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Largest hotels

In 2006, Guinness World Records listed the First World Hotel in Genting Highlands, Malaysia as the world’s largest hotel with a total of 6,118 rooms.
The Izmailovo Hotel in Moscow has the most rooms, with 7,500, followed by the Venetian Palazzo Complex in Las Vegas (7,117 rooms) and MGM Grand Las Vegas (6,852 rooms)

Oldest hotelsList of hotels

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest hotel still in operation is the Hoshi Ryokan, in the Awazu Onsen area of Komatsu, Japan which opened in 718.

Tallest hotels

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is claimed to be the world’s highest hotel.[6] It is located in the top floors of Hong Kong’s tallest building, the 488 meter tall International Commerce Centre.


A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning or climate control. Additional common features found in hotel rooms are a telephone, an alarm clock, a television, a safe, a mini-bar with snack foods and drinks, and facilities for making tea and coffee. Luxury features include bathrobes and slippers, a pillow menu, twin-sink vanities, and jacuzzi bathtubs. Larger hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, fitness center, business center, childcare, conference facilities and social function services.


Un hôtel est un établissement offrant un service d’hébergement payant, généralement pour de courtes périodes.
Dans sa définition de l’hôtel, l’Agence Mondiale de Notation Hôtelière (World Hotel Rating Agency – WHR) requiert qu’il y ait une réception. Les hôtels offrent souvent plusieurs autres services à leur clientèle, tels que la restauration, une piscine ou la garde d’enfants. Certains offrent des services de conférence et des salles de réunion et incitent les groupes à y tenir des congrès et des réunions.

Étymologiquement, le terme hôtel désigne tout bâtiment destiné à recevoir des hôtes. Si ceux-ci sont de passage, on parle d’hôtel touristique. Mais le terme d’hôtel peut également s’appliquer aux mairies des grandes villes (hôtel de ville), aux hôpitaux (Hôtels-Dieu), aux hôtels particuliers…

Les hôtels se distinguent des motels par le fait que dans ces derniers, l’accès à la chambre se fait par l’extérieur, alors que dans les hôtels, l’accès à la chambre se fait généralement par l’intérieur, ce qui peut accroître la sécurité des clients et donner une image plus haut de gamme à l’établissement. Cependant, en France, plusieurs chaînes de Motels (Campanile, Balladins, Formule 1 et certains Ibis) utilisent le terme Hôtel.

En Australie, un hôtel peut aussi servir des boissons alcoolisées et des repas, habituellement dans un cadre décontracté, mais n’offre pas nécessairement de l’hébergement. On utilise généralement les termes « pub » ou « bar » dans d’autres pays pour désigner ce type d’établissement, mais ces termes sont considérés comme étant des synonymes dans l’usage courant en Australie.

En Inde, le mot « hôtel » peut aussi faire référence à un restaurant puisque les meilleurs restaurants y ont toujours été situés près d’un bon hôtel.

Un hotel

Un hotel es un edificio planificado y acondicionado para otorgar servicio de alojamiento a las personas temporalmente y que permite a los visitantes sus desplazamientos. Los hoteles proveen a los huéspedes de servicios adicionales como restaurantes, piscinas y guarderías. Algunos hoteles tienen servicios de conferencias y animan a grupos a organizar convenciones y reuniones en su establecimiento.

Los hoteles están normalmente, clasificados en categorías según el grado de confort, posicionamiento, el nivel de servicios que ofrecen. En cada país pueden encontrarse las categorías siguientes:

Estrellas (de 0 a 5)
Letras (de E a A)
Clases (de la cuarta a la primera)
Diamantes y “World Tourism”.



Otel, yapısı, teknik donanımı, konforu ve bakım koşulları gibi maddi, sosyal değeri, personelin hizmet kalitesi gibi moral elemanlarıyla tercih edilebilir nitelikte geçici konaklama ve kısmen beslenme ihtiyaçlarını bir ücret karşılığında hizmet olarak kabul eden ekonomik, sosyal ve sosyal disiplin altına alınmış işletmelerdir.

Türkiye’de Turizmin çok süratlı bir şekilde gelişmesinden sonra otellerde son derece lüks hale gelmiştir. Özellikle Antalya ve ilçeleri, Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye gibi Turizm merkezlerimizde Avrupa standartlarına ulaşmıştır.

Artık oteller sadece konaklama ihtiyacımızı karsılamıyor, otel bünyesinde restaurant, bar, disko, animasyonlar, spor turnuvaları gibi bir çok aktivite bulunmaktadır.

Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı denetiminde olanlar niteliklerine göre; bir, iki, üç, dört ve beş yıldızlı olabilirler. Belediye denetiminde olanların yıldızı yoktur.

Anadolu’da, eskiden buna benzer han geleneği vardı.


5 Most Wanted Hotels 2012


Most Wanted Hotels are back! After the 2011 “Palace” session, our 2012 Most Wanted Hotels are eclectic, colourful and intimate. Another beautiful Hotels harvest. Enjoy! Most Wanted Hotels, la sélection est de retour. Après une session 2011 très “Palaces”, voici une sélection 2012 plus éclectique, colorée et intimiste.

 List of hotels

This is a list of what are intended to be the notable top hotels by country A-Z, five or four star hotels, notable skyscraper landmarks or historic hotels which are covered in multiple reliable publications. It should not be a directory of every hotel in every country.


The best hotels for any destination

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United States

Betsy Hotel

You’d never know it to look at her, but The Betsy, a 63-room Georgian-style hotel on Ocean Drive, is the work of Miami’s most famous architect, L. Murray …


Amangiri hides in plain sight amid the sandstone mesas and sagebrush-studded emptiness of southern Utah. With rooms starting at $1,000, there’s a certain …

Ko’a Kea Hotel and Resort

You might assume that the first luxury small property to open on Kauai

in 30 years would have made a splashy debut, but the beachfront Ko‘a Kea (built …

Ace Hotel

Located in one of the few ungentrified stretches of a transitional downtown

neighborhood that’s at the center of nothing but close to everything (Chelsea, …

Ames Hotel

A city landmark since 1889, the Ames Building, which sits in the shadow of Boston’s monolithic Government Center, now houses a sleek 114-room hotel within …

Reform Club

The Hamptons have never been a hotel hotbed, but a few choice properties are emerging amid the 12-foot privet hedges and manicured lawns. The Reform Club, …

Hutton Hotel

Visitors to Nashville were long forced to alternate between the sprawling Vegas-without-vice Gaylord Opryland, the stodgy Hermitage, and a smattering of …


This smart downtown hotel on reviving State Street combines business traveler essentials with a buzzy scene and quirky touches like recorded birdsong in …

Crosby Street Hotel

Firmdale Hotels (London’s Covent Garden, the Haymarket, among others) has brought its hip British style to downtown New York. On a quiet, cobbled SoHo …

W Washington D.C.

The Capitol Building goings-on notwithstanding, Washington is by nature so sedate that visitors from more energetic cities sometimes wonder whether it …

W South Beach Hotel & Residences

Miami’s first W hotel is one of the chain’s most ambitious properties in recent years. The 20-story glass tower sits at the northern end of South Beach …

Viceroy Snowmass

This year-round mountain escape 20 minutes from Aspen delivers “phenomenal ambience and service” and is the first luxury Colorado property to be awarded LEED Gold certification. Serene rooms with subtle off-whites and grays, punctuated by bright splashes of color, often have private balconies with views of the “majestic snow-capped peaks” of the Elk Mountains. Public spaces show off black granite, walnut wood, birch-tree walls, aged brass and leather, and giant tree-trunk columns. The menu at Eight K pairs meat and seafood to create “a memorable and delightful dining experience.” The 7,000-square-foot spa offers therapies that include rituals inspired by ancient Ute Indian culture.

The Mark, New York

An haute hideaway on Manhattan’s Upper East Side since 1927, the venerable Mark reopened last fall with a radical new look, trading in its erstwhile French …

The Surrey

Looking down upon the particularly posh stretch of Madison Avenue, with its crisply dressed passersby and chic little boutiques visible from your perch …

The Jefferson, Washington D.C.

It is said that Thomas Jefferson’s time in France left him with an abiding appreciation for the finer things in life. If so, he would be very happy at …

Terranea Resort, Palos Verdes

Out-of-towners don’t typically find themselves in Rancho Palos Verdes, a moneyed burb 20 miles south of Los Angeles airport, but with the opening of this …

St. Regis Deer Valley Resort, Park City

Guests at this 181-room ski-in/ski-out newcomer are literally whisked into its air of exclusivity via a Swiss-built funicular with leather seating that …

St. Regis Atlanta

One of a handful of high-end hotels to have sprung up in this Southern capital in the past two years, the St. Regis merits its own hyper-luxury status. …

Seagate Hotel & Spa, Delray Beach

Those who will consider only a hotel smack on the sand are likely to temper their convictions after a stay at the Seagate, set two blocks west of the ocean …

Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Tucson

“We never stopped smiling on this vacation.” This 850-acre resort, which opened in 2009 a little northwest of Tucson, has more than 20 miles of hiking and biking trails and is “such a find.” Showcasing the local geology, the design uses colors, woods, stones, flora, gems, and minerals of the Sonoran Desert. Rooms have flagstone and quartzite floors, copper accents, colorful geodes and crystals, and views of the Tortolita Foothills and Wild Burro Canyon. Casita suites are like private homes. “It was isolated and peaceful.” Core Kitchen & Wine Bar serves American cuisine with Southwestern flair and a focus on local ingredients. Children’s activities include “dive-in” movies—screened at the swimming pool—and a teen spa.

Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe

“The location can’t be beat” at this mid-mountain ski-in/ski-out hotel at Northstar-at-Tahoe ski resort. Opened in 2009, it’s set in a thick pine forest. Ski valets carry guests’ gear and escort them to the slopes, where “the skiing is fantastic. And afterward, the fireplaces in the rooms made for a nice ambience with the snow.” Rooms in modern woodsy colors have dark-brown leather armchairs, floor-to-ceiling windows, gas fireplaces, and private balconies with views of the mountain and Martis Valley. Manzanita, with its French-inspired California cuisine, is “fabulous for dinner.” At MountainBlue, the breakfasts of burritos, egg sandwiches, and fresh pastries are “so delicious.”

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

It’s ironic that the standout of the splashy new CityCenter is also the most understated thing in it. From the elegant bamboo and bonsai gardens at the …

Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

Terrifically located off Rittenhouse Square, The Palomar injects a dose of liveliness into Philadelphia’s stodgy hotel scene. In place of prim settees …

Waldorf Astoria (formerly Elysian), Chicago

“From the decor to the service, this is one of the greatest hotels I’ve stayed in.” The top-scoring Gold List property in the United States, this “oasis of luxury” (opened at the end of 2009) is in the Gold Coast neighborhood, steps from the lakefront. Designed to emulate the grand hotels of Paris in the 1920s, it is set in a 60-story tower that has colonnades, spires, and a motor court. The “fantastic, spacious rooms,” ten per floor, have fireplaces, furnished terraces, Italian linens, and white Carrara marble bathrooms with soaking tubs. “Staff make you feel welcome, like they’re really excited that you chose their hotel.” “Epicurean paradises” include the European-style bistro Balsan and Ria, which focuses on sustainable local ingredients. “I’d like to move in—now.”

Aria, Las Vegas

The Cesar Pelli–designed centerpiece of the hyper-anticipated 67-acre CityCenter, Aria meets all the criteria of the now-standard Vegas mega-hotel formula: …

Allison Inn & Spa, Newberg, Willamette Valley

Surrounded by vineyards, orchards, and farmland, this “jewel of a hotel” 45 minutes south of Portland rises from a hillside in Oregon’s wine country, making it “a great base for a winery tour.” The “beautifully designed and appointed” decor comes courtesy of polished woods, copper accents, artwork from local artists, and furnishings and fabrics in ocher, pumpkin, eggplant, and leaf green that reflect the surroundings. The lobby has a stone fireplace and outdoor terrace; the indoor pool with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opens to the south gardens. “Very spacious rooms” have private terraces or balconies and custom crafted furnishings—”we loved the in-room fireplaces.” Serving up local produce from the chef’s farm, Jory also offers Oregon wines, microbrews, and handcrafted distilled spirits.”

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