Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

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130+ Leading Hotels of the World Members Recognized in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

16 Coveted #1 Awards Secured by Leading Hotel Members

NEW YORK, NY – (October 2019) The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd., a curated collection of more than 400 independent luxury hotels, is proud to celebrate its more than 130 members who were recognized in this year’s Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

Condé Nast Traveler readers cast their votes for the best-of-the-best in travel, with categories ranging from hotels, to cities, to ski destinations, and beyond. More than 600,000 discerning travelers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses.

Leading Hotels winners spanned nearly 50 countries, ranging from a spectacular oceanfront resort located on Honolulu's Waikiki Beach, to a recently refurbished neo-Gothic style castle located in the charming village of Adare. The company boasts the most hotels of any hospitality brand on Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious “The Best Hotels & Resorts in the World” top 100 list with nearly 20 honorees. Additionally, of the awarded Leading Hotels 14 members secured a total of 16 coveted #1 awards in their respective categories, including:”:

  • La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa, Paris, France
  • Adare Manor, Adare Co. Limerick, Ireland
  • The Westbury, Dublin, Ireland
  • Hassler Roma, Rome, Italy
  • Royal Mansour Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Baur au Lac, Zurich, Switzerland
  • The PuXuan Hotel and Spa, Beijing, China
  • Capella Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
  • Capella Singapore, Singapore City, Singapore
  • Chablé Maroma, Solidaridad, Mexico
  • The Lowell, New York, New York, United States
  • The Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Halekulani, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  • L'Horizon Resort & Spa, Palm Springs, California, United States
“It is a great honor for Leading Hotels to have a strong continued presence in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards,” said Shannon Knapp, Interim CEO, The Leading Hotels of the World. “Each year travelers’ expectations rise. Acknowledgement in the Readers’ Choice Awards recognizes our extraordinary hotels and hoteliers’ unwavering commitment to delivering individualized experiences and unparalleled personal service to their guests. We celebrate the wonderful accomplishment of our more than 130 awarded members.”

The Leading Hotels named to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards include:

Europe, Middle East, Africa
Belgium   Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo, Brussels
Croatia   Sun Gardens Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik
Cyprus   Anassa, Neo Chorio
England   The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath
The Grove, Hertfordshire
Hotel Café Royal, London
Rocco Forte Brown’s Hotel, London
The Landmark London, London
The Lanesborough London, London
The Milestone Hotel & Residences, London
The Ritz London, London
The Lowry Hotel, Manchester
France   Airelles Courchevel, Les Airelles, Courchevel
Fauchon L’Hôtel – Paris, Paris
Hotel Lutetia, Paris
Le Bristol Paris, Oetker Collection, Paris
La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa, Paris*
Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, Paris
Ritz Paris, Paris
Airelles Gordes, La Bastide, Provence
La Réserve Ramatuelle Hotel-Spa & Villas, Ramatuelle
Hôtel Byblos Saint-Tropez, Saint-Tropez
Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort, Tourettes
Germany   Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin
The Charles Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Munich
Greece   Bill & Coo Mykonos, Mykonos
Katikies Mykonos Hotel, Mykonos
Royal Myconian Resort, Mykonos
Chromata Santorini, Santorini
Katikies, Santorini
Kirini Santorini, Santorini
Ireland   Adare Manor, Adare Co. Limerick*
Ashford Castle, Cong, County Mayo
The Westbury, Dublin*
Israel   Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem
The King David, Jerusalem
Italy   Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi
Capri Tiberio Palace, Capri
Grand Hotel Quisisana, Capri
J.K. Place Capri, Capri
Villa d'Este, Cernobbio
J.K. Place Firenze, Florence
Portrait Firenze, Florence
Grand Hotel Miramare, Portofino
Hotel Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole
Le Sirenuse, Positano
Palazzo Avino, Ravello
Hassler Roma, Rome*
Borgo Egnazia, Savelletri di Fasano
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento
Il Sereno Lago di Como, Torno
Monaco   Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo
Hotel Metropole, Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo
Morocco   Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech, Marrakech
La Mamounia, Marrakech
Royal Mansour Marrakech, Marrakech*
Netherlands   Conservatorium Hotel, Amsterdam
Hotel Okura Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Norway   Hotel Continental, Oslo
Oman   The Chedi Muscat, Muscat
Portugal   Tivoli Avenida Liberdade, Lisbon
Tivoli Palácio de Seteais, Sintra
Scotland   The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire
South Africa   12 Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town
Cape Grace, Cape Town
The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban
Thanda Safari, Hluhluwe
Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg
Spain   Majestic Hotel & Spa, Barcelona
Villa Magna, Madrid
Sweden   Grand Hotel Stockholm, Stockholm
Switzerland   Hotel d'Angleterre, Geneva, Geneva
La Réserve Genève Hotel, Spa & Villa, Geneva-Bellevue
Beau-Rivage Palace Lausanne, Lausanne
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St. Moritz
Kulm Hotel, St. Moritz
Baur au Lac, Zurich*
Tanzania   Thanda Island, District of Mafia Island
Turkey   Çirağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, Istanbul
UAE   Al Bait Sharjah, UAE, Sharjah
One&Only The Palm, Dubai

China   Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li, Shanghai
The PuLi Hotel and Spa, Shanghai, Shanghai
The PuXuan Hotel and Spa, Beijing*
Fiji   Laucala Island, Laucala Island
India   The Lodhi, New Delhi
Indonesia   Capella Ubud, Bali*
Nihi Sumba Island, Sumba
The Legian Seminyak, Bali, Bali
Malaysia   The Datai Langkawi, Langkawi
Maldives   Constance Halaveli Maldives, Halaveli
Mauritius   Constance Prince Maurice, Poste de Flacq
Seychelles   Constance Prince Maurice, Poste de Flacq
Singapore   Capella Singapore, Singapore City*
South Korea   Signiel Seoul, Seoul
Thailand   The Nai Harn, Phuket
Vietnam   The Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

The Americas and Caribbean
Antigua   Carlisle Bay, St. Mary’s
Argentina   Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires
The Vines Resort & Spa, Mendoza
Brazil   Emiliano Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Emiliano São Paulo, Sao Paulo
Hotel Fasano São Paulo, Sao Paulo
Palácio Tangará, Oetker Collection, Sao Paulo
Chile   The Singular Patagonia, Puerto Bories Hotel, Puerto Natales
The Singular Santiago, Lastarria Hotel, Santiago
Colombia   Hotel Las Islas, Cartagena
Dominican Republic   Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, La Romana
Mexico   Chablé Maroma, Solidaridad*
Chablé Resort and Spa, Chocholá
Marquis Los Cabos All Inclusive Resort & Spa, Los Cabos
UNICO 20º 87º Hotel Riviera Maya, Solidaridad
Peru   Country Club Lima Hotel, Lima
St. Barthélémy   Le Sereno Hotel, Villas & Spa, St. Barthelemy
Turks & Caicos Islands   Grace Bay Club, Providenciales
United States   Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham
The Biltmore Miami Coral Gables, Coral Gables
Halekulani, Honolulu*
The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Honolulu
Malibu Beach Inn, Malibu
Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Miami Beach
Nobu Hotel Miami Beach, Miami Beach
The Brazilian Court Hotel, Palm Beach
Nobu Hotel Palo Alto, Palo Alto
The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, Mount Pleasant
The Lowell, New York*
The Rittenhouse, Philadelphia*
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, Sunny Isles Beach
Sonnenalp Hotel, Vail
The Hay-Adams, Washington, DC

The 2019 Readers' Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler's website and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions. To explore The Leading Hotels of the World members honored please visit

*Ranked #1 in respective category


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 @LeadingHotels, Twitter at @LeadingHotels and Instagram @leadinghotelsoftheworld

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