Each year, we ask our readers to vote for their favorite city hotels in the world. While the Four Seasons swept the category with its expansive and appealing brand, the landmark of urban elegance, The Lowell, rose in rankings to capture this year’s top spot.
New York City, New York — Refined 72-room hotel with a serene residential atmosphere, set along a tree-lined street between Madison and Park avenues close to many of the city’s most notable museums, galleries and shops.
Paris, France — This grand luxury 244-room hotel in a landmark 1928 building near the Champs-Elysées is lavishly decorated with crystal chandeliers, 17th-century tapestries, Louis XVI-style furniture, wonderful antiques, paintings and objets d’art.
Florence, Italy — Magnificent hotel created from a 15th-century palazzo and a 16th-century convent, filled with museum-quality art. The property is set amid an 11-acre private garden a 15-minute walk from the historic center of Florence.
Bangkok, Thailand — Legendary 393-room resort hotel, founded in 1876 and set on the banks of the Chao Phraya River amid tranquil gardens. Two modern towers augment the atmospheric 19th-century Authors’ Wing.
London, England — Ideally located 105-room hotel in three structures surrounding a 17th-century courtyard next to Green Park. Rooms in the Main House retain a residential feel, with Edwardian-style décor, period pieces and marble baths.
By Hideaway Report Editor
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