To inspire you and help you discover the world in all its glory, we have scoured the globe to fashion a series of World’s Top lists. This week we bring you a snapshot of the world's top boutique hotels.

SoHo Grand Hotel | Soho, New York City 

Located in the heart of New York City’s fashionable SoHo neighbourhood, the SoHo Grand Hotel is one of the world’s most sought-after boutique hotels. Flaunting a luxuriously chic interior, adorned with rich fabrics and textiles, and fostering a renowned party culture, the SoHo Grand offers an authentic taste of Manhattan’s hip downtown scene. The hotel’s custom rooms and suites reflect the history and character of the neighborhood, while its elegant restaurant and trendy bars have been known to attract and inspire creatives and celebrities.

  • Stay at SoHo Grand Hotel: Our hotel partner, Agoda offers great deals for SoHo Grand Hotel.
  • Flights to New York City: Together with partner airlines Delta Air Lines and Virgin America, Virgin Australia operates flights to New York City, from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.  

The Milestone Hotel | London, UK

Inhabiting a magnificent mansion in the posh London suburb of Kensington, The Milestone Hotel blends luxury and comfort. Employing two staff members to every guest, the hotel is renowned for its exceptional service – so much so that readers of Condé Nast Traveler voted its butler service the best in London. Overlooking Kensington Gardens and Palace, the Grade II listed, five-star hotel exudes historic Victorian grandeur. Every room is decorated with individual style, and is a grand statement of colour and style.

  • Stay at The Milestone Hotel: Our hotel partner, Agoda offers great deals for The Milestone Hotel.
  • Flights to London: Together with partner airline Etihad Airways, Virgin Australia operates flights to London, from Sydney and Melbourne.  

The Luxe Manor | Kowloon, Hong Kong 

More-is-more at Hong Kong’s The Luxe Manor. Built with post-modern sensibilities, stepping foot in this boutique hotel is like entering an extraordinarily over-the-top parallel universe. The lobby flaunts mosaic floors, lipstick red armchairs and garish chandeliers. Its suites showcase a weird and wonderful array of themes, ranging from Safari to Nordic. While onsite bar, Dada Bar steps things up even further, taking inspiration from the king of surrealism, Salvador Dali. An intriguing celebration of the abstract and the extraordinary, The Luxe Manor is surreal yet strangely comforting.

  • Stay at The Luxe Manor: Our hotel partner, Agoda offers great deals for The Luxe Manor.
  • Flights to Hong Kong: Together with partner airlines Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia operates flights to Hong Kong, from Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.  

W Retreat & Spa | Seminyak, Bali 

Serenity meets sophistication in Bali's trendiest enclave, the W Retreat and SpaLocated on the beachfront at Seminyak – a hub ofchic restaurants, clubs, fashion and art – the boutique lifestyle hotel provides for a glitzy and vibrant escape. Belonging to the world-famous W Hotels collection, the W Bali is rich in design, luxury, and experience. Hosting more than 200 villas (many enjoying spectacular views of the Indian Ocean) and surrounded by fragrant lush tropical gardens, the W is a welcoming retreat, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Kuta.

  • Stay at W Retreat & Spa: Our hotel partner, Agoda offers great deals for W Retreat & Spa.
  • Flights to Bali: Virgin Australia operates flights to Denpasar daily, direct from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.  

The Blackman | Melbourne, Australia 

Boasting a contemporary interior and an enviable Melbourne location, The Blackman is a creative and inspired luxury boutique hotel, in hot demand. Built within and above Saint Kilda Road’s historic Airlie Mansion, the hotel belongs to Melbourne’s Art Series – a collection of unique premises which take design inspiration from Australia’s artistic greats. Each suite in The Blackman is filled with light, adorned with original Charles Blackman artworks and prints, appointed with up-to-the-minute comforts and technology, and focused around an Art Series Signature bed – which is said to be “what dreams are made of”.

  • Stay at The Blackman: Our hotel partner, Agoda offers great deals for The Blackman.
  • Flights to Melbourne: Virgin Australia operates flights to Melbourne daily, direct from Australian and New Zealand capital cities and from L.A., Nadi and Denpasar.