The World’s Top Hotels, Resorts and Spas

To celebrate the extraordinary properties chosen for our Hotels, Resorts and Spas Luxury Escapes Edition in 2016, we’ve brought together a selection of featured hotels from across the globe.

Cheval Blanc St Barth Isle de France, Caribbean

Cheval Blanc St Barth

Combining West Indian character with southern French style, this resort is considered one of the most sought after in the Caribbean, even earning the first ever Palace Distinction to have been awarded to a hotel outside of mainland France.  The resort lies along Flamands Beach, where 40 spacious rooms, suites and villas sit within lush gardens. Villas here include their own fitness rooms, private cinemas and outdoor terraces with infinity plunge pools.

Cheval Blanc St Barth Isle de France

Banyan Tree Phuket Spa Sanctuary, Thailand

Benefiting from a complete refit in 2015, Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary provides guests with a journey of rejuvenation and wellness, combining award-winning spa treatments and facilities with healthy cuisine and a tranquil setting on a pristine stretch of beach. The Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa stands out for its floating bedroom pavilion, outdoor sunken bath and private pool with water bubble beds. Together, the Thai eatery Saffron, Mediterranean and Asian fusion restaurant Tamarind, and Latin-inspired dining space Water Court provide a diversity of dining experiences.

Banyan Tree Phuket Spa Sanctuary

Corinthia Hotel London, UK

Corinthia London

This grand hotel combines traditional grandeur with modern design throughout its luxurious interiors, from the British restaurant The Northall and Italian eatery Massimo Restaurant & Bar, up to the award-winning spa ESPA Life and each of the sumptuous rooms and suites. The music-inspired bar Bassoon specializes in theatrical cocktails, while The Garden Lounge provides a space for al fresco dining and late night drinks.

Corinthia Hotel London

Four Seasons Casa Medina, Bogotá, Colombia

Originally built in 1946 by artist and architect Santiago Medina Mejia, this hotel has been declared a monument of cultural interest by the Colombian Ministry of Culture. Behind the brick and stone column façade, the interiors exhibit  classic elegance with hand-carved wooden décor and leather furnishings. The spa here reflects the nation’s heritage through treatments that incorporate indigenous ingredients, while the restaurant Castanyoles is reminiscent of a traditional Spanish tapas bar.

Four Seasons Casa Medina