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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.

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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...


Athenaeum Hotel and Apartments | London, United Kingdom

Overlooking Green Park, The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences offers a fashionable retreat close to Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, and the restaurants and boutiques in the upscale Mayfair neighborhood. The 156-room property was originally built in 1850 as a private residence that became a high society Gentleman's Club during the Victorian...


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 Hotel Cipriani | Venice, Italy

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....


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...


Burj Al Arab | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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...


Cambridge Beaches | Sandys, Bermuda

A timeless sanctuary of luxurious cottage accommodations, sparkling azure waters, endless views and beautiful beaches. Cambridge Beaches 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....


Carneros Resort and Spa | Napa, CA, United States

The Carneros Resort and Spa, 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, Carneros Resort and Spa's design was based on cues from the local countryside...


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...



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

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...


Grand Fiesta Americana 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 Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf and Spa resort offers preferential access to the 18-hole pro Ocean Course designed...


Hotel Arts Barcelona | Barcelona, Spain

Hotel Arts Barcelona is a stunning seafront hotel that overlooks the Mediterranean on the Port Olimpic, next to the marina and Barcelona’s famous beaches, and is surrounded by lush terraces and lively promenades. Close by, the district of Barcelona is a hive of characterful bars, cafes, and local seafood restaurants. 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...


InterContinental Hotel Dublin | Dublin, Ireland

Set among the ivy-covered residences of Ballsbridge, InterContinental Dublin 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, InterContinental...


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...



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,...


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...


Mandarin Oriental, New York | New York, NY, United States (Columbus Circle)

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...


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...


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...


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

An oasis on the tip of the Baja Peninsula, the One&Only Palmilla sits where azure waters greet the mountainous desert and the Pacific Ocean merges with the Sea of Cortez. Set along one of the only swimmable beaches in the region, warm waves break onto a dramatic shoreline, and grey whales can be seen rising in the distance. Here,...


Park Lane Hotel New York | New York, NY, United States (Central Park South)

The Park Lane Hotel 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...


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...


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...


San Clemente Palace | Venice, Italy

San Clemente Palace Kempinski is a legendary retreat that sits on its own private island in the heart of the Venice lagoon, just minutes away from Piazza San Marco by one of the hotels iconic boats. The San Clemente Palace features two bars and three restaurants including a signature restaurant with terraces overlooking the...


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 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...


The Breakers | Palm Beach, FL, United States

A spectacular resort destination on Florida’s Atlantic coast, The Breakers Palm Beach, has lured generations of discerning travelers to its idyllic, Italian-Renaissance setting. Experience the irresistible charm and storied history of this legendary oceanfront resort, which seamlessly blends with an amazing range of modern amenities....


The Brick Hotel Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Brick Hotel , formerly The Caesar Park 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. Characterized by its exquisite cuisine and friendly service,...


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

The Lotte 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...


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 Pierre Hotel New York | New York, NY, United States (Central Park South)

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....


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

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island is the crowning jewel to a special resort island, already recognized for its world-class golf and natural beauty. Located along the pristine shores of Kiawah Island, this exquisitely designed luxurious hotel, just thirty minutes from downtown Charleston, captures the spirit, history, and charm of southern...


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...


Trump International Hotel Tower | New York, NY, United States (Columbus Circle)

Trump International Hotel & Tower®, the only Forbes Five-Star hotel with a Five-Star restaurant in New York, is an icon delivering the highest level of service, style, and exclusivity. The impressive 52-story New York City hotel is just off Central Park, right at the juncture of Columbus Circle and Broadway. The hotel is superbly...


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...


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...


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,...