A stunning new website offers readers a glimpse of the finest hotels in the world. From small and hidden properties to expansive resorts, the site provides a free and easy way to find the perfect place to rest your head, and makes planning a vacation much quicker and far more pleasant than sorting through the thousands of random listings on Expedia, Kayak, Travelocity, Hotels.com, or any other major online travel service.
Here is a sampling of their recommended World’s Best Hotels:
TOWNHOUSE WEISSES KREUZ
A jewel of a hotel that can accommodate just 15 fortunate guests, this 16th century townhouse was brilliantly renovated by renowned Belgian art collector and interior designer, Axel Vervoordt, who collaborated with the best craftsmen in the region to create a masterpiece. The elaborate and painstaking renovation created a superlative property in Salzburg’s charming old town.
The combination of historical and modern elements, exquisite design, and exceptional service has resulted in a contemporary boutique property that is unique in Salzburg, and is one of the finest small hotels we have ever reviewed. It receives our highest recommendations and accolades.
When it first opened its doors in 1924, this magnificent countryside estate in the heart of Scotland was described as a “Riviera in the Highlands”. Today, as a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Gleneagles continues to offer an unbeatable array of attractions that includes a five-star luxury hotel, three championship golf courses, an award-winning spa, and the only restaurant in Scotland to hold two Michelin stars. The surrounding area boasts Perthshire’s highest mountain; Scotland’s longest river; the Highland’s longest and loveliest glen and Europe’s oldest living resident (it’s a tree), to name but a few.
CA MARIE ADELE
In Dorsoduro, the modern art district of Venice, beside the Basilica della Madonna della Salute, you can find the wonderfully charming Ca Maria Adele.
At just one vaporetto stop from Piazza San Marco, in one of the most photographed views in the whole world and an exceptional location, the twelve rooms of Ca Maria Adele are dedicated to those who celebrate love. The exclusivity of the locale, the eclectic style of the decors, the exquisite atmosphere, create the magic of Ca Maria Adele.
Renowned since 2014 as one of the most romantic boutique hotels in the world, Ca Maria Adele creates a style that speaks the language of romance.
A late 19th century liberty style villa immersed in the beautiful scenery of the Amalfi Coast, an elegant seaside residence surrounded by the perennial blue of the Mediterranean sea and sky, by luscious bougainvillea and by lovingly cultivated olive groves and fruit orchards. This is Hotel Santa Caterina of Amalfi, a special place to experience the finest of Italian hospitality and lasting sensations of wellbeing.
The hotel overlooks a large estate that winds its way down the cliffside along a series of scenic natural terraces in the rock face. Guests can use the private elevators or stairs to access the exclusive beach club or the center of Amalfi and the other famed villages along the Amalfi Coast.
Moments away from the Louvre and the Palais Royal gardens, enclosed between layers of history and Haussmann elegance, lies a temple to art and life à la française: the Nolinski.
This breathtaking, characterful haven bears the hallmark eclectic refinement of decorator Jean Louis Deniot.
From bright, luminous rooms and a mineral spa to the Réjane brasserie and the hushed tones of the Grand Salon, each space is an invitation to let the senses roam and emotions rise. An intimate setting scented with spices and musk, a musical atmosphere and the warm softness of velvet or tweed. Hues of blue and emerald green, precious materials and custom-made furniture and furnishings intertwine to orchestrate a lyrical and harmonious ensemble. Conviviality served with passion. The passion of Epicurean experiences and unimaginable dreams, where the art of attention to detail intuitively paves the way for mystery. Visitors wander through a world in which luxurious comforts, works of art and Parisian authenticity coexist.