Company Overview

The Mark of a Leader

The Leading Hotels of the World brand is synonymous with being the unrivaled luxury leader. Consistently the most awarded collection brand by top international media outlets and recognized as the No. 1 luxury collection by guests, Leading Hotels define the luxury standard.

Empowering Success

We help hoteliers exceed their business goals through our award-winning programs and unmatched services, tools and expertise. Member hotels receive unparalleled access to exclusive opportunities, the most discerning travelers in the world and our network of like-minded hoteliers.

Artisans of Hospitality

Our hoteliers pride themselves on their largely family-owned and independently managed hotels that deliver superlative service and authentic local experiences. Each stay is a work of art distinctly envisioned by our hoteliers according to the needs and interests of their esteemed guests.

Becoming a Leading Hotel

Hotels seeking to join The Leading Hotels of the World must have a referral from an existing member hotel and apply for admission. Each season, we accept only the most exceptional properties into the collection – about 5% of the inquiries received annually. Join Our Collection


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Key Officers

  • Andrea Scherz

    Chairman of the Executive Committee | Proprietor and General Manager of Gstaad Palace
  • Shannon Knapp

    President & Chief Executive Officer


The Leading Hotels of the World is wholly owned by Hotel Representative AG and LHW Services GmbH.

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