The Salonniere 100 is a list of America's 100 best party hosts

The Salonniere 100 is a list of America’s best party hosts. To compile the list, the editorial team at The Salonniere spent seven months asking more than 1,000 in-the-know influencers and members of the media in major metropolitan areas nationwide for their confidential lists of the most gracious and skilled party hosts and hostesses in their city. Those nominated most often were then reviewed by an independent group of social authorities in the cities represented and members of The Salonniere’s editorial team.  Below is the result of that process: The Salonniere 100, our exclusive annual list of the men and women in America who entertain with unparalleled grace, thought, and creativity. To read the story announcing The Salonniere 100, click here.

The Salonniere 100: 2016


1.    Leonard Lauder
2.    Amy and John Phelan


3.    Ginny Brewer
4.    Anne Quatrano and Cliff Harrison
5.    Annette Joseph
6.    Danielle Rollins


7. Julie Blakeslee
8. John Hogg and David Garza
* Carla McDonald (The Salonniere‘s founder opted to relinquish her spot)


9.    Alli Achtmeyer
10.  Ashley Bernon
11.  Elizabeth and Peter Georgantas


12.  Sarah and Ozey Horton
13.  Lee Manigault


14.   Felicia and Herb Gray


15.   Toni Canada
16.   Bunky Cushing (in memoriam)
17.   Inese and Richard Driehaus
18.   Ikram Goldman


19.   Gene Jones
20.   Cindy Rachofsky
21.   Nancy Rogers
22.   Kimberly Schlegel Whitman


23.   Paul Laurie
24.   Christine Vazquez


25.   Chuck Bennett
26.   Van Conway
27.   Linda Dresner
28.   Nicole Eisenberg


29.   Becca Cason Thrash
30.   Phoebe Tudor
31.   Lynn Wyatt

Los Angeles

32.   Maria and Bill Bell
33.   Eva Chow
34.   Alex Hitz
35.   Bridget Gless Keller
36.   Lisa McRee
37.   Lulu Powers
38.   Stephanie Shafran
39.   Sutton Stracke
40.   Steve Tisch


41.   Patricia Barnstable Brown
42.   Babs and Lee Robinson


43.   Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz
44.   Darlene and Jorge Perez
45.   Alina Shriver


46.   Sylvia Roberts

New Orleans

47.   Beverly Reese Church
48.   Sara Ruffin Costello
49.   Frances Gray Fayard
50.   Julia Reed

New York

51.   Dennis Basso
52.   Muriel Brandolini
53.   Athena Calderone
55.   Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos
55.   John Demsey
56.   Lauren Santo Domingo
57.   George Farias
58.   Shirin von Wulffen Fekkai
59.   Cornelia Guest
60.   Mariska Hargitay
61.   Ashley McDermott
62.   Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney
63.   Marcia and Richard Mishaan
64.   Mary Kathryn Navab
65.   Lela Rose
66.   Daniel Benedict and Andrew Saffir
67.   Allison Sarofim
68.   Jamie Tisch


69.   Pamela Fielder and David Ford
70.   Bettie Bearden and Jonathan Pardee

Palm Beach

71.   Annie Falk
72.   Audrey Gruss
73.   Kara Ross
74.   Hilary Geary Ross
75.   Tom Quick

San Antonio

76.   Alice Carrington Foultz

San Francisco

77.   Susan Mactavish Best
78.   Ken Fulk
79.   Vanessa Getty
80.   Denise Hale
81.   Pamela Joyner
82.   Jillian Manus
83.   Jay Jeffers and Michael Purdy
84.   Charlotte Mailliard Shultz
85.   Alexis Swanson Traina


86.   Cassandra LaValle
87.   JJ McKay

Washington, D.C.

88.   Sheikha Rima Al-Sabah
89.   Ambassador Gérard Araud
90.   Katherine and David Bradley
91.   Ashley Taylor Bronczek
92.   Jean and Steve Case
93.   Kay Kendall and Jack Davies
94.   Robert Higdon and David Deckelbaum
95.   April and John Delaney
96.   Mary and Robert Haft
97.   President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
98.   Elizabeth and Jeffrey Powell
99.   Susanna Quinn
100. Sir Peter and Lady Westmacott