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Even with all the lodging options available to travelers in 2024, hotels are still at the top of my list. There’s nothing quite like checking in, enjoying the luxurious amenities, and having the best service at your fingertips, from the concierge to in-room dining. When those same properties offer one-of-a-kind experiences – like cooking lessons with an executive chef or exclusive access to a national park – the case for staying at a hotel is even stronger.

The best hotels truly break the mold with the experiences they offer, whether it’s a personal bath butler (yes, seriously) or a nightlife curator who hosts an evening out on the town for guests. To celebrate the best of the best, released their Perfect Somewheres 2024 list with properties plucked from the top one percent of the vast selection available on their travel site. The criteria? The highest ratings on check-in, amenities, staff, and demand, as well as glowing reviews from travelers around the world.

This list of hotels caters to every type of travel experience: there’s a wellness retreat complete with an onsite shaman for ceremonies; a floating hotel with preserved design details for history buffs; and a glamorous beachside property that is set to appear on the new season of HBO’s “The White Lotus.” Keep scrolling to see the best hotels of the year – you’re bound to find one to add to your must-visit list.