Top 100 Hotels

Belmond La Residencia, Mallorca, Spain

Situated on Mallorca’s peaceful northwest coast, this twin-manor-house hotel lies at the edge of the artists’s village Deià, making it an ideal base for taking art classes, exploring the region by Vespa and hiking into the island’s hills. Many original features of the updated 16th-century buildings still exist, including the original watchtower and the olive-press room, now a fine Mediterranean […]

Hotel Arts Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Standing 44 stories high, the Hotel Arts Barcelona is easily spotted towering above the Mediterranean Sea and the rest of the city. The unique architecture, with a blue glass and exposed steel facade, overlooks Frank Gehry’s shimmering bronze fish sculpture Peix. The interiors are just as contemporary; the suites’ subtle neutral palettes allow the incredible views to take center stage. […]

Gstaad Palace, Gstaad, Switzerland

Owned by the Scherz family for three generations, Gstaad Palace combines family-run authenticity with luxury and glamour. New to the hotel’s offerings this year is the ‘lunch by helicopter’ experience, which enables guests to travel across the five valleys of the Saanenland region (including the legendary Matterhorn) before touching down on a glacier for a champagne aperitif and a regionally […]

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey

Housed in a 19th-century Ottoman palace, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus provides a perfect location for a break after exploring Turkey’s cultural center. Head to the Yali Lounge to sip cocktails on the terrace while soaking up calming views of the Bosphorus, or sample the delicate spices of a traditional Turkish kebab at Ocakbaşı. The well-equipped spa offers […]

Amanyara Northwest Point, Turks & Caicos

After suffering light damage from hurricanes Irma and Maria, Amanyara has reopened. Set on the coast of the Northwest Point National Park, Amanyara features surroundings that are typical of Turks & Caicos — golden sands with clear blue waters. However, that’s where the West Indian clichés end. Unlike other resorts here, Amanyara prides itself on worldly minimalist design. And guests […]

The Savoy, London, UK

A superb mix of Art Deco and Edwardian decor, The Savoy is one of London’s most storied hotels. From the American Bar (named the world’s best) to afternoon tea in the Thames Foyer and classic British butler service, every aspect of The Savoy is perfectly considered and executed. The Royal Suite — with views of the London Eye, Houses of […]

The Ritz London, UK

Created by Swiss hotelier César Ritz in 1906, The Ritz has become a London landmark, celebrated as a symbol of luxury and timeless elegance. The Michelin starred Ritz Restaurant, Palm Court and Rivoli Bar lie at the heart of the hotel, with grand staircases leading off to each of its famously opulent suites. Summer 2016 saw the opening of the […]

Chewton Glen, Hampshire, UK

The quintessentially English Chewton Glen is set on 130 acres at the edge of the lush New Forest National Park. At the historic main hotel — a traditional country house — you’ll find a world-class spa complete with Europe’s largest hydrotherapy pool, as well as award-winning restaurant The Dining Room. Many of the ingredients used by head chef Simon Addison […]

Claridge’s, London, UK

Quite literally fit for a queen, Claridge’s, in Mayfair, has a long-standing connection to royalty. Many famous faces have visited the storied hotel, including Queen Victoria, Winston Churchill and Audrey Hepburn. It’s an absolute must to have afternoon tea in the glorious Art Deco foyer. Tea connoisseur Henrietta Lovell selects teas from all over the globe to complement the dainty […]

Cliveden House, Berkshire, UK

The original party house, Cliveden began its life in the 1660s as a hideaway for the Duke of Buckingham to indulge his scandalous affair with Anna Maria, the Countess of Shrewsbury. Since then, many famous faces have walked the halls — including Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and The Beatles. The house overlooks the Thames and is in the heart of […]