The Leading Hotels of the World, founded in 1928 by a group of European hoteliers, is a collection of authentic and uncommon luxury hotels, with different styles of architecture and design.
Today, the more than 400 hotels, in 80 countries around the world, represent the essence of the destinations in which they are located. The hotels have been selected with curious travelers in mind, to best satisfy their search for quality and exclusivity. The requirements for joining The Leading Hotels of the World collection ask that a hotel meet rigorous standards of excellence with regards to guest comfort, convenience and well-being.
The meticulous criteria, according to which The Leading Hotels evaluates and accepts new affiliates, are periodically reviewed and updated to meet the changing expectations of travelers. The Leading Hotels has set their standards of products and services with Leading Quality Assurance, a company that conducts anonymous hotel inspections for the world's most prestigious hotel organizations. The detailed points system is designed to evaluate all stages of the guest experience, from booking to checkout.