Condé Nast Traveler released the results of its 32nd annual survey, including category of best hotels in the world. Which featured travelers’ experiences, including unforgettable luxurious hotels all over the world.
600,000 voters provided their opinions on nearly 10,000 hotels. The hotels that ultimately made the final based on different price points, destinations, and styles.
Only four are in the US, but two of the top five are in Los Angeles. Other popular destinations include Switzerland and Peru.
Some hotel stays include decent food, standard sheets, and a premium highway location. But some, hotel experiences are worth remembering for the rest of your life. The following list ranks the best hotels in the world according to Traveler readers in this year’s survey. The impressive number of 2019 results were especially exciting for us.
Have a look at the Best Hotels in the world
1. SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills
The chic Philippe Starck interior decor at this LA hotspot provides guests a futuristic experience as soon as they walk in. After a recent $22 million renovation in 2018, the hotel has maintained its playground-esque feel. Same as Starck created through a unique blend of dining, drinking, and lounge spaces. Decorations are mostly with mid-century furnishings, with modernistic touches. With a food program run by the famous chef José Andrés, who has made the SLS a hotspot for trend-followers and foodies. The hotel offers complimentary car service within a two-mile radius. Starck designed the Ciel Spa to resemble “a dreamscape” and that it is. With its unreal white decor and treatment rooms featuring huge bathtubs.
2. Baur au Lac, Zurich, Switzerland
Same family owns and operates The Baur au Lac for 175 years. The 119-room hotel enjoys privacy in its own park. It also has a Michelin-starred restaurant, Pavillion. Some noteworthy guests include Elton John and Joan Miró.
The hotel looks right up to Lake Zurich and the Alps. That’s not the only nice view. Inside, rooms exclusively mix Art Deco, Louis XVI, and Regency styles. And are individually decorated in shades with red, purple, and teal accents. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a room with a balcony on the water. Baur has a more casual eatery, though if you’re really keen to indulge the Michelin starred Pavillon is worth it.
3. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
This palace of 18 hundreds, with 65 rooms and 18 suites built on a man-made island in Lake Pichola. It was originally built for a “Maharaja” and the hotel prides itself on providing royal treatment. As the hotel sits in the middle of the water, guests need to be transported in a private boat.
Guests live in rooms with views of the shore, including City Palace, Aravalli Hills, Machla Magra Hills, and Jag Mandir. Restaurants at the hotel serve only to guests. You need to dresss formal at the rooftop Bhairo restaurant, but you’ll eat prime cuts of steak. When you want to get off the lake and sight-see. Ask the guide to set you up with a tour of the local attractions in one of the hotel’s vintage cars.
4. 1 Hotel West Hollywood, California
Right on the Sunset Strip, 1 Hotel West Hollywood is located in the heart of Los Angeles. The 285-room hotel just opened more than a year ago. This 1 Hotel outpost is known for pursuing sustainability. Everything, from the carpets to the lightbulbs has been exclusively designed from recycled material.
By adding greenery to every corner with a hanging garden at the entrance and a moss wall that imitates the famed Hollywood sign. A huge planters scattered around the lobby and three potted plants per bedroom. The flooring, the keys, the enormous reception desk, is made of reclaimed wood (pine and olive trees downed during storms). While carpets come from recycled ocean plastics. The effect of these materials and all the sunshine coming in from gigantic windows brings an undeniable sense of wellbeing. The rooftop pool and bar have views of downtown and Laurel Canyon. On a clear day, you can see all the way to the beach. It feels like a small miracle that this spacious, exquisite space exists on buzzing Sunset Boulevard.
5. Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club, Miami Beach, Florida
The Surf Club first opened on New Year’s Eve in 1930. It is known for high society as it served Elizabeth Taylor and Winston Churchill. It has a Thomas Keller restaurant and a offshoot of Positano’s famed Le Sirenuse.
Planted with exotic palms, the latter evokes a cultivated jungle, a setting that is quite memorable. Where the attention to detail extends to dyeing the ice over which they serve oysters of an iceberg. The Kumamotos, flown in daily from Washington state and dressed in a zing emulsion. The Miami Herald said “Spectacular” for the Surf Club in a headline in November 1959.