Best overseas hotel 2016

Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong indoor swimming pool
Perennial favourite The Peninsula Hong Kong continues its reign as the leading overseas luxury hotel in a pool of luxurious finalists including the quirky Ham Yard Hotel in London and ultra-luxurious Villa d’Este in Lake Como.


Full list of finalists

1. The Peninsula (Hong Kong)

2. Ham Yard Hotel (London) 

3. Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Alberta, Canada)

4. Raffles Singapore

5. Le Bristol Paris

6. Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

7. Fairmont Banff Springs (Alberta, Canada)

8. Four Seasons George V (Paris)

9. Halekulani (Hawaii)

10. Villa d’Este (Lake Como)

11. The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore 

12. Hotel Adlon Kempinski (Berlin)

13. Bellagio Las Vegas

14. Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills 

(A Four Seasons Hotel)

15. Claridge’s (London)

16. Crosby Street Hotel (New York)

17. Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

18. The Langham, London 

19. Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok

20. Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

21. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

22. The Ritz London

23. The Dorchester (London) 

24. The Beverly Hills Hotel

25. The Langham, Auckland

26. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah (Dubai)

27. The Plaza (New York)

28. The Savoy (London)


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