The right accommodation can be the difference between a great trip and a less-than-stellar one, so knowing your options before travelling is a must. When it comes to booking that perfect trip, Travel + Leisure Magazine just made it that much easier, releasing its coveted list of the 500 Best Hotels in the World.

Based on real, reader rankings, the list covers everywhere from South Africa to the Caribbean, to the Middle East. If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of destinations and hotels, this one definitely fits the bill. Among the mix of storied, historic locations and modern stays is none other than BC’s own Fairmont Chateau in Whistler – a landmark ski-in and ski-out luxury resort that has definitely earned its reputation as one of the top stays, if you ask us.

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By contrast, in the spring and summer, guests at the Fairmont Chateau can lounge on the rooftop garden, surrounded by the delicious aroma of fresh herbs and other edible plants. As well, you can visit the wooden bee house if you’re not bee-shy or allergic.

Needless to say, your stay will never be dull. Go for a swim at the pool, enjoy an award-winning food program, and take advantage of close access to all the outdoor and hiking amenities in Whistler.

As for the rest of the world’s top hotels and resorts, you can check out the list here. Time to plan some amazing vacations this year!