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Hotels with the best-looking guests and best foods

Want to hit a hotel where you’ll only be surrounded by beautiful people? Rekindle the romance? And rest assured that you’ll be well-fed?

Jun 16, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons

Want to hit a hotel where you’ll only be surrounded by beautiful people? Rekindle the romance? And rest assured that you’ll be well-fed?

A travel website has come up with a list of the best hotels in categories like best people-watching, romance and gastronomy for those with fine tastes.

Compiled by, part of TripAdvisor, the winners were vetted and recommended by the team’s 200 travel correspondents around the world.

If you’re allergic to unattractive people, editors recommend staying at the Hotel Majestic Barriere in Cannes, France, for instance, which was named the hotel with the best-looking guests — not surprising given that the seaside town hosts the world’s most glamorous, star-studded event.

The Cannes hotel beat other model-infested, movie-star haunts like the Hotel Fasano in Rio de Janeiro and the Mondrian Los Angeles.

Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Food lovers, meanwhile, are advised to put the Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire, England on their travel bucket list.

The 15th-century manor hotel, just one hour outside London, boasts two Michelin stars, celebrity chef Raymond Blanc, and a setting in the bucolic, British countryside. The British manor beat Public in Chicago and Solage Calistoga Resort in California to take the title.

And for couples looking to rekindle their romance, the 13th-century cave hotel Sextantio Le Grotte in Italy beat out properties in Cabo San Lucas and Santorini for its “simple charms” with candlelit bedrooms, natural terraces and cooking lessons.

Chateau Frontenac

For more ideas, here’s the full list:

Best Design: Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Best Comeback: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Canada

Best Hotel for Communing with Nature: Belmond Safaris, Botswana

Best Nightlife: The Standard, High Line, New York

Best for Foodies: Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire, UK

Best for Pampering: Lumeria Maui, Hawaii

Best on the Beach: Grace Bay Club, Turks & Caicos

Best Reward for the Travel Effort: Hotel Escondido, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Best Big City Sleep: Dean Street Townhouse, London, UK

Best Business Meets Pleasure: Soho House, Berlin, Germany

Best for Romance: Sextantio Le Grotte, Puglia, Italy

Best Style Steal: Mama Shelter, Istanbul, Turkey

Best-Looking Guests: Hotel Majestic Barriere, Cannes, France

Best All-Inclusive: Blue Diamond Riviera Maya, Mexico

Best Pool Scene: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, USA

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