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The Leading Hotels of the World's more than 400 independent hotels in more than 80 countries appeal to luxury-seekers who desire digs that reflect their surroundings. Each property must meet the brand's quality and distinctiveness standards, which are determined during inspections of the hotel's accommodations, service, cuisine, employee behavior and facilities. Plus, all hotels within the collection participate in the Leaders Club rewards program, meaning travelers who opt into the program can earn free nights and receive complimentary room upgrades. The following LHW properties appear on our Best Hotels in Europe, Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in Mexico, Best Hotels in the Caribbean and Best Hotels in Canada rankings lists.

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    The Lowell Hotel New York
    New York, NY
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 382 reviewsTripAdvisor (382)
    Free WiFi

    Perched on the Upper East Side just a couple of blocks from Fifth Avenue's sleek storefronts, The Lowell Hotel New York provides travelers with easy access to iconic city attractions and venerable department stores. But that's not the only reason recent guests adore this stylish boutique. The Lowell exudes a serene, elegant ambiance, further enhanced by its calming gold, cream and white color scheme. By New York standards, The Lowell is small (74 rooms and suites); however, many previous travelers call the hotel's quiet, cozy atmosphere the perfect retreat from the buzzing city blocks. Accommodations come appointed with luxurious extras, such as down comforters, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access – all major perks, according to previous visitors. The refreshing afternoon teatime, complete with Devonshire cream-topped scones and finger sandwiches, takes place in the second-floor Pembroke Room and also earns a nod of approval from recent guests. Keep in mind, Leaders Club members can earn or redeem perks here.

    New York, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 382 reviewsTripAdvisor (382)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Greenwich Hotel
    New York, NY
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 581 reviewsTripAdvisor (581)
    Free WiFi

    This ultra-trendy Tribeca hotel is often exalted by guests as "outstanding," "stylish" and "bohemian." Each of The Greenwich's 88 rooms and suites features eclectic accents that vary from Moroccan-tiled bathrooms to fine Tibetan silk rugs. And though no two accommodations are the same, travelers rave about the luxurious room amenities, which include flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and stocked minibars. But that's not all this chic hotel has going for it. The pool and Shibui spa earn high marks from previous visitors, as does the hip Locanda Verde restaurant – a casual Italian spot known for its zesty fare. While staying here, be sure to keep an eye out for celebrities; this discreet hotel serves as a stomping ground for A-listers (after all, the hotel is owned by actor Robert De Niro). And Leaders Club members you're in luck – as part of The Leading Hotels of the World, this property grants perks like welcome gifts and upgrades.

    New York, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 581 reviewsTripAdvisor (581)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Knickerbocker Hotel
    New York, NY
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4305 reviewsTripAdvisor (4305)
    Free WiFi

    A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, this historic beaux-arts property is making a comeback. The Knickerbocker Hotel first opened in 1906 and, after years of changes in ownership, remodels to office spaces and closures, the property reopened in February 2015. The hotel's interior was completely renovated but its historic exterior details were kept intact to preserve its National Register of Historic Places and New York City Landmark statuses. Inside, you'll find the guest rooms are outfitted with a minimalist decor. Accommodations come equipped with beds dressed in white linens and down pillows, L-shaped sofas, 55-inch flat-screen TVs and in-room tablets that control lighting and temperature. When it's time for a meal, snag a table at Charlie Palmer at The Knick, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner menus crafted by the renowned chef. The Knickerbocker Hotel is also home to a rooftop lounge and a fitness center. Recent visitors said they were pleased with their New York City stays here, praising everything from the hotel's location (in midtown Manhattan, near the New York Public Library, Times Square and multiple subway stations) to the staff members. What's more, Leaders Club loyalty program members can earn and redeem free nights at this property.

    New York, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4305 reviewsTripAdvisor (4305)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hôtel Plaza Athénée New York
    New York, NY
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 830 reviewsTripAdvisor (830)
    Free WiFi

    The Hôtel Plaza Athénée, located on the Upper East Side, exudes an air of grandeur. Recent guests loved the hotel's elegant atmosphere and tasteful decor, found everywhere from the lobby decked with Italian marble to the refined accommodations, appointed with crisp Italian linens, French accents, rich silks and modern amenities like iPod docking stations and flat-screen TVs. Most guests describe the hotel service as "outstanding," and though the high prices were a deterrent for some, visitors agree that the cuisine served at the award-winning Arabelle restaurant is worth tasting, even if the prices are high. Without making an extra dent in your wallet, you can enjoy access to the renovated fitness center and fully equipped business center. 

    New York, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 830 reviewsTripAdvisor (830)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Wagner at the Battery
    New York, NY
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2595 reviewsTripAdvisor (2595)

    Formerly the Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park, the new Wagner at the Battery provides hotel guests with impressive views of Lady Liberty. After boutique-strolling, you can unwind with a drink in hand at the award-winning 2West restaurant, before retreating to your spacious digs, furnished with marble bathrooms, Frette linens and high-definition TVs. Or, stop into the Liberty Lounge for free continental breakfast in the morning or gourmet bites and beverages in the evening. Most previous visitors said everyone, from the hospitable receptionist to the attentive wait staff, went above and beyond to ensure their needs were met. However, some guests were left less than impressed by the service across the hotel.  

    New York, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2595 reviewsTripAdvisor (2595)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    Parker New York
    New York, NY
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 6124 reviewsTripAdvisor (6124)
    Free WiFi

    With its prime location on West 56th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues, the Parker New York serves as a vibrant and convenient place for sightseers looking to explore Central Park, the MoMa and Fifth Avenue. Start your day with a delectable bite at Norma's (which Zagat has previously rated as one of the city's best breakfast joints) before wandering through Manhattan's city streets. When you're ready to unwind, you'll find simplistically decorated accommodations equipped with 46-inch high-definition TVs, work desks with Aeron chairs, minibars and loaner umbrellas. Plus, all guests receive complimentary shoeshines. While most recent visitors praised this Leading Hotels of the World outpost for its elegant atmosphere and top-tier service, others said the enviable location within minutes of some of the city's best shops and museums is what made their stays truly memorable.

    New York, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 6124 reviewsTripAdvisor (6124)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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