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Top USA Hotels 2018

Amangani, Jackson, Wyoming, USA

A short drive from downtown Jackson Hole, Amangani offers jaw-dropping views of the Teton mountain range and a luxurious take on the American West. Expect rough-hewn timber, stone and cowhide chairs, enormous windows that showcase the pristine setting, and exceptional service from truly passionate staff. Reconnect with nature here, whether you love skiing, dogsledding, horseback riding or fly fishing. The […]

Baccarat Hotel New York, New York, USA

Bringing a certain je ne sais quoi across the Atlantic, Baccarat Hotel allows you to live out your Parisian fantasies in New York. Nearly everything, from the linens to the decor to the minibar selection is French. Custom furnishings, incredible attention to detail and a soothing palette of neutrals punctuated by pops of its signature red flow through the salon-like […]

Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel), Beverly Hills, California, USA

What do Elvis Presley, Warren Beatty and Queen Elizabeth II have in common? All have stayed at the Beverly Wilshire. The hotel oozes Hollywood glamour from the second you enter the marble-adorned lobby. Steps from the Rodeo Drive stores, it’s the perfect spot for an indulgent trip, and perhaps reenacting Pretty Woman, filmed in the penthouse. There’s a world-class spa, […]

Blackberry Farm Walland, Tennessee, USA

Refined Southern hospitality and a gracious sense of place make Blackberry Farm one of the most beloved hotels in the US, with a well-earned spot on any gourmand’s bucket list. Driven by a farm-to-table ethos and set on 4,200 sprawling acres in the Smoky Mountains, the resort is a magical escape where a morning of horseback riding can turn into […]

Four Seasons Hotel New York, New York, USA

Fresh from a $120m renovation, Four Seasons Hotel New York further cements its status as one of the world’s most incredible hotels. Located on Billionaire’s Row, the modern-deco landmark has not one, but two swoon-worthy suites. At 500ft above Manhattan’s bustling streets, the famous Ty Warner Penthouse has the world’s highest cantilevered glass balconies, affording singular views of the city. […]

Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Lanai, Hawaii, USA

Larry Ellison spared no expense (and we mean the fifth-richest-man-in-the-world’s version of no expense) in his quest to turn Lanai into one of the world’s most luxurious destinations. Lanai is an unspoiled, uncrowded Hawaiian island with not one, but two Four Seasons properties — the Lodge opened at the end of 2017. The resort feels distinctly Hawaiian, with perfectly framed […]

Hotel Bel-Air Los Angeles, California, USA

A Hollywood icon since 1946, Hotel Bel-Air is an oasis in the busy, loud town. Twelve acres of landscaped gardens in the Los Angeles canyons make the property feel more like a secluded resort than a city hotel and create a sense of absolute privacy (perhaps why it is so beloved by A-listers — both Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe […]

Inn at Little Washington, Washington, VA, USA

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the Inn at Little Washington is a culinary institution positioned just 67 miles west of the US capital. Run by chef/proprietor Patrick O’Connell, this property is a serene oasis overlooked by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy breakfast while watching deer graze, get cozy by the fire in the main house and ensure you are […]

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

This beautifully designed hotel offers a welcome respite from the hubbub of the famous Strip — despite being right in the middle of it. The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is casino-free, so it can really embrace the luxurious serenity the brand is known for. All the rooms feature Orient-inspired decor, and the downstairs lobby’s beautiful Chinese artworks are fit for […]

Mandarin Oriental, New York, New York, USA

Offering a bird’s-eye view of the city that never sleeps, the Mandarin Oriental, New York is located in Manhattan’s Time Warner Center, just steps from the southern tip of Central Park. Be sure to book the Suite 5000 (as seen in our Top 100 Suites list) — it’s not offered on the hotel’s website and is the top choice for […]

Meadowood Napa Valley, St Helena, California, USA

For a luxury wine-country getaway, look no further than Meadowood. Situated just off Napa’s Silverado Trail, the resort is hidden away in the woods on a private 250-acre estate. Offering hundreds of legendary wines, outstanding winery tours and daily tastings, fine wine is an integral part of life here. The three-Michelin-starred restaurant, The Restaurant at Meadowood, has a delectable menu […]

Park Hyatt New York, New York, USA

If the bustling, buzzing energy of the city has you in need of some downtime and respite, head to the 25th floor of this luxury midtown hotel where you’ll find an expansive pool with incredible views of the city and the welcoming sanctuary of the Spa Nalai. Immerse yourself in the hydrotherapy area here before indulging in a Fire & […]

Peninsula Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Midwestern US is known for its warm hospitality, and the Hong Kong–based Peninsula chain prides itself on its tradition of thoughtful service, so guests here want for nothing. The Peninsula Chicago is in a prime position in one of Chicago’s famed high-rises, Water Tower Park, and overlooks the Magnificent Mile. Stay in the expansive three-bedroom Peninsula Suite to enjoy […]

Peninsula New York, New York, USA

Located on one of the world’s most expensive streets, the Peninsula New York calls to shopaholics as there’s a whole host of flagship stores nearby, including De Beers, Fendi, Armani and Prada. The hotel itself is housed in a 1905 Landmark building and started life as The Gotham Hotel. The Peninsula pays homage to its roots with the sophisticated Gotham […]

Post Ranch Inn Big Sur, California, USA

With an unbelievable location on top of a mountain ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Post Ranch Inn revels in its natural surroundings, and the suite known as the Cliff House — a freestanding structure with a deck suspended over the cliffs, 1,200ft above the ocean — is especially dramatic. Explore the beauty of Post Ranch with a guided nature […]

The Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado, USA

The only five-star hotel in Aspen, The Little Nell is also the only resort with ski-in and ski-out access to Aspen Mountain. The hotel is an art lover’s dream, housing a number of original works from internationally recognized artists like Michelle Grabner, Paula Crown and Theaster Gates. Of course, the skiing is excellent, with untracked powder runs, and the facilities […]

The Plaza New York, New York, USA

The majestic Plaza has epitomized New York luxury for decades, with its Beaux-Arts facade and opulent interiors featuring in a number of films and books. The pinnacle of its sumptuous Louis XV–style accommodations is the Royal Suite, which features a grand piano and a library personally curated by Prosper Assouline. For pampering and wellness, the hotel offers a Guerlain Spa, […]

The Point Saranac Lake, New York, USA

At The Point, you can vacation like a Rockefeller (it was built as William Avery Rockefeller’s great camp). The Relais & Chateaux property has just 11 bedrooms on its sprawling grounds, ensuring an intimate escape. Respecting the great-camp era, meals are taken communally in the Great Hall (Wednesdays and Saturdays are black-tie), and days are packed with seasonal activities such […]

The St. Regis New York, New York, USA

This landmark hotel needs no introduction — founded over a century ago by American real estate mogul and businessman John Jacob Astor IV, it’s set in the heart of midtown Manhattan and within walking distance to Fifth Avenue. Or, if you don’t feel like walking, the hotel’s fleet of Bentleys will take you to your destination. The hotel exudes Gilded […]

Twin Farms Barnard, Vermont, USA

Set amid 300 acres of lush wildflower meadows and rolling pine-clad hills, this resort is the ultimate rural retreat. The property’s gorgeous cottages and suites are all individually designed and have rustic-chic features like exposed-brick fireplaces and vaulted timber ceilings. The artwork on display is museum-worthy — hand-painted murals, American folk art and contemporary oils adorn the walls, including original […]