Favorite hotels from around the world

Here’s a list of my favorites.

St Regis Vommuli Resort


This is in a class by itself.

St Regis New York

St Regis Princeville, Kauai (now the Princeville Resort)

St Regis Dubai (now the LXR Habtoor Palace)

St Regis Deer Valley

St Regis Florence

Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Andaz London

Gritti Palace, Venice (Sadly, seriously damaged by recent flooding in Venice.)

The Gwen, Chicago

The Nines, Portland

Fairmont Orchid, Big Island, HI

Ritz Carlton San Francisco

Fairmont San Francisco

Manele Bay hotel (Now Four Seasons Resort Lanai)

Andaz Maui

Fairmont Maui

Royal Hawaiian, Honolulu 

Moana Surfrider, Honolulu

Park Hyatt Sydney

Kimpton Canary Hotel, Santa Barbara

Hotel Bristol, Vienna

Convento do Espinheiro, Portugal

Tambo del Inka, Peru

Loi Suites, Iguazu Falls, Argentina

And here are some, that despite the brand name, are just blah.

Four Seasons Austin

Andaz Wall Street

Waldorf Astoria NY

Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea Maui

And, sadly, I stayed here, but fuck em. It’s a terrible property, far from the strip and no casino. There are so many better options, like The Cosmopolitan, my favorite in Vegas.

Trump Vegas


About Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal is Senior Director of product at Amazon (Audible). Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. He tweets at @rakeshlobster.
This entry was posted in travel. Bookmark the permalink.