The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. is the prestigious luxury hospitality organization representing nearly 430 of the world's finest hotels, resorts and spas.
Headquartered in New York City, the company maintains a network of 25 regional offices in key cities around the world.
Capitalizing on the strength of the Leading brand, the company introduced its first brand extension – The Leading Small Hotels of the World – in 1999 followed by Leading Spas, the first global evaluation and certification program for the spa industry, and The Leading Residences of the World in 2005. It also established several joint-venture companies and ancillary businesses: Leading Group Sales, Leading Quality Assurance, Leading Financial Services, Leading Interactive Reservations, Leading Hotel Schools of the World, Leading Services and Products Network, Leading Hotel Holdings, The Private Label Company, Linx Technologies, and Leading By Design.
The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. publishes a Directory of its member hotels, which is only one of the company's marketing endeavors. Additional services provided by the organization include extensive sales and promotional activities in both print and online, advertising and public relations support, and an array of valuable programs for member hotels and their guests.