The Most Luxurious Destination in the World

The magnificent city has been awarded the accolade of most luxurious destination in the world, the place which boasts the most stunning five star hotels worth staying in, is none other than…. Paris!

The prestigious Forbes Travel Guide’s 2016 Awards were recently announced, and Paris came up tops as the city with the most (apparently 9!) new luxury hotels. The only other city that is comparable is Macau, China, which also boasts 9 award winning 5 star hotels.


So, if you’re looking for the hottest destination to visit to enjoy a luxury getaway, Paris is the top choice. In fact, Paris beat both London and New York in this category. And when you look at its winning luxury hotels, it’s easy to understand why. We’re talking the likes of the Hôtel Plaza Athénée and the magnificent Four Seasons Hotel George V. That’s not to say that both London and New York City have lots to offer in the luxury hotel category; they do. Both boast eight winning five star properties.

The prestigious Forbes Travel Guide’s 2016 Awards, which has been running for more than 50 years, rates hotels, spas and restaurants in 29 countries in over 100 top destinations around the world. There is a team of 50 ‘secret’ inspectors that visits each of the properties and assesses them. They spend three days and two nights at each hotel.

Aside from the two hotels mentioned above, the other seven Paris hotels featured include La Reserve, Le Bristol Paris, Le Meurice from the Dorchester Collection, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, Mandarin Oriental Paris, The Peninsula Paris and Shangri-La Hotel Paris.

Four star hotels mentioned include Grand Hotel du Palais Royal, Hotel Le Fouquet’s Paris, Hotel Lancaster, Saint James Paris and Sofitel Paris le Faubourg. Four star spas awarded were Dior Institut, The Peninsula Spa Paris, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Paris and Spa Valmont pour Le Meurice.


If you would like Baroque Travel to make a booking for you at any of the winning four or five star hotels in Paris, don’t hesitate to contact Baroque Travel right away, We can arrange your flights and transfers while you’re in this romantic city, as well as reservations for any of the spas and restaurants featured in the Forbes Travel Guide’s 2016 Awards. We can also assist you with sightseeing and anything else you may require while you are in Paris, so don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.