The Leading Hotels of the World

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La Mamounia in Morocco, a member hotel of The Leading Hotels of the World.

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW) is a luxury hospitality consortium owned by Hotel Representative, A.G. It is the largest luxury hotel collection, with more than 430 hotels and resorts in over 80 countries. Its properties include grand palaces, intimate city hideaways, ancient castles, safari tent villages, and tropical destinations.

LHW is headquartered in New York City, and maintains offices in 25 cities worldwide.

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History[edit]

The company was established in 1928 under the name "Luxury Hotels of Europe and Egypt".[1] It initially had 38 member hotels, including Hotel Negresco in Nice, the Mena House in Cairo, and King David Hotel in Jerusalem.[2]

The Leading Hotels of the World started as a reservation service for independent hotels and is now a full-service hotel consortium which supports sales and marketing, advertising and public relations, financial services, quality control, and hotel inspections for its member properties.[3] It is not a hotel chain itself; its member hotels are typically independents, though some are themselves individual properties that are part of chains.

As of 2011, Andrea Kracht, proprietor of Baur au Lac in Zurich, Switzerland, is the chairman of Hotel Representative, A.G., and Theodore (Ted) Teng is the president and chief executive officer.[2] It currently maintains a network of 24 offices around the world.

In March 2013, it launched a new website[4] that is part of a new digital strategy, and is an aggregation and distribution point for the company’s hotel inventory, as well as educational and other content.

Admission[edit]

Hotels seeking to join The Leading Hotels of the World must apply for admission. To be considered for inclusion, a hotel must be in the luxury category. Inspection reports based on hundreds of criteria are subsequently filed with the Executive Committee, whose members then vote to accept or reject the candidate property.

In popular culture[edit]

A section of the LHW website, "LHW in the Movies",[5] lists 85 films and their corresponding hotels, with behind the scenes stories and anecdotes from filming. Films that feature LHW hotels include The Quiet Man (Ashford Castle), Midnight in Paris (Le Bristol), The Man Who Knew Too Much (La Mamounia), and Notting Hill (The Ritz London).

List of hotels[edit]

The list of member hotels includes:[6]

Africa[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Mauritius[edit]

  • Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa
  • One&Only Le Saint Géran
  • Royal Palm Hotel (Mauritius)|Royal Palm Hotel
  • Shanti Maurice - A Nira Resort
  • Le Touessrok
  • Le Prince Maurice

Morocco[edit]

Seychelles[edit]

  • Constance Lemuria, Praslin
  • Maia Luxury Resort & Spa, Mahé

South Africa[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

  • Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa, Zanzibar
  • The Residence Zanziba, Zanzibar

Tunisia[edit]

Uganda[edit]

  • Kampala Serena Hotel

Zimbabwe[edit]

Asia[edit]

China[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

  • Jimbaran Puri Bali by Orient-Express, Jimbaran, Bali
  • The Legian Bali, Bali
  • The Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah, Ubud, Bali
  • The Mulia Nusa Dua, Bali

Israel[edit]

Japan[edit]

Korea[edit]

  • The Shilla, Seoul
  • Paradise Hotel & Casino, Busan

Lebanon[edit]

  • Le Bristol, Beirut
  • Le Gray, Beirut
  • Le Royal Beirut, Beirut

Malaysia[edit]

Maldives[edit]

  • Constance Halaveli Maldives
  • Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, South Malé Atoll
  • Kanuhura, Lhaviyani Atoll
  • One&Only Reethi Rah

Myanmar[edit]

Oman[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Qatar[edit]

  • La Cigale Hotel, Doha

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Singapore[edit]

  • Capella Singapore

Taiwan[edit]

Thailand[edit]

United Arab Emirates[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Caribbean[edit]

Anguilla[edit]

Antigua[edit]

Bahamas[edit]

Barbados[edit]

Beachfront at the Sandy Lane resort

Dominican Republic[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

St. Barts[edit]

St. Lucia[edit]

St. Martin[edit]

St. Vincent and the Grenadines[edit]

Turks and Caicos[edit]

Central America[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

Panama[edit]

Europe[edit]

Austria[edit]

A view of the Hotel Sacher Salzburg

Belgium[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Cyprus[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Estonia[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Greece[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

Monaco[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Norway[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Russia[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]
Scotland[edit]

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

Mexico[edit]

United States[edit]

View of The Pierre hotel from Central Park in New York City

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

French Polynesia[edit]

South America[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Ecuador[edit]

Peru[edit]

Uruguay[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 
  2. ^ a b Corgel, Jack B.; Sturman, Michael C.; Verma, Rohit (26 April 2011). The Cornell School of Hotel Administration on Hospitality: Cutting Edge Thinking and Practice. John Wiley and Sons. p. 15. ISBN 978-0-470-55499-9. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Fyall, Alan; Garrod, Brian (2004). Tourism Marketing: A Collaborative Approach. Channel View Publications. p. 270. ISBN 978-1-873150-89-4. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "lhw.com". lhw.com. Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  5. ^ "Leading Hotels : In The Movies". Lhw.com. Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  6. ^ "Luxury Hotels at The Leading Hotels of the World". Lhw.com. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 
  7. ^ Arnold, Helen "World's 15 most expensive hotel suites" CNN Go. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-11
  8. ^ http://www.lhw.com/leaders-club/membership?partnercode=0433

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