Robert Duncan, VirtuosoBy Robert Duncan
Senior Manager, Print Marketing

You’re planning your next trip and wondering about the answer to a major question: where will you stay when you’re there? Now you have an easy reference to the world’s finest properties to narrow down the options: the latest version of Virtuoso Best of the Best.

The 2016 Virtuoso Best of the Best hotel guide is now available. With a record-setting 632 pages, it’s Virtuoso’s most informative directory to date. You’ll find details, tips and photos of 1,100 luxury properties in more than 100 countries. Planning your next extraordinary travel experience is simple with Virtuoso Best of the Best.

Here are 7 ways to make the most of the wealth of information in Virtuoso Best of the Best:

Go straight to Virtuoso Best of the Best Contents.

Feel free to leisurely flip through the directory if you prefer. But the most direct way to navigate is to start on page 3 and find the region you want to visit. Click on it, then start exploring.

Virtuoso Best of the Best: Rosewood Beijing Grand Ballroom FoyerDiscover Virtuoso’s complimentary perks.

Did you know that when you book a Virtuoso property through a network travel advisor, you receive a host of perks at no charge? A list of those perks is right on page 1. They include benefits including a room upgrade and breakfast.

Curious about a specific hotel? Each listing details at least one complimentary benefit you’ll enjoy when booking with a Virtuoso travel advisor. A wide variety of perks is offered, including an airport transfer, bottle of local wine and private dinner.

Use new details to compare properties.

It’s now much easier to narrow down your hotel options with Curated Experiences. Virtuoso Best of the Best listings have expanded this year to include key elements such as room style, property vibe and experiences that cater to your interests and passions. They’re an at-a-glance way to help you determine if a property is right for you.

For example, if you want a beach resort with a casual spirit and a strong wellness program, you can find it easily thanks to Curated Experiences.

Plan experiences for when you arrive.

Throughout Virtuoso Best of the Best, you’ll see Exceptional Experiences pages with tours from Virtuoso destination partners. Find a complete list on page 4. Click on the destination you’re interested in and see a variety of experiences you can enjoy there.

Review these 60 pages of experiences as examples of what’s possible. For an experience customized just for you, tell a Virtuoso travel advisor what you’re interested in. They can create something perfect for you virtually anywhere in the world.

Virtuoso Best of the Best: Royal Caribbean luxury suite
Spacious luxury cruise suites (like this one on Royal Caribbean) are featured prominently in Virtuoso Best of the Best

Enhance your cruise.

If you’re considering a cruise, think about a stay before or after at a Virtuoso hotel or resort. You’ll probably find one (or several) properties in your beginning or ending port.

Virtuoso Best of the Best also features expanded coverage of cruise suites. Discover exceptional features like wraparound balconies with whirlpool tubs, a private solarium and personal saunas. You’ll get ideas for your voyage from start to finish.

Don’t forget about the index.

One of the most often overlooked parts of Virtuoso Best of the Best is the index at the back. If you’re interested in a specific property, find it alphabetically and review key information at a glance. For example, if you’re set on a hotel with a culinary program and Michelin-star restaurant, you’ll spot one easily.

The ultimate guide to Virtuoso Best of the Best hotels is a travel advisor.

Virtuoso advisors have stayed at these hotels and can give you valuable insight. They also have connections through Virtuoso to secure special perks and VIP treatment. You’ll find insider tips from them throughout the directory.

The best way to learn more about the hotels you’re interested in is by finding a Virtuoso advisor. You can browse a catalog of advisors at Or take a fun visual quiz to find out which advisors would be your best fit. With a Virtuoso travel advisor as your partner, your trip will be everything you’ve dreamed it would be.