Sneak Preview: The Robb Report 100 Hotels

The abundance of rankings and ratings systems available to travelers can serve more to confuse than to inform. Stars, diamonds, numerals, and even crowns purport to denote comparative quality, but they frequently fall short of answering the most fundamental question: Which hotel is the best in its given location? On newsstands this November, the second annual edition of Robb Report Luxury Hotels addresses this issue head-on, offering a comprehensive guide to the premier accommodations in 100 cities worldwide. As chosen by the editors and writers of Robb Report, the properties showcased in Luxury Hotels—selections from which appear on the following pages—rank unequivocally as the ultimate urban retreats.

An urban oasis opens on Spain’s most idyllic fantasy island…
The new helicopter tour takes place aboard an Hermès-outfitted Eurocopter…
California’s Cal-a-Vie spa and the French winery Château Margaux make the perfect pairing…
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The 26-day journey will include stops in French Polynesia, Mongolia, and Greenland…
The new all-suite hotel offers guests the chance to exercise their bodies and their minds…
The weekend experience at the famed Wisconsin golf retreat offers rare Balvenie whiskies and Gurkha...
The Hawaiian resort has also introduced a new program that offers perks to guests staying in suites…
Photo by Jamie McGregor Smith
The iconic London hotel pops the cork on its new Champagne Room…
The landmark hotel welcomes guests visiting the retrospective of the famed Spanish artists…
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A new retreat elevates Baden-Baden’s long-standing spa culture...