CITY

AMAN HOTEL

Set in the Palazzo Papadopoli, the two obelisks on its roof making it look like a very elegant cuckold, the Aman Hotel Venice has been open since 2013. It has featured in art — JMW Turner thought the building worth… Read More

BAB AL SHAMS DESERT RESORT AND SPA

To get away from the hubbub of the city, a stay at the inimitable Bab Al Shams Desert is to experience the finest Arabian opulence and hospitality. Nestled within the desert dunes, Bab Al Shams is the Middle East’s leading desert… Read More

BANYAN TREE

A private sanctuary in Intendance Bay, the Banyan Tree is the perfect place to soak up the vibe of this Indian Ocean archipelago and its spa has been voted the world’s best by numerous magazines. Whether you’re basking in a… Read More

BELMOND CADOGAN HOTEL

Styling itself as ‘a haven at the heart of West London’, the Belmond Cadogan Hotel is a mix of the old and the new: ‘new’ because it reopens its doors in 2018 after a much-anticipated redesign, and ‘old’ because the… Read More

BULGARI RESORT

Italian elegance meets tropical luxury at this boutique Indonesian resort set on the Bukit Peninsula in the peaceful south of Bali. A marriage of contemporary Italian and authentic Balinese design, the hotel’s interiors, overseen by architects Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel… Read More

FOUR SEASONS AT TRINITY SQUARE

The Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square opened in 2017 in the old Port of London Authority building, overlooking the Tower of London. With 100 rooms and 41 elegant apartments, it claims to ‘offer a landmark contemporary experience… Read More

FOUR SEASONS HONG KONG

With its Michelin-starred restaurant and singular views of the Hong Kong cityscape, this 399-room hotel is as excellent as would be expected with the exceedingly high standards of the Four Seasons brand. In the heart of the Central district (it… Read More

GRAN HOTEL MANZANA KEMPINSKI LA HABANA

‘This hotel delivers something you can’t find anywhere else in Cuba — a first-class five- star experience. Nothing in the city comes close,’ says a guest of the newest Kempinski hotel, Gran Hotel Manzana in Cuba, which opened in June… Read More

HôTEL DE CRILLON

Parisian hotels don’t come more impressively located, or more steeped in history than the Hôtel de Crillon. Although this opened in 1909, the building itself aspires to far deeper pedigree, and dates to 1758. It was the product of a… Read More

HOTEL DE RUSSIE

The Hotel de Russie is a destination in its own right, especially in summer when its courtyard garden and cocktail bar are in full flow. Just off the Piazza del Popolo, this is a perfect base for designer shopping and… Read More

LA MAMOUNIA

Winston Churchill called Marrakech ‘the Paris of the desert’, and it was here that he stayed whenever he visited to unwind from the cares of leadership. That has elevated the hotel to the realm of tourist attraction: it is situated… Read More

LE BRISTOL

One of the legendary grand hotels of Paris and part of the prestigious Oetker Collection, Le Bristol opened in 1925. A passion for the art of French ‘joie de vivre’ wedded to the hotel’s historical grandeur has earned it the… Read More

MARK HOTEL

The Mark Hotel is just where you want to be if you’re staying in New York: situated at 25 East 77th Street, at Madison Avenue. The building, constructed in 1927, is Renaissance Revival, but it has moved with the times…. Read More

PALACE HOTEL

Palace Hotel Tokyo is one of those hotels whose location ought to be too good to be true: it has a serene moat-side setting just opposite the Imperial Palace Gardens. This is a place to relax and feel at home:… Read More

PALACIO TANGARA

Part of the legendary Oetker Collection, Palacio Tangara has a superb location in the heart of São Paulo, close to the lush greenery of Burle Marx Park, and a shuttle from high-end malls Cidade Jardim and JK Iguatemi. The décor… Read More

PENINSULA NEW YORK

The 23-story Peninsula New York, which has been operated since 1988 by the Hong Kong- based Peninsula Hotels, is housed in a Beaux- Arts building that was constructed at the turn of the 20th century. This landmark property has undergone… Read More

RITZ CARLTON DUBAI

A stay at the Ritz-Carlton Dubai, one of the city’s oldest hotels and now in its 20th year, offers all the classic comforts that the luxury hotel chain is known for, giving you the best of business and pleasure. Ideally… Read More

RITZ-CARLTON HONG KONG

In the same skyscraper as the International Commerce Centre, occupying the top 16 floors, the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong commands 360-degree views over Victoria Harbour and the city beyond. The hotel is festooned with interesting local artwork, most notably the vibrant… Read More

ROYAL SAVOY HOTEL & SPA

A true Swiss legend, the Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne is one of the finest Art Nouveau-styled five-star hotels in the world. Overlooking Lake Geneva and originally built in 1909, this ‘landmark representing luxury and style’ is complemented by… Read More

ST. REGIS ASTANA

The St. Regis Astana exemplifies extraordinary hospitality combined with unsurpassed sophistication, introducing a new level of luxury and glamour to Kazakhstan at the most prestigious address of Astana. Ideally located inside Astana’s Central Park, The St. Regis Astana offers a… Read More

THE CARLYLE

Now owned by the Rosewood, the Carlyle epitomises chic and understated luxury. Situated on Madison Avenue — just a block from Central Park, and the great museums — guests can enjoy all that uptown NYC has to offer. Its iconic… Read More

THE CHATWAL

‘If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere,’ as Frank Sinatra put it. The Big Apple is certainly not short of hotels, but there’s one in particular which has got people talking in the last year. Located… Read More

THE LANGHAM, LONDON

‘I have the privilege of working in the most beautiful hotel, with fabulous facilities’, says Bob van den Oord, The Langham, London’s managing director. ‘But what distinguishes us is our team, how they work together every day to deliver extraordinary… Read More

VICEROY L’ERMITAGE

There are lots of hotels to choose from if you’re staying in Hollywood, but it could be argued that only one provides the right slice of stateliness alongside a true spirit of sophistication: that’s the Viceroy L’Ermitage in Beverly Hills,… Read More

VILLA LA MASSA

Next to the Arno, Villa La Massa is a jewel just a 15-minute drive from the centre of Florence. As you drive up towards its yellow mass, absolutely at one with the Tuscan landscape, you’ll feel that you’ve finally found… Read More

VILLA SPALLETTI TRIVELLI

How often when you go for drinks in the hotel lounge does the picture that looks like a Reubens turn out actually to be a Reubens? How often does the picture next to that which looks like a Van Dyck… Read More

WESTBURY

The Westbury — a member of the Leading Hotels of the World — is in the heart of Dublin, and the flagship offering of the celebrated Doyle chain. Situated between Trinity College and St Stephen’s Green on Grafton Street, with… Read More