by Teresa Williamson

Welcome to the 2007 Top 50 Haute Hotels for Women issue.

The Tango Diva team researched hundreds of hotels around the world to find the top choices
for women travelers. To make the Top 50 List, these hotels had to have a few
special features. These included:

– An impeccable staff that knows how to treat a girl right

– Ideal locations that are safe and in great parts of town

– Fabulous rooms with thoughtful amenities

– Chic and trendy restaurants or bars located in the hotel or near by

– Attention to details including top-of-the-line bath products

– Special packages created especially for women.

Creating a mammoth guide like this takes months of work, lots of room
service, and a dedicated team who is willing to do the research and jet from one
hotel to another to find the best spots for our readers. We relied on our
members, who sent in their favorites, our absolutely amazing interns Lucy Keir, Megan Whiteaker, Abbey Laufenberger, Ashley Somers, Kamila Teplicki and Melanie Hutchinson along with two brilliant editors who
painstakingly read through hundreds of reviews.

The final 50 were hard to choose, because hotels are so diverse, and we all want and get different experiences
from our visits. So many fabulous hotels did not make the cut, and you can blame me for that—I had the final word.

This was out first attempt of putting a guide together like this, so if you have a property that you think
will be perfect for our next issue, please let us know.

Our Haute Hotel Editors

About Cindy: Cindy knew she would catch the travel bug once she stepped into the hot,
trendy streets of Madrid the summer of her junior year, where she purposely
delayed her graduation to study abroad yet again – but this time to
Australia for six months. When she is not working the overnight shift at a
well-known New York news channel, or planning events around Manhattan for
media professionals you can find her planning her next photo project for her
new found love – scrap booking.

She’s a proud Jersey girl who is passionate
about her Peruvian heritage; where she travels to faithfully every year to
visit her family. And, be careful what you say around her because it might
end up on her blog or even nuttier – as a quote for her T-shirt silk
screening venture.

About Chelsea: Chelsea is a self-proclaimed singer, writer, food network junkie, recovering
Britney Spears addict and hummus connoisseur. She caught “the bug” after
briefly traveling around Europe with a dance company and has spent the last
five years obsessing over all things European.

After attending Musicians
Institute in Hollywood she decided to stay in California and keep to the
grind of the L.A. lifestyle, and daily considers moving back to lovely
Colorado or New York, Seattle, San Francisco.

For my favorites, I do have a few that I consider the best in the world
– for me and my taste. Click here and read about my great eight and why I
love them so much.

** Diva Stephanie’s General and Life-Altering Hotels List:

Delve into our Editor-in-Chief’s personal worldwide sanctuaries and must-stay list here ! It’s like asking a trusted girlfriend where to stay when on the road or in the jet…


Luxor, Egypt: Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor


Lovina, Bali: Damai Lovina Villas

Hong Kong, China: The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Hong Kong, China: Langham Place Hotel


Vienna, Austria: The Alstadt Vienna

Vienna, Austria: The Ring

Brussels, Belgium: Rocco Forte’s Hotel Amigo

Prague, Czech Republic: Four Seasons Hotel Prague

Prague, Czech Republic: Hotel Josef

Prague, Czech Republic: Maximilian Hotel

Copenhagen, Denmark: Avenue Hotel

Cotswolds Hills, England: Cotswold House

London, England: Charlotte Street Hotel

London, England: Covent Garden Hotel

London, England: Number Sixteen

London, England: The Draycott Hotel

London, England: The Soho Hotel

Avignon, France: Hotel d’Europe

Paris, France: Four Seasons Hotel George V

Berlin, Germany: Kurfürstendamm 101

Berlin, Germany: Radisson SAS Hotel

Athens, Greece: AVA Hotel & Suites

Athens, Greece: Hotel Grande Bretagne

Mykonos, Greece: Mykonos Grand Hotel and Resort

Killarney, Ireland: The Killarney Park Hotel

Latin America

Buenos Aires, Argentina: The Alvear Palace Hotel

Buenos Aires, Argentina: The Faena Hotel + Universe

Patagonia, Argentina: Llao Llao Hotel and Resort

Santa Cruz, Costa Rica: Paradisus Playa Conchal Resort

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: Paradisus Palma Real

Antigua, West Indies: Jumby Bay

North America

Montreal, Canada: Hotel Gault

Montreal, Canada: Place d’Armes Hotel & Suites

Napa, CA: The Carneros Inn

Ojai, CA: Su Nido Inn (Your Nest in Ojai)

San Diego, CA: US Grant Hotel

San Francisco, CA: Hotel Diva

San Francisco, CA: Hotel Palomar

San Francisco, CA: St. Regis Hotel

Tomales Bay, CA: Nick’s Cove and Cottages

Palm Beach County, FL: The Jupiter Beach Resort

Bar Harbor: Harborside Hotel and Marina

Portland, ME: Eastland Park Hotel

Chestertown, MD: Great Oak Manor

Big Sky, Montana: 320 Guest Ranch

New York, NY: Duane Street Hotel

New York, NY: Hotel Elysee

Charleston, SC: French Quarter Inn

Moab, Utah: Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa

South Pacific

French Polynesia, Tahiti: Le Méridien Tahiti