See the World's Most Iconic Hotels

They’re classic, even legendary, but these lodgings refuse to rest on their laurels.

Published 6 May 2018, 10:01 BST, Updated 5 Nov 2020, 06:04 GMT

Some hotels are destinations in their own right. Their fabled reputations draw travellers seeking a place with personality, that X factor that makes the destination as much of a joyful discovery as the journey, a home base with heart.

Whether you’re looking to rub shoulders with history at one of the world’s grandes dames, seeking sublime vistas, or sniffing out delicious food and wine, these hotels are guaranteed to enrich any travel experience.

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