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On Tuesday, US News & World Report announced its list of the world’s best hotels for 2018, evaluating 24,000 luxury hotels across the US, Europe, Canada, Mexico and Bermuda. To rank these properties, the company gathered information on four- and five-star hotels of 20 rooms or greater, considering both expert and ordinary traveler opinions expressed on TripAdvisor.
In the US, it was the uber-pricey Four Seasons Resort Lanai that took the top spot. The drool-worthy amenities explain why: For one, it’s situated on a private Hawaiian island, but the fruits of paradise don’t end there. You can also charter a 39-foot private boat previously used for the America’s Cup for an outing on the high seas, go whale watching or immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture and history with one of the island’s kapuna, or “elders.”
- Four Seasons Resort Lanai – $1,350 and up
- The Peninsula Chicago – $425 and up
- The Langham, Chicago – $350 and up
- Twin Farms – $1,900 and up
- Four Seasons Resort Hualalai – $1,399 and up
Should you be looking for more affordable accommodations, try The Peninsula and theLangham in Chicago. Both have renowned dining experiences: At The Peninsula, part of the legacy Hong Kong-based hotel chain, you’ll get Asian-inspired cuisine in the stylish Shanghai Terrace, and at the London-headquartered The Langham enjoy a lavish afternoon tea experience of its own, featuring a quirky pink British taxicab to amplify the English charm.