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

Collection Honored with 12 #1 Destination-Specific Spots & Nayara Tented Camp Named #2 on the “Top 100 Hotels in the World” List

NEW YORK, NY—The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd celebrates its nearly 50 member hotels awarded with more than 60 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards this year.  The prestigious 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 October 2021 issue of the publication and were selected by Travel + Leisure’s global readership of discerning travelers. 

“We are incredibly proud to have so many Leading Hotels recognized with a World’s Best Award this year,” said Shannon Knapp, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Leading Hotels of the World. “For decades, both Leading Hotels and Travel + Leisure have been committed to curating meaningful travel experiences and serving as trusted resources for travelers. Our more than 60 member awards, which included 12 number one destination-specific category wins and 13 “Top 100 Hotels in the World” spots, further showcases how our hotels continue to set the bar for worldwide luxury hospitality. To have Travel + Leisure’s readers acknowledge our members’ dedication to excellence, especially throughout this unprecedented time, is a great testament to our passionate hoteliers.”

Leading Hotels’ Nayara Tented Camp in Costa Rica was awarded the esteemed #2 spot on the “Top 100 Hotels in the World” list. Additionally, the collection received 12 prestigious #1 spots in destination-specific categories. From a charming townhouse hotel in New York City, to a contemporary ultra-luxurious retreat on the shores of Lake Como, explore Leading Hotels’ #1 award winners:

  • The Lowell (New York, NY, United States) – Top 15 NYC City Hotels
  • The Hay-Adams (Washington D.C., USA) - Top 10 Washington, D.C. City Hotels
  • The Setai, Miami Beach (Miami, Florida, USA) - Top 15 Greater Miami Beach Resort Hotels
  • Halekulani, Oahu - Top 20 Hawaii Resort Hotels
  • Nayara Tented Camp (La Palma, Costa Rica) - Top 10 Central America Resort Hotels
  • Hotel Fasano São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil) - Top 10 Central and South America City Hotels
  • La Réserve Paris – Hotel & Spa (Paris, France) - Top 10 Paris City Hotels
  • Il Sereno Lago di Como (Torno, Italy) - Top 10 Italy Resort Hotels
  • Capella Ubud (Bali, Indonesia) - Top 15 Asia Resort Hotels
  • Capella Ubud (Bali, Indonesia) - Top 5 Indonesia Resort Hotels
  • Capella Bangkok - Top 5 Bangkok City Hotels
  • Cape Grace (Cape Town, South Africa) - Top 5 Africa City Hotels
The full list of Leading Hotels named to the 2021 World’s Best Awards include:

Europe, Middle East, Africa
England   The Milestone Hotel & Residences
Ireland   Adare Manor
Ashford Castle
France   Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes 
La Réserve Paris*/**
Greece   Katikies, Santorini
Katikies Mykonos*
Israel   The King David
Italy   Baglioni Hotel Luna
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria* 
Grand Hotel Miramare
Hotel Il Pellicano*
Il Sereno Lago di Como*/**
Morocco   La Mamounia 
Royal Mansour Marrakech
Scotland   Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder
South Africa   Cape Grace **
Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa 
The Oyster Box*
Switzerland   Badrutt’s Palace Hotel*  

Indonesia   Capella Ubud*/** 
Nihi Sumba*
Japan   Halekulani Okinawa*
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo 
Palace Hotel Tokyo 
Singapore   Capella Singapore 
Thailand   Capella Bangkok*/**

The Americas and Caribbean
Argentina   The Vines Resort & Spa
Brazil   Hotel Fasano Boa Vista*
Hotel Fasano São Paulo**
Costa Rica   Nayara Tented Camp*/**
Colombia   Hotel Casa San Agustin
Mexico   Chable Maroma
Turks and Caicos   Grace Bay Club
United States   Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach 
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
Nobu Hotel Miami Beach
San Ysidro Ranch 
Sonnenalp Hotel
The Hay-Adams**
The Lowell**
The Setai, Miami Beach** 

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 January 11 through May 10, 2021. Explore all Leading Hotels’ 2021 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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