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100+ Leading Hotels in 30+ Countries Recognized in the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards

October 5, 2021



La Mamounia Named #1 Hotel in the World


NEW YORK, NY – (October 2021) The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd., is honored to announce that more than 100 of its members were awarded 2021 Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

More than 800,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers cast their votes for their favorite hotels, resorts, destinations, spas, airlines, cruises and beyond. As travel restrictions eased in 2021, these avid travelers shared where they most enjoyed visiting and the places that they look forward to returning to soon.

From an 800-year-old farmhouse turned luxury boutique hotel along the Tuscan countryside, to a Los Cabos beachfront resort popular among foodies and design lovers, Leading Hotel members topped the lists around the world. La Mamounia received the prestigious #1 spot on the "Best Hotels in the World" list and nine Leading Hotels ranked #1 in their respective destination categories:

  • The Marker Hotel (Dublin, Ireland) – The Best Hotels in Ireland
  • Portrait Firenze (Florence, Italy) – The Best Hotels in Florence
  • Hassler Roma (Rome, Italy) – The Best Hotels in Rome
  • Borgo Santo Pietro (Tuscany, Italy) – The Best Hotels in Italy
  • Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel (Venice, Italy) – The Best Hotels in Venice
  • La Mamounia (Marrakech, Morocco) – The Best Hotels in Northern Africa; The Best Hotels in the World
  • São Lourenço do Barrocal (Monsaraz, Portugal) – The Best Hotels in Spain & Portugal
  • Capella Singapore (Singapore City, Singapore) – The Best Hotels in Singapore
  • Badrutt's Palace Hotel (St. Moritz, Switzerland) – The Best Hotels in Central Europe
“It is with great pride that I congratulate our more than 100 member hotels honored with 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards,” said Shannon Knapp, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Leading Hotels of the World. “The vast distribution of our winners across more than 30 countries highlights the insatiable appetite travelers have for visiting independent, luxury hotels both near and far. As travel restrictions eased it has been encouraging to see a lift in international demand. Whether visiting Borgo Santo Pietro in Europe, Capella Singapore in Asia or La Mamounia in Africa, guests can be confident that at any Leading Hotel they visit they will receive the highest level of service and exceptional experiences - values of great importance to both Leading Hotels and Condé Nast Traveler.”

The Leading Hotels named to the 2021 Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards include: 
Europe, Middle East, Africa 
Austria   Hotel Sacher Wien, Vienna
Belgium   Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo, Brussels
Denmark   d’Angleterre, Copenhagen
England   One Aldwych, London
The Milestone Hotel & Residences, London
The Ritz London, London
France   Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes, Cannes
Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa, Champillon
Airelles Courchevel, Les Airelles, Courchevel
Le Negresco, Nice
La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa, Paris
Ritz Paris, Paris
Germany   Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin
The Charles Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Munich
Greece  Bill & Coo Mykonos, Mykonos
Katikies Mykonos Hotel, Mykonos
Katikies, Santorini
Ireland   Adare Manor, Limerick
Ashford Castle, Cong
The Marker Hotel*
The Merrion, Dublin
The Westbury, Dublin
Italy   Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi
Capri Tiberio Palace, Capri
Grand Hotel Quisisana, Capri
Hotel Helvetia & Bristol, Florence
Portrait Firenze, Florence*
Villa la Massa, Florence
Villa Cora, Florence
Grand Hotel Miramare, Portofino
Hotel Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole
Le Sirenuse, Positano
Hassler Roma, Rome*
Portrait Roma, Rome
Terme di Saturnia Natural SPA & Golf Resort, Saturnia
Grand Hotel Continental, Siena
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento
Il Sereno Lago di Como, Torno (Lake Como)
Villa d'Este, Cernobbio (Lake Como)
Borgo Santo Pietro, Tuscany*
Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel, Venice*
Monaco   Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo
Hotel Metropole, Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo
Morocco   La Mamounia, Marrakech*
Royal Mansour Marrakech, Marrakech
Netherlands   De L’Europe Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Hotel Okura Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Norway   Britannia Hotel, Trondheim
Oman   The Chedi Muscat, Muscat
Portugal   Savoy Palace, Funchal
São Lourenço do Barrocal, Monsaraz*
Tivoli Palácio de Seteais, Sintra
Scotland   The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire
Spain   El Palace Barcelona, Barcelona
South Africa   12 Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town
The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban
Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg
Sweden   Grand Hôtel Stockholm, Stockholm
Switzerland   Hotel d'Angleterre, Geneva, Geneva
Gstaad Palace, Gstaad
Beau-Rivage Palace Lausanne, Lausanne
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St. Moritz*
Baur au Lac, Zurich
The Dolder Grand, Zurich
Turkey   Çirağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, Istanbul
UAE   The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah

Asia/Pacific
China   Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li, Shanghai
India   The Lodhi, New Delhi
Indonesia   Capella Ubud, Ubud
Japan   The Okura Tokyo, Tokyo
Singapore   Capella Singapore, Singapore City*
South Korea   Signiel Seoul, Seoul
Thailand   Capella Bangkok, Bangkok
Vietnam   The Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

  
The Americas and Caribbean
Argentina   The Vines Resort & Spa, Mendoza
Brazil   Hotel Fasano São Paulo, São Paulo
Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Chile   The Singular Patagonia, Puerto Bories Hotel, Puerto Natales
Colombia   Hotel Las Islas, Cartagena
Grenada   Silversands Grenada, St. George's
Mexico   Nobu Hotel Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas
United States   The Joule, Dallas
Halekulani, Honolulu
The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Honolulu
Malibu Beach Inn, Malibu
Nobu Hotel Miami Beach, Miami Beach
Nobu Hotel Chicago, Chicago
The Setai, Miami Beach, Miami Beach
The Brazilian Court Hotel, Palm Beach
The Greenwich Hotel, New York
The Lowell, New York
The Rittenhouse, Philadelphia
San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara Sonnenalp Hotel, Vail
The Hay-Adams, Washington, DC

The 2021 Readers' Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler's website and celebrated in the November issue. Explore all Leading Hotel winners here.

*Ranked #1 in respective category
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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: www.lhw.com, Facebook at @LeadingHotels, Twitter at @LeadingHotels and Instagram @leadinghotelsoftheworld
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