Leading Hotels Members Honored With More Than 80 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

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Capella Ubud Awarded #1 Hotel in the World

NEW YORK, NYThe Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd is proud to recognize the more than 50 member hotels awarded with over 80 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards this year. The winners appear in the August 2020 issue of the publication and were selected by Travel + Leisure’s global readership of discerning travelers. 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the prestigious annual awards that recognize hotels, destinations, cruise lines and travel companies for their superlative service, quality, amenities, and overall value.

Leading Hotels’ ultra-luxurious tented camp resort, Capella Ubud, was awarded the world’s #1 hotel on the “Top 100 Hotels in the World” list. In addition to the #1 Hotel in the World, Leading Hotels collection featured six more #1 winners in destination-specific categories, including:
  • Ashford Castle (Cong, Ireland) - Top 10 Resort Hotels in the U.K. and Ireland
  • Capella Ubud (Ubud, Indonesia) - Top 100 Hotels in the World, Top 15 Asia Resort Hotels & Top 5 Indonesia Resort Hotels
  • J.K. Place Roma (Rome, Italy) - Top 5 Rome City Hotels
  • Ritz Paris (Paris, France) - Top 10 Paris City Hotels
  • The Hay-Adams (Washington, DC, United States) - Top 10 Washington D.C. City Hotels
  • The Oyster Box (Durban 4321, South Africa) - Top 5 Africa Resort Hotels
“I am incredibly proud that so many Leading Hotels have been acknowledged by Travel + Leisure’s readership in the World’s Best Awards,” said Shannon Knapp, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Leading Hotels of the World. “Travel + Leisure and Leading Hotels are both committed to providing truly meaningful travel experiences of the highest caliber, which makes these awards particularly significant. In addition to our members’ more than 80 awards, LHW had the most hotels of any brand on the “Top 100” list. This speaks volumes about our passionate hoteliers’ commitment to quality and remarkable service and once again confirms that the members of The Leading Hotels of the World are truly the leaders in independent luxury hospitality.”

The full list of Leading Hotels named to the 2020 World’s Best Awards include:

Europe, Middle East, Africa
England   Hotel Café Royal*
The Lanesborough, Oetker Collection
The Milestone Hotel & Residences*
The Ritz London
Ireland   Adare Manor
Ashford Castle**
France   Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes
Hotel Lutetia
Le Bristol Paris, Oetker Collection
Ritz Paris*/**
Greece   Bill & Coo Mykonos
Katikies Santorini*
Katikies Mykonos Hotel*
Israel   The King David
Italy   Borgo Egnazia
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria*
Hassler Roma
Hotel Santa Caterina*
J.K. Place Firenze
J.K. Place Roma**
Le Sirenuse
Morocco   La Mamounia
Royal Mansour Marrakech*
Netherlands   De L’Europe Amsterdam
Oman   The Chedi Muscat
Scotland   The Gleneagles Hotel
South Africa   Cape Grace
Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa
The Oyster Box*/**
Spain   Majestic Hotel & Spa
Switzerland   Badrutt’s Palace Hotel*

Indonesia   Capella Ubud*/**
Nihi Sumba*
Japan   Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
Palace Hotel Tokyo
Singapore   Capella Singapore
Vietnam   The Reverie Saigon*

The Americas and Caribbean
Argentina   Faena Hotel Buenos Aires
The Vines Resort & Spa
Colombia   Hotel Casa San Agustin
Mexico   Marquis Los Cabos All Inclusive Resort & Spa
St. Barthélémy   Le Sereno Hotel, Villas & Spa, St. Barthélémy
United States   Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach
Bellagio Towers
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
Hotel Figueroa
San Ysidro Ranch
Sonnenalp Hotel*
The Hay-Adams**
The Kahala Hotel & Resort
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 tlworldsbest.com through March 2, just before widespread stay-at-home orders were implemented as a result of COVID-19. The results reflect their readers’ experiences before the pandemic. Together with Travel + Leisure, Leading Hotels hopes that this year’s honorees will inspire trips to come when guests are ready to travel again. Explore all Leading Hotels’ 2020 World’s Best winners at LHW.com.

*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 more than 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:  www.lhw.com, Facebook  @LeadingHotels,Twitter, @LeadingHotels and Instagram, @leadinghotelsoftheworld
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