Meet the Nominees for Best Luxury Hotel in the 2011 NewNowNext Travel Awards!

Every smart traveler knows that your hotel is one of the most crucial factors when it comes to enjoying your travels. So, when you can stay at the best, why wouldn’t you?

This year, we want you to help us choose the most luxe of the luxe. The swankiest of the swanky. The palatial digs where service reigns, where your every whim is indulged and where you never want to leave.

Which superglam hotel is the poshest place to stay while you’re globetrotting? Have at a look at our nominees! And VOTE!


Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
In the heart of the historic Recoleta, the Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires combines stylish architecture with smart design. The building blends the charm of an ancient 1932 French palace with modern décor, its own private art gallery, and an unforgettable spa. As if BA wasn’t intoxicating enough? Now this! (Vote via Twitter using #NNNTA_Park.)
Peninsula Chicago
The five-star, five-diamond Peninsula is located in the heart of Chicago’s famed “Magnificent Mile.” With a long rich heritage hailing from Hong Kong, The Peninsula Chicago’s service is described as “Far Eastern Graciousness combined with Midwestern hospitality.” Why not? (Vote via Twitter using #NNNTA_Peninsula.)
Four Seasons at Sultanahmet, Istanbul
The Four Seasons at Sultanahmet, Istanbul was created from a century-old neoclassic Turkish prison, steps away from the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Just 65 guest rooms and suites frame an open courtyard, in an atmosphere of personal attention and ease unprecedented in Istanbul. (Vote via Twitter using #NNNTA_FourSeasons.)
Ritz-Carlton Berlin
Just steps from Potsdamer Platz, the Ritz-Carlton in Berlin delivers spa solitude, life-changing dinner options, a classic afternoon tea ceremony, and cocktails in The Curtain Club. And did we mention it’s in the heart of Berlin? (Vote via Twitter using #NNNTA_Ritz.)
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
This is classically luxe Bangkok personified. For more than 135 years, it’s been one of world’s most luxurious hotels. Bangkok Oriental has 35 suites, which have been home to the likes of Somerset Maugham, Noel Coward, Audrey Hepburn and Mick Jagger. Grandeur, unapologetic opulence, and an inimitable style. (Vote via Twitter using #NNNTA_Mandarin.)
Le Bristol, Paris
A Paris classic, renowned for its exquisite garden and tradition of excellence, Le Bristol is nestled on the legendary rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, near everything. From its generous white Carrara marble bathrooms to its three-Michelin-starred restaurant, it’s simply major. (Vote via Twitter using #NNNTA_Bristol.)

So, which luxe international hotel are you feeling?


John Polly is a former editor at NewNowNext. He now makes the magic happen at World of Wonder.