Best Luxury Hotel Brand (2020)

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.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Luxury Hotel Brand are as follows:
  1. Auberge Resorts Collection
  2. 1 Hotels
  3. Omni Hotels & Resorts
  4. Kimpton Hotels
  5. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
  6. Belmond
  7. The Langham Hotels & Resorts
  8. Pendry Hotels & Resorts
  9. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
  10. Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

  • Auberge Resorts Collection

    Auberge Resorts Collection

    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 Collection

  • 1 Hotels

    1 Hotels

    Sustainability sits front and center at every 1 Hotels property; from the Lobby Farmstand selling “imperfect” produce to filtered water in rooms to recycled hangers and paper, guests will find eco-friendly touches throughout their stay. The brand already operates hotels in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Miami and Los Angeles, with new locations planned for Nashville, San Francisco, Sunnyvale and Toronto.
    Photo courtesy of 1 Hotels

  • 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

  • Kimpton Hotels

    Kimpton Hotels

    Under the umbrella of the 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 Cris Molina / Kimpton Hotels

  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

    InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

    Located in diverse destinations around the globe (including two dozen in the U.S.), InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has been offering its guests distinctive style and modern luxury since the first property opened in 1949. Iconic properties include The Willard in Washington, D.C. and the Amstel Amsterdam.
    Photo courtesy of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

  • Belmond


    Belmond specializes in luxury hotels, trains and river cruises across the globe, including some of the world's most iconic experiences (think a journey on the Orient Express). In the U.S. the brand currently operates hotels in New York, Charleston and Santa Barbara.
    Photo courtesy of Belmond

  • The Langham Hotels & Resorts

    The 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 The Langham Hotels & Resorts

  • Pendry Hotels & Resorts

    Pendry Hotels & Resorts

    Pendry Hotels & Resorts welcome guests to contemporary properties designed with “the new luxury traveler” in mind. Upscale amenities include welcome cocktails, impeccable service and an emphasis on the local art and community scene in the city each hotel calls home. The brand debuted in 2017 with hotels in San Diego and Baltimore, with other properties in New York, Park City (winter 2021), Washington (2022) and West Hollywood (2020).
    Photo courtesy of Preferred Hotels & Resorts

  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

    Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

    Some of the world's most iconic hotels, including The Plaza in New York, can be found among the 70 properties of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. Whether staying at a hotel in an exciting urban center or pristine natural area, guests at Fairmont hotels can expect an authentic experience with amenities inspired by each local destination, from lei-making experiences at the Fairmont Orchid in Hawaii to complimentary bikes for exploring the wineries near Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa.
    Photo courtesy of Fairmont 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 Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts

Congratulations to all these winning hotel brands!

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