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Top 50 Hotels Worldwide for 2016

They're the tops. We listened to your feedback and combed through our exclusive collection of more than 4,000 luxury four and five-star properties to choose our list of the Top 50 Hotels Worldwide. Our list of the Top 50 Hotels Worldwide reflects the full array of exclusive options from the classic and historic favorites to intimate and inviting inns to sprawling oceanfront resorts. Whether you yearn for that penthouse suite, over-water bungalow, or a remote eco-lodge, or want a luxury ski resort that fits 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 picks fro the Top 50 Hotels Worldwide. Bon Voyage and Happy Trails!
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Alvear Palace Hotel | Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Alvear Palace Hotel is located in the most elegant area in Buenos Aires, surrounded by the best restaurants, antique shops, boutiques and cultural centers. All of the 197 guestrooms and suites combine European elegance and cutting-edge technology. The spa and fitness center offer well being in the most exclusive space in Buenos...


Aman Tokyo | Tokyo, Japan

Occupying the top six floors of the recently-built Otemachi Tower, Aman Tokyo is an urban sanctuary high above the atmospheric whirl of tradition and modernity that epitomises Tokyo. Recognized as one of the world's Global Cities alongside New York and London, Tokyo is an exciting, vibrant destination. History, commerce and culture...


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...


Bauer Palazzo | Venice, Italy

The Bauer Palazzo offers a taste urban Venetian lifestyle. Located in the full heart of the city, near Piazza San Marco one cannot miss its unmistakable 1940s façade. Beautifully adorned by 40s and 50s style furnishings, this hotel offers spacious and luxurious suites and guest rooms. When not in their rooms, guests may choose to...


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...


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...



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...


Eden Roc Miami Beach | Miami Beach, FL, United States

Located on prime oceanfront property overlooking world-renowned Miami Beach and the spectacular Intracoastal Waterway, the Eden Roc Miami Beach has been magnificently restored. Since 1956, this legendary oceanfront Florida spa resort has graced prestigious Millionaires Row on the shores of Miami Beach. Eden Roc's captivating vibe...


Elbow Beach Bermuda | Paget Parish, Bermuda

Elbow Beach, Bermuda formerly part of the Mandarin Orientel Hotel Group, is named after the stretch of private, pristine shore on which it resides - a beach of pink sand. Set amongst 50 acres of landscaped gardens, the hotel is five minutes from the charming, downtown area of Hamilton, the island's capital. The property is now...


Grand Miramar Resort and Spa | Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta's new exclusive getaway is nestled in swanky Conchas Chinas, and features 112 suites that offer private space, magnificent views, and seductive sunsets from your own terrace. The best views of Puerto Vallarta and Bandera's Bay can be found at the Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta Hotel, where you can enjoy the perfect...


Grand Velas Riviera Maya | Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

The luxurious Grand Velas Riviera Maya is the newest resort to distinguish Riviera Maya as a premier vacation destination. Opened in 2008, the luxurious, all-Inclusive luxury resort hugs the pristine white sand shores of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Elegant accommodations, gourmet culinary tour dining experience, a deluxe spa, personalized...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance receive private one way transfer from the airport to the hotel (arranged prior to arrival); a welcome bottle of tequila; $50 USD spa credit, per adult, per day (applicable to massages, facials and body wrap treatments with a duration of 50 minutes or more); and welcome note. Also, subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure: a room category upgrade, early check-in late, and check-out.
Hotel B Lima | Lima, Peru

Originally built in the style of the Belle Epoque, the mansion that is the B Hotel served as a seaside retreat during the presidency of Augusto Leguia in the 1920's. Its architectural features and flair capture the celebratory spirit of Peru's centennial, which permeated life in the capital city throughout the era of its construction....


Hotel La Mamounia | Marrakech, Morocco

After a three-year, $176 million makeover, the Mamounia is reborn, more beautiful, more sumptuous, and more magical than ever before. Today, more than ever, La Mamounia offers an outstanding sensory experience, surpassing the standards of other luxury hotel groups. With its unique and ancient name, La Mamouina invites you...


ITC Maurya | New Delhi, India

ITC Maurya (formerly The Maurya New Delhi), a premier 5 star hotel in Delhi is named after the famous ‘Mauryan” dynasty which gave Indian history it’s golden age where art, culture and architecture flourished.This luxury hotel in Delhi has 440 rooms, including 29 uniquely-designed suites, are available in a bouquet of room...


L'Apogee Courchevel | Courchevel, France

Located on the pristine slopes of the French Alps, L'Apogee Courchevel is the latest masterpiece in the Oetker Collection, recreating the finest European hospitality for which it is renowned, from Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc to Le Bristol, Paris. L'Apogee Courchevel is an entirely new hotel designed with chic individualism crowning Le...


La Tremoille | Paris, France

In Paris, in the heart of the Golden Triangle and in a quiet street between Montaigne Avenue, Georges V Avenue and the Champs-Elysees, lies a hotel that associates the brilliant architecture of the Hausmann era with a contemporary elegant style. The hotel is La Tremoille. Always one of the jewels in Paris' realm of traditional...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Guests that book through Five Star Alliance receive a small complimentary box of the famous Laduree macaroons.
Langham Hotel Melbourne | Melbourne, Australia

The unimpeded, panoramic views of the Yarra River and Melbourne city skyline are breathtaking from this ideal location on the famous Southbank Promenade. Located on the banks of the Yarra River, The Langham, Melbourne is nestled amongst an abundance of al fresco cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The State Theatre, State Concert Hall...


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...


Ohla Hotel | Barcelona, Spain

The Ohla Hotel is a new five-star hotel located in the heart of Barcelona, an ideal setting for tourists, shoppers and business people offering a world of experience, service and wellbeing. The calmness and serenity of the hotel combined with the hustle-and-bustle of downtown Barcelona offers a unique blend. 74-room boutique hotel...


Palazzo Avino | Ravello, Italy

Palazzo Avino (formerly Palazzo Sasso) is a stunning five-star deluxe hotel on Italy's famed Amalfi Coast. Built in what was once a 12th century private villa for an Italian noble family and opened as a hotel in 1997, Palazzo Avino has been rated as one of the world’s finest hotels and boasts two-star Michelin dining. Tucked away...


Pier One Sydney Harbour | Sydney, NSW, Australia

Pier One Sydney Harbour Autograph Collection, features unique Federation-style architecture blended with contemporary chic. Nestled alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge and offering magnificent panoramic Sydney Harbour views, Pier One Sydney Harbour is built on and over the water. The private pontoon provides the ideal launching pad...


Post Hotel | Lake Louise, AB, Canada

Perched at 1500 metres amidst the natural wonders of Banff National Park you will find this cherished Alpine chalet. Canada’s largest ski area is just minutes away and the abundance of snow is just one reason a growing number of European skiers visit the area each winter. An award winning wine list, and fresh market cuisine are...



Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is just over 90 minutes from the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Here, indigenous desert culture spanning thousands of years and the mysticism it evokes mixes with the luxury that defines Anantara. Experience seekers will delight in the various options on offer - a bird's eye view...


Rosewood Hotel Georgia | Vancouver, BC, Canada

First opened in 1927, the Hotel Georgia came to be known as Vancouver's most historic and elegant retreat. The Georgian Revival structure located in downtown welcomed a who's who of the entertainment world to British Columbia, including Elvis Presley, Nat "King" Cole, Katharine Hepburn and British royalty. When it is unveiled...


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 Hotel Singapore | Singapore, Singapore

Set in luxuriant tropical gardens near the renowned Orchard Road shopping and business district, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is a leading luxury hotel in Singapore which offers discerning travellers legendary Shangri-La hospitality in a tranquil resort setting. Consistently ranked as one of the top luxury hotels in Asia and...



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,...


Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Grand features 177 luxury rooms of which 52 are suites. All the rooms are furnished in a stylish contemporary way, equipped with the latest technology and elegantly embracing the traditional details of the historical building. The hotel's subtle magic is accentuated by the charming inner garden that offers an oasis of tranquility....


Sunset Key Cottages | Key West, FL, United States

Sunset Key Cottages is located on gorgeous Sunset Key, a secluded 27-acre Florida island. Comprising seven acres of the island, the cottages are designed for the sophisticated traveler who demands the very best. The surrounding acreage is dedicated to the most exclusive residential community in Key West, Florida. The superbly appointed...


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 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 Hermitage Hotel | Nashville, TN, United States

Commissioned by 250 Nashvillians in 1908, The Hotel Hermitage (named after Andrew Jackson's Hermitage estate) opened its doors on Saturday, Sept. 17, 1910. The Hermitage Hotel was a symbol of Nashville's emergence as a major Southern city. For its first 50 years, it flourished in the heart of a city that repeatedly earned its rightful...


The Mulia | Nusa Dua, Sawangan, Indonesia

With stunning beach frontage along Nusa Dua's bay, The Mulia evokes a relaxed yet polished sensibility. From expansive and elegant suites to distinct lounge and oceanfront pools, The Mulia's luxury accommodations truly exceed expectations for style, comfort and service. Experience a relaxing retreat with lavish amenities at this...


The Norman Tel Aviv | Tel Aviv, Israel

A tribute to style, sophistication, and service, The Norman Tel Aviv brings unprecedented prestige to the heart of the historic Mediterranean city. For business or leisure, The Norman is a luxury hotel in Tel Aviv that has refined the art of hospitality, capturing the timeless elegance of the 1920's, matched with the superb comforts...


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 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 Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park | New York, NY, United States (Central Park South)

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park offers all the elegance and charm of a private home in the heart of New York City. This award-winning luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan features 259 lavishly-appointed guestrooms, including 47 suites, and The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge experience for guests seeking a heightened level of luxury...


The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto | Kyoto, Japan

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto sits serenely on the banks of the Kamogawa river, in a prime location with expansive views of the famous Higashiyama Sanju-Roppo. The hotel is also close to Kyoto’s famous downtown districts such as Gion, Kawaramachi and Pontocho streets, convenient locations for both sightseeing and business. Here, you...


The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel | Dana Point, CA, United States

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel premiered as the first luxury beach resort along coastal Orange County. Today, the Dana Point resort boasts a newly re-imagined vibe, services and spaces, yet still occupies its perch atop 150 foot bluff featuring cascading views of the Pacific Ocean. The hotel is the premiere destination for travelers...


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 St Regis Beijing | Beijing, China

The St. Regis Beijing exemplifies luxury, elegance, and impeccable service. Superbly situated in the heart of Beijing's business, shopping and diplomatic districts, it is the hotel of choice for the world's most discerning traveler. Take comfort In luxury and feel at home in one of our distinctive, beautifully appointed...


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 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 Wakaya Club and Spa | Suva, Fiji Islands

The Wakaya Club & Spa is a luxury private island resort unlike any other in the world. This serene retreat in Fiji offers gracious living, sophisticated, international cuisine and unparalleled leisure opportunities - including some of the finest scuba diving and snorkeling, available just minutes away from your accommodations - in...


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...


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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:

All guests who make their reservations through Five Star Alliance receive a complimentary cocktail at Distil, Bangkok's highest bar, during their stay.

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...


W Seattle | Seattle, WA, United States

Drawing from the city's music scene and Native American culture, the W Seattle completed a major renovation in 2016. Set within a high-rise building in the heart of downtown Seattle, the hotel's 415 guest rooms and nine suites feature a nod to the city's airline and logging industries, with designs that incorporate natural elements...


W Washington DC | Washington, DC, United States

Pack up the red tape, because we're rolling out the red carpet. W puts the capital in Washington, D.C., where a policy of pleasure is always executed with legislative luxury. Next door to the White House, the oldest hotel in town has been reinvented into W Washington D.C., revitalizing historic traditions into contemporary sophistication. Climbing...