The 2017 Frequent Business Traveler Centurion List: The 10 Best Hotels in the World

By Paul Riegler on 11 October 2017
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Sometimes a hotel just isn’t merely a hotel, just like a flight isn’t just a flight or a city isn’t just another city.

They are special places that we want to return to again and again. In our opinion, they are the best of the best, from sprawling estates to classic old-world hotels in town, from airlines that treat you as a welcome guest to plays and musicals that you simply should not miss.

That’s why we created the Frequent Business Traveler Centurion List. Our panel of experts selected the world’s top hotels, airlines, cities to visit, and shows to see.

The Frequent Business Traveler Centurion List will be presented in multiple installments. Here is the first, the ten best hotels in the world.

Our team of industry experts, writers, and editors started with a tabula rasa, a clean slate to bring you a list of hotels that are both on and off the beaten path. Each of the ten hotels has been tried and tested and found to have something extraordinary to offer. Read on to find out what that is.

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When it comes to hotels in London, we’re firmly in Spencer Tracy’s camp. “When I die I don’t want to go to heaven,” said the veteran actor. “I want to go to Claridge’s,” speaking of the Mayfair hotel that opened its doors to guests in 1854.

Walk through the revolving door and enter a rarefied atmosphere where attention to detail goes hand in hand with old-world craftsmanship, sophistication and extraordinary dining. Everything glitters here, even the staff.

Sometimes referred to as an extension of Buckingham Palace, Claridge’s has been host to royal visits since Empress Eugénie of France came to visit in 1860, prompting a visit from Queen Victoria. Tracy was just one of many Hollywood notables who stayed here, other stars included Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn.

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