Top 5 luxury hotels in the USA
When it comes to luxury hotels, few nations do it better than the USA. With thousands of prestigious five-star hotels spread across its 50 states, opulence almost comes as standard – and is yours for the taking, anywhere you go. From rooftop infinity pools to on-site casinos and Michelin star dining, you’re unlikely to ever be disappointed – all that’s required is knowing where to look.
A country that offers visitors a staggering array of breath-taking sites and attractions – from the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon to the bright lights of Vegas, the natural beauty of Yellowstone National Park to the pristine, sandy beaches of Miami – there is far too much to see and do in the USA for just one visit, and you could keep returning for many years without ever managing to experience it all. But whatever your holiday style happens to be, you can always be assured of an exclusive and opulent place to stay at night – though it of course comes at a price.
For those in search of a truly special American getaway in 2019, look no further, because we have rounded up five of the very finest luxury hotels the USA has to offer – no expense spared.
Most passport holders can get an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) for entry to the USA through the Visa Waiver Programme, which allows travel to the US for up to 90 days. If you have previously submitted an ESTA application, you can check ESTA application status online, by submitting a simple online form.
The Langham, Chicago
One thing the very best hotels all have in common is great views, and the five-star Langham is no different. With majestic views of the Chicago cityscape, river and Lake Michigan, the vistas here are not to be sniffed at. Located in downtown Chicago, The Langham is housed within a skyscraper building designed by renowned architect Mies van der Rohe, and is just a few minutes’ walk from local attractions including Grant Park, the Loop, the Magnificent Mile and the Millennium Park.
Opulence comes as standard at The Langham, and with a state-of-the-art fitness studio, an award-winning wellness retreat and visual and edible masterpieces at the in-house restaurant, Travelle, it has everything you need for an indulgent stay.
The luxury five-star resort of Amangiri – Aman’s second property in the USA – is located on 600 acres in Canyon Point, Southern Utah, close to the border with Arizona. Tucked away in a protected valley and offering privileged views towards the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, a large swimming pool sits at its centre.
This picture-perfect resort blends seamlessly into its dramatic surroundings, where deep canyons and towering plateaus create a raw landscape that is a true sight to behold. Surrounded by thousands of square miles of untouched scenery, it also happens to neighbour the largest Native American reservation in the US.
Four Seasons New York
A name synonymous with all-out opulence, the Four Seasons New York offers the utmost in comfort and luxury for your visit to this vibrant and bustling city. A modern-deco landmark located right in the heart of New York, Find it just steps from Central Park and the up-market Madison Avenue – perfect if you’re keen to indulge in a spot of shopping.
Boasting breath-taking park and city views from midtown Manhattan, guests can dine at the prestigious Garden restaurant, which overlooks the hotel’s towering Grand Lobby. Here, you can enjoy mouth-watering breakfasts, lunches and diners whilst sitting amongst towering African acacia trees – a unique experience, and one that you’re unlikely to forget.
For relaxation, head to the hotel’s L.RAPHAEL Beauty Spa – the world class skincare brand’s first in North America.
The Setal, Miami Beach
This tranquil and serene oceanfront resort is located in the heart of South Beach, artfully combining the rich architectural history of South Beach’s Art Deco District with the multi-faceted cultural history of the International Art Deco movement – particularly its influence in Asia.
Built in the 1930s, the hotel is an oasis of calm for guests looking to get away from it all and switch off from the stresses and strains of day to day life. Its landmark Art Deco building on Collins Avenue began as the famed Dempsey Vanderbilt Hotel, while the adjacent 40-story glass residential tower features a selection of sprawling ocean suites, offering sweeping views along the coast.
Waldorf Astoria, Las Vegas
The USA might be in a league of its own when it comes to luxury hotels, but Las Vegas is undoubtedly the leader of the pack. Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas towers 47 stories high above the legendary ‘Sin’ city, offering incredible views of both the city and the desert from its upper floor rooms.
Situated in the centre of the strip, the hotel prides itself on offering ‘luxury, grandeur and true Waldorf service’, and hosts a variety of exciting performances and conventions. Inside, you’ll find a world-class spa and high-end dining options, with generous hot tubs in each of the 389 guest rooms and suites. Head to the 8th floor deck to relax in a cabana beside one of the hotel’s three pools, or enjoy curated wines and French cuisine at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire.
Located just a five-minute walk from the T-Mobile Arena, local entertainment is within easy reach, while the sky bridge leads to a range of high-end fashion boutiques at The Shops at Crystals.
With all the luxury you could want from an American getaway, these are the hotels to splash your cash on in 2019.