Best Luxury Hotel Brand (2018)


Luxury travelers have more choices than ever before when it comes to accommodations. When you book a stay at one of these high-end hotel brands with properties in the U.S., you can expect a consistency of impeccable service and extreme comfort no matter what city you're staying in. 

  • Auberge Resorts

    Auberge Resorts

    The Auberge Resorts Collection of hotels includes luxury boutique gems throughout the world, including gems in the U.S. like the Auberge du Soliel and Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley and Hotel Jerome in Aspen. No matter the property, guests at Auberge resorts can expect an authentic sense of place, menus featuring fresh and locally sourced ingredients, indulgent spas and specially crafted experiences.
    Photo courtesy of Auberge Resorts

  • Montage Hotels & Resorts

    Montage Hotels & Resorts

    Montage Hotels offers ultra-luxurious getaways in half a dozen locations across the U.S., including Beverly Hills, Deer Valley, Healdsburg and Hawaii. Architecture at each property takes inspiration from its surroundings. Guests enjoy award-winning spas, exceptional wine lists, specially commissioned art and creative lifestyle experiences, all with an eye toward “comfortable elegance.”
    Photo courtesy of Preferred Hotels & Resorts

  • Omni Hotels & Resorts

    Omni Hotels & Resorts

    Guests at Omni Hotels & Resorts throughout North America enjoy plenty of local flavor without sacrificing luxe amenities, including signature restaurants, robust wellness options and big savings through the Select Guest loyalty program. Many of the 60 Omni properties are also historically significant hotels, like the Omni Bedford Springs Resort or the Omni Homestead Resort.
    Photo courtesy of Omni Hotels & Resorts

  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

    Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

    Four Seasons operates more than 100 hotels in 43 different countries, each with an eye toward impeccable service and authentic surroundings. Discerning travelers will find Four Seasons properties scattered across the U.S., from Hawaii to New York and everywhere in between, each unlocking a collection of distinctive experiences, like dive-in movie nights in Dallas or Ghost Ranch hiking excursions in Santa Fe.
    Photo courtesy of Rich Stapleton / Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

  • Langham Hotels & Resorts

    Langham Hotels & Resorts

    In 1865, the Langham, London opened as Europe's first Grand Hotel. Today, Langham Hotels & Resorts continues to offer classic luxury, timeless elegance and a commitment to "The Art of the Stay." Guests will always find a vase of fresh-cut pink roses in the hotel lobby, an elegant afternoon tea service and spas inspired by the five elements, metal, fire, wood, earth and water.
    Photo courtesy of Langham Hotels & Resorts

  • Kimpton Hotels

    Kimpton Hotels

    Newly acquired by InterContinental Hotels Group, Kimpton Hotels was among the first boutique hotel companies in the U.S. Guests at Kimpton properties across the country enjoy a hosted evening wine hour each day, pet-friendly rooms, distinctive (and often historic) architecture and the peace of mind that comes with staying in a Green Key certified hotel.
    Photo courtesy of Kimpton Hotels

  • Rosewood Hotels and Resorts

    Rosewood Hotels and Resorts

    Rosewood's tagline is "A sense of place," and guests will find just that no matter which of the company's dozens of one-of-a-kind luxury properties they choose to stay at. Guests are treated like family while enjoying amenities like award-winning Sense spas available exclusively at select Rosewood properties.
    Photo courtesy of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts

  • The Ritz-Carlton

    The Ritz-Carlton

    Headquartered in Maryland, The Ritz-Carlton operates more than 90 luxury properties in 30 countries and territories. Hospitality takes front and center; each guest gets a warm and sincere welcome, greeting by name and a fond farewell at the end of their stay. Spas at the Ritz-Carlton feature local experiences, and an award-winning loyalty program makes it easier to travel more for less.
    Photo courtesy of Marriott International

  • JW Marriott

    JW Marriott

    JW Marriott, the luxury branch of Marriott International, takes service seriously, ensuring their more than 70 hotels in gateway cities around the world have some of the world's best staff, chefs and spa therapists. Guests can expect spacious rooms with luxury amenities, distinctive architectural design details, state-of-the-art fitness centers and spas and top-notch dining experiences.
    Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts

  • Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts

    Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts

    True to the spirit of the original Waldorf Astoria in New York, the entire collection of Waldorf Astoria hotels feature timeless luxury and a commitment to service. Guests have access to a personal concierge, unique dining experiences and some of the world's most blissful spas. 
    Photo courtesy of (c) 2018 Waldorf Astoria

The top 10 winners in the category Best Luxury Hotel Brand are as follows:

  1. Auberge Resorts
  2. Montage Hotels & Resorts
  3. Omni Hotels & Resorts
  4. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  5. Langham Hotels & Resorts
  6. Kimpton Hotels
  7. Rosewood Hotels and Resorts
  8. The Ritz-Carlton
  9. JW Marriott
  10. Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Marla Cimini (USA TODAY), Eric Grossman, Gerrish Lopez, Eileen Ogintz (Taking the Kids) and Christopher Parr (Pursuitist) were chosen based on their knowledge of the American hotel scene.

Congratulations to all these winning hospitality companies!

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Marla Cimini

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Gerrish Lopez

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Christopher Parr

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