02/07/2013 07:18 am ET Updated Apr 09, 2013

The 21 Most Memorable Boutique Hotels On Earth (PHOTOS)

Each year, I have the pleasure of recalling my travel experiences over the past 12 months and singling out a number of particularly memorable hotels and resorts. To be considered for my annual awards, properties must be relatively small in size, possess strong individual personalities, offer relaxing atmospheres and demonstrate a consistent devotion to personal service.

These hotels are all unique in their own way and each more unforgettable than the last.

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