Trendy is the name of Thompson's game; this chain of boutique hotels is known for its contemporary decor, classy restaurants and fashionable bars and lounges. Since 2001, Thompson Hotels has provided their guests — which the brand describes as "chic, urban [and] bohemian" — with high-end homes away from home across the U.S. and in Toronto, Canada. In February, 2012, Thompson opened its first hotel outside North America (the Belgraves London) and the company doesn't plan to stop there. After joining forces with fellow boutique brand, Joie de Vivre Hotels, in 2011, Thompson is working under the Commune Hotels & Resorts banner to expand its reach into other parts of the world, including Asia, Latin America and Europe. Several Thompson properties appear on our Best Hotels in the USA and Best Hotels in Canada rankings lists; U.S. News-ranked Thompson properties are listed below.