Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards

More than 125 Leading Hotels of the World Members Recognized in Condé Nast
2018 Readers’ Choice Awards

Leading Hotels In Nearly 40 Countries Receive Coveted Awards, Including 13 Ranked #1 in Their
Respective Category and La Mamounia Honored as the #1 Hotel in the World

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd., a curated collection of more than 400 independent luxury hotels, is pleased to announce that more than 125 member hotels have been recognized in Condé Nast Traveler’s 31st annual 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. Carefully selected by Condé Nast Traveler’s readership of discerning travelers, the awards honor top-rated travel experiences from across the globe.

Leading Hotels’ continued presence within the prestigious awards is spotlighted with 13 member hotels earning the #1 rankings in their respective categories. Spanning the globe, these hotels include La Mamounia, La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa, The Westbury, San Clemente Palace Kempinski, Hotel Metropole, Monte-Carlo, Baur au Lac, Capella Singapore, Hotel Cartesiano, Chablé Resort & Spa, Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, L’Horizon Resort & Spa, Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, and Faena Hotel Miami Beach.

For a second consecutive year, a Leading Hotel was awarded the #1 spot on the esteemed “Best Hotels in the World” category. Receiving the 2018 title is La Mamounia, an iconic and beloved property located in the heart of the enchanting imperial city of Marrakech. Of the 50 hotels honored within the “Best Hotels in the World” category, Leading Hotels proudly boasts the most properties named to the list of any hospitality brand.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and one of the most important recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Nearly half a million readers submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.

“Consumers define excellence in hospitality in numerous ways and the Readers’ Choice Awards is a gold standard for evaluating their individual experiences,” said Ted Teng, president and chief executive officer of The Leading Hotels of the World. “The awards carefully assess personalization in hospitality, a shared value by Leading Hotels and Condé Nast Traveler. The criteria for these awards are not about one standard, but each hotel’s ability to personalize a stay and ensure happy guests. Our hoteliers take pride in doing this and seeing so many of them recognized for their art is cause for celebration.”

The Leading Hotels named to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards include:

Europe, Middle East, Africa
Austria   Hotel Sacher Wien, Vienna
Belgium   Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo, Brussels
Denmark   Hotel d'Angleterre, Copenhagen
England   The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath
Rocco Forte Brown’s Hotel, London
The Lanesborough London, London
The Milestone Hotel & Residences, London
The Ritz London, London
France   Le Negresco, Nice
Hôtel Lancaster, Paris
Le Bristol Paris, Paris
La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa, Paris*
Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, Paris
Ritz Paris, Paris
Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort, Tourettes
Germany   Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin
Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa, Retreat & Cultural Hideaway, Elmau
Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg*
Greece   Bill & Coo Mykonos, Mykonos
Myconian Imperial Resort, 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 Merrion, Dublin
The Westbury, Dublin*
Israel   The King David, Jerusalem
Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem
Italy   Grand Hotel Quisisana, Capri
Villa d'Este, Cernobbio
Hotel Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole
Hotel Helvetia & Bristol, Florence
J.K. Place Firenze, Florence
Portrait Firenze, Florence
Villa Cora, Florence
La Posta Vecchia Hotel, Ladispoli
Le Sirenuse, Positano
Palazzo Avino, Ravello
Hassler Roma, Rome
J.K. Place Roma, Rome
Portrait Roma, Rome
Borgo Egnazia, Savelletri di Fasano
Grand Hotel Continental, Siena
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento
Il Sereno Lago di Como, Torno
Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel, Venice
San Clemente Palace Kempinski, Venice*
Monaco   Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo
Hotel Metropole, Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo*
Morocco   La Mamounia, Marrakech*
Royal Mansour Marrakech, Marrakech
Netherlands   Conservatorium Hotel, Amsterdam
Hotel De L’Europe, Amsterdam
Hotel Okura Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Norway   Hotel Continental, Oslo
Portugal   Olissippo Lapa Palace, Lisbon
Tivoli Avenida Liberdade, Lisbon
Spain   Majestic Hotel & Spa, Barcelona
South Africa   12 Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town
Cape Grace, Cape Town
The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban
Switzerland   Hotel Eden Roc, Ascona
Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel
Hotel d'Angleterre, Geneva, Geneva
Gstaad Palace, Gstaad
Beau-Rivage Palace Lausanne, Lausanne
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St. Moritz
Carlton Hotel St. Moritz, St. Moritz
Kulm Hotel, St. Moritz
Suvretta House, St. Moritz
Baur au Lac, Zurich*
The Dolder Grand, Zurich
UAE   Residence & Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai, Dubai
One&Only The Palm, Dubai

India   The Lodhi, New Delhi
Indonesia   The Legian Bali, Bali
Nihi Sumba Island, Sumba
Singapore   Capella Singapore, Singapore City*
Vietnam   The Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

The Americas and Caribbean
Argentina   Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires
Faena Hotel Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
The Vines Resort & Spa, Mendoza
Brazil   Emiliano Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Emiliano São Paulo, Sao Paulo
Hotel Fasano São Paulo, Sao Paulo
Palácio Tangará, Sao Paulo
Chile   The Singular Patagonia, Puerto Bories Hotel, Puerto Natales
Colombia   Hotel Casa San Agustín, Cartagena
Costa Rica   Tabacon Thermal Resort and Spa, Arenal
Dominican Republic   Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, La Romana
Mexico   Chablé Resort & Spa, Chocholá*
Marquis Reforma Hotel & Spa, Mexico City
Hotel Cartesiano, Puebla*
UNICO 20º 87º Hotel Riviera Maya, Solidaridad
Panama   Bristol Panama, Panama City
Peru   Country Club Lima Hotel, Lima
St. Barthélémy   Le Sereno Hotel, Villas & Spa, St. Barthelemy
St. James, Barbados   Sandy Lane, St. James
Turks & Caicos Islands   Grace Bay Club, Providenciales
United States   Hotel Granduca Austin, Austin
Mr. C Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills
Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham
The Biltmore Miami Coral Gables, Coral Gables
Halekulani, Honolulu
The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Honolulu
Hotel Granduca Houston, Houston
Bellagio Towers, Las Vegas
The Wheatleigh, Lenox
Malibu Beach Inn, Malibu
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Miami Beach*
Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Miami Beach*
Nobu Hotel Miami Beach, Miami Beach
The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, Mount Pleasant
Hutton Hotel, Nashville
The Greenwich Hotel, New York
The Lowell, New York
L’Horizon Resort & Spa, Palm Springs*
Parker Palm Springs, Palm Springs
The Rittenhouse, Philadelphia
Casa Del Mar, Santa Monica
Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, Sunny Isles Beach
Sonnenalp Hotel, Vail
The Hay-Adams, Washington, DC

The 2018 Readers' Choice Awards are published exclusively on Condé Nast Traveler's website and celebrated in the November issue on newsstands nationwide on October 16, 2018. To explore The Leading Hotels of the World members honored visit and the fully published list by Condé Nast Traveler online at

*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, Instagram @leadinghotelsoftheworld and Twitter @LeadingHotels

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