For planners in search of this year’s top-rated properties, the U.S. News & World Report announced its 2018 Best Hotels list, ranking more than 24,000 upscale properties across the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Canada and Bermuda.

Taking the top five spots for Best Hotels in the USA were the following:

The Four Seasons Resort Lanai can host receptions for up to 400 and offers meeting space, while the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star Peninsula Chicago features 11 meeting venues, including ballrooms and an outdoor option, The Terrace. The Langham includes 15,000 square feet of event space.

Four of the hotels ranking in the top spot were Rosewood Hotels & Resorts properties, including:

“We are delighted to be recognized on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Hotels list, one of the most respected resources within the hospitality industry,” said Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “To be included among the world’s top hotels and resorts is immensely gratifying and is a testament to the devotion of our associates and staff to provide extraordinary service.”

Mexico’s top ranked hotel, Rosewood Mayakoba, in Playa del Carmen, moved up a notch from No. 2 last year. The resort offers 3,300 square feet of indoor event space and accommodates up to 150 people for meetings and 500 guests for events. Meanwhile, The Ritz Paris claimed the No. 1 spot for Best Hotels in Europe, followed by La Reserve Paris – Hotel and Spa at No. 2 and Rome's Hotel Eden at No 3.

Meanwhile the top five Best Business Hotels included:

The ratings scored luxury hotels (4-star and higher) using a process that combines each hotel's industry awards with expert and guest reviews. These rankings are part of the U.S. News Travel channel, which also evaluates the Best Vacations, Best Cruise Lines and Best Travel Rewards Programs.

This year’s Best Hotels list did not include Best Hotels in the Caribbean or Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean as have been included in years past due to the extensive damage across many Caribbean islands and their luxury hotels during the 2017 hurricane season. Recovery efforts are ongoing in 2018.

The Caribbean hotels will retain their 2017 score and ranking.

For more information and to see the lists, visit: