If you’re wondering what the best hotels in the world this year are, according to an independent aggregator without any vested interest, UltimateHotels.com has just the ticket. This hotel booking site has come up with a ranking of the top 40 hotels across five major cities in the US, with brands such as the St. Regis, Langham and Rosewood receiving ringing endorsements.
UltimateHotels.com, which claims to make independent recommendations, has released a list of the top hotels in New York, San Francisco, Miami, Washington DC and Chicago.
Hotels were ranked based on factors such as location, price, value, proximity to landmarks and attractions, unique distinguishing characteristics such as architectural features and design, and overall guest experiences.
The list is based on thousands of hotel reviews gleaned from “trusted sources and the most respected brands in the travel industry” and was developed to provide an edited, curated list of properties.
The concept takes a page out of the playbook of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, which creates a hierarchy of restaurants around the world in a single, powerful ranking. Winners of the 15th edition of the event were to be announced from New York on Monday night.
Meanwhile, according to UltimateHotels.com, the top-ranked guest experience in New York can be had at the luxury Casablanca Hotel in Times Square, a boutique hotel that stands out for its “warm, European-inspired décor.”
In San Francisco, the St. Regis takes the top spot for offering modern, luxurious accommodations with “style and grace.”
One of the hotel’s most popular attractions? Champagne sabering, an evening ritual in which guests witness the theatrical art sabering a champagne bottle before clinking their flutes of bubbly.
Here are the top five hotels in each of the five cities:
St. Regis Scarlet Huntington Omni Loews Regency White Swan Inn
Casablanca Hotel Library Hotel Hotel Giraffe Knickerbocker Bryant Park
Hotel Beaux Arts Mandarin Oriental Four Seasons Miami JW Marriott Marquis The Shepley Hotel
Langham Virgin Hotel Waldorf Astoria Peninsula Hotel Thompson Hotel
Rosewood The Jefferson The Hay-Adams Sofitel Fairmont Georgetown
For the full list visit https://ultimatehotels.com/.