Fodor’s Travel has named the 60 most incredible hotels in the world in its 2024 edition of its Fodor’s Finest: The Most Incredible Hotels in the World.
Unlike many other “best hotels” lists that narrowly focus on high-end luxury and top-trending new properties, Fodor’s Finest includes a wide range of global properties for nearly every budget. Each selected property provides an immersive, authentic, and unforgettable experience that goes well beyond a pretty backdrop for social media posts.
“The best hotels give us peace and comfort – but also lure us into their romance, their passions, their intrigue. They are often destinations unto themselves, allowing visitors to escape to somewhere truly unique without ever leaving the property,” said Jeremy Tarr, editorial director at Fodors.com. “The properties on this year’s list make us long to become permanent lodgers, who wander the halls singing of the many delights that each property possesses.”
Two Canadian hotels made the list:
Newly opened in 2022, the 27-floor Dorian is Calgary’s premium lifestyle hotel. It’s conveniently situated downtown and the boutique property draws inspiration from The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde’s 1891 novel. The property’s stylish interiors and 137 rooms capture Wilde’s wit, eccentricity, and playfulness with nods to his iconic novel throughout.
Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver
Of Fairmont’s four Vancouver properties, the downtown waterfront Pacific Rim takes the sash for “Most Fashionable.” The ground floor resembles a long marble catwalk with couture-clad mannequins voguing in glass boxes and gold cages strung from the ceiling; a strut up the white staircase leads to rotating exhibits of bold contemporary art, and, in the evenings, locals gather at The Lobby Lounge and RawBar for live music, sustainable sushi, and cocktails crafted by guest mixologists.