The list is out! LTI – Luxury Travel Intelligence an independent, global travel organization has released its list of best and worst luxury hotels in the world. Nine experts from the organizations visit the world’s most luxe hotels and thoroughly research each one to deliver unbiased opinions on the properties. This year, LTI visited 62 new hotels and named their 10 best and 6 worst properties in a make-or-break list of best and worst luxury hotels across the world.
10. Gansevoort, Dominican Republic
LTI praised the property for a stellar location, high quality accommodations and top notch service. Bookmark this hotel for your next summer vacation.
9. Six Senses, Douro Valley
Once a 19th-century manor house, this property has a new lease on life thanks to a major refurbishment. An exquisite spa, splendid accommodations and a thoughtful staff make this a standout vacation destination.
8. La Fiermontina, Puglia
Though it has just 16 rooms and suites, this 17th century house turned luxury hotel is a beautiful property. Surrounded by olive trees and manicured gardens, this private retreat makes for a memorable holiday.
7. Sujan Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur
Owned even now, by the Royal family of Jaipur, this former palace offers opulence like no other. It currently features 15 suites and rooms with more to follow.
6. Temple House, Chengdu
Featuring an ultramodern design aesthetic, this hotel will impress guests with unparalleled accommodations, impressive dining and an attentive English speaking staff.
5. Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City
Bright colors, splashy designs and luxurious details characterize this Vietnamese getaway. Its sophisticated spa, spacious rooms as well as fine dining options will appeal to guests seeking a stylish and luxurious retreat.
4. Villa Rene Lalique, Alsace
With only 6 suites on offer, this new French venture is perfect for those looking for privacy. Since it’s owned by the crystal design company Lalique, crystal pieces are a huge part of the décor. It’s also a must visit for wine connoisseurs thanks to a cellar that boasts a collection of 20,000 bottles.
3. Aman, Tokyo
Already being touted as one of the world’s best urban hotels, Aman offers stunning views of Tokyo city and boasts a great location. Their beautiful lobby features a rock and water garden while the spa offers large Japanese hot baths.
2. Sant Francesc, Palma Mallorca
Traditional design meets modern luxury in this renovated 19th-century mansion. Located in a beautiful and historic city, the hotel is surrounded by high fashion brands and is complete with courteous staff, exceptional management and wonderful accommodations.
1. Mandarin Oriental – Marrakech
Boasting 34 spacious and impressive villas (starting at 3,100 square feet) set in 50 acres of landscaped grounds, a world class spa, multiple dining options and a peaceful location, this property ranks number one for LTI who call it stunning and faultless.
The Not So Good:
Only six properties made it to the worst list this year with poor service and maintenance being the reason for the failure of most of them.
6. Lanesborough, London
5. Edition, Miami Beach
4. Zaya Nurai, Abu Dhabi
3. St Regis, Mumbai
2. Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok, Mauritius
1. Nobu, Manilla
[ Via : Fortune ]