The Best Hotels in the World
October 17, 2017
More than 300,000 of our trusted Travelers voted in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, sharing tales—and tips—from their vacations in Santorini, or weekends spent at Italian palazzos in Ho Chi Minh City. Get ready: These are the 50 best hotels in the world, say our readers, where service, style, good eats, and sublime views make for a memorable stay.
Set on the picturesque banks of Geneva’s Lake Leman, every room in this c. 1872 family-run boutique hotel offers views of the lake or Jet d’Eau, Switzerland’s largest fountain. Its 39 guest rooms and six suites are decked out with plush fabrics, colorful furnishings, and eclectic artwork. Enjoy smoked salmon with caviar and foie gras at the hotel’s lakeside Windows restaurant, followed by a guided whisky tasting—there are more than 50 kinds offered—by the fireplace at the cozy Leopard Bar Room. Remember to check out the tables, repurposed from vintage Louis Vuitton suitcases.