With a quarter century of luxury advising under its belt, Virtuoso, the elite international luxury travel network, is revealing its annual short list for the “best of the best” in a variety of categories that its agents recommend and book. For those looking for the top tier of travel and service in whatever they book around the globe, this is the list to keep.

Best in Design

  1. Baoase Luxury Resort, Willemstad, Curaçao
  2. Park Hyatt Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
  3. Six Senses Douro Valley, Lamego, Portugal
  4. The Strand Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar
  5. The William Vale, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Best in Dining Experiences

  1. Le Louis XV – Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco
  2.    La Terrazza – Hotel Eden, Rome, Rome, Italy
  3. Meo Modo – Relais Borgo Santo Pietro, Siena, Italy
  4. Manta – The Cape, A Thompson Hotel, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  5. Majorelle – The Lowell, New York, New York, U.S.

Best in Bar and Cocktail Experiences

  1. The Blue Bar – The Berkeley, London, UK
  2. Aquarium Bar – Castelbrac Hotel, Dinard, France
  3. Saxony – Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
  4. Bar Hemingway – Ritz Paris, Paris, France
  5. The Long Bar – Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, Shanghai, China

Best Family Programs

  1. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxford, UK
  2. Hotel Castello at Forte Village Resort, Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy
  3. Hotel Sacher Wien, Vienna, Austria
  4. The Reef Atlantis, Nassau, Bahamas
  5. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Naples, Florida, U.S.

Best Wellness Programs

  1. Canyon Ranch, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
  2. Golden Door Luxury Resort & Spa, San Marcos, California, U.S.
  3. Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden, Berchtesgaden, Germany
  4. Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  5. SHA Wellness Clinic, Alicante, Spain

Best in Sustainable Tourism Leadership

  1. Cavallo Point – the Lodge at Golden Gate, Sausalito, California, U.S.
  2. CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla
  3. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Wolgan Valley, Australia
  4. Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Peru
  5. UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa, Trancoso, Brazil

Best Luxe Travel Newcomer

  1. Amanemu, Shima, Japan
  2. Chablé Resort and Spa, Chocholá, Mexico
  3. Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, New York, New York, U.S.
  4. Park Hotel Vitznau, Vitznau, Switzerland
  5. The St. Regis Langkawi, Langkawi, Malaysia

Best in Hoteliers

  1. Taparahi Tibble – Aman Sveti Stefan, Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
  2. Eric Boonstoppel – Cheval Blanc Courchevel, Courchevel, France
  3. Timothy Ananiadis – Hotel Grand Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens, Athens, Greece
  4. Frank Marrenbach – Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, Oetker Collection, Baden-Baden, Germany
  5. Susanne Hatje – Mandarin Oriental, New York, New York, New York, U.S.

Top Hotels 2017

  1. Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, Lanai City, Hawaii, U.S.
  2. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
  3. Palazzo Seneca, Norcia, Italy
  4. The Peninsula Beijing, Beijing, China
  5. The Lanesborough, Oetker Collection, London, UK