bob-400x400Want to get insider advice on the best hotels and destinations in the world?  Look no further than Virtuoso’s annual directory of the best properties around the globe.

In the 2013 Virtuoso Best of the Best directory, you’ll meet an impressive array of hotels and resorts.

View the digital edition of 2013 Virtuoso Best of the Best

Virtuoso Best of the Best, winner of the 2012 Maggie award for Best Consumer Guide, is the perfect tool to help you plan extraordinary experiences in dream destinations. These properties have been thoroughly evaluated to ensure your stay will be exceptional. And Virtuoso travel advisors have provided tips throughout the guide to help you plan your travel experiences.

When you book through a Virtuoso travel advisor, you’ll enjoy exclusive amenities including breakfast for two daily and value-added extras like guaranteed room upgrades, resort credits and complimentary meals.

Highlights include:

Annual Best of the Best Award Winners
The hotels receiving special accolades from Virtuoso travel advisors for 2012

Virtuoso Preview
New hotels offering exclusive access to Virtuoso travelers

Virtuoso Villas & Private Retreats
Unique accommodations in remarkable destinations

ellen-wyler-100Virtuoso Travel Advisor Tip: Renting a villa is a special experience for sophisticated travelers. You can immerse yourself in a destination, bond with companions and live like a local while still enjoying luxurious accommodations.


Ellen Wyler
Cincinnati, Ohio

Africa & Middle East
Dine on a rooftop overlooking Jerusalem or enjoy butler service in a luxury tent in Kenya

fairvalley-100Virtuoso Travel Advisor Tip: If you are visiting the wine country of Franschhoek, a “must do” is a visit to Haute Cabrière Estate. Learn to open a bottle of exquisite champagne the old-fashioned way . . . by sabre! A delightful afternoon of sampling great wines and snacking on wonderful hors d’oeuvres awaits.

Debbie Fairvalley
Atlanta, Georgia

Asia & Pacific
View Hong Kong from a rose petal bath or make an overwater bungalow your home in Tahiti

jim-strong-100Virtuoso Travel Advisor Tip: Particularly in Asian countries, it is always best for travelers to wear slip-on shoes while touring, as it is very much the custom to remove shoes when entering shrines and buildings.


Jim Strong
Dallas, Texas

Canada & United States
Settle into a cliff-top Big Sur abode or view wildlife right outside your door in Alberta

trish-100Virtuoso Travel Advisor Tip: For your trip to Santa Fe, your Virtuoso travel advisor can arrange a chocolate walking tour of Old Town. What could be more fun?


Trish Mercer
Columbus, Georgia

Caribbean & Bermuda
Drift into reverie on Anguilla’s white sands or swim with dolphins in Bermuda

patricia-100Virtuoso Travel Advisor Tip: Bermuda offers awe-inspiring pink sand beaches, world-famous golf courses and fabulous resorts with amenities to pamper you each day. A ferry or scooter is a great way to get around on this small, beautiful island.


Patricia Lehman
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Dine upon acclaimed cuisine in Monte Carlo or luxuriate in a beachside villa on Crete

ansley-82Virtuoso Travel Advisor Tip: April is a great time to visit Italy. It is the heart of spring, but you can still get ‘shoulder season’ rates at most hotels. In general, rates increase at the beginning of May.


Ansley Thomas
Atlanta, Georgia

Mexico, Central & South America
Learn Spanish in Cozumel, sip premium coffee in Costa Rica or find eco-luxury in Peru

loretta-88Virtuoso Travel Advisor Tip: You’ll find riding horseback in Peru to be very interesting and truly delightful, even if you’ve ridden countless times in other countries. The horses just seem to have a different mentality, which is especially noticeable when they canter. It’s something that must be experienced!

Loretta Carson
New York, New York

Index of Attributes & Amenities
Useful information including number of rooms and sought-after amenities

Presenting the Newest Best of the Best
Introducing the latest hotels and resorts to join the Virtuoso network

Find out more about using a Virtuoso travel advisor for your next trip.


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