The world’s top “hideaways”
The tribe of Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, a bible for luxury travelers, has spoken.
Have you been to any of the hideaways highlighted in its 25th annual readers’ survey?
Top U.S. city hotel: The Peninsula Beverly Hills, for the third time in the past five years. A lot of the credit has to go to Energizer Bunny general manager Ali Kasikci, whom I followed around for a day last year. The hotel doesn’t have the most up-to-date rooms or the most lush grounds in L.A. But its personalized service and ambiance make it a star.
Top international city hotel: Four Seasons George V Paris, for the sixth consecutive year. I can’t afford to stay there, but always enjoy the elegant, flower-decked lobby and the divine restaurant for lunch (which costs as much as a nice hotel room in most U.S. cities, but is worth the splurge).
Top U.S. resort: Four Seasons Hualalai on the Big Island of Hawaii. Never been, but sounds great.
Best international resort: Four Seasons again, with its Four Seasons Punta Mita in Mexico.
Lots of publications do readers’ surveys, but this one is of particular interest to luxury-minded travelers, because Hideaway says more than 80% of respondents have the title of CEO, president, partner or owner and 92% traveled outside the USA in the past year.