Company Overview

For The Decidedly Unordinary

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. is a collection of authentic and uncommon luxury hotels. Comprised of more than 400 hotels in over 80 countries, our hotels embody the very essence of their destinations.

Offering varied styles of architecture and design, and immersive cultural experiences delivered by passionate people, our collection is curated for the curious traveler in search of their next discovery.

Become a Leading Hotel

Join our exceptional community of the most prestigious independent hotels in the world. Whether you want to connect with curious travelers and other hoteliers, amplify your story around the world, or grow your success in a meaningful way, we can do it together.

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The Beginning

Established in 1928 by several influential and forward-thinking European hoteliers, Leading Hotels has a nine-decade-long commitment to providing remarkable travel experiences. Headquartered in New York City, today the company maintains offices in more than 20 major cities around the globe.

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Our Mission

Travel to discover is not what we do, it is who we are. It is an essential part of our being. The connections we make and the knowledge that we gain from each experience is born out of our curious nature and desire to evolve as individuals. This belief is what underpins the experiences that we seek as travelers, and what drives the unwavering passion that lives within each of our hoteliers.


Our Difference

We select hotels specifically with curious travelers in mind to meet their high standards for quality and distinctiveness. The result is a curated portfolio of independent hotels united not by what makes them the same, but the remarkable details that make them different.

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