We’ve found photos and links to some of our favourite properties of the top 20 most desirable luxury hotel brands. We’ll be honest, there’s a lot of Hilton and their brands as well as the Hyatt collections and those wonderful SPG properties.

20. Peninsula

With hotels in cities like Hong Kong, Paris, Tokyo and New York Peninsula Hotels are a unique collection of luxury hotels. PeninsulaPeninsula Hotel Paris

19. Conrad

A collection of properties from Hilton in gateway cities and exclusive leisure destinations including South Africa, Egypt, Singapore and Turkey. ConradConrad Hotel Hong Kong

18. Mandarin Oriental

The iconic brand Mandarin Oriental offers sleek accommodations in a variety of cities worldwide. Experience the luxury and and sophistication of these Asian inspired properties. Mandarin Oriental Mandarin Oriental San Francisco

17. Loews

With 17 properties in the United States and 1 in Canada, Loews Hotels offers a respectable collection of hotels and resorts, most with a modern, lively and fresh feel. LoewsLoews Hotel Montreal

16. Sofitel

A large selection of properties in China as well as Europe, Sofitel offers a genuine experience of French luxury combined with unique architecture by renowned architects.  SofitelSofitel Dubai Downtown

15. JW Marriott

The upmarket brand by Marriott, JW Marriott offers guests a bit more than a standard Marriott property both in locations and amenities. JW MarriottJW Marriott Lima

14. Fairmont

One of our favourites, the Fairmont brand embodies the Casually Opulent lifestyle with understated luxury and refined finishes and service. In our city of Vancouver we have four properties with the Pacific Rim (below) being our favourite!  FairmontFairmont Pacific Rim

13. Grand Hyatt

Distinctive hotels in major cities and resort locations, Grand Hyatt properties bost grand entrances, state of the art technology and exquisite dinning options. Grand HyattGrand Hyatt Melbourne

12. Wyndham

With hotels predominantly in the United States, Europe and China, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts offers casual properties with thoughtful touches. WyndhamWyndham Torquay

11. Shangri-La

Known for their high ratio of employees to guests the Shangri-La can accommodate you no matter where you find yourself on Earth – including the Maldives and Mongolia. Shangri-LaShangri-La Tokyo

10. Hyatt Regency

With the Hyatt name comes great expectations these days, and the Regency brand delivers. With a wide array of properties to choose from in metropolitan locations and with resort level amenities. We recently loved the Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf and highly recommend.  Hyatt RegencyHyatt Regency Hallway Sculpture

9. InterContinental

A plethora of goodness awaits guests at any InterContinenal property – calm and delightful colour schemes matched with timeless decor in stunning locations such as the recently opened Davos property in Switzerland. InterContinentalInterContinental Davos Switzerland

8. Embassy Suites

Another Hilton brand, Embassy Suites offers a wide selection of cheerful accommodation. From beach or golf resorts to city hotels.  Embassy SuitesEmbassy Suites by Hilton Bogotá - Rosales

7. Renaissance

Casual Opulence earns its name at Renaissance Hotels with the young and hip properties, even their website drips of the excitement and enthusiasm of travel.  RenaissanceRenaissance Hotel Aix En Provence

6. Hyatt

Easily one of the most recognizable brands on the planet Hyatt offers a number of sub brands as well as their main brand to offer guests a huge selection of properties primarily in the United States. If you’re traveling for business Hyatt is always a safe bet. HyattHyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile

5. Ritz-Carlton

The name itself is synonymous with luxury and brings visions of magnificence to ones mind. Ritz-Carlton and it’s associated brands are among the most luxurious and incredible properties the world over – for example, the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. Ritz-CarltonRitz-Carlton Riyadh

4. Four Seasons

The well known brand Four Seasons not only offers some of the most exciting and beautiful resorts and hotels around, they also offer luxury jet tours with their Around The World Private Jet ExperienceFour SeasonsFour Seasons St Petersburg

3. Westin

With exciting properties like the Westin Resort Whislter (below) it’s easy to see why this b rand makes the top three in this list. WestinWestin Resort Whislter

2. Sheraton

With an expansive network across the globe and being part of the SPG family makes the Sheraton brand highly desirable as a luxury destination for points collectors! SheratonSheraton Guagzhou Huadu Resort

1. Hilton

The Hilton brand is probably the most recognizable hotel brand on the plant. The company Hilton Worldwide has over 4000 properties including all the sub brands many of which are above. HiltonHotel Exterior Panoramic