Best City Hotels - 2019 Platinum List Nominees

Vote for your favorites through June 30, 2019

March/April 2019

In the world’s great towns, these legendary establishments consistently provide five-star excellence to their discerning clientele. Help us determine the best in luxury travel for the 2019 Celebrated Living Platinum List Awards. Your vote will help select the top properties. Voting ends June 30. Read about the winners in our Platinum List Awards issue, on planes September 1.



Tokyo, Japan

Situated on the top of the Otemachi Tower, Aman Tokyo sports a sleek, modern design that manages to balance Japanese traditions with the nation’s openness to progress. Each of the hotel’s 84 rooms and suites features a unique layout and panoramic views of the capital.


Baccarat Hotel

New York City, New York, United States

The legendary French elegance of the Baccarat crystal company is reimagined for the modern traveler.


Baur au Lac

Z├╝rich, Switzerland

Located in its own park, this 175-year-old hotel overlooks Zurich’s famous lake and the Alps, giving guests stunning views of the city. In true Swiss fashion, the 119 rooms and suites are fitted with the latest smart-home technologies ensuring a stay that’s comfortable, contemporary, and refined.


Belmond Cadogan Hotel

London, England

Built in 1887, this boutique hotel once hosted playwright Oscar Wilde, and though it now boasts more tech-savvy conveniences, it hasn’t lost its 19th-century English charm. It's near some of London’s finest shopping in Knightsbridge and Chelsea.


The Line

Washington, D.C., United States

Housed in a 110-year-old historic church in Adams Morgan, one of Washington, D.C.’s most vibrant neighborhoods, this trendy boutique hotel features white walls and understated industrial chic decor. Order a cocktail at one of the two bars and tune in to the community radio station broadcast from the lobby.


The Middle House

Shanghai, China

Situated in Shanghai’s Jing’an District, The Middle House gives guests an elegant reprieve from the bustling streets that surround it. Designed by Italian designer and architect Piero Lissoni, the hotel offers 111 rooms, three gourmet restaurants, and an assortment of bars featuring Lissoni’s bold and sleek aesthetic.


The Peninsula Chicago

Chicago, Illinois, United States

The Peninsula brings Asian-inspired hospitality to the Magnificent Mile. A paragon of effortless class and flawless service, the hotel is just steps from the Museum of Contemporary Art but, with all its amenities, you may never need to leave. Features include a half-Olympic indoor swimming pool, sun terrace, and stellar city views.


The Pierre

New York City, New York, United States

Opened in 1930, this landmark hotel is synonymous with New York City chic. Dining options include Perrine, a new addition serving seasonally inspired fare, and Two E Bar & Lounge, an elegant neoclassical lounge. Guest rooms boast elegant decor and enviable views of Central Park.



Paris, France

After a four-year renovation by Thierry W. Despont, the legendary hotel that Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Marcel Proust called home has been restored to its belle époque glory. 


The Upper House

Hong Kong, China

The Upper House, which occupies the top 13 floors of a 50-story tower in Hong Kong’s gleaming Admiralty financial district, enacts its brand of “relaxed luxury.” With 117 studios and suites, The Upper House also offer that most premium of Hong Kong luxuries: space. At 730 square feet, the hotel’s Studio 70 is the biggest standard room available in Hong Kong, with the two largest penthouse suites measuring a palatial 1,960 square feet.


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