Al Faisaliah Hotel, featuring 224 rooms and suites, stands today at the intersection of ancient Middle Eastern tradition and cosmopolitan sophistication. Following the addition of Al Faisaliah Suites, the only dedicated luxury suites hotel in Riyadh offering 106 suites, Al Faisaliah has become one of the finest and most sought-after properties in Saudi Arabia. The finest 5-star hotel is conveniently located on Olaya Street near King Fahad Road, within a world-class retail and entertainment complex that includes the lavish Al Faisaliah Mall.
The plus rooms and suites, signature butler service, award-winning dining rooms a leading edge health club, and a spa for women set the tone for a memorable stay. The central location and easy access to a captivating array of the city's attractions has made Al Faisaliah the preferred address for those pursuing both business and pleasure in Riyadh.
No. of Properties 10
Where You’ll Find Them China, Indonesia, India, and Oman
At-a-Glance The very definition of modern hospitality – eco-friendly properties that blend cutting-edge design with immersive cultural experiences in enticing locales across Asia.
Why You’ll Love It Named after the Sanskrit word for surprise, Alila Hotels and Resorts excels at crafting guest experiences that are unexpectedly different.
The Look and Feel Properties’ innovative designs are both refreshingly modern and rigorously authentic. Indigenous materials are used copiously and local artisan traditions are spotlighted to best reflect the spirt of their destinations. Dining programs grounded in the native culinary culture further promote cross-cultural exchange.
Extraordinary Ethos Alila is at the forefront of eco-tourism, with a rigorous commitment to sustainability. Properties are recognized by EarthCheck, a leading international certification body for the travel and tourism industry, which employs a science-based approach to gauging and mitigating environmental impact. New hotels are designed and built in accordance with the group’s policies. But sustainable operation and design are just the start – Alila makes a commitment to its local host communities by largely employing those who live in surrounding areas, developing the local workforce through training programs, using products and services from local suppliers, and educating guests on local culture and traditions through the engaging Alila Journeys programme.
Headline Appeal Alila Villas, a sub-brand within Alila, ups the luxury quotient with its properties made up of villas with private pools, and its private sail boat that plies Indonesia’s remote and untouched islands.
Major Acclaim Alila properties have racked up accolades from major industry sources, including Conde Nast Traveler (The Gold List, The Hot List), Travel + Leisure (World’s Best Awards), and TripAdvisor (Certificates of Excellence).
No. of Properties 39
Where You’ll Find Them Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Maldives, Mozambique, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Zambia
At-a-Glance A brand committed to instilling all their properties with an authentic sense of place, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas excels at bringing destination-appropriate details to their resorts and resort-like hotels throughout Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East, and Southern Africa.
Why You’ll Love It With a name derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “without end,” Anantara encapsulates the excitement of discovery and exploration that comes from entering a new land. To wit, the brand is committed to embracing the indigenous roots of its hotels’ locales through architectural and interior design details and authentic activity offerings (think: cooking classes in the local cuisine and spas grounded in native wellness traditions).
Extraordinary Ethos Anantara’s unwavering desire to bring guests closer to the heart and soul of a destination has led the brand to adopt a number of progressive CSR initiatives designed to preserve the places that its hotels call home. The majority of its properties have been certified by environmental watchdog group Green Growth 2050. And Anantara oversees a number of socially responsible projects and foundations, including the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, which rescues abused Thai street elephants (guests can interact with rescued elephants at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort).
Headline Appeal Guests have access to unique programming, such as elephant polo matches (played at the aforementioned Golden Triangle property), unexpected safari experiences on private islands that double as royal playgrounds in the United Arab Emirates, and one-of-a-kind private dining experiences at properties across the brand.
Major Acclaim Anantara properties have made a number of lists of top hotels, including those from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler (UK and US), and the like.
No. of Properties 6
Where You’ll Find Them Australia
At-a-Glance As the name implies, Art Series Hotels’ boutique properties double as living galleries – each is inspired by and dedicated to a contemporary Australia artist, and is located in a hip location in the Australian states of Victoria and South Australia.
Why You’ll Love It Art Series properties let guests eat, sleep, and play amongst true works of art, as each property is dedicated to a contemporary Australian artist and filled with creations from its namesake. Properties feature original sculptures, painting, prints, and the like, along with art libraries, TV’s with special art channels, and even art supplies for guests’ use. Properties are also located in some of the hottest locations, close to galleries, hip restaurants, buzzy lounges, and in-demand clubs.
Headline Appeal Properties truly encourage guests to integrate art into their travel experiences. To wit, properties offer guided art-themed tours through the hotels’ grounds, as well as in the surrounding areas, and of local museums and galleries. And there is even a fleet of Smart Cars decked out with unique graphic designs that guests can borrow for private exploration (mobile street art, if you will).
No. of Properties 3
Where You’ll Find Them Australia
At-a-Glance A collection of young, urban hotels, Atura properties marry industrial-esque interiors with colourful artwork, techy touches with a communal atmosphere, and personable service with an attractive price tag for a fresh and fun hospitality experience.
Why You’ll Love It Designed for a new breed of business and leisure travellers, Atura properties deformalise the normally buttoned-up city hotel with their industrial-chic designs that are warmed up with vibrant bursts of colour, warm and friendly service, and social focuses (guests have access to communal spaces, where they are encouraged to get to know their fellow travellers). As an additional welcoming touch, guests have access to complimentary in-room movies, local phone calls, and iMacs in public spaces. And bathrooms are stocked with products from the cult-favourite, New York-based beauty brand Malin & Goetz. Even better, the brand is committed to being value conscious, and all of the above comes at a very attractive price.
Headline Appeal To further complement its creative, alternative nature, properties offer Atura Live, a series of sketch clubs and open mic sessions that is open to guests and locals, alike.
No. of Properties 19
Where You’ll Find Them Botswana, Lesotho, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Portugal, Qatar, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Zambia
At-a-Glance The younger sister of Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, Avani puts a modern spin on the idea of sense of place with its value-oriented hotels that blend contemporary styling with destination-appropriate touches.
Why You’ll Love It Avani properties deliver a warm, relaxed atmosphere coupled with approachable looks that are both grounded in local design traditions while also being refreshingly modern in style. Properties are also a great value for money, thanks to their upscale amenities and luxury services that come at wallet-friendly prices.
Headline Appeal Launched in 2012, and already boasting 14 hotels in its diverse portfolio of properties, Avani is a relatively young, exciting brand that is expanding at a rapid clip.
No. of Properties 9
Where You’ll Find Them Czech Republic, Hungary, Libya, Malta, North Sudan, Portugal, Russia, United Kingdom
At-a-Glance Founded on the Mediterranean island of Malta, Corinthia is a family-owned collection of five-star properties that bring a sense of Old World grandeur to choice locations in Europe and Northern Africa.
Why You’ll Love It Corinthia is both a true luxury brand – with its properties’ beautifully-appointed, yet subtle, crafted interiors, authentic touches, and commitment to providing discreet, impeccable service – and a brand grounded in family values. To wit, visiting a Corinthia property is like being welcomed home, and guests are greeted warmly and treated to an experience that is sincerely caring and supremely comfortable. Furthermore, every Corinthia hotel is a beautiful display of local architecture and culture.
Headline Appeal From its top-notch restaurant to its spas featuring some of the best beauty, holistic, and medical practitioners, Corinthia elevates the hotel experience to art.
Major Acclaim Corinthia hotels frequently appear in some of the most well-regarded publications, and they have received recognition for their design, service, culinary programming, and amenities.
No. of Properties 8
Where You’ll Find Them Ireland, United Kingdom, United States
At-a-Glance Located in central locations in London, Dublin, Washington DC, Cork, and Bristol, the Doyle Collection is a carefully curated group of stylishly-appointed, intimate properties that take a hyperlocal, neighbourhood-focused approach.
Why You’ll Love It Doyle Collection properties are plenty attractive with their prime locations, stylish interiors, excellent restaurants, and personable service. But it’s their connection with their surrounding neighbourhood that makes them truly stand out. Indeed, their properties are experts at bringing a cultural slice of their city to the guest experience.
Headline Appeal Properties offer an impressive slate of hyper-local-focused activities, including guided food tours, private shopping sessions at nearby boutiques, spy-themed scavenger hunts through surrounding neighbourhoods, and picnic lunch outings to area parks.
Elewana Collection Lodges, Camps, Boutique Beach Hotels all in Harmony With Africa.
Each of Elewana Collection’s lodges, camps and hotels has been carefully selected for their unique accommodations and iconic locations, providing exceptional game viewing opportunities in exceptional comfort and style. In addition to the superior interior designs and incomparable standards of service, each of the Elewana Collection demonstrates its responsibilities toward reducing any and all environmental impacts by employing, wherever possible, renewal energy resources, local materials, and waste management controls.
No. of Properties 54
Where You’ll Find Them Denmark, Norway, Sweden
At-a-Glance Spread across key cities in Scandinavia and Iceland, First Hotels is a smart, value-oriented chain of individually-designed hotels that value unique guest experiences and personable service.
Why You’ll Love It The brand may be 60 hotels-strong, but no two First properties are alike. Indeed, hotels feature unique, contemporary designs that are specific to their locales.
Headline Appeal The brand is value conscious, yes. But you’d be hard-pressed to recognize that in the guest experience. Rooms are often generous in size and service is laid-back while still being welcoming and accommodating. The brand also lays claim to some of Scandinavia’s biggest hotel names, including Oslo’s First Hotel Grims Grenka.
No. of Properties 4
Where You’ll Find Them Finland
At-a-Glance With its four design-oriented hotels spread around the greater Helsinki area, GLO Hotels brings a stylish eye to the Finnish capital.
Why You’ll Love It From an Art Nouveau castle built circa 1900 that’s been repurposed into a chic, yet quirky modern hotel, to a glass-and-steel building dressed-up with sleek interiors, what unites GLO’s four hotels around Helsinki is that they are all distinctly different. And that’s what makes the brand infinitely interesting.
Headline Appeal Glo hotels are frequently ranked in the top ten hotels in Helsinki on TripAdvisor.
No. of Properties 4
Where You’ll Find Them Greece, United States
At-a-Glance Grace Hotels is an award-winning collection of intimate, boutique retreats located in picture-perfect resort destinations in Greece, and Rhode Island and Connecticut in the United States.
Why You’ll Love It Luxurious escapism at its finest, Grace has perfected the art of creating idyllic, romantic retreats in some of the world’s most beautiful locations. From a whitewashed, clifftop property with dramatic views over the Aegean on Santorini, to a country-chic inn in the tranquil rolling hills of Connecticut, a short drive from New York City, each property is an authentic expression of its location.
Extraordinary Ethos The Grace Foundation, the hotel group’s philanthropic arm, supports a number of international charities, including SOS Children’s Villages.
Headline Appeal Despite their intimate sizes, properties seek to connect travellers to their destinations with an ambitious experiential programme called Bespoke by Grace. Centred on themes such as culture, adventure, wellbeing, and romance, offerings might include a private sailing lesson and voyage in Rhode Island’s Newport, a detox retreat in Connecticut, or a fishing jaunt from Mykonos.
Major Acclaim Grace properties have won awards and recognition from all of the major industry players, including Travel + Leisure , Conde Nast Traveler (UK and US), TripAdvisor, Fodors, AAA, and the World Travel Awards.
No. of Properties 75
Where You’ll Find Them Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Chad, China, Congo, Croatia, Djibouti, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lithuania, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
At-a-Glance From the banks of the Bosporus to the shores of the Huangpu, Kempinski Hotels excels at crafting impeccable hotel experiences grounded in grand European style in locations across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. What else would you expect from Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group?
Why You’ll Love It Founded in 1897, the brand’s history and heritage is legendary. And with an impressive roster of properties, each more distinguished than the next, Kempinski has a bright future ahead. Whether it’s a grand dame hotel housed in an iconic historic building or a property located in an avant-garde, unabashedly modern skyscraper, Kempinski’s hotels exude that special European flair that speaks to the most discerning of travellers.
Extraordinary Ethos Kempinski’s CSR initiatives are three-pronged: the brand actively seeks to improve the conditions of the destinations in which its hotels are located, the group is a major patron of the arts, and the group integrates sustainability practices into its properties both new and old.
Headline Appeal Kempinski might have its roots in Europe, but the luxury brand is aggressively expanding its footprint in Asia. Now, it operates some of the continent’s finest properties, and it will continue to bring its signature approach to key destinations in China and beyond.
Major Acclaim The awards and accolades earned by Kempinski’s properties read like a laundry list of the best of the best: Conde Nast Traveler, Conde Nast Traveller, Travel + Leisure, the World Travel Awards, TripAdvisor, Michelin, and more.
No. of Properties 9
Where You’ll Find Them India
At-a-Glance From an opulent palace fit for a modern-day Raj overlooking Udaipur’s Lake Pichola to a sleek urban resort in New Delhi’s toniest neighbourhood, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is a collection of award-winning properties across India that are the finest hotels that the country has to offer.
Why You’ll Love It Pure escapist fantasies, The Leela properties embody the essence of India with their opulent décor, welcoming service, mouth-watering dining programs that showcase the country’s rich culinary traditions, and spas grounded in Ayurveda, the 3,000-year old wellness science. Primly-located properties also showcase some of the country’s most appealing destinations, including the beaches of Goa, the streets of Mumbai, and the tropical tapestries of Kerala.
Headline Appeal Whether it’s a bustling city hotel or a sprawling resort property, The Leela seeks to connect guests with the unique facets of its host destination. Guests can embark on guided tours of local markets, take cooking classes, consult with onsite Ayurvedic doctors, and enrol in multi-day yoga retreats.
Major Acclaim Leela properties have been recognised as being the top properties in India – and in the world – by Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveller, TripAdvisor, and the like.
No. of Properties 6
Where You’ll Find Them Italy
At-a-Glance Owned by the ever fashionable Ferragamo family, the Lungarno Collection offers a stylish group of intimate design hotels in heart of Florence and Rome.
Why You’ll Love It Inspired by the tradition of art and craftsmanship in Tuscany, and with an unabashed nod to the Ferragamo family’s own fashion-forward pursuits, Lungarno Collection’s art-filled hotels in Florence and Rome are decidedly stylish spots to rest your head.
Headline Appeal In keeping with the brand’s strong commitment to creativity and craftsmanship, properties feature rotating art exhibitions and artists in residence programmes in addition to their permanent collections. Guest to the Florence properties also receive preferred access to the city’s Salvatore Ferragamo museum.
Major Acclaim Properties are frequently included in lists of the best hotels in Italy and round-ups of fashion designer-owned hotels.
No. of Properties 13
Where You’ll Find Them China, Philippines
At-a-Glance Named after the famed explorer, Marco Polo Hotels help turn every guest into a modern-day explorer, thanks to their central locations in some of Asia’s top hubs and contemporary designs that still reflect the charm and personality of their cities.
Why You’ll Love It Marco Polo elevates the staid city hotel with its stylish interiors that are grounded in Asian design, business-friendly amenities, and excellent locations central to key attractions and major landmarks.
Headline Appeal Despite being city hotels, properties often offer kids clubs in order to keep the little ones happy.
No. of Properties 6
Where You’ll Find Them United States
At-a-Glance With properties in San Diego, Newport Beach, Santa Barbara, and Napa Valley, Meritage Collection encapsulates the full California experience, from the state’s beachy shores to its vineyard-filled wine country.
Why You’ll Love It Pure California luxury, a tour of the Meritage portfolio of properties is a glimpse at the best the state has to offer. Explore the coastal bluffs of San Diego. Sail around Newport Beach. Visit tony Santa Barbara, America’s Riviera. And experience the vineyards and Michelin-starred restaurants of Napa Valley.
Headline Appeal Meritage’s Napa Valley property is also a working winery, and guests can meet the winemaker and have private tastings in the cellar tasting room. Don’t miss the spa, with its wine-inspired treatments.
Major Acclaim Meritage’s four hotels have accumulated many TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence, along with nods from major publications and websites.
No. of Properties 2
Where You’ll Find Them United Arab Emirates
At-a-Glance Arabic for meeting place, Meydan Hotels brings two distinct experiences to Dubai with its wave-shaped, glass-and-steel property adjacent to the Dubai Racecourse and its desert fantasy retreat tucked into the sand dunes outside the city centre.
Why You’ll Love It Properties capture the diversity of the Dubai experience. Enjoy the city’s famed horse racing culture, play golf and tennis, and experience an array of dining options at the plenty sleek Racecourse property. Or take a camel ride or a four wheel excursion into the desert, courtesy of the Bedouin-inspired Bab Al Shams.
Headline Appeal Dining options are plentiful and varied at both properties. Don’t miss the dinner show that is Al Hadheerah at Bab Al Shams. Located in a traditional fort, the meal is an open-air feast of Arabic dishes that is further complemented by falconry demonstrations, traditional dances, and other entertaining displays.
No. of Properties 1
Where You’ll Find Them United States
At-a-Glance A sister of Omni Hotels and Resorts, Mokara is a single hotel brand with luxe cream-on-cream interiors just a one-minute stroll from San Antonio’s Alamo and River Walk.
Why You’ll Love It Mokara brings a touch of grandeur to a prime location in San Antonio, from the rooms with 12-foot ceilings, expansive windows with River Walk views, marble baths, and cream tones, to the spa with its transportive services.
Headline Appeal The hotel’s restaurant Ostra is widely ranked as one of the city’s best.
Major Acclaim Mokara has appeared on both Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List and Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best list. It is also San Antonio’s only Forbes four-star property.
No. of Properties 1
Where You’ll Find Them China
At-a-Glance Named after the father of famed explorer Marco Polo, and the posh sister of Marco Polo Hotels, Niccolo Hotels is a collection of high-design, urban chic luxury properties in key locations in China.
Why You’ll Love It Niccolo Hotels blends high-style interiors that would be right at home in a design hotel with luxury touches, including opulent finishes, impeccable service, exciting culinary options, and sophisticated ambiences.
Headline Appeal Niccolo Hotels seeks to turn its guests into instant insiders, thanks to the property’s in-the-know concierge team. The property also features a nice range of experiential programming, including a stimulating lecture series and workshops in traditional arts, like the tea ceremony.
No. of Properties 2
Where You’ll Find Them China
At-a-Glance One of China’s first home-grown luxury hospitality brand, NUO pulls inspiration from the country’s five millennia worth of culture and heritage, and rigorously translates them into inviting guests experiences in key cities.
Why You’ll Love It NUO is a masterpiece of modern Ming living, from the properties’ designs that reference the Ming Dynasty – with their warm woods and leathers, silk-patterned walls, and textured marble floors – to the one-of-a-kind pieces of art from Chinese artists that decorate rooms and public spaces, and the spa grounded in principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Headline Appeal The brand’s first property in Beijing worked with acclaimed Beijing-based artist Zeng Fanzhi – considered by many to be China’s greatest living artist – to create four custom pieces for the property. Guests are met in the lobby by two monumental works: a massive oil stylized landscape, and a more than 3-metre tall sculpture loosely inspired by the principles of the Chinese philosopher Confucius. Zeng also put his mark on the property’s 438 rooms – each features an original printed wall mural of one of the master’s paintings.
No. of Properties 49
Where You’ll find Them Canada, Mexico, United States
At-a-Glance One of America’s great hotel brands, award-winning Omni Hotels & Resorts crafts guest experiences grounded in the local flavour at its properties in destinations across the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
Why You’ll Love It Omni hotels cater to both business and leisure travellers. Properties feature comfortable accommodations, excellent service, top-notch conference and business facilities, exciting food and beverage outlets, and leisure amenities, including transportive spas, golf programmes, and the like.
Headline Appeal The brand is renowned for its extremely personalized approach to delivering an impeccable guest experience. Omni has consistently won awards for its service and ranks among the best hotels in the United States in this area.
Major Acclaim Omni Hotels & Resorts Ranked “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains” by J.D. Power 2015 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study℠.
No. of Properties: 9
Where You’ll Find Them: Fiji, Guam, Hawaii, Thailand, Maldives, Mauritius
At-A-Glance: Outrigger Resorts is synonymous with warm hospitality in iconic beachfront destinations across the Hawaiian Islands, Asia-Pacific and the Indian Ocean. Each Outrigger property blends seamlessly with its unique locale, offering a compelling guest experience and distinctive sense of place.
Why You’ll Love It: With seventy years of hospitality experience, you can expect unwavering standards of service and signature experiences to immerse yourself in the local culture.
Extraordinary Ethos: Outrigger is guided by a set of principles called Ke Ano Waa (translated as the “Outrigger Way” in Hawaiian). This mindset is embodied in the heartfelt expression of hospitality that seeks to establish a lasting bond between guest, host and the culture of the local community. Ke Ano Waa explains why every Outrigger property around the world is infused with the generous spirit of aloha, which can be seen and felt in the clear sense of caring that pervades each and every setting.
No. of Properties 16
Where You’ll find Them Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, United States, Vietnam
At-a-Glance Founded and based in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts fuses Asian hospitality traditions with modern design. Properties also feature robust dining programmes with excellent and varied restaurants for guests to enjoy.
Why You’ll Love It Pan Pacific’s properties exude understated elegance, thanks to their subtle, uncomplicated service and designs that blend contemporary flourishes with local touches. A favourite of discerning business travellers, they are specially designed to address the needs of road warriors.
Extraordinary Ethos Pan Pacific is deeply mindful of its environmental footprint and takes numerous steps to reduce its impact. The brand’s in-house green committee includes representatives from a number of departments, and is always evaluating its eco policies. Individual properties also operate their own progressive sustainability programmes. Hotels are also very social active in their surrounding communities through a number of partnerships, donation drives, charitable missions, and the like.
Headline Appeal The brand also excels with its award-winning culinary program. Pan Pacific has an impressive portfolio of dining outlets that covers a range of cuisines and showcases innovative chefs and their techniques.
Major Acclaim The brand has been recognised on many regional and international platforms, including the World Travel Awards, AAA Four Diamond Awards, and Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List and Reader’s Choice Awards.
No. of Properties 11
Where You’ll find Them Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam
At-a-Glance PARKROYAL takes pride in delivering friendly service, interesting design, and local-inspired touches in central locations in major cities in Southeast Asia and Australia.
Why You’ll Love It PARKROYAL blends many hallmarks of a boutique hotel, including interesting, locally-inspired architectural and interior details, with warm service, tranquil spas, and excellent food and beverage programmes that spotlight the local cuisines. And travellers of every persuasion will find much to love about the brand with properties in key metropolitan areas.
Extraordinary Ethos PARKROYAL is very active in its surrounding communities, and supports a number of environment and social causes. Singapore’s PARKROYAL on Pickering, the brands flagship and one of its newest hotels, was awarded a Green Mark Platinum certification from Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority because of its commitment to being developed and operated with a strong eye towards sustainability.
Headline Appeal Staff members are exceptionally warm and take pride in sharing their favourite destination tips with guests.
Major Acclaim PARKROYAL on Pickering is one of Singapore’s most innovatively-designed buildings, thanks to its undulating shape, abstract steel structures, and interesting integration of lush foliage throughout.
No. of Properties 2
Where You’ll find Them Maldives, United Arab Emirates
At-a-Glance PER AQUUM elevates the resort experience in some of the world’s most beautiful destination with its properties in the Maldives and Dubai that blend innovative designs and cossetting service with cutting-edge amenities.
Why You’ll Love It PER AQUUM calls its style avant-garde. And the brand certainly differs from the typical Maldivian and Dubai resort experiences, thanks to its hip properties that offer unique designs and lifestyle-inspired details (custom DJ mixes that play in rooms, contemporary and provocative art installations throughout). This resolutely cool approach puts a different spin on the tropical beach or desert holiday.
Extraordinary Ethos PER AQUUM takes a leadership role in preserving and promoting the environments and communities in which its properties are set.
Headline Appeal PER AQUUM properties constantly appear in the world’s best publications, thanks to their eyebrow-raising amenities, including the world’s first underwater spa (at the Maldives’ Huvafen Fushi), a restaurant that drifts half a kilometre out in the ocean (Niyama in the Maldives), an underwater lounge (again, Niyama), and private polo grounds for play (Desert Palm).
No. of Properties 8
Where You’ll find Them Australia
At-a-Glance One of Australia’s most dynamic and exciting hotel brands, QT Hotels & Resorts is a collection of quirky, personality-drive boutique properties in choice destinations across the country.
Why You’ll Love It QT properties aren’t exactly lacking in personality, and they blend bold designs (digital art installations, curated and quirky objets d’art in rooms) with buzzy spaces to create a hospitality product that is singularly their own. They’re plenty cheeky, from the employees pop-chic uniforms, to the fun features, like elevators that play music based upon the number of people riding up and down in them.
Headline Appeal Properties’ striking designs and nightlife-leaning restaurants, lounges, and bars have turned the hotels in the meeting grounds of choice for both local and travelling crowds of cool kids. Don’t miss winding down the night at the onsite waterholes, where the bars are manned by expert mixologists crafting unique cocktails aplenty.
Major Acclaim Though a newer brand on the scene, QT properties are frequently featured in international and local publications.
No. of Properties 23
Where You’ll find Them Croatia, Georgia, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
At-a-Glance One of Europe’s fastest growing hotel brands, Antalya-based Rixos operates premium properties that offer upscale ambiences, Turkish hospitality, and unique spas equipped with Turkish hammams in diverse locations in Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.
Why You’ll Love It Rixos properties seek to offer more than just a room – though the plushly-outfitted rooms are extremely comfortable. And hotels feature a number of diversions, including unique spas outfitted with traditional Turkish baths, numerous dining options, robust children’s clubs, activities programming, and live entertainment.
Headline Appeal Many Rixos resorts elevate the all-inclusive concept to the luxury level, thanks to their grand styling, lively activities, and rooms that come with board.
No. of Properties 34
Where You’ll find Them Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom
At-a-Glance Rydges presents a compelling picture with its value-oriented, well-designed, Aussie-in-appeal properties in locations across Australia and New Zealand, and in London.
Why You’ll Love It Rydges delivers solid hotel experiences at incredible values. Properties encapsulate the warm and welcoming nature of Australian hospitality with their comfortable design, destination-appropriate touches, and genuine service.
Headline Appeal Many Rydges properties offer complimentary café-style breakfasts every morning where guests enjoy espresso beverages, pressed juices, fruit smoothies, fresh preserves and pastries, and hot and savoury items.
No. of Properties 1
Where You’ll find Them Saudi Arabia
At-a-Glance Named after the Arabic word for fragrance, Shaza draws its inspiration and character entirely from the Middle East, North Africa, and former Ottoman regions
Why You’ll Love It Shaza’s Saudi hotel is both modern in scope and deeply inspired by the rich history and culture of its surrounding regions. A custom fragrance – an homage to the brand’s name – greets guests when they enter. Design touches pulled from across the Arab world abound. And amenities, including a decadent, marble-clad hammam, encourage guests to commune with the region’s rich traditions.
Headline Appeal Embracing the halal lifestyle, Shaza is expanding across the Middle East, with upcoming properties opening in Bahrain, Jordan, Oman, and Qatar, along with additional hotels in Saudi Arabia.
No. of Properties 1
Where You’ll find Them Iraq
At-a-Glance Created with the modern-day road warrior in mind, Tangram is a resolutely contemporary business hotel that brings a great sense of leisure to work travel.
Why You’ll Love It The mid-scale brand’s property is full of business-friendly touches, including custom designed bed-desk combos, connecting hubs, and large work spaces. A vibrant guest lobby lounge serves as a meeting place for both work and personal functions. After work, guests can relax in their rooms, which are equipped with comfy beds and rain showers.
Headline Appeal Tangram has adopted an innovative pay-for-only-what-you-use policy. Guests can customise their experience by purchasing or renting everything from designer gadgets and extra pillows to iPads and massage chairs.
No. of Properties 71
Where You’ll find Them Belgium, Norway, Sweden
At-a-Glance Predominately located in Norway, but with properties also in Belgium and Sweden, Thon Hotels provides unique, contemporary designs and warm, welcoming service.
Why You’ll Love It Thon delivers three distinct hospitality concepts to suit different travel needs: Budget Hotels are smart and simple, City Hotels provide comfort in central locations, and Conference Hotels deliver professional conference experiences and excellent business facilities.
Extraordinary Ethos All of Thon’s Norwegian hotels are certified with Eco-lighthouse. The brand has also initiated a comprehensive energy saving project for the Norwegian hotels, which is being led by Enova.
Headline Appeal A devoted patron of the arts, Thon works in partnership with a number of music, theater, and other cultural shows to develop packages that include discounted room nights, tickets, and choice restaurant reservations.
No. of Properties 12
Where You’ll find Them Brazil, Portugal
At-a-Glance Founded in 1933, Tivoli Hotels & Resorts has become a hallmark of Portuguese hospitality, with its luxury and upscale properties located in key destinations in Portugal and Brazil.
Why You’ll Love It Tivoli puts a distinct Portuguese spin on lodging concepts with its hotels and resorts located in some of Portugal’s most desired locations (including right on Lisbon’s Avenida da Liberdade – quite possibly one of the best addresses in town) and filled with beautiful works from acclaimed Portuguese artists and designers. The group expanded out of its native Portugal with openings in Brazil’s Sao Paulo and Bahia coastal region.
Headline Appeal Tivoli helps guests connect with their destinations in authentic ways with T/Experiences, a program unique experiences that cover eight different categories (including wellness, family-friendly, romantic, and culinary).
Ultratravel Collection is reserved for the very best hotels and resorts in the world – genuinely luxurious and iconic destinations that deliver the finest service and experience.
These hotels and resorts are destinations unto themselves for sophisticated international travelers – rare best-in-class creations that leave an indelible impression on each and every guest that experiences their wonder. The unparalleled properties stand apart from the rest with their stunning architecture, refined furnishings and luxurious design. Some are timeless bastions of elegant refinement; many possess a prestigious history that cannot be duplicated; others reside in the most sought-after locations in the world.
No. of Hotels 9
Where You’ll find Them Mexico, St. Lucia, United Arab Emirates, United States
At-a-Glance With their provocative designs, of-the-moment culinary programming, hip attitudes, properties in sought after locations (New York, Los Angeles, Abu Dhabi, et al),and discerning clientele, Viceroy Hotels and Resorts is the perfect archetype for the modern, luxury lifestyle hotel brand.
Why You’ll Love It One of the hotel world’s most successful hotel design stories, Viceroy has worked with some of the best interior design visionaries to craft its hotels’ distinct looks. Properties are full of unique aesthetic touches and redefine the concept of boutique luxury hospitality.