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Travel and Leisure Top 100 World's Best Hotels 2016

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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Acqualina Resort and Spa | Sunny Isles Beach, FL, United States See Hotel Details

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach epitomizes the sophistication of a Mediterranean villa combined with the beautiful oceanfront location on Florida's Riviera. Located on 4.5 beachfront acres with 400 feet of Florida's stunning Atlantic Ocean coastline, this Miami Beach luxury resort features 188 residences, 98 impeccable hotel...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full the American Breakfast Buffet for two daily, a $100 spa credit once per stay, and a welcome amenity.
Ashford Castle | County Mayo, Ireland See Hotel Details

Originally built as a crenellated castle in the 13th century and rebuilt as a hunting and fishing lodge in the 1800s, today Ashford Castle is one of the finest and most luxurious castle hotels in Ireland. It is the former estate of the Guinness family. Ashford Castle dates back to 1228 and is set on the shores of Lough Corrib, Ireland's...


Five Star Alliance Perk:

Guests making reservations for the "Breakfast Inclusive" and "Signature" rates with Five Star Alliance will receive a full Irish breakfast daily, plus an additional 85 Euro food and beverage credit , complimentary WiFi, and complimentary green fees daily. Also, based on availability at the time of check-in/departure: a room upgrade, early check-in, and late check-out.

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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full breakfast for each guest daily at La Terrasse or through room service and a CHF 100 hotel credit per stay.

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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include lunch for two daily (maximum 50 Euro credit per room/per day and excludes alcohol) and 50 Euro spa credit per room/per stay.
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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All guests making reservations with Five Star Alliance will also receive a bottle of sparkling wine, an Ecuadorian fine Chocolate tasting session with the chef once per stay, full breakfast for each guest daily in the Casa Gangotena Restaurant, a room category upgrade based upon availability at the time of booking, and an additional VIP Welcome Amenity.
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,...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full breakfast for two daily (maximum credit of $35 per person, for up to 2 people) and a $100 resort credit per room/per stay.
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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All guests making reservations with Five Star Alliance will also receive a $100 resort credit per room, per stay

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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Best Available Rate" will also include full breakfast for two daily - a maximum daily credit of $50 per room, a $100 spa services credit per room/per stay, an in-room welcome amenity, and complimentary WiFi.
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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full American Breakfast for two daily at Mooo (maximum $30 credit per person/per day) and a $100 Food credit at Mooo once per stay.
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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Rack Rate" will also include full breakfast for two daily, a room category update at the time of booking based on availability, and afternoon tea for two once during stay. Additionally, reservations for two or more nights also receive one round of golf for two people during the stay on either the King's or Queen's Course.
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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include American Breakfast for two daily at Epicure or Le Café Antonia, a $100 spa credit per stay, complimentary WiFi, VIP treatment, and a guaranteed upgrade to the next room category.
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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include complimentary WiFi, daily continental breakfast for two, VIP status, and a $50 USD spa credit per room/per stay.
Las Ventanas al Paraiso | San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico See Hotel Details

As its name implies, Las Ventanas al Paraiso is a window to Paradise. Among the most acclaimed resorts ever, Las Ventanas has redefined luxury and pampering, reaching out with special touches that are the hallmark of refined hospitality. The desert resort captivates its guests with expansive suites, a world-class spa, inspired cuisine...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate, "Summer Daily Rate", and "Special Daily Rate" also include a $100 USD spa credit per room/per stay, full a la carte breakfast daily, and a room upgrade (based on availability).
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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:

All reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include breakfast credit for two daily at Cane & Canoe or through in-residence dining (maximum credit of $60 per bedroom/per day), a $150 Spa Montage credit once per stay, an automatic room category upgrade at booking based on availability, and a welcome amenity.

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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Guests making reservations with Five Star Alliance receive a welcome bottle of Champagne, along with a Talk and Taste Experience.
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,...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include daily full breakfast for two at Veladora or through room service for a maximum daily credit of up to $40 per guest for two guests, a $100 resort credit per room/per stay, and a guaranteed 2 pm late check-out.
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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All guests making reservations with Five Star Alliance will receive a welcome amenity, VIP status, and complimentary access to Sense Spa. Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full breakfast for each guest daily at Madera Restaurant ($65 maximum per room/per day) and a $100 spa credit per room/per stay.
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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance will also receive daily buffet breakfast for two, a $100 value of local ceramic items in boutique per room/per stay during high season (mid May - mid September) or lunch for two once during stay ($85 USD value excluding drinks) during low and shoulder season (March - mid May and mid September - early November), a welcome fruit basket and bottle of Spumante, and complimentary WiFi.
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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include complimentary Rasul Chamber treatment for two per stay.
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...


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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include lunch or dinner for two once during stay, a Heritage Walk of the property followed by a glass of sparkling wine, a 15% discount on spa services, Butler Service, daily a la carte breakfast for two in Jharokha Restaurant, and a traditional welcome amenity.
The Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables | Coral Gables, FL, United States See Hotel Details

Situated in the exclusive Coral Gables area, The Biltmore Hotel is a National Historic Landmark property built in 1926. Adjacent to the Biltmore Golf Course, the 273-room resort offers a European-inspired atmosphere that combines Mediterranean, Italian, Moorish, and Spanish influences. The guest rooms and 133 suites offer elegant...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate or "Best Available Rate" will also include full breakfast for two daily in Fontana Restaurant (excluding Sunday brunch), a $100 spa treatment credit per room/per stay, and an in-room welcome amenity with fruit and chocolate.
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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include a 100 Euro resort credit per villa/per stay (not applicable to the Hinerava Pearl shop or room rate, no cash value).
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....


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include continental breakfast for two daily and a $100 spa treatment credit per room/per stay.
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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:

All reservations made with Five Star Alliance will receive 24 hour Butler service, tea or coffee served on arrival and with daily wake-up calls, bowl of fresh fruits and assorted sweets replenished daily, mineral water on butler trays replenished daily, complimentary unpacking and packing of luggage, and complimentary in-room Business Services which include wireless internet and email access, personalized stationery and business cards, movies on demand, and telephone calls globally.

Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate include an English breakfast for two daily, 85 GBP food and beverage or spa services credit per room/per stay (excluding products), 50% off pre-registration room rate to guarantee for early arrival (subject to availability), also a room category upgrade confirmed two days prior to arrival (subject to availability).
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....


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate, "Best Available Rate", or "Corporate Rate" all include full breakfast for each guest daily, a $100 food credit per room/per stay, room upgrade based on availability, and a welcome gift.
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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include American Breakfast for two daily in the Restaurant, fruits and flowers daily, and a lunch for two once per stay (excludes alcohol, taxes and gratuities).
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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full breakfast for two daily, lunch for two once per stay (excludes alcoholic beverages and taxes and tips), and a welcome amenity that includes fresh fruits and flowers.
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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include full breakfast for two daily lunch for two per stay (excludes alcohol and taxes and gratuities).
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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include one 30 minute spa treatment per person/per stay and a welcome gift.
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...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
Reservations booked under the "5 Star Signature Package" rate will also include daily continental breakfast for two daily at Café Boulud or through room service, complimentary WiFi, and a $100 hotel credit once during stay (not valid towards room rate, no cash value).

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