ï»¿TOP 10 HOTELS IN THE WORLD
PRINCIPLES OF TOURISM
Diaz, Jarah Denise
Ms. Joyce Ann Allapitan
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, China
Mandarin Oriental, Hong KongÂ (Chinese:Â é¦™æ¸¯æ–‡è¯æ±æ–¹é…’åº—) is aÂ five-star hotel, located onÂ Connaught RoadÂ inÂ Central, Hong Kong, owned and managed byÂ Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. The hotel opened its doors in 1963 as "The Mandarin", and quickly drew recognition for its service and elegance. In 1967, after four years of operation, The Mandarin was listed by Fortune magazineÂ alongside the Ritz in Paris, the Grand in Rome, and the Connaught in London as one of the ...view middle of the document...
It is a member of theLeading Hotels of the WorldÂ marketing consortium.
Soho House Berlin, Germany
Soho HouseÂ is a group of private members' clubs aimed primarily at those in the arts and media. The original location is at 40 Greek Street,Â Soho,Â London,EnglandÂ and the group now includes bars, clubs, hotels and venues around the world includingÂ Babington HouseÂ andÂ Electric Cinema, Notting Hill.
Membership is selective and its members drawn mainly from the media, arts or fashion industries. Members are purged regularly, since the club aims to maintain the right balance of people. The club targets candidates under 27 years, although older people can apply too.
Hotel Amigo, Brussels, Belgium
Classic luxury art itâ€™s finest. The 174-bedroom Flemish-styled Hotel Amigo in Brussels is the epitome of Belgian chic. Featuring Flemish tapestries and Surrealist paintings alongside characters from Tintin storybooks! For outstanding cuisine check out the incredible Italian and Mediterranean dining at Ristoranti Bocconi, cocktails at the wonderful Martini Club, and tea at Bar Amigo. The hotel was bought and refurbished by the Rocco Forte Hotel Group in 2000.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii, United StatesÂ
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic KaÊ»Å«pÅ«lehuÂ is aÂ Four Seasonsresort inÂ KaÊ»Å«pÅ«lehu, on the Kona-Kohala CoastÂ of the island ofÂ HawaiÊ»i. The resort was designed by Hill Glazier Architects, with original interior design by Wilson & Associates (formerly James Northcutt Associates). Landscape architecture was by Bensley Design, with art direction by Julie Cline. From 2008-2009, Babey Moulton Jue & Booth redesigned the suites and enhanced the spa, with additional resort enhancements by Rob Iopa, Watanabe Chun Iopa & Takaki, and Julie Cline.
Bungalows are connected by landscaped paths around pools, with guest rooms designed and decorated with indigenousÂ rattan,Â bamboo, andÂ lava rock. Views of the Pacific Ocean and the island of Maui can be seen on the horizon. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is the onlyÂ AAA Five DiamondÂ rated resort on the island of HawaiÊ»i, and one of only three in the entire state. The resort encourages guests to visit different Four Seasons resorts on the islands ofHawaiÊ»i,Â LanaÊ»i, andÂ Maui, including Four Seasons Resort LanaÊ»i, The Lodge at Koele, Four Seasons Resort LanaÊ»i at Manele Bay, and Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.
TheÂ tsunamiÂ from theÂ 2011 TÅhoku earthquakeÂ damaged the resort and forced it to close for six weeks (until April 30) for repairs.Â The tsunami affected the pool area and grounds, a restaurant, and twelve guest rooms.
Wentworth Mansion, South Carolina, United States
TheÂ George W. Wentworth HouseÂ is a largeÂ Queen Anne styleÂ home, that was built in 1887 inÂ West Saint PaulÂ in theÂ U.S.Â state ofÂ Minnesota. Wentworth was an emigre fromÂ EnglandÂ who traded in horses; he was also involved in local politics, working to...