Travel + Leisure 2017 World’s Best Awards

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd is pleased to announce that more than 35 of the collection’s uncommon luxury hotels have been recognized in Travel + Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best Awards. Selected by Travel + Leisure’s global readership of avid travelers, the awards honor the world’s greatest hotels and places.

Securing the coveted #1 spot on the “Top 100 Hotels in the World” list was Leading Hotels’ Nihi Sumba Island, who was named the top hotel in the world for the second consecutive year. The property was also named the #1 hotel resort in Indonesia and Asia.

Premiere accolades in destination-specific categories for Leading Hotels’ members included Le Bristol, “Top Hotel in Paris,” Portrait Firenze, “Top Hotel in Florence,” and Katikies in Santorini, “Best Resort Hotel in Greece.” Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa Retreat & Cultural Hideaway, a resort tucked deep in the calm of the Bavarian Alps, was also awarded the title of “Top International Destination Spa.”

“We are honored to have so many of our uncommon, individually branded hotels recognized in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, a celebrated tradition within our collection,” said Ted Teng, president and chief executive officer of The Leading Hotels of the World. “For nearly nine-decades our hoteliers have served as creators and visionaries within the hospitality industry. The inclusion of our many members in these awards continues the legacy of Leading Hotels and acknowledges our commitment to providing remarkable and authentic travel experiences for our guests.”

The Leading Hotels members named to the 2017 World’s Best Awards include:

Europe, Middle East, Africa

Milestone Hotel, London, England*
La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa, Paris, France
Le Bristol Paris, Paris, France
Ritz Paris, Paris, France
Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa Retreat & Cultural Hideaway, Elmau, Germany
Katikies, Santorini, Greece*
Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland*
Portrait Firenze, Florence, Italy*
Villa Cora, Florence, Italy
Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy
Hassler Roma, Rome, Italy
J.K. Place Roma, Rome, Italy
Fonteverde, Toscana, Italy
Baglioni Hotel Luna, Venice, Italy
San Clemente Palace Kempinski, Venice, Italy
Royal Mansour Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco
Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, Marbella, Spain
12 Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Grace, Cape Town, South Africa
Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg, South Africa
Beau-Rivage Palace Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland*
Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt, Switzerland*
The Dolder Grand, Zurich, Switzerland
One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, UAE
One&Only The Palm, Dubai, UAE


Nihi Sumba Island, Sumba Island, Indonesia*
Palace Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

The Americas and Caribbean

Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Singular Patagonia, Puerto Bories Hotel, Puerto Natales, Chile*
Hotel Casa San Agustin, Cartagena, Colombia
The Royal Hideaway Playacar, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, FL, United States*
The Biltmore Miami Coral Gables, Coral Gables, FL, United States
Halekulani, Honolulu, HI, United States
The Greenwich Hotel, New York, NY, United States
The Lowell, New York, NY, United States
The Hay-Adams, Washington DC, United States

The World’s Best is a travel awards program run by Travel + Leisure and based on an annual reader survey. The 2017 survey was open at from November 7, 2016 to March 6, 2017.

Explore all The Leading Hotels of the World’s 2017 World’s Best winners at

*Included in “The Top 100 Hotels in the World” list


About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (Leading Hotels)
Comprised of more than 375 hotels in over 75 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 an eight-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 two-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, Facebook at and Instagram @leadinghotelsoftheworld
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