For more than 100 years, St. Regis hotels have been catering to travelers seeking an elegant hotel experience. The brand's roots lie in New York City's Gilded Age; in 1904, the Beaux Arts St. Regis New York drew such famous families as the Carnegies, the Vanderbilts and the Rockefellers to its doorstep. Today, the brand operates more than 30 properties around the world in destinations such as San Francisco, Bora Bora, Abu Dhabi and Mexico City, and its portfolio continues to grow: The St. Regis brand plans to open 15 new properties by January 2020. A stay at a St. Regis property often yields access to fine dining venues, upscale spas and state-of-the-art in-room technology. What's more, guests are invited to delve into the history and lifestyle of each hotel's home city through the St. Regis' exclusive Aficionado program, which exposes participants to premier art gallery shows, wine tastings and other cultural events. Perks like this earned St. Regis properties several spots on our Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in the Caribbean and Best Hotels in Mexico rankings. And because of the St. Regis' family ties, guests can take advantage of the brand's advantages while racking up Starwood Preferred Guest rewards points.