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Travel and Leisure Top 100 World's Best Hotels 2016

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Chosen by Travel + Leisure readers, these are the T+L top 100 hotels and resorts in the world for 2016. Selected for uniqueness, attention to detail, and overall experience, these are the best luxury hotel picks for 2016. From traditional resorts to ultra-modern high-rise hotels, boutique properties, and off-the-beaten track destinations, this list of the top 100 hotels is your map to great travels.

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Beau Rivage Palace Lausanne | Lausanne, Switzerland See Hotel Details

All 169 magnificent rooms, including 26 junior suites and 7 Executive suites are fully equipped with the latest technological features. The spacious individually decorated rooms with elegant furnishings and high ceilings are a hallmark of all accommodations. Most of the rooms have superb views of Lake Geneva and the Alps beyond and...



Hotel Castello di Casole, now part of Belmond Hotels, offers 41 luxurious hotel suites in a range of styles and sizes to accommodate visitors in grand style. From studio suites in the main villa area to apartment-style olive grove suites a short walk away, these enticing spaces have been painstakingly restored using original materials...


Casa Gangotena | Quito, Ecuador See Hotel Details

Situated in a newly-restored historic mansion overlooking Plaza San Francisco, the three-story Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito harbors 31 rooms, a showcase of eye-catching style, a fine mix of classic architecture, contemporary interior design, antiques, fine furnishings, modern technology and quintessential comforts. Beautifully...


Cloister at Sea Island | Sea Island, GA, United States See Hotel Details

For more than 75 years, the Cloister on Sea Island has been standard-bearer for southern grace and hospitality. Generations of families, royalty and heads of state have found respite in the magnificent coastal landscape. In turn, The Cloister on Sea Island pampers them with unparalleled service and a legendary array of amenities,...


Curtain Bluff | St. Johns, Antigua, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines See Hotel Details

Flanked by water on both sides, Curtain Bluff sits on a rocky promontory that juts into the sea between two beautiful beaches. One is calm, ideal for swimming and watersports; the other beach is washed by ocean surf. 72 rooms and suites, all with staggering seascape views, are spread out along the Surf Beach and up the bluff. There...


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Farmhouse Inn | Forestville, CA, United States See Hotel Details

Spend your romantic California wine country vacation at Farmhouse Inn and enjoy all the warmth and hospitality of a family owned bed and breakfast inn coupled with all of the services and amenities of a Preferred Boutique Hotel. Located in Forestville, California (just 1 1/2 hours north of San Francisco) – the hub of the Russian...


Fifteen Beacon | Boston, MA, United States See Hotel Details

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...


Gleneagles Hotel | Perthshire, United Kingdom See Hotel Details

The Gleneagles Hotel is a magnificent French chateau set amid gently rolling hills in the heart of Scotland. Established in 1924, the hotel was soon acclaimed "the palace in the glens" and continues to attract those in search of rest, relaxation and exhilaration. There are 232 rooms in the hotel, including 26 sumptuous luxury...


Hotel Le Bristol Paris | Paris, France See Hotel Details

Renowned for its exemplary service, Le Bristol is ideally located on the rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, famous for its fashion boutiques and art galleries, steps away from the Presidential House and the Champs-Elysées. Le Bristol's 190 bright and spacious rooms and suites, exquisite Cafe Antonia and Epicure gourmet restaurant rated...


JK Place Capri | Capri, Italy See Hotel Details

Unlike many other hotels on the island, J.K. Place Capri is ideally placed to take full advantage of the gentle sea breezes and the sounds of the ocean thanks to its seaside location. Surrounded by stunning azure sea, just off the coast of Naples and Salerno, lies the majestic island of Capri. With its Mediterranean climate, peaceful...


La Casa Que Canta | Playa La Ropa, Mexico See Hotel Details

With an exceptional location in the heart of Zihuatanejo’s Bay, and above the beautiful beach of La Ropa, this sanctuary was designed to preserve Mexican traditions in an intimate setting. Built with adobe bricks, palapas and tropical woods combined with modern facilities, La Casa Que Canta's 25 spacious suites offer full panoramic...


Montage Kapalua Bay | Lahaina, HI, United States See Hotel Details

Montage Kapalua Bay celebrates art and artisanship in many forms, from architecture and local art to culinary and spa offerings, all inspired by the rich surroundings and culture of Hawaii. Set beachfront atop picturesque Kapalua Bay, the 24 acre-resort features Montage branded residences and the introduction of an intimate 50 suite...


Qualia Resort | Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia See Hotel Details

qualia (pronounced kwah-lee-ah), the word means a collection of deeper sensory experiences. qualia the resort is a private world of sensory perfection on Hamilton Island, and the Oatley family’s world-class, boutique luxury resort. Each resort precinct has a personality all of its own, offering our guests the very best in service...


Rancho Valencia Resort | Rancho Santa Fe, CA, United States See Hotel Details

Located just north of San Diego and La Jolla, Truly the finest of San Diego Hotels, Rancho Valencia Resort is a year-round retreat from the conventional routines of every day life. One of the premier Southern California Resorts, Rancho Valencia Resort was named Number Two of the Top 75 North American Resorts by Conde Nast Traveler,...


River Inn of Harbor Town | Memphis, TN, United States See Hotel Details

In October 2007, River Inn of Harbor Town opened its doors, offering Memphis visitors an entirely new lodging experience. Situated close to the Mighty Mississippi River in Downtown's Harbor Town neighborhood, River Inn is a small boutique hotel where the history of the Old South meets the charm of classic Europe. Our luxurious rooms,...


Rosewood Sand Hill | Menlo Park, CA, United States See Hotel Details

Nestled amid 16 pristine acres in Silicon Valley, Rosewood Sand Hill melds the rich heritage of relaxed California Ranch architecture with fragrant gardens and stunning Bay Area views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Rosewood Sand Hill appeals to an array of guest experiences with resort-like amenities, lush courtyard gardens and...


Santa Caterina | Amalfi, Italy See Hotel Details

A late 19th century liberty style villa immersed in the beautiful scenery of the Amalfi Coast, an elegant seaside residence surrounded by the perennial blue of the Mediterranean sea and sky, by luscious bougainvillea and by lovingly cultivated olive groves and fruit orchards. This is Hotel Santa Caterina of Amalfi, a special place...


Saxon Boutique Hotel and Spa | Johannesburg, South Africa See Hotel Details

The Saxon redefines the ultimate in luxurious African elegance. From the moment you arrive at this magnificent home away from home within its breathtakingly landscaped garden setting, you are enveloped in a world that belies its close proximity to Sandton, Johannesburg’s prestigious business hub. Here time ceases to be...


Singita Boulders Lodge | Mpumalanga, South Africa See Hotel Details

Singita Boulders Lodge is set along the banks of the Sand River in Singita’s privately owned reserve within the Sabi Sand Reserve. The lodge is a celebration of the tranquillity, space, and light which flows throughout this incredibly vast area. Inspired by the geometry of the boulders on which it rests, Boulders Lodge is an inviting...


Singita Ebony Lodge | Mpumalanga, South Africa See Hotel Details

As the original Singita lodge, Ebony stands steadfast amongst enormous trees on the banks of the Sand River in the heart of South Africa's 'big cat country.' A blend of European heritage and African boldness welcomes visitors with the down-to-earth warmth of a much-loved family home. Spacious interiors are styled with a varied mix...


Southern Ocean Lodge | Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia See Hotel Details

Southern Ocean Lodge is Australia’s first true luxury lodge, offering a unique and exclusive travel experience on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, the lodge commands peerless views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness. Sensitive, intimate...


St. Regis Resort Bali | Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia See Hotel Details

Journey to an exclusive and privileged location which breathes an alluring beachfront eloquence. Overlooking the majestic oceanfront and Bali's premier golf course, The St. Regis Bali Resort captures an element of style in a timeless and refined environment. A destination of romance and mystique, the splendid resort reflects the...


Taj Lake Palace | Udaipur, India See Hotel Details

Visitors will feel like honored guests of the Maharana at this exquisite white marble palace that seems to float majestically on the still waters of Lake Pichola. Originally built as a summer palace, Taj Lake Palace has recently been transformed to its former glory whose sole purpose is the pursuit of leisure. Set amid awe-inspiring...


The Brando | Tetiaroa, French Polynesia See Hotel Details

The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia's breathtakingly beautiful atoll of Tetiaroa. It sits on one of a dozen small islands that surround a spectacular three-mile wide lagoon. The 22 villas along Turtle Beach and 13 villas along Mermaid Bay have been designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyle and traditions. Every...


The Egerton House Hotel | London, United Kingdom See Hotel Details

An elegant five-star boutique town house hotel in exclusive Knightsbridge, tucked away in a quiet tree-lined street, The Egerton is just a short walk from Knightsbridge, Sloane Street and the King's Road, with the great Victoria and Albert Museum nearby. With just 30 beautifully appointed rooms and suites complete with lavish...


The Greenwich Hotel | New York, NY, United States (TriBeCa) See Hotel Details

The Greenwich Hotel was opened by New York hoteliers Ira Drukier and Richard Born, together with Raphael and Robert DeNiro. The common areas of the Greenwich set the tone for craftsmanship throughout. With twelve-foot ceilings, bookshelves and a wood-burning fireplace, the Drawing Room is the perfect place for an intimate lunch....


The Lanesborough | London, United Kingdom See Hotel Details

Following a comprehensive and meticulous refurbishment overseen by designer Alberto Pinto, the world renowned interior design studio, The Lanesborough reopened its doors in July 2015. The Lanesborough presents bedrooms and dining rooms reinstated to their original Regency splendor, into which the latest communications technologies...


The Leela Palace New Delhi | New Delhi, India See Hotel Details

The Leela Palace New Delhi represents the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyen’s Delhi. Experience luxury of oversized suites and guestrooms of 550 sq. ft. and above, equipped with the latest technology. Dine at any one of the many über chic restaurants. Rejuvenate at an exclusive spa by ESPA. The 260...


The Milestone Hotel And Apartments | London, United Kingdom See Hotel Details

The five star Grade II listed Milestone Hotel is located in a prime position overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens and is moments from world-renowned stores including Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Each room and suite is individually designed with luxurious fabrics and furnishings, blending traditional style with modern amenities....


The Oberoi Rajvilas | Jaipur, India See Hotel Details

The Oberoi Rajvilas is a unique way to experience Jaipur, one of India’s most vibrant and exotic destinations. A luxury resort with its own distinctive character, it revives the gracious lifestyles of India’s legendary Rajput princes. Recreating the magnificence of princely Rajasthan, in a beautiful fort setting, with...


The Oberoi Udaivilas | Udaipur, India See Hotel Details

The Oberoi Udaivilas is a luxury resort located on Udaipur's legendary Lake Pichola, overlooking island palaces and the Udaipur City Palace. Set amidst 30 acres of landscaped gardens, fountains , and pavilions, Udaivilas is reachable by land and boat. Featuring the Aravali Hills as a backdrop, the property is built like a Rajasthani...


The Oberoi Vanyavilas | Sawai Madhopur, India See Hotel Details

Nestling in the natural beauty of the wilds, The Oberoi Vanyavilas is India’s leading luxury jungle resort on the edge of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. The perfect base from which to explore the territory of the majestic tiger. Tiger sightings are most frequent during the months of May and June. While it is warm during...


The Peninsula Shanghai | Shanghai, China See Hotel Details

The Peninsula Shanghai offers 235 supremely comfortable rooms including 44 suites. Inspired by the Art Deco period and Golden Age when Shanghai was the Paris of the East, this stylish hotel provides a glamorous setting together with breathtaking views of the Bund, Huangpu River and Pudong. Premier suites such as Palace Suite...


The Singular Patagonia | Puerto Natales, Chile See Hotel Details

Set on 100 acres lining the Fjord of Last Hope in Puerto Bories, in the surroundings of Puerto Natales, The Singular Patagonia affords guests the opportunity to experience all Chilean Patagonia has to offer - the true Patagonia. From Expeditions to nearby glaciers and horseback riding on private ranches to walking tours of historic...


The Surrey New York | New York, NY, United States (Upper East Side) See Hotel Details

Exceptional moments at The Surrey extend well beyond your accommodations. Whether you prefer entertaining in the private rooftop garden, indulging in a relaxing massage at the Cornelia Spa or dining at your favorite table at Cafe Boulud, personality and personal preferences inform our service from the moment you make your reservation. Built...


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