News

On Luxury Travel Diary we focus in on the very best luxury hotels and most of these are members of a luxury hotel chain. Below I have ranked the top 6 luxury hotel chains with my reasons behind choosing each one over and above other hotel chains. I have included some of the hotels that we have stayed in which are part of these chains, so that you can get a taster of why these hotel chains are quite so special.

Top Luxury Hotel Chain – Leading Hotels Of The World
I have ranked Leading Hotels Of The World in the top position as it includes what I consider to be some of the best luxury hotels in the world and because it has such an extensive range of hundreds of properties. These gorgeous hotels include the Belmond Cipriani Venice, the Capri Palace, the Langham London, the Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo and the Metropole Monte-Carlo (see photo above). What sets this chain apart is that each hotel is completely individual in design and character. All offer excellent restaurants, atmospheric bars in truly special locations

Top Luxury Hotel Chain – Aman Resorts
Aman hotels are another level of luxury and I have only ranked these in the number 2 position because compared to the other chains there are comparatively few Aman hotels. The level of luxury in these hotels surpasses any other hotel chain but the choice of locations is limited. Each absorbs local character whilst rooms have a zen Asian feel. Everything has been so well thought about at these Aman hotels . They make you feel so very special and staying in an Aman hotel is like being part of an elite club. You can read my review of the fabulous Aman Canal Grande Venice and also get excited about the upcoming Amanera by Aman Resorts in the Dominican Republic, Caribbean.

Top Luxury Hotel Chain – Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
I rank this as my third favourite luxury hotel chain. The Four Seasons has possibly the nicest staff in the world and offers a consistently luxurious offering with beautiful rooms, particularly bathrooms and a guaranteed excellent standard of absolutely everything else. Four Seasons haven’t taken my number one spot simply because some locations offer more of a “Four Seasons character” than absorbing the local character. I particularly love the Four Seasons London in Park Lane and also enjoyed the Four Seasons Wailea Maui and the Four Seasons Canary Wharf. I wouldn’t hesitate to book any Four Seasons Hotel in the world.

Top Luxury Hotel Chain – Park Hyatt
This is the top brand of the Hyatt portfolio and offers modern innovative room designs that often absorb local character, great bars and restarants and Park Hyatts are usually located within the centre of cities. You can read my review of the Park Hyatt Vienna and the Park Hyatt Siem Reap as examples of this great chains. I cannot wait to visit the new Park Hyatt Mallorca which will be a Park Hyatt resort as opposed to a Park Hyatt city hotel.

Top Luxury Hotel Chain – Small Luxury Hotels
This luxury hotel chain comes in at number 5 because most of these hotels are wonderful, but there is the odd poor one that falls through the net. Small Luxury Hotels include possibly the nicest hotel in the Cotswolds, The Greenway Hotel & Spa, as well as Langshott Manor which we visited recently. JK Palace in Capri is another one of their top hotels and well worth a visit

Top Luxury Hotel Chain – Relais Chateaux
I rank this at number 6 purely because I have only ever stayed in a few Relais Chateaux hotels, These include the Royal Crescent in Bath and the Lucknam Park Hotel near Bath. Both are great hotels and offer a similar level of character as Leading Hotels of the World.

Please note that this list of luxury hotel chains is my own personal opinion. I am sure you will have a conversation with other luxury travellers and they will come up with a different order for this list. Whatever your preference, you can be sure of a close-to-perfection stay if you choose a hotel from any one of these chains

If you liked this article, you might want to read my other reviews of top luxury hotels that I have stayed at.

Disclosure: Our property, service and product reviews are sponsored by the proprietor or brand being appraised. All opinions remain our own and are in no way influenced by the sponsor.