If you’re looking for fine living while globe trotting then you shouldn’t look any further than this list. Virtuoso, the international luxury travel network, has revealed the properties and hoteliers in the running for its prestigious Best of the Best awards.
Here are the top picks of the year.
1. Four Seasons Resort Lana’i – Lanai City, Hawaii, U.S.
On the southeastern shores of Hawaii’s last unspoiled island, Four Seasons Resort Lanai is your gateway to an exotic, private paradise where opportunities for adventure and relaxation abound. Golf, snorkling, spas, and all the relaxation you could ever desire await.
2. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok – Bangkok, Thailand
Timeless yet contemporary, classic yet cutting-edge, for more than 140 years, travellers have followed the Chao Phraya River to stay at the legendary Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. A luxury five-star hotel in one of the world’s most exciting cities,
3. Palazzo Seneca – Norcia, Italy
Set in a restored 16th-century palace in the Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini, this chic hotel is a minute’s walk from the Museo della Castellina and 17 km from the Abbey of Saint Eutizio.
4. The Peninsula Beijing – Beijing, China
With some of the most spacious guest rooms in Beijing, starting at 60 sq.m. the hotel’s design is a beautiful blend of classic architecture and contemporary lines. Every room is equipped with the latest technology, a Peninsula’s signature.
5. The Lanesborough, Oetker Collection – London, UK
In a vibrant and elegant grand residence honouring Regency-era luxury, a stay at The Lanesborough is exceptionally refined – with esteemed English service and an illustrious sense of style.
Perfectly located between Knightsbridge, Hyde Park and Mayfair, with a new luxury Club & Spa to tempt members and guests alike, this iconic London landmark enjoys a fine reputation.
Here’s one more as a bonus, just because I thought it looked so amazing. Also in the Oetker Collection is their amazing hotel in France on the French Riviera.