Jerusalem's landmark American colony hotel announced on Monday that it has been named a member of The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), the world's largest luxury hotel brand whose membership counts both independent five- star luxury hotels and luxury hotel groups. London's Dorchester. the Ritz Paris and New York's The Pierre are other names belonging to the very select group of just 430 top hotels and resorts worldwide. To achieve membership in LHW, hotels must meet 1,500 standards of service. The American Colony joins Jerusalem's King David and The Dan in Tel Aviv as the only members of the LHW in Israel.