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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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    Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach
    Sunny Isles Beach, FL
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    This spa resort doesn't take any of its five stars for granted, particularly when it comes to delivering first-rate customer service. Guests can't help but keep the compliments coming: Travelers say the resort staff takes extra care to personalize each experience. However, one problem you might face is exclusivity. The Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach only has 98 guest rooms and suites, so be sure to book early for an upcoming trip to Sunny Isles Beach. The rooms come with flat-screen TVs and private balconies, as well as double sinks and glass-enclosed showers. Meanwhile, the property also features three in-house eateries, four pools, a spa and beach amenities. What's more, the hotel is part of The Leading Hotels of the World, meaning Leaders Club members have access to perks here. You'll find the Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, about 10 miles north of Miami Beach.
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    The Lowell Hotel New York
    New York, NY
    1.4 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    The Hay-Adams
    Washington, DC
    0.8 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Named for the former tenants of the site – Secretary of State John Hay and journalist Henry Adams (who was also a member of the presidential Adams family) – The Hay-Adams is steeped in American history. Perched on the edge of Lafayette Square, The Hay-Adams boasts a spectacular vantage point of the White House and the National Mall. Here, guests are greeted by head-to-toe period decor; the lobby is decked out in rich wooden paneling and marble floors, while guest rooms feature neutral tones with elegant bedspreads. Long story short: If you're a history buff, The Hay-Adams is the place for you. That said, this property isn't completely stuck in the past. Accommodations also house Etro toiletries, complimentary Wi-Fi access, 50-inch flat-screen TVs and SoundLink music systems. Meanwhile, The Lafayette – the hotel's elegant dining room – garners high praise from recent guests for its impeccable service, tasty culinary offerings, and impressive views of the White House. What's more, Leaders Club members get perks like room upgrades and complimentary breakfast at this hotel.
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    Halekulani
    Honolulu, HI
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Halekulani remains a traveler favorite for its über-luxurious accommodations and breathtaking views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. Rooms come decorated in Halekulani's signature "seven shades of white" and feature complimentary internet access, flat-panel TVs and welcome fruit and chocolate. Recent guests highly recommend requesting a room that looks out over the shore; the ocean vistas compliment the creamy room decor. Recent visitors also laud the helpful service staff, attesting that employees here went above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay. While you're here, make some time for the SpaHalekulani, which offers a long list of relaxing treatments inspired by Polynesian therapeutic rituals. Halekulani also houses three restaurants, and two bars, including the Lewers Lounge, which hosts nightly jazz performances. 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.
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    The Greenwich Hotel
    New York, NY
    2.4 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    The Setai, Miami Beach
    Miami, FL
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Setai, Miami Beach blatantly spurns Miami Beach, Florida's neon reputation in favor of a classier ambiance, and recent guests appreciate it. Rather than funky decor and bright colors, the art deco-era property is filled with classy Asian-inspired design elements. Meanwhile, suites feature a muted beige and brown color palette and are outfitted with amenities like Frette linens, flat-screen LED TVs and rainfall showers. Although The Setai's environment may induce relaxation on the spot, previous guests highly recommend a visit to the in-house spa, which offers a wide array of massages and skin treatments and houses a private bath, a steam room and a fitness center. You'll also have access to not one, but three on-site infinity pools, as well as gourmet Mediterranean, American or Asian cuisine at The Setai's three restaurants. However, the property's family-friendly amenities are limited. Don't plan on spending all your time at the hotel: Travelers praise The Setai's prime location near South Beach and the The Bass. And Leaders Club members are in luck – as part of The Leading Hotels of the World, this property grants perks like welcome gifts and upgrades.
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    The Kahala Hotel & Resort
    Honolulu, HI
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Kahala Hotel & Resort — located about 3 miles southwest of Diamond Head on the coast of the Kahala neighborhood — has played host to a long list of ritzy clients. Even lovebirds Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton came to stay at this Honolulu landmark after their marriage. So naturally, the rooms are fairly posh, featuring private balconies with views of the ocean and or nearby mountains. While you're here, take a break from the Honolulu hustle and bustle with a massage at The Kahala Spa, or simply kick back and relax in one of the cozy lounge chairs that line the pool. The hotel also boasts a pristine stretch of white sand beach, so you won't have to worry about fighting crowds for a spot on the shore. While you're here, recent visitors highly recommend taking advantage of Dolphin Quest: The Kahala grounds feature a lagoon where guests can swim with bottlenose dolphins. Afterward, enjoy a gourmet meal at one of the hotel's multiple restaurants. The only drawback: Some guests were frustrated by the high price for parking. But, not having a resort fee makes up for most incurred costs. Keep in mind that as a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this property participates in the Leaders Club rewards program.
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    The Rittenhouse
    Philadelphia, PA
    0.7 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Owning the best address in the city, The Rittenhouse hotel has long been the standard against which to measure Philadelphia's other luxury hotels. Recent guests marvel at the grandeur of the property, from the wood-paneled lobby to the guest room windows overlooking Rittenhouse Square. On the premises, you'll find The Rittenhouse Spa & Club and several varied restaurants and/or bars to complete the opulent property. And then there are the stylish accommodations: Rooms are traditionally styled with duvets, complimentary Wi-Fi access and marble bathrooms with oversized tubs. The property also houses several dining options, including the award-winning Lacroix. But what recent guests say made their stay truly memorable is the impeccable service. Guests strongly emphasize that the gracious staff and old-fashioned elegance of the property rarely disappoint. And Leaders Club members are in luck – as part of The Leading Hotels of the World, this property grants perks like welcome gifts and upgrades.
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    Hotel Figueroa
    Los Angeles, CA
    1 mile to city center
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    This artsy hotel located in downtown Los Angeles is fresh off a two-year renovation, which used its original 1926 Spanish colonial decor as inspiration. Fun touches like locally sourced art in the accommodations, rotating art exhibitions, a coffin-shaped outdoor pool and Spanish-inspired details throughout the property make Hotel Figueroa's personality shine. The 268 rooms and suites feature unique layouts, decorative tiles, hardwood floors, 48-inch smart TVs, free Wi-Fi access and minibars stocked with complimentary water and snacks (a traveler favorite). Meanwhile, suites are equipped with additional sitting areas, espresso makers and iPads for guest use. If you're looking to work up a sweat, you can head to the 24-hour fitness center. When you get hungry, try one of the on-site eateries, both of which serve Mediterranean fare. Three bars are available as well for those looking to linger over libations. While this hotel is convenient for those attending an event at the STAPLES Center or the Los Angeles Convention Center, it is a bit removed from the city's top sightseeing spots. Some visitors also warn that parking here is expensive at nearly $50 a night. Hotel Figueroa is part of The Leading Hotels of the World brand, meaning Leaders Club members can enjoy special perks like upgrades and daily breakfast here.
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    Hotel Granduca, Houston
    Houston, TX
    4.5 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Inspired by Old World Italy, the Hotel Granduca treats Houston visitors to a taste of Europe. From the gourmet cuisine at Ristorante Cavour to afternoon tea, this property knows how to help guests slow down and unwind. You can pick from a number of room types, the most luxurious being the Residenza Imperatore, which has its own separate entrance and 2,100 square feet of space. No matter which room you choose, you'll enjoy plush beds with Italian linens surrounded by antique furnishings and artwork. Most guests say the customer service is excellent, too (perhaps reminiscent of the famous Italian hospitality). To top it all off, Hotel Granduca gladly welcomes pets, pampering them with treats and special pillows. What's more, Leaders Club members get perks like room upgrades and complimentary breakfast at this hotel.
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    The Brazilian Court Palm Beach
    Palm Beach, FL
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    To put it bluntly, The Brazilian Court Palm Beach is gorgeous – from the mahogany furniture in the guest rooms to the plush white lounge chairs around the outdoor pool. Previous visitors said the accommodations are beautiful and comfortable thanks to their Colonial-inspired decor, jetted bathtubs, pillow-top beds and minibars. (If you'd like access to your own private patio or terrace, past travelers said you'll need to request a room facing the courtyard.) While you're here, you'll have access to the tables at Café Boulud, which serves decadent plates of innovative French cuisine. And if you need some pampering, head to the on-site Frédéric Fekkai Salon, which boasts a long list of services. The Brazilian Court also caters to four-legged travelers with special pet-friendly amenities. What's more, the hotel is part of The Leading Hotels of the World, meaning Leaders Club members have access to perks here. This luxury hotel is on Australian Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida, less than 2 miles away from Clematis Street and the Norton Museum of Art.
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    Chatham Bars Inn
    Chatham, MA
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Since 1914, Chatham Bars Inn has been a cozy oceanfront retreat that beckons to Cape Cod visitors with its laid-back luxury. Although it isn't a classic New England bed-and-breakfast, the inn still gets rave reviews from recent visitors who described the staff as very pleasant and accommodating. The decor follows the Cape Cod norm, with beige and blue sea motifs. The nautical color palette extends to the hotel's guest rooms and cottages, which guests adore for their seaside views. Accommodations are equipped with Bose Wave radios, L'Occitane toiletries and Nespresso coffee makers.The only complaint, according to a vocal minority, is that standard guest rooms are a bit cramped for the price point. That said, the delectable New England-inspired fare served at the on-location dining venues – Stars Restaurant, The Sacred Cod, the Beach House Grill and The Veranda – earns rave reviews from past diners. What's more, Leaders Club members get perks like room upgrades and complimentary breakfast for two thanks to the property's ties to The Leading Hotels of the World.
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    Nobu Hotel Palo Alto
    Palo Alto, CA
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Located in the heart of Palo Alto, California, Nobu Hotel Epiphany Palo Alto is an 83-room boutique hotel. The property's downtown Palo Alto location is highly walkable, and guests of the hotel are within easy reach of the nearby Stanford University campus and many restaurants and businesses. For those looking to stay on-site for meals, the hotel's ground-floor restaurant, Nobu Palo Alto, serves locally influenced dishes and Japanese-inspired fare concocted by acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Considering the hotel has a dedicated technology concierge who can answer tech-related questions and connect guests with local tech companies, it's safe to say that this Leading Hotels of the World outpost – which participates in the brand's Leaders Club loyalty program – is geared toward the tech crowd. Guests compliment the property's friendly staff and stylish, modern design found inside its facilities and rooms. All accommodations are outfitted with private balconies or terraces, flat-screen TVs, minibars, Illy espresso machines and beds appointed with pillow-top mattresses. Rooftop suites offer views of the city and the surrounding Santa Cruz Mountains.
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    Hôtel Plaza Athénée New York
    New York, NY
    1.5 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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, and many raved about the friendly and helpful staff members. Accommodations feature beds appointed with crisp Italian linens and amenities like free Wi-Fi access, stocked minibars, safes and flat-screen TVs. However, several guests mentioned the rooms could use a refresh in order to match the luxurious vibe the hotel exudes. When it comes to dining, most visitors agree that the cuisine served at the award-winning Arabelle restaurant is worth tasting. Additional on-site amenities at the property include a fitness center and a fully equipped business center. What's more, guests can relax after a long day of sightseeing with a treatment at the on-site spa. The hotel is also part of the Leading Hotels of the World portfolio, so Leaders Club members can enjoy extra perks here.
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    Nobu Hotel Miami Beach
    Miami Beach, FL
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Occupying a prime beachfront location in Miami Beach, Florida, Nobu Hotel Miami Beach is Eden Roc Miami Beach's hotel-within-a-hotel. Nobu Hotel's 206 guest rooms and suites feature silver, pale blue, lilac and white hues, plus varied textures chosen by designer David Rockwell. Visitors will also find a Nespresso coffee maker, a flat-screen TV, a rain shower and terry bathrobes inside in each space. What's more, all guests have access to 24-hour room service from Nobu Miami, the property's popular Japanese restaurant. For those who want to enjoy some pampering, the hotel offers butler service for an additional $150 a night, which includes a welcome beverage, packing and unpacking services, private shopping and more. The property's relaxing vibe extends to the on-site spa, home to whirlpools, plunge pools and saunas, plus a hair and nail salon. Nobu Hotel Miami Beach also caters to wellness-seekers with free fitness classes daily and a well-equipped fitness center. Or, travelers can relax in a lounge chair or cabana by one of three pools or at the beach. Previous visitors loved the hotel's variety of amenities and its top-notch staff. Some warned, though, that the nightly room rates and the restaurant's cuisine are expensive. Also keep in mind that a daily $35 resort fee applies. Because this hotel is part of The Leading Hotels of the World, Leaders Club members have access to perks during their stays here.
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    The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
    Mount Pleasant, SC
    $28 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $28 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, which is located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, is separated from the hustle and bustle of downtown Charleston by the Cooper River. The property’s unique setting gives guests access to everything South Carolina has to offer. Visitors have direct access to a private beach, while The Beach Club also provides quick transportation to all the shopping and dining available in downtown Charleston. If you'd rather lounge by the pool, the resort has a 30,000-square-foot pool deck where a variety of games can be found. For those seeking more serious rest and relaxation, a tranquility pool is available for extra peace and quiet. Plus, while kids participate in organized activities at the Mini Mariners Camp, parents can indulge in a treatment at the on-site Estuary Spa. When it's time to dine, guests can enjoy harbor views and seasonal fare at the Charleston Harbor Fish house. The property also includes four bars and lounges for travelers to take advantage of. Recent guests gave mixed reviews of the on-site cuisine and some recommended venturing into the city for more delectable options. Travelers were most pleased with the accommodations, though, which offer either waterfront or harbor views and have standard amenities such as flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and minifridges. If you opt for a suite, you'll also receive additional perks like fireplaces, balconies and multiple bathrooms. What's more, most travelers commended the resort for providing personalized customer service.
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    Malibu Beach Inn
    Malibu, CA
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Just off the Pacific Coast Highway in ritzy Malibu, California, the Malibu Beach Inn specializes in relaxation. The property's 47 guest rooms are feature soothing neutral tones, wenge wood furnishings, balconies or terraces, and natural tile in the bathrooms. Each accommodation also features Nespresso coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, in-room entertainment systems and complimentary Wi-Fi access. When staying at the Malibu Beach Inn, guests have access to a private beach, as well as spa services and upscale coastal cuisine at the Carbon Beach Club (think whole branzino and filet mignon). Previous visitors described the property as beautiful and praise the on-site amenities, though some report a few customer service snafus.
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    Hotel Granduca Austin
    Austin, TX
    6 miles to city center
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    If you're looking for a taste of Europe in Austin, Texas, the Hotel Granduca Austin may just be for you. Similar to Hotel Granduca Houston, this Austin outpost was constructed and designed to look like an Italian villa, and features fountains, a grand outdoor courtyard, hand-painted murals, intricately, patterned wood floors and antique carpets. The theme carries into the rooms, which start at 480 square feet and are appointed with king-sized beds, walk-in showers, exposed wooden beams and Italian art. Some suites also include Juliet balconies, soaking tubs and separate living rooms. Recent guests appreciated the size of the rooms, but were most impressed with the views: The hotel sits on a hillside about 8 miles northwest of Austin. You can also admire the views from the outdoor heated saltwater pool or the Veranda cafe and bar. Aside from the hotel's tranquil location, reviewers also raved about the on-site Italian restaurant, Visconti Ristorante & Bar. If you're looking for a more casual atmosphere, grab a bite at the poolside grill and bar. When it's time to relax, you can indulge in spa services or enlist the concierge to arrange a golf outing at a nearby course. This hotel is part of The Leading Hotels of the World, meaning Leaders Club members have access to perks here.
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    Battery Wharf Hotel
    Boston, MA
    0.7 miles to city center
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Sitting on the pier of the Battery Wharf, this hotel is where luxury and location meet. On this coveted waterside piece of real estate, guests can take advantage of two dining venues, a full-service spa and even an on-site maritime museum. If you aren't already sold, the Battery Wharf Hotel makes a great home base for your Boston tour, with prime access to the Paul Revere House, Faneuil Hall and the Freedom Trail, as well as a variety of shops and restaurants. Take it from recent guests, who refer to this hotel as nothing short of impressive and accommodating. Previous visitors applaud the sophisticated restaurants and lounges, and the airy rooms, appointed with pillow-top beds, windows that open, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi access (for a fee).
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    Market Pavilion Hotel
    Charleston, SC
    0.4 miles to city center
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free WiFi

    Sitting just down the street from the historic Charleston City Market, this hotel is ideal for anyone who prefers all things luxury. Many guests find it hard to believe that Market Pavilion only dates back to 2003; intricately carved furniture and elaborate decor evoke a sense of history, while the hotel's rooftop pool and Pavilion Bar add contemporary flair. Recent guests rave about the hotel's friendly staff and top-tier room amenities, which include two-poster beds, plush robes, oversized marble baths and Hermès brand toiletries.
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    Mr. C Seaport
    New York City, NY
    3 miles to city center
    $20 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $20 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    New York City travelers will relish Mr. C Seaport's location in the heart of Manhattan's Seaport neighborhood. The hotel sits just below the Brooklyn Bridge and is about a mile east of the 9/11 Memorial. Guests rave about the plush, traditionally styled accommodations, which feature teak veneer furniture, 50-inch TVs and Italian linens. Suite accommodations include balconies with views of the East River and the city skyline. Children will appreciate the property's Little C program, which welcomes kids to the hotel with a teddy bear, cookies, Nutella and a coloring book. After a good night's sleep, guests can work up a sweat in the on-site fitness center equipped with Technogym machines or grab breakfast at the on-site Italian eatery, Bellini. If you're looking for an intimate event space, you're in luck: You can reserve the Lobby Lounge or Bellini for events. Previous guests warn that while the hotel is lovely, the service does not always match that of a luxury property. In addition, there are limited on-site amenities despite the $20 daily facility fee. Keep in mind, this property is part of the Leading Hotels of the World, so Leaders Club members can enjoy extra perks like free breakfast.
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    Mr. C Coconut Grove
    Miami, FL
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    For a taste of Europe in the heart of Miami, stay at Mr. C Coconut Grove. Situated in the city's upscale Coconut Grove neighborhood, this Leading Hotels of the World outpost offers proximity to a variety of local landmarks, including the University of Miami campus (less than 3 miles west), Little Havana (4 miles north) and downtown Miami (about 5 miles northeast). But travelers insist there's more to love about this hotel than its superb location. Guests rave about the property's friendly staff, excellent (albeit expensive) cuisine and beautiful accommodations. Each of the 100 nautically themed rooms and suites comes equipped with multiple high-definition TVs, Wi-Fi access (which the daily $25 resort fee covers), a minibar, custom La Bottega toiletries and a private balcony overlooking the city or Biscayne Bay. Plus, families can request extras like homemade cookies and keepsake teddy bears. Additional property amenities range from a sauna and room for spa treatments to a fitness center to an outdoor pool. And when it's time to eat, guests can enjoy gourmet Italian fare at Bellini or continental breakfast in Il Giardino's tranquil garden. The latter is free every day for Leaders Club members.
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    Sonnenalp Hotel
    Vail, CO
    0.3 miles to city center
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free WiFi

    Towering over central Vail, this chalet-style resort doesn't skimp on coziness. With sweeping vistas of either the Vail Village or Gore Creek, each guest room features Rocky Mountain touches like custom-made Bavarian furniture, gas fireplaces and heated floors. The traditional lodge design carries over into the resort's four dining areas, each boasting wood furnishings and a rustic ambiance. The Sonnenalp Hotel caters primarily to skiers, and visitors found both the resort's location and the ski concierge service to be extremely convenient. Even if you don't plan on tackling the slopes, you shouldn't rule out this resort; the Sonnenalp offers a variety of ways to stay active that don't involve snow. The championship Sonnenalp Golf Club, for example, features 7,100 yards of rolling fairways and pesky sand traps. Meanwhile, the outdoor pool and cozy Sonnenalp Spa both provide a fantastic setting for rest and relaxation. Yet despite all its offerings, guests point to the hotel staff as the main reason to book here. Recent visitors say they were made to feel special by the hotel employees and were even greeted by name upon re-entering the premises. What's more, Leaders Club members get perks like room upgrades and complimentary breakfasts at this hotel. One drawback: this resort is expensive, and daily resort and parking fees will cost you more than you may expect.
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    Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
    Miami Beach, FL
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Carillon Miami Wellness Resort caters to those seeking more of a wellness retreat than a simple vacation. At this northern Miami Beach, Florida, beach property, you'll find a mind-boggling array of spa treatments and intense fitness classes offered in the 70,000-square-foot spa, plus many nutritionists and physicians on staff. But despite its location on the bustling Collins Avenue, guests say Carillon Miami has all the makings of a good night's sleep. The resort's accommodations feature top-notch amenities, such as Nespresso machines, high-definition TVs and bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and walk-in showers. Suites are also outfitted with kitchens equipped with granite countertops and KitchenAid and Miele appliances, but recent guests raved about the beach service and nearby eateries so much that you might not even use this part of your suite. One thing visitors couldn't stop talking about was the incredible service, with many saying it was one thing that made their stays truly unforgettable. Part of The Leading Hotels of the World portfolio, the resort welcomes Leaders Club members with various additional perks.
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    Faena Hotel Miami Beach
    Miami Beach, FL
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Recent lodgers said their stays at the Faena Hotel Miami Beach were next to perfect. Past guests gushed about the staff's attention to detail and genuine friendliness. Accommodations received tons of praise as well, and were described by reviewers as spacious (the smallest rooms measure 464 square feet), well-appointed and downright chic. Rooms are decorated in a modern, South American style and come outfitted with sleek wooden furnishings and colorful accents. Other amenities include flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access and marble bathrooms with walk-in showers. Some standard rooms are also equipped with furnished balconies, and most rooms offer ocean views. What's more, you'll have access to a Faena Butler to arrange any request. Dining here is also a big attraction. Travelers say you can't leave without grabbing a bite at Pao by Paul Qui (just make sure to reserve a table in advance). The hotel's other dining venues include Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann, which specializes in South American grilling, and the Veranda, which serves breakfast. There are also an outdoor bar, a lobby lounge and a bar with live DJs. Additionally, the Faena boasts an Old Hollywood-style theater that hosts cabaret shows, as well as the Tierra Santa Healing House spa. You can find this highly acclaimed hotel in the heart of Miami Beach, Florida. But be forewarned: Guests say a stay here is pricey. However, this property's affiliation with The Leading Hotels of the World means Leaders Club members can enjoy perks like welcome gifts and free upgrades.

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