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Top 50 Hotels Worldwide

Five Star Alliance currently has more than 4,400 luxury four and five star hotels ready for booking. Thousands of you visit our site each year to find the world's best and and most luxurious hotels and resorts on the planet. We've just made your luxury travel planning easy. Our Top 50 World's Best Hotels reflect the full array of exclusive options from the classic and iconic favorites to intimate and inviting inns to sprawling oceanfront resorts based on your feedback. Whether you yearn for that penthouse suite, over-water bungalow, or ski villas that fit the whole family, we've got options for you here. So make plans to check off a few items from your bucket list this year and enjoy our reviewing our Top 50 list of hotels and resorts. Bon Voyage and Happy Trails!
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Armani Hotel Dubai | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Soaring high above Downtown Dubai in the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, Armani Hotel Dubai is the world's first hotel designed and developed by Giorgio Armani. Reflecting the pure elegance, simplicity and sophisticated comfort that define Armani's signature style, the hotel is the realisation of the designer's...


Auberge du Soleil | Rutherford, CA, United States

Nearly three decades ago, Auberge du Soleil, one of Northern California’s most revered dining establishments, opened the doors of its inn, a handful of maisons scattered across a 33-acre hillside olive grove in Napa Valley. Terraced down the hillside with views of the Napa Valley, all accommodations at Auberge du Soleil...


Baur au Lac | Zurich, Switzerland

The Baur au Lac, an establishment steeped in 170 years of tradition, has been owned by the same family for six generations. Set in its own park, the hotel enjoys a unique location overlooking the lake and the Alps – and yet is still but a few minutes walk from the Paradeplatz financial district and the Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich’s...


Bellagio | Las Vegas, NV, United States

Contentment and opulence are the hallmarks of your Bellagio luxury hotel experience. A retreat unto themselves, the 3,933 Guest Rooms and Suites are an extension of our AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Las Vegas hotel. Plush fabrics. Rich hues. Inviting furnishings. Discover how our attention to detail complements your Guest Room experience....


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...


Belmond Copacabana Palace | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Opened in 1923, Belmond Copacabana Palace's impressive stucco-fashioned edifice is Rio's most traditional and luxurious hotel. This landmark was designed by the French architect Joseph Gire who was inspired by two hotels, the Negresco in Nice and the Carlton in Cannes. Since opening the hotel has had only two owners, the Guinle...


Carlisle Bay | St Marys, Antigua And Barbuda

Carlisle Bay is the sister hotel to the award-winning One Aldwych in London. It offers contemporary luxury, good cooking, and generous thoughtful service. With a backdrop of rolling hills and rainforest, Carlisle Bay is set on the unspoiled south coast of Antigua, and nestled on one of the island's most spectacular beaches. Special...


Carlton Hotel Baglioni | Milan, Italy

The Carlton Hotel Baglioni is a luxury 5 star hotel perfect for both leisure and business trips. It is situated in the heart of Milan, at the crossroads of culture, fashion and design, in a highly prestigious position: it directly overlooks Via della Spiga, the most celebrated shopping street in the city. Via Montenapoleone, the...



Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, once the residence of the last Ottoman Sultans, has been restored to its former glory and is the only luxury hotel on the European shores of the Bosphorus. It offers the perfect combination of Turkey's great tradition of hospitality with five-star standards. Combining the architectural grandeur...


Claridges | London, United Kingdom

Claridge's embodies the essence of true English style. All 203 bedrooms and suites boast the latest in communications and entertainment technology. Rooms and suites have integrated DVD/CD sound systems and plasma TV screens. There is a wide range of suites, dining and meeting rooms, much in demand for cocktail receptions and...


Clift | San Francisco, CA, United States

An inspired fusion of old-world hotel elegance with distinctly contemporary energy and glamour, the newly redesigned Clift, in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square, takes modern luxury to another level. From the Surrealistic magic of its soaring lobby to the digital art exhibitions in its celebrated and legendary Redwood Room,...


Dukes Hotel | London, United Kingdom

With a well deserved reputation for excellent service and a fabulously discreet location in the heart of St James's, this much loved classic has been completely renovated in 2007 creating a new look that is fresh, calm and entirely English in spirit. Retaining the original antique furnishings and historic paintings, all the luxury...


Emiliano | Sao Paulo, Brazil

Emiliano is Brazil's finest example of world class luxury hospitality. Located on Oscar Freire Street, in the heart of the exclusive Jardins neighborhood of Sao Paulo, the Emiliano Hotel sets the pace for a new age of luxury travel in Brazil. Guests experience authentic and modern Brazilian sophistication through contemporary ambiance,...



The unique setting of the Excelsior Palace Hotel, facing the bay of Rapallo (Italian Riviera) to the east and the headland of Portofino to the west, the only 5 star luxury hotel on the Portofino Coast, has inspired a return to the elegance of the early 1900s, when the international beau monde gathered here. Refined and comfortable...


Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac | Quebec City, PQ, Canada

The legend continues at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Quebec City's most celebrated address. Ideally located inside the city walls of Old Québec, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, this landmark hotel has recently completed a multimillion dollar restoration project. Discover a unique, heritage, urban with ultimate comfort...


Fifteen Beacon | Boston, MA, United States

Fifteen Beacon is a refined landmark hotel that opened in 1999 in an historic 1903 beaux arts building that juxtaposes cutting edge technology with extraordinary Jeffersonian styling. Amidst the bustle of commerce and sightseeing, Fifteen Beacon Hotel is a haven of serenity. A luxury boutique hotel par excellence, we offer...



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...


Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti | Central Serengeti, Serengeti National Park, United Republic of Tanzania

The world's best-known wildlife sanctuary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tanzania's Serengeti National Park measures close to 14,763 square kilometres (5,700 square miles). And Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania, is nestled in the heart of it all. Deep within Africa's finest game reserve, get up close and intimate with...



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 Danieli | Venice, VE, Italy

Overlooking Riva degli Shiavoni, just steps from Piazza San Marco, St. Mark's Basilica, and legendary sites such as the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, the masterfully restored Hotel Danieli is synonymous with the splendor and romance of Venice. The hotel is made up of three interconnecting palaces, each unique in style, whose...



Whether you are traveling on business or leisure, the 6-story Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich boasts 297 beautifully appointed guests rooms and suites: no room is like the other but each room is a luxurious retreat for discerning guests who appreciate individual style and outstanding white-glove service. All rooms are equipped...


Langham Hong Kong | Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Langham Hong Kong offers 494 luxurious rooms and suites, including 270 brand new Grand Rooms. Very stylish, timeless and elegant, the brand new Grand Rooms are beautifully presented using high luxury fabrics and textiles, including hardwood floors, rich, ornate hand woven carpets, silk drapes and gold-leaf artwork. Adding to 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...


Le Saint-Sulpice | Montreal, Quebec, Canada

This charming Four Star, Four Diamond boutique hotel, features 108 authentic and inviting suites with cachet – many of them with fireplaces or balconies. Ranging from Superior to Executive category, suites cover a minimum of 500 square feet, with fully opening French style windows overlooking the courtyard or the historic streets...


Luna Hotel Baglioni | Venice, Italy

Housed in a beautiful and aristocratic building, the luxurious Luna Hotel Baglioni provides its guests with a warm, intimate atmosphere and impeccable service. Luna Hotel Baglioni has that unique hospitality that welcomes back generations of guests year after year. The stamp of glamour and sophistication is evident in the frescoes,...



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...


Mokara Hotel and Spa San Antonio | San Antonio, TX, United States

Welcome to Mokara Hotel & Spa, a relaxing retreat on San Antonio’s world-famous River Walk. Just steps from all the action yet worlds away, this inviting oasis has all the best creature comforts easily at hand, including luxurious accommodations, first-class amenities, fine dining and a full-service spa. Plus, our attentive staff...


Nobis Hotel Stockholm | Stockholm, Sweden

Luxury of today is not about flash, flaunting or excess in any traditional sense. Contemporary luxury is a more subtle and complex quality: the privilege of enjoying our time in maximum comfort, ease, grace and efficiency, with a minimum of nuisance, regardless of our personal tastes and professional requirements. Located in two...


Ritz Carlton Tokyo | Tokyo, Japan

The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo opened its' doors to guests for the first time on March 30th, 2007. Absorb the international culture of Tokyo's Roppongi District, the city's entertainment, diplomatic and business hub. Here, the latest trends in food, fashion and luxury retail coexist with the ancient temples and ruins nearby. The Ritz-Carlton,...


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...


Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa | Jackson Hole, WY, United States

Located on seven lush acres adjacent to the National Elk Refuge and just a few blocks from Jackson's lively town square, the Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa welcomes guests with warm Western hospitality. Outdoor enthusiasts and hedonists alike indulge in the lavishly appointed historic lodging accommodations and luxury log cabins,...


Sandy Lane Hotel | Barbados, Barbados

A world-class premier luxury resort, the Sandy Lane Hotel and Golf Club is set in a mahogany grove overlooking a sweeping crescent of golden sand and the Caribbean Sea. A classic Palladian-style building of cream coralstone, the spacious 112 room resort conjures up images of glorious exotic settings: between the mature mahogany trees,...



Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, a luxurious three-hotel resort village and signature spa in the Sultanate's capital of Muscat, nestles alongside the sparkling bay of Al Jissah in a dramatic desert setting of rugged mountains and inviting beaches. A hidden retreat set amid 124 acres of ocean and desert scenery just fifteen...


Shangri-La Hotel Sydney | Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney is the city's leading deluxe hotel. Located in the historic Rocks district between the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, our hotel offers 563 spacious and inspired luxury guest rooms and suites. Apart from a superb location and the city’s largest accommodations among Sydney hotels, the...



Set amidst sensational sandy beaches and lush tropical foliage, Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives is a unique all-villa Maldives resort property located in a spacious, boutique-style environment. Accommodations include private ocean retreats and tropical tree house villas making it a premiere Maldives luxury resort,...


Taj Cape Town | Cape Town, South Africa

The Taj Cape Town welcomes guests to the vibrant heart of the one of the world's most scenic and desirable cities, Cape Town, South Africa. The hotel is a combination of rich history and elegant contemporary architectures. Originally home of the South African Reserve Bank and Temple Chambers and later the Board of Executors (BOE),...


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 Condado Plaza Hilton | San Juan, Puerto Rico

Arrive at The Condado Plaza Hilton and instantly feel welcomed by the warm glow of Puerto Rico - an island rich in colonial tradition, yet alive with cosmopolitan energy and sophistication. As the only luxury property overlooking both the Atlantic Ocean and Condado Lagoon, this exclusive San Juan hotel provides an enchanting setting....


The King David, Jerusalem | Jerusalem, Israel

The King David Jerusalem Hotel is Israel's most famous hotel and stands majestic, overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem. This landmark hotel is situated at the point where old fuses with new; it is steeped in history and is the preferred choice of world leaders and celebrities alike. This regal and outstanding member of The...


The Mansion on Forsyth Park | Savannah, GA, United States

The Mansion on Forsyth Park welcomes you to a magnificently restored Victorian mansion set in Savannah's legendary Historic District. From the moment you enter the onyx marble appointed lobby, you will experience the essence of Southern luxury. From our celebrated cuisine, to spa pampering and world-class Kessler Collection service,...


The Mayflower Grace | Washington, CT, United States

The Mayflower Grace, formerly The Mayflower Inn and Spa is located in the idyllic town of Washington, Connecticut, less than two hours from New York City. As a renowned Relais & Chateaux property, the inn offers guests luxury accommodation, an exceptional dining experience, as well as one of the finest spas in the United States....


The Palms Turks and Caicos | Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

Less than 600 miles southeast of Miami, the idyllic Turks and Caicos Islands beckon sophisticated travellers. Here on the sugar-sand shores of Providenciales, outlined in azure blue, the simple pleasures of island living mesh seamlessly with contemporary luxuries in a Caribbean paradise called The Palms Turks and Caicos. Inspired...


The Resort at Pedregal | Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico

As a standout among luxury Cabo San Lucas Resorts, The Resort at Pedregal offers a distinctive balance between adventure, sophistication and relaxation to create exquisite vacations tailored to meet your every desire. Hand hewn doors with antique Mexican hardware drawn from ancient Haciendas on the mainland in harmony with...


The Table Bay Hotel | Cape Town, South Africa

Between Robben Island and Table Mountain you’ll discover the famed Table Bay Hotel. During the day the cool Atlantic Ocean breeze eases the heat of the Africa’s mother city: Cape Town. Cosmopolitan, gracious and relaxed The Table Bay is the sum of all that is good about its home town. And at dusk the hum of V&A Waterfront’s...


The Westbury Hotel Dublin | Dublin, Ireland

The Westbury is a Dublin icon; a five-star oasis of luxury, style and indulgence that is part of the city-centre experience. The Westbury is an urban retreat with the city on its doorstep. Guests at The Westbury experience a special sort of luxury with spacious and stylishly-lit bedrooms offering a luxurious haven to return...


Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia | East Kemptville, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Lodge provides unique Nova Scotia vacation experiences, including culinary vacation & Romance in the Wilderness packages -- with whale watching, sea kayaking, beaches, historic towns, and great golf nearby. The Lodge's kitchen deftly interprets Atlantic Acadian cuisine from traditional recipes and seasonal sources of local delicacies,...


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...


Viceroy Bali | Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Viceroy Bali is a boutique resort, owned and managed by an Australian family, featuring 25 luxurious private pool villas. A sanctuary in Ubud’s tropical foothills, the resort offers absolute privacy and unparalleled views perched atop the Valley of the Kings, while only being located ten minutes from the centre of Ubud. As...


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...


Villa La Massa | Florence-Candeli, FI, Italy

Immersed in the heart of Tuscany and just few miles from the historic centre of Florence, Villa la Massa is set on the bank of the Arno River with over 20 acres of lush gardens full of lemon trees and olive groves. The 37 accommodations are divided in three ochre and pink coloured villas overlooking the romantic Chianti hills and...