including 15 historic one-of-a-kind prestige suites, and 71 rooms. The luxury hotel offers a one-of-a-kind experience in the City of Light. The hotel's sumptuous apartments and suites feature elegant interiors...


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 American Club | Kohler, WI, United States

The American Club, the Midwest's only AAA Five Diamond Resort Hotel provides country elegance in the charming Village of Kohler, less than an hour north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The resort offers a host of diversions year-round, including award-winning golf courses Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits; the Kohler Waters Spa; and special...


The Carlyle | New York, NY, United States (Upper East Side)

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...


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 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 Leela Mumbai | 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,...


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 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 New York | New York, NY, United States (Midtown Manhattan)

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...


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...


The Waldorf-Astoria | New York, NY, United States (Midtown Manhattan)

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....


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...


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...


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...