Condé Nast Traveler

October 18, 2016



The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd, a curated collection of uncommon luxury hotels, in more than 75 countries, announced today that Condé Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards named more than 100 member hotels the top hotels and resorts in the world—the most out of any hotel and resort brand. Over 300,000 readers – nearly twice as many as last year – selected members from 37 countries, including the United States, Ireland, France and Italy.

“We are truly honored to have so many of our members recognized by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler this year” said Ted Teng, president and chief executive officer of The Leading Hotels of the World. The hotels selected, along with our entire collection, are predominantly family-owned and have all perfected the art of the welcome. Though all distinct, our curated collection of independently-operated hotels, continues to provide guests with the authentic and unexpected travel experiences that make lasting impressions on curious travelers.”

The Leading Hotels members named the “Top Hotels and Resorts in the World” include:

Europe, Middle East, Africa
Andorra   Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa, Soldeu
Austria   Hotel Sacher Wien, Vienna
Belgium   Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo, Brussels
Denmark   Hotel d’Angleterre, Copenhagen
England   Milestone Hotel, London
Rocco Forte Brown’s Hotel, London
The Langham London, London
The Ritz London, London
Finland   Hotel Kämp, Helsinki
France   Hotel du Palais, Biarritz
La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa, Paris
Le Bristol Paris, Paris
Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, Paris
Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat
Germany   Brenners Park-Hotel and Spa, Baden-Baden
Hotel Adlon Kempinksi, Berlin
Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa Retreat & Cultural Hideaway, Elmau
Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Hamburg
Greece   Chromata Up-Style Hotel, Santorini*
Katikies, Santorini
Ireland   Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, Adare
Ashford Castle, Cong
The Merrion, Dublin
The Westbury, Dublin
Italy   Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi
Grand Hotel Quisisana, Capri
Villa d’Este, Cernobbio
Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf, Cortina d'Ampezzo
Portrait Firenze, Florence
Villa Cora, Florence
Hotel Il Pellicano, Porte Ercole*
Le Sirenuse, Positano
Hassler Roma, Rome
Portrait Roma, Rome*
Borgo Egnazia, Savelletri**
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento
Bauer Palazzo, Venice
Monaco   Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo
Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo
Hôtel Métropole, Monte Carlo
Netherlands   Conservatorium Hotel, Amsterdam
De L'Europe Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Hotel Okura Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Portugal   Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa, Alporchinhos
Spain   Majestic Hotel & Spa, Barcelona
Sweden   Grand Hotel Stockholm, Stockholm
Switzerland   Beau-Rivage Palace Lausanne, Lausanne
Palace Hotel Luzern, Luzern
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St. Moritz
Baur au Lac, Zurich
The Dolder Grand, Zurich
Hotel d'Angleterre, Geneva, Geneva
Turkey   Çırağan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul
Swissôtel The Bosphorus Istanbul, Istanbul
Israel   The King David, Jerusalem
UAE   One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai**
One&Only The Palm, Dubai
Morocco   La Mamounia, Marrakech
South Africa   Cape Grace, Cape Town
12 Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town
The Oyster Box, Durban
Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg

Asia/Pacific
China   The PuLi Hotel & Spa, Shanghai
Fiji   Laucala Island, Fiji**
French Polynesia   Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Bora Bora
Indonesia   Nihiwatu, Sumba Island
Vietnam   The Nam Hai, Hoi An

The Americas and Caribbean
Mexico   Marquis Los Cabos All Inclusive Resort & Spa, Los Cabos
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta
Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen
The Royal Hideaway Playacar, Playa Del Carmen
Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya, Puerto Morelos
United States   Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Tucson, AZ
Mr. C Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA
L’Horizon Resort & Spa, Palm Springs, CA**
San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, CA
Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica, CA
Madeline Hotel and Residences, Telluride, CO
Sonnenalp, Vail, CO**
The Biltmore Miami Coral Gables, Coral Gables, FL
Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL
The Brazilian Court Hotel, Palm Beach, FL
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Halekulani, Honolulu, HI
The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Honolulu, HI
Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, MA
Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Lenox, MA
Bellagio Towers, Las Vegas, NV
The Lowell, New York, NY
The Greenwich Hotel, New York, NY
The Knickerbocker, New York, NY
The Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, PA
Market Pavilion Hotel, Charleston, SC
Hutton Hotel, Nashville, TN
Hotel Granduca Houston, Houston, TX
Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg, VA
The Hay-Adams, Washington DC
Argentina   Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, Golf-Spa, Bariloche
Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires*
Antigua   Carlisle Bay, Antigua
Brazil   Hotel Emiliano, São Paulo
Costa Rica   Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa, Arenal
Dominican Republic   Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, La Romana
St. Barthélémy   Le Guanahani, St. Barthélémy
Le Sereno Hotel, Villas & Spa, St. Barthélémy**
Turks & Caicos Islands   Grace Bay Club, Providenciales
U.S. Virgin Islands   Caneel Bay Resort, St. John

Candidates must receive a required minimum number of reader responses to be eligible for Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Individual candidates are judged on a set of criteria relevant to their category, based on a standard five-point scale: excellent, very good, good, fair, and poor. The mean average of these ratings determines the final score published.

*Included on the web-only exclusive The 50 Best Hotels in the World **Included on the web-only exclusive The 50 Best Resorts in the World

About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW) Comprised of more than 375 hotels in over 75 countries, LHW is one of the largest luxury hotel collections in the world. Rooted in the locations in which they are found, our members embody the very essence of their destination. Through varied styles of architecture and design and distinct cultural experiences enhanced by passionate people, our collection is for the curious traveler looking for their next discovery. Established in 1928 by several influential and forward-thinking European hoteliers, LHW has an eight-decade-long commitment to providing remarkable, authentic travel experiences. We select only hotels that meet our high standards for quality and distinctiveness, resulting in a curated portfolio of hotels united not by what makes them the same, but the details that make them different.
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