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Each and every hotel we feature has been independently road tested by a member of the OutThere team. With over 500 properties across the globe tried and tested, let us inspire your next stay.


Four Seasons Buenos Aires

FOUR SEASONS, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

The Four Seasons Buenos Aires is absolutely faultless. From the moment we arrived, until the moment we left. Even when we returned a few days later (the staff s...
Alvear Palace

ALVEAR PALACE, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

As Grand Dame, opulent hotels go – it is virtually impossible to beat the Alvear Palace. Located on the prestigious Alvear Avenue, it is an impeccable piece of ...
H10 villa de la reina

H10 VILLA DE LA REINA MADRID

As its name suggests, this property is fit for a queen. Set in a restored 20th century architectural gem, we couldn’t ask for a better location – on Gran Via, w...
Knickerbocker NYC

KNICKERBOCKER, NYC, USA

At the turn of the 20th century, this Beaux Arts building was home to New York City’s swankiest hotel – allegedly the birthplace of the now ubiquitous Martini –...
Hotel Madero

HOTEL MADERO, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Suited perfectly to the contemporary, condominium-strewn, gentrified port neighbourhood it is in, the Hotel Madero is a luxuriously, understated, modern gem of ...
Hotel Zoo, Berlin

HOTEL ZOO, BERLIN, GERMANY

Hotel Zoo is located in a neighbourhood that has been party-central long before East Berlin rose to fame. It stands on what is one of the world’s grandest boule...
Post Ranch Inn

POST RANCH INN, BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA, USA

This is one of those properties with a reputation that precedes it. Everywhere we went in California, the mere mention that we were visiting was followed by a j...
Diplomat Stockholm

HOTEL DIPLOMAT, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

Despite being in a city that’s not short of fine hotels, this one stands out. Our nest in the Swedish capital overlooked the water on the chic Strandvägen, in a...
Ritz Carlton Tokyo

RITZ CARLTON, TOKYO, JAPAN

In Roppongi, a part of Tokyo that looks like New York City, we found the aptly named Midtown building, an upscale complex of luxury shopping, fine-dining and co...
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

RITZ CARLTON HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA, USA

If you are a golf fan, you’ll absolutely love this property. But even if you’re not, its setting is dramatic – not to mention romantic, perched on a cliff overl...
Four Seasons Seoul

FOUR SEASONS, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

If you need any further reason to visit the South Korean capital, this decade’s most fashionable destination – then let a stay at the Four Seasons Seoul be it. ...
Mandarin Oriental Washington DC

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, WASHINGTON D.C., USA

From the top-floor Executive Club of this opulent D.C. property, we marvelled at the stupendous view – the property is perfectly nestled between the Potomac riv...
Hotel Granvia Osaka

HOTEL GRANVIA, OSAKA, JAPAN

Set very conveniently in Osaka’s station complex, which makes for easy navigating (that said, the station, like all Japanese stations, is enormous) and shopping...
Four Seasons Washington DC

FOUR SEASONS, WASHINGTON D.C, USA

This beautiful, low-rise Georgetown hotel at first doesn’t look like a Four Seasons, but beyond its glossy doors lie the luxury that we have come to associate w...
The Beekman

THE BEEKMAN, A THOMPSON HOTEL, NYC, USA

There’s something very special about being the first people to stay at a new hotel. We set about securing our invitation to the Beekman awhile back, as soon as ...
Hotel Kunstradgarden Stockholm

THE KING’S GARDEN, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

Like something out of a Gustavian dream, this Stockholm city centre property is located in the area from which its name is derived – literally translating as th...
Dupont Circle Hotel

DUPONT CIRCLE HOTEL, WASHINGTON D.C., USA

The dead giveaway of this hotel’s selling point lies in its name. Set on the famous circle, we found that it was the perfect base to explore what the city has t...
Eolo El Calafate

EOLO, EL CALAFATE, ARGENTINA

We really loved the EOLO. It completely captured the spirit of our journey to Patagonia. Allegedly, it is built on the land where the first Creole and European ...
Four Seasons LA

FOUR SEASONS LA AT BEVERLEY

We’re not great at celebrity spotting, but at the iconic Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverley Hills, we couldn’t help but see them – we quickly learned that thi...
Meadowood

MEADOWOOD, ST. HELENA, CALIFORNIA, USA

As if Meadowood is not a spectacular enough a property, the Meadowood Spa would be reason alone to check into the hotel. Set in an exclusive resort that shares ...
Park Hyatt Mendoza

PARK HYATT MENDOZA, ARGENTINA

A beautifully restored 19th-century Spanish colonial mansion, this property stands out as one of most luxurious in Mendoza, possibly Argentina. Positioned smack...
Ritz Carlton Kyoto Japan

RITZ CARLTON, KYOTO, JAPAN

Easily the most luxurious hotel in the city, the Ritz Carlton Kyoto adds its own level of contemporary sophistication to the traditional Kyoto ryokan. Our suite...
Alpina Gstaad

THE ALPINA, GSTAAD, SWITZERLAND

So where do billionaires go to escape the millionaires? The Alpina, of course. Arriving at Gstaad station, we whizzed uphill in the hotel’s Range Rover into an ...
Trou Aux Biches

TROU AUX BICHES, MAURITIUS

Set on a strip of pure, white, sandy beach that melts into a crystal-clear, turquoise lagoon, this is a magical resort for the perfect honeymoon or holiday to g...
Hotel Emma San Antonio

HOTEL EMMA, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, USA

Gentrification generally gets a bad rap, but sometimes it’s a welcome force. The Hotel Emma, in the beautifully hip Pearl district of San Antonio is probably th...
London Marriott County Hall

LONDON MARRIOTT COUNTY HALL, LONDON, UK

Staying at the Marriott County Hall brought out our inner James Bond. We took a side step off the tourist-filled Westminster Bridge and found a secret set of co...
Los Cauquennes

LOS CAUQUENNES RESORT, USHUAIA, ARGENTINA

As if being at the furthermost point of Argentina isn’t exotic enough, we checked-in to this beautiful bolt-hole on the shore of the Beagle Channel and drank in...
Cavas Wine Lodge

CAVAS WINE LODGE, MENDOZA, ARGENTINA

Whichever direction we looked, we saw the Andes and unending vineyards. Our villa was so private, it was as if we had the entire resort to ourselves. We had our...
Amangalla Galle Sri Lanka

AMANGALLA, GALLE, SRI LANKA

Originally built in 1684 as the local headquarters of the Dutch colonists, it was finally converted in 1865 into the New Oriental Hotel. After being run by a Du...

RAFFLES, MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES

Literally going head-to-head with the Fairmont (it shares the same spa and pool deck) the Raffles is the Filipino import of the infamous Singapore luxury brand ...
One & Only Cape Town

ONE & ONLY CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Our chauffeur pulled up beyond a private gate in Cape Town’s V&A waterfront, an enviable location, to this contemporary resort city within a city. Stepping ...
Roxy NYC

THE ROXY, NYC, USA

Once a 1920s movie theatre, a 1990s iconic NYC dance club and a famous 15 year old designer hotel – this is a quintessential New York story, one of rich and tre...
Sofitel Buenos Aires Arroyo

SOFITEL, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

“Bonjour, ” said the bellman, as we arrived at this hotel on one of the city’s loveliest streets. We hadn’t teleported ourselves to Paris in the short drive fro...
Periscope Hotel Athens Greece

PERISCOPE, ATHENS, GREECE

If you want to be seen in Athens, then the posh neighbourhood of Kolonaki is certainly the place. What we liked most about our stay at the Periscope was that it...
Trisara Phuket Thailand

TRISARA, PHUKET, THAILAND

One of the most talked-about hotels in Thailand, it’s easy to understand why – this is Thai luxury island hospitality at its very best. The experience begins th...
Hansar Bangkok

HANSAR, BANGKOK, THAILAND

As Bangkok addresses go, you don’t really get more central than this. Nestled in a quiet, exclusive, residential street in Ratchadamri, home to the Thai and ex ...
Henry Hotel Manila

THE HENRY HOTEL

Old- and new-world Philippines collide in this beautiful compound of converted 1950s townhouses. This was our true oasis in the city, completely different to ev...
Thompson Miami Beach

THE CONFIDANTE HOTEL, MIAMI, USA

A relatively new entry to the Miami Beach scene, this quintessential beachside hotel has just celebrated its first birthday at time of writing. Of late, Miami h...
Borgo San Felice

BORGO SAN FELICE, TUSCANY, ITALY

The Tuscan countryside, with its endless vines and oaks punctuated by vertical slashes of green cypress trees, is instantly recognisable; the best place from wh...
The Connaught Mayfair, London

THE CONNAUGHT, LONDON, UK

British, urban luxury comes to life at the Connaught, one of our five-star favourites in London. Stylish yet stately, the property has had a recent revamp makin...