From the most luxurious settings to the finest service, these 10 hotels represent the best of the very best in luxury accommodations around the world.
Hotel George V
Tucked just off the iconic Champs-Elysées, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris is ideally located in the heart of the most fashionable district in the City of Lights. The Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde and the Eiffel Tower are just a short, Parisian stroll away.
A breathtaking lobby sets the stage for The Peninsula, an elegant mix of tradition and modernity. The views of Hong Kong are breathtaking, and you’ll relax in style with their beautiful pool, scenic gym and fleet of classic Rolls Royces.
The Beverly Wilshire
The Beverly Wilshire, also a Four Seasons Hotel, has a history rich with stardom, glamour and refined luxury. Sitting in the nexus of Beverly Hills, California, this luxury hotel is just steps from the famed Rodeo Drive.
In the bustling artery of London’s Mayfair district, Claridge’s luxury hotel is perfectly located for explorations of the West End, stylish shopping districts and Royal parks. The amenities have that understated – yet perfectly calibrated – British charm.
New York City
Perhaps the most fabled hotel in the world, The Plaza has set the standard for luxury for more than a hundred years. It is a testament to aspirational elegance, whether you’re later on in life or a just little girl dreaming of Eloise.
The Four Seasons Hotel at Sultanahmet
Located in the center of Istanbul’s storied Old Town, this three-story, neo-classic hotel features a gorgeous landscaped courtyard, breathtaking Ottoman décor and service fit for a sultan.
The Ritz Carlton
A new standard of tropical luxury arrived with the opening of Ritz-Carlton’s Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico – the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve property in the Americas. Enjoy white-sand beaches and warm, turquoise waters right out your front door.
With gracious service, exquisite style and the best hotel amenities in Las Vegas, the Mandarin Oriental rises 47 stories above the bright lights of CityCenter and The Strip. It provides a luxurious oasis in the center of this always-busy, entertainment capital of the world.
Cabo San Lucas
Encompassing 24 spectacular mountainside and oceanfront acres, this luxury resort sits at the very point where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, on the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. Bring your camera.
The Oyster Box Hotel
Durban, South Africa
Operating since 1947, the Oyster Box has become one of Africa’s most distinguished and most beloved hotels. The combination of colonial charm, lush tropical gardens, friendly service and breathtaking seaside setting make it one of the finest hotel experiences in the world. You’ll regret that your stay isn’t just a little bit longer.