Nearly 50 Leading Hotels Receive Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 

Collection honored with nearly 70 awards, including 12 #1 Destination-Specific Spots

NEW YORK, NY—The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd celebrates its nearly 50 member hotels awarded with more than 70 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards this year. The premier awards recognize hotels, airlines, airports, car-rental agencies, cities, cruise ships, destination spas, islands, tour operators, and safari outfitters for their superlative service, quality, amenities, and overall value. The winners appear in the August 2022 issue of the publication and were selected by Travel + Leisure’s global readership of discerning travelers. 

“We celebrate the outstanding achievements of our member hotels honored with Travel + Leisure’s 2022 World’s Best Awards,” said Shannon Knapp, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Leading Hotels of the World. “LHW has been curating the most extraordinary collection of independent luxury hotels in the world for over 94 years. With the most hotels of any brand on the World’s Best “Top 100” list, more than 70 awards overall, and 12 #1 recognitions, our collection continues to set the bar for worldwide luxury hospitality. We are honored and grateful that the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure recognize and appreciate the commitment to excellence demonstrated by the thousands of proud LHW hoteliers around the world.”

Sixteen Leading Hotels were honored on the “Top 100 Hotels in the World” list, including Royal Mansour in Marrakech, Morocco, which was awarded the prestigious #5 spot. Further, the collection received 12 esteemed #1 accolades in destination-specific categories. From the bustle of the Back Bay in Boston to the rainforests of Costa Rica, explore Leading Hotels’ #1 award winners:

  • The Lowell (New York, NY, United States) – Top 15 NYC City Hotels
  • Nobu Hotel Miami Beach (Miami, Florida) – Top 15 Greater Miami Beach Resort Hotels
  • San Ysidro Ranch (Santa Barbra, California) –Top 15 California Resort Hotels
  • The Newbury (Boston, Massachusetts) – Top 10 Boston City Hotels
  • Nayara Tented Camp (La Palma, Costa Rica) - Top 10 Central America Resort Hotels
  • Merrion Hotel (Dublin, Ireland) – Top 5 Dublin City Hotels
  • Portrait Firenze (Florence, Italy) – Top 5 Florence City Hotels
  • Hotel Adlon Kempinski (Berlin, Germany) – Top 3 Berlin City Hotels
  • Capella Ubud (Ubud, Indonesia) - Top 15 Asia Resort Hotels
  • Royal Mansour (Marrakech, Morocco) – Top 10 North Africa and the Middle East City Hotels
  • Cape Grace (Cape Town, South Africa) - Top 5 Africa City Hotels
The full list of Leading Hotels named to the 2022 World’s Best Awards include:

The Americas
United States   The Lowell*/**
The Hay-Adams
Nobu Hotel Miami Beach*/**
The Setai
Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach
San Ysidro Ranch*/**
Sonnenalp Hotel
The Newbury**
Hutton Hotel
The Kahala Hotel & Resort 
Argentina   The Vines Resort & Spa
Alvear Palace Hotel
Costa Rica   Nayara Tented Camp*/**
Nayara Gardens
Mexico   Chablé Maroma
Colombia   Hotel Casa San Agustin*

Ireland   Adare Manor
Merrion Hotel**
The Westbury
Scotland   The Gleneagles Hotel
Denmark   d’Angleterre, Copenhagan
France   La Reserve Paris – Hotel & Spa*
Ritz Paris
Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa*
Italy   Portrait Firenze*/**
Hotel Helvetia & Bristol Firenze
Bauer Palazzo
J.K. Place Roma
Hotel Santa Caterina*
Borgo Egnazia*
Le Sirenuse*
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria
Terme di Saturnia Natural SPA & Golf Resort
Villa d’Este
Greece   Katikies Mykonos
Katikies Santorini*
Spain   Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
Germany   Hotel Adlon Kempinski**
Netherlands   De L’Europe Amsterdam
Austria   Hotel Sacher Wien
Turkey   Çirağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

Africa, Middle East, & Asia / Pacific
Indonesia   Capella Ubud*/** 
Nihi Sumba*
Singapore   Capella Signapore
Morocco   Royal Mansour Marrakech*/**
La Mamounia
Israel   The King David Hotel Jerusalem
South Africa   Cape Grace */**

The World’s Best is a travel awards program run by Travel + Leisure and based on an annual reader survey. This year’s World’s Best Awards survey was open at from October 25, 2021 through February 28, 2022. Explore all Leading Hotels’ 2022 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, LHW is the largest collection of independent luxury hotels. In 1928, 38 independent hoteliers came together to create LHW. Since then, the Company has carefully curated distinctive hotels, resorts, inns, chalets, villas, and safari camps from the snow-capped Alps of Europe to the African veldt, to share them with adventurous souls who seek the remarkably uncommon. The LHW community is filled of exceptional individuals, united by a passion for the surprising discoveries and details that come with every experience. LHW hoteliers are artisans of hospitality whose expertise, commitment to excellence, and individual flair allows them to create story-worthy moments for their guests. And it is these authentic, individualized experiences combined with the warm hospitality and high-touch service they provide that keeps discerning travelers returning again and again. LHW’s collection covers the globe and promises a broad range of destinations and uncommon experiences, enhanced by LHW’s tiered guest loyalty program Leaders Club. From converted former palaces and countryside retreats run by the same families for generations, to gleaming skyscrapers in dynamic urban centers, serene private island escapes, glamorous tented camps – and beyond – explore, find inspiration, and experience unforgettable travel moments. For more information visit:, Facebook at, Twitter at and Instagram @leadinghotelsoftheworld
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