The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. is the largest luxury hospitality organization in the world, representing over 430 5 Star hotels, resorts and spas in over 80 countries. Its mission is "to curate and champion an exclusive collection of independent properties, including grand palaces and intimate city hideaways, luxury tent enclaves and expansive self-contained resorts."
Established in 1928 by several influential and forward-thinking European hoteliers, it started with 38 initial members. Leading Hotel members seek to be unique and independent and to be considered for inclusion, a hotel must adhere to strict quality standards.
Loyal customers demand the highest levels of quality, while seeking enriching travel experiences, and are invited to join the Leaders' Club loyalty programme, which extends on-property and stay-based benefits across the LHW portfolio of hotels.