Company Overview

When extraordinary and one-of-a-kind intersect, you have likely found a Leading Hotel. As the largest luxury hotel collection, with more than 430 of the world’s greatest properties in over 80 countries, we seek out the exceptional.

From grand palaces to intimate city hideaways, from ancient castles to sumptuous safari tent villages, from tropical aeries to mystical paradises, all are utterly unique and boldly independent. Each celebrates the culture of its destination, rather than trying to mask it with corporate-
mandated sameness.

History

Established in 1928 by several influential and forward-thinking European hoteliers, it started with 38 initial members. With our eight-decade-long commitment to providing unforgettable, authentic travel experiences, LHW selects only hotels that meet our high standards for quality and distinctiveness. To us, hospitality is not an industry, it’s an art…and our passion.

— Est. 1928 —

Quality

To be considered for inclusion, a hotel must be in the luxury category and meet the most exacting standards with respect to accommodations, service, cuisine, employee behavior and facilities – in short – all aspects affecting guest comfort, convenience and mood. Inspection reports, based on hundreds of separate, stringent criteria, are subsequently filed with the Executive Committee whose members then vote for acceptance or rejection. Only the world’s most distinguished properties are admitted to The Leading Hotels of the World, thereby assuring a constant adherence to the organization’s exacting standards of high quality.

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