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Where to stay in 48 cities around the world

Institutional Investor's 2003 fast-picks guide to the world’s best hotels by city.

Quick, what's the best place to stay in Paris or London or, for that matter, Dubai or Shanghai? That is the question our fast-picks guide to the world's best hotels is designed to answer. Institutional Investor's no-frills Baedeker to hostelries that are anything but no-frills is based on our annual survey of the world's best hotels, the results of which appeared in the November issue. Here we've added 18 cities to the 30 that are covered in that best-hotels ranking. New to the best-by-city club this year: Amsterdam's De l'Europe, Brussels' Amigo and Philadelphia's Four Seasons.

Best hotels by city 2003

Abu Dhabi: InterContinental*

Amsterdam: De l'Europe

Atlanta: Ritz-Carlton Buckhead*

Bangkok: Grand Hyatt Erawan*

Barcelona: Arts

Beijing: Grand Hyatt

Berlin: Adlon Kempinski*

Bombay: Taj Mahal

Boston: Four Seasons*

Brussels: Amigo

Budapest: Hilton

Buenos Aires: Alvear Palace

Chicago: Four Seasons*

Copenhagen: D'Angleterre

Dallas: Mansion on Turtle Creek

Dubai: Burj Al Arab*

Frankfurt: Arabella Sheraton Grand*

Geneva: Beau Rivage*

Hong Kong: Mandarin Oriental*

Houston: Four Seasons

Istanbul: Çira(breve)gan Palace Kempinski*

Kuala Lumpur: Mandarin Oriental

Lisbon: Four Seasons Ritz*

London: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park*

Los Angeles: Peninsula*

Madrid: Ritz*

Manila: Makati Shangri-La*

Mexico City: Four Seasons

Miami: Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne*

Milan: Principe di Savoia*

Montreal: Ritz-Carlton

Munich: Bayerischer Hof

New York: Four Seasons*

Paris: Four Seasons George V*

Philadelphia: Four Seasons

Phoenix: Phoenician*

Riyadh: InterContinental

San Francisco: Ritz-Carlton*

Seattle: Fairmont Olympic (fka Four Seasons)

Seoul: Grand Hyatt*

Shanghai: Grand Hyatt

Singapore: Raffles*

Stockholm: Grand Hotel*

Sydney: Park Hyatt*

Tokyo: Four Seasons Chinzan-So*

Toronto: Four Seasons*

Washington, D.C.: Ritz-Carlton*

Zurich: Baur au Lac*

* Included in "The World's Best Hotels" feature (Institutional Investor, November 2003).