Luxury Hotel and Resort Brands
Luxury Hotels Resorts™ recommends the following luxury hotel and resort brands for their superior customer service and commitment to excellence. Consider one of these brands for an exceptional vacation and luxury travel accommodation experience:
Affinia Hotels - United States
Aman Resorts - Worldwide
Banyan Tree Resorts - Asia
Conrad Hotels - Worldwide
Couples Resorts - Jamaica
Derby Hotels - Europe
Design Hotels - Worldwide
El Dorado Resorts - Mexico
Fairmont Hotels - Worldwide
Four Seasons Hotels - Worldwide.
GHM Hotels and Resorts - Asia
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts - Worldwide
Kimpton Hotels - Canada & United States
KSL Resorts - United States
Le Meridien Hotels - Worldwide
Loews Hotels - United States
Mandarin-Oriental Hotels - Worldwide
MGM MIRAGE Hotels - United States
Morgan Hotel Group - USA & Great Britain
Noble House Hotels - United States
Oberoi Hotels - Asia & Indian Ocean
Orient-Express Hotels - Worldwide
Pullman Hotels - Worldwide
Raffles Hotels - Worldwide
Ritz-Carlton Hotels - Worldwide
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts - Worldwide
Sandals Resorts - The Caribbean
Secrets Resorts - The Caribbean & Mexico
Shangri La Hotels - Worldwide
Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Sofitel Hotels - Worldwide
Starwood Hotels & Resorts - N. America
The Address Hotels & Resorts - Mid East
The Leading Hotels of the World
Velas Resorts - Mexico
Viceroy Hotels & Resorts - Worldwide
Westin Hotels - Worldwide
Zoetry Resorts - Caribbean & Mexico
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WorldPride: New York's best LGBTQ art, heritage and party venuesThursday the 20th, 2019
As New York gets ready to celebrate WorldPride on 26 June and 50 years since the Stonewall uprising, locals pick cultural spaces, tours and nightlife that embody the city’s queer spiritThe Metropolitan Museum is marking Stonewall 50 with a gay-related theme for its annual gala and the exhibit...
Teach British tourists the truth about empire – they can take it | Afua HirschThursday the 20th, 2019
Hotels and museums do their best to hide the horrors of the past from those who visit, but it needn’t be this wayOver the past few weeks, I have realised that I am the worst kind of British tourist. My crime is way worse than binge drinking in Benidorm, or mortifying locals in Rhodes with sex...
Ten cities ask EU for help to fight Airbnb expansionThursday the 20th, 2019
Cities say short-term holiday lettings market is contributing to soaring long-term rents Ten European cities have demanded more help from the EU in their battle against Airbnb and other holiday rental websites, which they argue are locking locals out of housing and changing the face of...
10 of the best cheap restaurants, cafes and bars in MilanWednesday the 19th, 2019
Milan’s reputation for stuffy high-end dining is changing. Our selection focuses on fabulous flavours without the fancy pricesNot long ago, Milan was considered to be Italy’s least exciting food city: home to a breathtaking cathedral and well-heeled fashionistas but with little to offer in...
Send us a tip on enjoying lakes in the UK and Europe for a chance of winning a £200 hotel voucherWednesday the 19th, 2019
Lakes can be quiet beauty spots, a hive of fun activities or great places for hiking, swimming and sailing. Please share your favourites Lakes can form great focal points for a trip whether you’re in to wildlife watching, watersports or camping on the waterfont.Tell us about wonderful lakes to...
Could banning sunscreen to help save coral do more harm than good?Wednesday the 19th, 2019
Hawaii, Mexico and Palau are encouraging tourists to use reef-friendly lotions – but protecting ourselves from the sun shouldn’t fall by the waysideLast year, the Pacific nation of Palau announced that, from 2020, it will ban sunscreens containing certain chemicals linked with coral...
Top 10 budget beach hotels and B&Bs on Mexico’s Pacific coastWednesday the 18th, 2015
Enjoy ocean views from rooftop bars or just step out and get the sand between your toes. From Mazatlán to Pochutla, here are 10 charming beachside escapesMexico’s Pacific coast, more than 1,000 miles of it, is renowned for its beaches, as well as the resorts which have attracted Hollywood...
Top 10 budget beach hotels, guesthouses and hostels on the Yucatán peninsula, MexicoMonday the 16th, 2015
Well-known and deservedly popular for its jungle, coast and ancient ruins, the Yucatán peninsula can be a pricey place to stay – unless you pick one of these brilliant budget hotels and hostelsOn the surface, this mid-size hotel in Cancún’s hotel zone is pretty unremarkable. The...
Top 10 budget beach B&Bs in the SeychellesMonday the 26th, 2015
The Seychelles islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue may be known for their luxury resorts but there is also a great selection of family-run, more affordable guesthouses just as close to the archipelago’s famous, world-class beachesFor a room with a five-star view, Colibri is hard to beat....
Top 10 budget beach guesthouses and B&Bs in South Africa's Western CapeSunday the 4th, 2015
From Cape Town and its peninsula to the Garden Route and the West Coast, the Western Cape is a dazzling part of South Africa, and its beachside accommodation doesn’t have to break the bankTop 10 budget beach stays in Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal Continue reading...
Tarifa holiday guide: the best activities, bars, restaurants and hotelsSaturday the 1st, 2019
This beach town in the far south of Spain, only a windsurf away from Africa, mixes a surfer vibe with excellent nightlifeIt’s the most southerly town in mainland Europe, only 14km from Africa across the Strait of Gibraltar. It’s a 1,000-year-old walled labyrinth with a youthful party scene...
Alternative city breaks: Genoa – restaurants, nightlife and shoppingThursday the 30th, 2019
Mixing high art with the down-to-earth feel of an ancient port, Genoa is a treasure trove of fine foods and unpretentious barsTourists tend to overlook the capital of the Liguria region in favour of Turin, Milan or Bologna when it comes to city breaks in northern Italy, just using its airport to...
The best towns and small cities in the US: Ithaca, New York stateTuesday the 20th, 2018
This progressive lakeside town has gone its own way since the hippy years: we showcase its best bars, live music venues and restaurantsIn this series: Eugene, Oregon | Chapel Hill, North Carolina | Portland, Maine | Ventura, California | Missoula, MontanaWhen 24-year-old Svante Myrick was elected...
Athens city guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurantsMonday the 27th, 2018
Tour classical sites with locals and discover the guesthouses, restaurants and bars being opened by young entrepreneurs in a city buzzing with creativity The revival of Europe’s classical capital has attracted plenty of artists, curators and digital nomads. But it’s entrepreneurial young...
Cantal, France, holiday guide: what to see plus the best restaurants and hotelsSaturday the 14th, 2018
In central France, the Auvergne’s volcanic landscape offers year-round activity holidays, with peaks to climb, lakes to swim, restored farms to stay in and great value mountain cuisineThe Cantal is the rural heartland of France’s wild Auvergne region, right in the centre of the country and...
Holiday guide to Basilicata, Italy: what to see plus the best restaurants and hotelsSaturday the 19th, 2018
‘Tourist hordes’ is not a phrase you’re likely to hear in Basilicata but given its rich cuisine, stunning national parks, ancient towns and great beaches, it’s hard to fathom why this seductive region remains so quietImagine a region that has miles of white sand beaches on one coast,...
Holiday guide to the Llŷn peninsula, north WalesFriday the 27th, 2018
A haven for surfers and adventurers, ‘a timeless island feel pervades this often-overlooked peninsula’. Writers of the new Wild Guide Wales select the best coves and beaches, places to eat and seasonal campsitesWith tiny lanes lined with wildflowers leading to empty coves and rugged cliffs,...
Bondi-to-Manly hyperlapse: Sydney's spectacular harbour walk – videoThursday the 13th, 2019
Guardian Australia's David Fanner took four days to trek the new coastal walk linking two of Sydney's favourite beaches. Experience his 80km hike around the city's harbour – in just five minutes Bondi-to-Manly: experience Sydney’s spectacular harbour walk Continue reading...
'Plant-curious': UK's first 100% vegan hotel opens in the HighlandsFriday the 14th, 2019
Family firm hopes to attract people keen to try plant-based alternatives to meatIn the kitchen of Saorsa 1875, Luca Sordi is decorating a scoop of zesty almond butter with a sprinkling of fermented spruce tips.“With butter, there are so many more interesting alternatives,” says the...
Z Hotel Bath: reviewFriday the 14th, 2019
With rooms from £45 in the centre of a city with a reputation for expensive accommodation, this new budget hotel chain is a welcome arrivalEarly evening at the Z Hotel Bath and the reception and lounge are full of clinking and chatter with people guzzling wine and munching cheese. It could be a...
10 of Europe's best new seaside hotelsTuesday the 11th, 2019
Looking to stay close to the beach? Check out (and maybe check in to) these stylish, recently opened hotels and apartments from Latvia to Las Palmas On a remote and rocky hillside on the Mani peninsula, a 90-minute drive south from Kalamata airport, Aria Estate is a group of 13 B&B apartments...
10 of the best hotels for cyclists in the UK, France and SpainSaturday the 8th, 2019
Even the fittest riders need a place to relax, refuel and carry out repairs. Our expert knows the best bike-friendly hotels and B&Bs in cycling hotspotsIn a great spot overlooking the Cefn Coed viaduct, halfway point on the 90km traffic-free Taff Trail, The Grange is a well-appointed...
Following Greta: joining the Swedes on their no-fly holidaysThursday the 13th, 2019
For a father and his two young children, taking the train – rather than the plane – from Malmö to London, meant more quality time, and funAt Hamburg central station it felt like the whole of Sweden was taking the train to somewhere else in Europe. You could hear snatches of Swedish...
10 of the best easy cycling holidays in EuropeSaturday the 8th, 2019
While Geraint Thomas wannabes might tackle the Alps or Pyrenees, here are 10 less-challenging but equally scenic routes for families and newbiesIt is possible to cycle all the way across south-west France, from Bordeaux on the Atlantic to Sète on the Mediterranean, following just one river and...
Plastic-free coast: 10 seaside communities to visit in the British IslesFriday the 7th, 2019
Being ‘plastic-free’ is not just good for the environment, it’s becoming a draw for tourists looking for inspiration for a sustainable lifestyle‘The oceans, seemingly limitless, invoke in us a sense of awe and wonder…” says David Attenborough’s soothingly familiar voice over footage...
10 of the best family-friendly hotels and villas in GreeceSunday the 2nd, 2019
From the peaks of the Peloponnese to Greek island beaches, all these places to stay have lots of character plus fun, child-friendly featuresIt’s rare to find a hotel that appeals to children of all ages. Verina Suites does so brilliantly, and has plenty of perks for adults too. Staff in white...
Ready to roll: a family campervan holiday through PortugalSunday the 2nd, 2019
Wild swimming and outdoor living offer a sense of freedom on a trip from Porto to Vila Praia de ÂncoraIs camping the best kind of family holiday? I know plenty of parents who think so. It’s something to do not just with the immersion in nature and fresh air but the sheer amount of day-to-day...
Take the kids on … a Treasure Trails self-guided walk: reviewFriday the 31st, 2019
Get quizzical and physical on a treasure hunt around a corner of Britain you didn’t know – there are more than 1,000 fun walks to choose fromEvery parent who has tried to cajole children into going on a “nice walk” knows this is about the lamest thing you could ask them to do. Walking is...
10 of the UK's best canal and river walks: readers’ travel tipsThursday the 13th, 2019
Industrial heritage, wooded gorges and pubs take starring roles in our tipsters’ pick of waterside strolls, ranging from Belfast to ChichesterThe Crinan Canal is known as “Britain’s most scenic shortcut”. It crosses the Kintyre peninsula, saving boats from the long and occasionally...
Send us a tip or a tale from an Interrail trip for a chance of winning a £200 hotel voucherTuesday the 11th, 2019
Interrailing is a brilliant and affordable way to see Europe. Tell us about the recommendations and stories that made your trip memorableYou might know a great campsite close to a station, a scenic branch line or a neat (legit) way of avoiding paying a supplement and not losing out on the best...
Scenic cycling routes in Europe: readers’ tipsThursday the 6th, 2019
Our tipsters weave their way through mountain ranges and alongside rivers and the sea, mixing family-friendly trails with thrilling climbs and downhill stretchesCycling round all or part of Lake Constance delivers maximum scenic delights for minimum effort. September is an ideal month to...
Send us a tip on a UK river or canal walk for a chance to win a £200 hotel voucherWednesday the 5th, 2019
Full of nature, history and great pubs, our towpaths are fabulous places to walk. Tell us about your favouriteWhether it’s along a city canal teeming with Industrial Revolution history or a bucolic river, waterways lend themselves naturally to a good walk. As well as the simple joy of being by...
7 of the Quirkiest Hotels You Want To Stay On Your Next TripMonday the 10th, 2019
Depending on the type of traveler you are, sometimes a hotel is just a place to rest after a long day of exploring the surroundings of your destination. For others, the right hotel is part of what makes the travel experience an interesting one. We have found some of the quirkiest hotels around...
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas Features Underwater WeddingsMonday the 13th, 2019
Make a statement with an underwater wedding. Your altar is a coral bed, your rings presented in a white shell. Exchange vows with a dive-certified minister your witness, each moment captured by a underwater photographer.
Business Travel Surges in MallorcaTuesday the 12th, 2019
Palma Convention Centre managed by Meliá Hotels International presented its Activity Report for 2018 today, its first full year of operation after opening in April 2017. Over the year , the Convention Centre and Meliá Palma Bay Hotel hosted 226 events with 76,678 attendees,...
Saint Lucia Records over 1.2 Million Visitors In 2018Wednesday the 23rd, 2019
Saint Lucia has recorded its best performance ever in visitor arrivals, as it welcomed 1,218,294 visitors in 2018. That number represents a 10.2% increase over 2017, which was also a record-setting year for the island.
2019 Go-To List: Top Destinations To Visit In The Coming YearThursday the 27th, 2018
From Namibia to Tahiti, Australia to Italy, we have found some of the most talked about places that people will be traveling to in 2019.
Mexico and New York Are Top Holiday Destinations for U.S. Air TravelersMonday the 17th, 2018
ARC Data Also Shows Travel Increased to Many European Destinations
This Christmas, Italy Luxury Tours Offers an Exclusive Deal of Verona and Lake Garda Luxury TourWednesday the 12th, 2018
If you're planning to celebrate Christmas in Italy, Italy Luxury Tours is offering the best way to spend the most awaited holiday alongside Verona and Lake Garda. They are back with a great deal of 7 nights/8 days classical tour to Verona and Lake Garda.
Can the World Be Saved from Overtourism? - CNNThursday the 4th, 2018
Every week seems to bring new confirmation we've officially entered the era of too much tourism. There's been sand pilfering in Sardinia and Venice visitors threatened with fines for sitting down.
MGM Resorts Completes the Sale of Grand Victoria CasinoTuesday the 7th, 2018
MGM Resorts Received Approximately $162 Million
Taj Bangalore Hotel to Add 220 Guest RoomsTuesday the 15th, 2018
The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), last week announced a major expansion of Taj Bangalore, adding 220 guest rooms along with additional facilities. The hotel opened its doors in December 2015 with 154 rooms.
Luxury Tourism Spikes in Costa Rica - by Kacey BradleyWednesday the 28th, 2018
More folks experience luxury travel to invest in the self. Travelers crave a different kind of luxury these days, as more hotels offer the five-star experience. They aren’t looking at the number of stars anymore, nor do they desire to frequent the places that celebrities tend to go....
The Top Ten Things to Do in MajorcaTuesday the 20th, 2018
With 36 towns spanning its island, Majorca is a deceptively large place to visit and has much choice. It’s real capital, Palma, and its party-going capital, Magaluf, are two of its more well-known destinations, but there are many more with 4 star hotels in Majorca from where you can...
JLL Real Views - Can Saudi Arabia Build a Popular Tourist Destination? - By Neasa MacErleanThursday the 31st, 2017
Tourism in the Middle East has long been dominated by the high-end resorts in Dubai, Egypt and Jordan yet they could soon have a new challenger in their midst. Saudi Arabia is turning its attention to tourism and entertainment as it seeks to not only reposition its economy but also meet a...
Last Americans Rush to North Korea Ahead of Travel Ban - CNNMonday the 28th, 2017
A looming US travel ban has prompted some daring American globetrotters to fast-track their vacations to North Korea.
Pain in Spain: Are Tourists Still Welcome? - BBCThursday the 17th, 2017
As anti-tourism protests hit Barcelona, can visitors happily coexist with local residents?
Vancouver Island Boasts One of the Most Expensive Luxury Hotels in the WorldMonday the 24th, 2017
A resort in Vancouver Island ranks among the most expensive hotels in the world, according to a survey conducted by Luxury-Hotels.com.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa Unveils 10 Pool Overwater VillasTuesday the 11th, 2017
The Pool Premium Overwater Villas offer horizon infinity views and the Pool Overwater Villas feature scenic sights of the lagoon and beach. Modern and luxurious, the one-bedroom villas feature sleek, contemporary décor with Polynesian touches, each encompassing 1,345 square-feet including...
New Food Tour Takes Chocolate Lovers Inside the World of Swiss ChocolateMonday the 12th, 2016
Designed for those who hunger for the snap of a perfectly tempered piece of single-source dark chocolate, this food tour provides the opportunity to spend a week in the workshops and kitchens of artisan chocolatiers in Switzerland.