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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!

Armani Hotel Dubai | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Armani Hotel Dubai

Armani Hotel Dubai is the first hotel designed and developed by Giorgio Armani. Reflecting the elegance, simplicity, and comfort that define Armani's signature style, the hotel is the realization of a dream to bring his sophisticated style to life. Every detail bears the Armani signature, from warm Italian-style hospitality to Eramosa stone floors to the zebrawood panels, bespoke furnishings, and hotel amenities.

Auberge du Soleil | Rutherford, United States

Auberge du Soleil

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 feature Mediterranean-inspired decor with original contemporary art. All guest rooms, suites and maisons feature Italian linens, down...

Baur au Lac | Zurich, Switzerland

Baur au Lac

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 celebrated shopping high street. Rooms are decorated in Empire, Regency, and Art Deco style, with an unfailing sense of design...

Bellagio | Las Vegas, United States


Located in the middle of the Vegas Strip, this AAA Five Diamond Award-winning hotel offers 3,933 guest rooms and suites, a 65,000-square-foot salon and spa, Cirque du Soleil, seven dining outlets, eight bars and restaurants, shopping, and more. The award-winning casino features a variety of slots, table games, and Race & Sports Book wagering to the World Poker Tour. There's also a private high limit lounge for the high rollers.

Belmond Copacabana Palace | Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Belmond Copacabana Palace

This impressive stucco edifice is Rio's most traditional and luxurious hotel. The suites conjure the glamourous elegance of a time when Marlene Dietrich and Orson Welles were guests of the hotel. Offering gourmet cuisine, the Copacabana Palace is a memorable dining experience. With a long established reputation for exceptional service, it is the first choice for VIPs. It is situated on a prime location in front of the famed Copacabana beach.

Carlisle Bay | St Marys, Antigua And Barbuda

Carlisle Bay

Carlisle Bay is an an all-suite hotel with 88 irresistibly spacious suites from junior to three bedrooms. Carlisle Bay offers contemporary luxury, good cooking, and 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 islands spectacular beaches. Special attractions at Carlisle Bay include two restaurants, a screening room, and an exceptional spa.

Carlton Hotel Baglioni | Milan, Italy

Carlton Hotel Baglioni

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 as it directly overlooks Via della Spiga, the most celebrated shopping street in the city. The hotel offers 89 rooms and suites, The Spiga 8 Spa with 7 treatment rooms, two elegant restaurants, and 5 meeting rooms.

Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, once the residence of Ottoman Sultans, has been restored to its former glory and is the only luxury hotel on the European shores of the Bosphorus. While steam risse around them, families can keep pace with the boats in the Bosphorus alongside in the heated infinity pool. The concierge will book an unforgettable guided tour of Istanbul and its surroundings by land, water, or air, accompanied by professional multilingual guides.

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 press junkets. The art deco Foyer and Reading Room, with its suede walls and leather banquettes, serve breakfast, light lunch,...

Clift | San Francisco, 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, the nearly century-old Clift's daring new sense of diversity perfectly captures the city's spirit. Designed by Philippe Starck,...

Dukes Hotel | London, United Kingdom

Dukes Hotel

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 bedrooms and suites, including the terraced Penthouse with its superb views over Green Park, have the very latest technology. Dukes...

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, refined cuisine and singularly warm service. Detail orientation is what best defines the Emiliano Hotel. From the clean...

Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo

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 ambiences reflect the warm colours of the sun and sea of Rapallo and the Portofino Coast, the guest rooms and suites look out...

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac | Quebec City, Canada

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

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 in 611 guest rooms and suites with breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River and the architecture of the old fortified city,...

Fifteen Beacon | Boston, United States

Fifteen Beacon

From its setting on Beacon Hill to its luxurious decor, this is an unique meeting venue. For small groups, the three Parlor rooms provide the ultimate in privacy and seclusion. Able to accommodate up to 75, the Wine Cellar offers an impressive venue for an event. The Meeting and Events Manager can assist with all arrangements including flowers, custom printing, linen choices, A/V equipment, photographers, entertainment, and much more.

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

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 Safari Lodge Serengeti | Central Serengeti, United Republic of Tanzania

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

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 lions, leopards and elephants – yet always feel safe and pampered. Experience thrilling Serengeti game drives and rare...

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

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 Danieli | Venice, Italy

Hotel Danieli

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 glorious interiors blend together to create an evocative ambiance which offers guests the best in modern comfort and refined...

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich

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 with Entertainment System, Flat-screen TV, free WLAN, working desk as well as an iPad. Make your stay memorable and spend some...

Langham Hong Kong | Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Langham 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 dramatic effect of the design, each Grand Langham room is highly intelligent, equipped with 37" flat screen TV, DVD player and i-Home...

Le Palais de la Mediterranee

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 Saint-Sulpice | Montreal, Canada

Le Saint-Sulpice

Located in the heart of Old Montreal, Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel is a home away from home. Many of the 108 spacious suites have a fireplace and all suites feature a luxurious bathroom, a sofa-bed, and an equipped kitchen. This hotel is home to the S Le Restaurant whose French-inspired contemporary cuisine can be enjoyed in the Garden courtyard. If you need some assistance, the Clefs d'Or concierge service is on top of the latest things to do.

Luna Hotel Baglioni | Venice, Italy

Luna Hotel Baglioni

This luxury hotel provides its guests with a warm, intimate atmosphere and impeccable service. The stamp of glamour and sophistication is evident in the frescoes, antique furniture, and crystal chandeliers which adorn the foyer and public rooms. This historic Venetian hotel dates back to the 12th Century, and recent renovations have enhanced the hotel with spacious suites giving guests breathtaking views over the Lagoon and St. Mark's Basin.

Majestic Hotel and Spa Barcelona

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...

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

Mokara Hotel and Spa San Antonio

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 is always available to make your stay in San Antonio a truly memorable one. Formerly the Watermark Hotel, the Mokara Hotel &...

Nobis Hotel Stockholm | Stockholm, Sweden

Nobis Hotel Stockholm

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 historic late 19th-century buildings on Norrmalmstorg square in the heart of downtown Stockholm, Nobis Hotel is an independent...

Ritz Carlton Tokyo | Tokyo, Japan

Ritz Carlton Tokyo

The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo lets you revel in the international culture of Tokyo's Roppongi District from a room atop one of the most dramatic skyscrapers in Tokyo. The hotel features 360-degree panoramic vistas of Tokyo, 248 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites,a magnificent sky lobby, two sensational restaurants, a 21,528-square-foot spa and fitness by ESPA, and state-of-the-art event facilities including a dedicated Wedding Chapel.

Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi | Santa Fe, United States

Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

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...

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

Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa

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, state of the art resort amenities, revitalizing spa, innovative cuisine, year-round Wyoming activities and an idyllic setting. Upon...

Sandy Lane Hotel | Barbados, Barbados

Sandy Lane Hotel

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, the sunlight shimmers on the sapphire clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. All 112 of the luxury rooms and suites uniquely...

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

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 minutes from the Sultanate's capital of Muscat, the luxurious Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa expresses the welcoming...

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney | Sydney, Australia

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

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 hotel offers some of the city’s finest dining, including Altitude Restaurant, our award-winning contemporary restaurant, and Blu Bar...


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, while a selection of fine-dining choices and innovative spa treatments have been carefully designed to stimulate the senses.

Taj Cape Town | Cape Town, South Africa

Taj Cape Town

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), it successfully combines the heritage of the old with the luxury of the new - a 100 years in history. This luxury hotel is perfectly...

The Carlyle | New York, United States

The Carlyle

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 Condado Plaza Hilton | San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Condado Plaza Hilton

As the only luxury property overlooking both the Atlantic Ocean and Condado Lagoon, this San Juan hotel's unique location boasts cool ocean breezes, breathtaking sunsets, and a shimmering beach. Home to one of the largest San Juan casino, Condado Plaza Hotel and Casino is a truly thrilling addition to the already exhilarating Condado Strip. Guestrooms are approximately 276 sq ft, there are 5 restaurants, freshwater pools, and tennis courts.

The King David, Jerusalem | Jerusalem, Israel

The King David, Jerusalem

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 Leading Hotels of the World, is superbly located within walking distance of both the major historic sites of the Old City, and modern...

The Mansion on Forsyth Park | Savannah, United States

The Mansion on Forsyth Park

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, every detail is polished to perfection. Our intimate yet opulent hotel is graced by a collection of over 400 pieces of original...

The Mayflower Grace | Washington, United States

The Mayflower Grace

The Mayflower Grace's setting in the New England countryside is combined with the elegance of five-star, five-diamond accommodations. Each of the 30 guest rooms are individually decorated to offer a unique experience. The spa concierge helps each guest plan the ultimate personalized spa experience. The restaurant offers a memorable fine dining experience from either the tap or dining room menus.

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

The Palms Turks and Caicos

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 by the classic estates of Oliver Messel, The Palms lies amidst 12-acres of gardens at the edge of 12-mile Grace Bay beach. In...

The Resort at Pedregal | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The Resort at Pedregal

As a standout among luxury Cabo San Lucas Resorts, The Resort at Pedregal formerly Capella Pedregal, offers a distinctive balance between adventure, sophistication and relaxation to create exquisite vacations tailored to meet your every desire.

The Table Bay Hotel | Cape Town, South Africa

The Table Bay Hotel

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 restaurants, bars and clubs beckon you from your luxurious room. Be it business or pleasure, The Table Bay is a journey like no other.

The Westbury Hotel Dublin | Dublin, Ireland

The Westbury Hotel Dublin

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 to. Its presence on Grafton Street, with St Stephen's Green and Trinity College at either end, puts the city's history, culture and...

Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia | East Kemptville, Canada

Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia

A Canadian wilderness hideaway, the Lodge offers an award-winning wine list, and fresh, local market cuisine. Surrounded by pristine Acadian forest and rivers, the Lodge's kitchen interprets Atlantic French Acadian cuisine from traditional recipes and seasonal sources of local delicacies, intertwining unpretentious cooking, foraging, harvests from on-site gardens, and the ethical use of local seafood to create unique dining experiences.

Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago

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 are contemporary-styled accommodations starting with 600 square feet of living space with 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows with...

Viceroy Bali | Ubud, Indonesia

Viceroy Bali

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 a villa-only resort focused on providing world class service, the Viceroy meticulously crafts each guest experience for those seeking...

Villa d'Este | Lake Como, Italy

Villa d

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.

Villa La Massa | Florence-Candeli, Italy

Villa La Massa

Two magnificent suites are the perfect home away from home: the Presidential Suite complete with a private garden and a dining gazebo and the new Parco Suite offering a spectacular view of olive trees and the Arno.