For many travelers the accommodations are just as important as the destination. And no wonder, today’s top-class hotels are a destination in and of themselves. From boutique hotels that make you feel like one in a million, to hotels that boast every luxury imaginable, this list of the best hotels in the world showcases some truly spectacular hotels.
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List of the Best Hotels in the World
The Peninsula, Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s oldest hotel, The Peninsula is the epitome of class and elegance. It is also just steps from Star Ferry, cultural attractions, and luxury shopping, making it one of the best-located hotels in the city. The Peninsula also offers a VIP guest program, complete with a private helicopter ride, yacht excursion, and transportation back to the hotel via Rolls Royce.
Ginzan Hot Spring Fujiya Inn, Ginzan Onsen
Located in an expertly resorted 350 year old Japanese bathhouse, Ginzan Hot Spring Fujiya Inn boasts five natural hot spring baths. Add in the scenic, wintery countryside and world class, sea-inspired dining options, Ginzan Hot Spring Fujiya Inn is a relaxing feast for the senses.
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
A legendary hotel situated in the heart of Bangkok, the Mandarin Oriental offers sweeping views of Chao Phraya River. The Mandarin Oriental also boasts nine different restaurants and a top-notch spa, making the hotel a destination in and of itself. In between restaurant and spa visits, be sure to take a Thai cooking class at the hotel’s renowned Thai Cookery School.
La Colombe d’Or, Saint-Paul de Vence
Located in the south of France, La Colombe d’Or is part hotel, part restaurant. Full of art and history, the hotel is an original, authentic southern France experience. For a full-service, charming experience, La Colombe d’Or is not to be missed.
Westin Resort Costa Navarino, Messinia
With unobstructed views of the Ionian Sea, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino is as beautiful outside as in. The hotel also offers a number of children’s activities, infinity pools for each room, and fresh, organic meals in a variety of restaurants. There are also several golf courses located just minutes from the hotel.
The Gritti Palace (Luxury Collection), Venice
Blending century old history and modern amenities seamlessly, The Gritti Palace is fit for royalty. It is also home to Venice’s largest rooftop terrace, a place where spectacular views of the Venetian lagoon can be had. While on the terrace, be sure to also check out The Gritti Palace’s iconic restaurant and bar.
Home Hotel, Buenos Aires
A boutique hotel that was created as a place where friends “would like to stay at,” the Home Hotel is both trendy and homey. The hotel offers a bar, a spa, a pool, and cool cocktails, all in a friendly environment. In true friend fashion, Home Hotel also offers city tours and bike tours of Buenos Aries, a nice feature that keeps guests coming back.
Ventana Inn & Spa, Big Sur
An upscale resort located on 243 acres of pristine scenery, Ventana Inn & Spa is both sophisticated and rustic. Also, because both the California coast and forest are at the inn’s doorstep, outdoor adventures abound, and with iconic Highway One just down the road, scenic adventures can be had in almost every direction.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Big Island
Located on the Big Island, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is the premier landmark luxury hotel on the island. In addition to outstanding scenery, the hotel also offers a newly renovated championship golf course, 11-court seaside tennis club, museum-quality art, and a variety of Hawaiian cultural activities, including lei-making, hula, and crafting classes.
Montage Deer Valley, Park City
Occupying prime real estate atop Empire Pass, Montage Deer Valley is a luxury mountain resort destination. In addition to ski-in/ski-out access to one of the best ski resorts in the country, Montage Deer Valley also offers amenities like a bowling alley and fireplaces in every room.