The World’s Best Hotels

The world’s best hotels are more than just a place to sleep—they showcase their regions’ quirks, traditions and idiosyncrasies with a design that is both luxurious and uniquely suited for their locale. The result is a hotel experience that feels authentic while offering guests a level of service that’s truly exceptional.

From a luxe ski resort with an on-site brewery to a secluded rainforest retreat where you can explore the underwater world from the comfort of your own private pool, the best hotels offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or to celebrate a milestone, these hotels will make your stay memorable for all the right reasons.

Amid old-world building revamps and trendy new openings, NYC’s hotel scene is on the move. But the city that never sleeps still boasts nearly 1,000 spots to lay your head down, including iconic properties beloved by celebrities and dignitaries. Here, the best hotels include a mix of classic addresses that are practically a part of the Big Apple’s identity and hip boutiques geared toward the local culture.

For a hotel that is at once classic and trendsetting, look no further than The Mark. Designed by Parisian architect Jacques Grange, this chic Upper East Side retreat is one of Manhattan’s most stylish hideaways. From the swank restaurant led by Jean-Georges to the ’60s-inspired Mark Bar, every detail is carefully considered to cater to an elite clientele. Despite its prestigious address, this hotel is anything but stuffy; it exudes understated elegance with blond wood furnishings, a ripple effect of glass and elegant rooms that are furnished with Fili D’Oro linens, marble bathrooms and bath amenities by MiN.

Aside from a stellar location putting you within spitting distance of Herald Square and the Empire State Building, The Langham is known for its impeccable service and luxe accommodations, like a posh spa, gourmet restaurants and a rooftop terrace that overlooks Central Park. Rooms are outfitted with four-poster beds, wrought iron balconies and glass-enclosed rain showers. For a taste of local flavor, the hotel’s restaurants feature Panamanian cuisine and thoughtful nods to sustainability are evident throughout, from the embroidered staff uniforms to lanterns that line the lobby to the fact that the hotel’s own farm is responsible for its coffee.

Tagaytay is built on a volcanic ridge, so sublime views are everywhere. Luckily, you can enjoy them from the comfort of your room at this luxury hotel that boasts an impressive collection of contemporary art by more than 30 artists. Rooms are outfitted with everything you need for a comfortable and convenient stay, from a flat-screen TV to an iPod docking station.

With a focus on wellness and an enviable location, this tropical oasis is the perfect spot for you to escape to paradise. The secluded property boasts enchanted mango trees, hidden reflection ponds and an extensive spa that is staffed with expert therapists. The resort also offers a range of holistic treatments, from an oxygen bar to a mud bath and has its own yoga studio.