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Travel + Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best Awards

July 12, 2018

More Than 60 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards Honor
Members of The Leading Hotels of the World

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd celebrates its nearly 40 member hotels that were awarded more than 60 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards in 2018. The prestigious annual awards honor the top travel destinations, hotels and companies worldwide. The winners appear in the August 2018 issue of the publication and were selected by Travel + Leisure’s global readership of avid travelers.

Leading Hotels’ strong presence of independent, luxury hotels honored in World’s Best span the globe, recognizing grand hotels in Europe’s most historic cities, to beach resorts in vibrant Miami. Twelve premier #1 spots were awarded to members in destination-specific categories, including: The Lowell, "Top 15 Continental US City Hotels" and "Top 10 NYC City Hotels," The Setai, Miami Beach, "Top 10 Greater Miami Beach Resort Hotels," The Lanesborough, Oetker Collection, “Top 10 London City Hotels,” La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa, "Top 10 Europe City Hotels" and “Top 10 Paris City Hotels,” Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa Retreat & Cultural Hideaway, "Top 5 International Spas," Katikies, Santorini, "Top 3 Greece Resort Hotels," Borgo Egnazia, "Top 10 Italy Resort Hotels," J.K. Place Roma, "Top 5 Rome City Hotels," Villa Cora, “Top 5 Florence City Hotels,” and Saxon Hotel Villas & Spa, “Top 10 Africa and the Middle East City Hotels.”

“We are delighted that so many of our properties were honored in the 2018 Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards,” said Ted Teng, president and chief executive officer of The Leading Hotels of the World. “With more than 60 total awards and the most hotels of a collection brand on “The Top 100 Hotels in the World” list, this accomplishment recognizes the strength and preference curious travelers have for individually branded properties in a competitive hospitality industry. As Leading Hotels celebrates 90 years of success in 2018, we look forward to our hoteliers creating more masterpieces of hospitality in the future for our valued guests.” The Leading Hotels named to the 2018 World’s Best Awards include:

Europe, Middle East, Africa
England   The Lanesborough, Oetker Collection, London*/**
France   Le Negresco, Nice
La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa, Paris*/**
Le Bristol Paris, Paris
Germany   Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa Retreat & Cultural Hideaway, Elmau**
Greece   Katikies, Santorini*/**
Ireland   Ashford Castle, Cong
Italy   J.K. Place Capri, Capri*
Villa Cora, Florence**
Le Sirenuse, Positano
Palazzo Avino, Ravello
Hassler Roma, Rome
J.K. Place Roma, Rome*/**
Borgo Egnazia, Savelletri di Fasano*/**
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento
Baglioni Hotel Luna, Venice
Morocco   La Mamounia, Marrakech*
South Africa   Cape Grace, Cape Town
Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg*/**
Spain   Hotel Casa Fuster, Barcelona
Switzerland   Badrutt's Palace Hotel, St. Moritz*
Carlton Hotel St. Moritz, St. Moritz*

Indonesia   Nihi Sumba Island, Sumba Island*
Japan   Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
Palace Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo*
Singapore   Capella Singapore, Singapore City

The Americas and Caribbean
Argentina   The Vines Resort & Spa, Mendoza
Chile   The Singular Patagonia, Puerto Bories Hotel, Puerto Natales*
Colombia   Hotel Casa San Agustin, Cartagena
United States   Mr. C Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA
San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, CA
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL
The Setai, Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL*/**
Halekulani, Honolulu, HI
The Knickerbocker, New York, NY
The Lowell, New York, NY*/**
The Hay-Adams, Washington DC

The World’s Best is a travel awards program run by Travel + Leisure and based on an annual reader survey. The 2018 survey was open at from November 6, 2017 to March 5, 2018. Explore all The Leading Hotels of the World’s 2018 World’s Best winners at

*Included in “The Top 100 Hotels in the World” list
**#1 winner in destination-specific categories


About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (Leading Hotels)
Comprised of more than 400 hotels in over 80 countries, Leading Hotels is a collection of uncommon luxury hotels. Rooted in the locations in which they are found, members embody the very essence of their destination. Through varied styles of architecture and design and distinct cultural experiences enhanced by passionate people, the collection is for the curious traveler looking for their next discovery. Established in 1928 by several influential and forward-thinking European hoteliers, Leading Hotels has a nine-decade-long commitment to providing remarkable, authentic travel experiences. The company selects only hotels that meet its 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. Leaders Club is the company’s exclusive tiered guest loyalty program, consisting of like-minded travelers seeking uncommon travel experiences. The program provides its members with personalized service and exclusive travel benefits to enhance their stays at any Leading Hotel around the world. For more information visit:, Facebook at, Twitter at and Instagram @leadinghotelsoftheworld

About Travel + Leisure
Travel + Leisure is the preeminent voice for the sophisticated traveler, serving up expert intelligence and the most immersive, inspiring travel lifestyle content anywhere. Travel + Leisure captures the joy of discovering the pleasures the world has to offer—from art and design to shopping and style to food and drink—and offers compelling reasons to get up and go. With a total global audience of more than 15 million, the Travel + Leisure portfolio includes the U.S. flagship and four international editions in China, India, Mexico, and Southeast Asia. The U.S. edition of T+L, which launched in 1971, is the only monthly consumer travel magazine in print in the U.S., has an authoritative website,, and an extensive social media following of more than 13 million. Travel + Leisure also encompasses newsletters and media collaborations.
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