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The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd., a collection of more than 430 independent luxury hotels, is proud to celebrate its more than 120 members who were awarded 2020 Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards.


The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd., a collection of more than 430 independent luxury hotels, is proud to celebrate its more than 120 members who were awarded 2020 Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

Category: Worldwide - Rewards
This is a press release, published for free on 2020-10-19

“The 2020 Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards feel particularly meaningful this year as travelers yearn to return to their favorite hotels and dream of visiting far off destinations,” said Shannon Knapp, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Leading Hotels of the World. “I am pleased to congratulate our more than 120 hotels that were honored in these prestigious awards. Additionally, I am extremely proud that so many of our members were recognized with top placements on destination-specific lists. Whether travelers visit Zurich, Malibu or Marrakech, our community of hotels leads the luxury hospitality industry.”

At the start of the pandemic while almost no one was traveling, more than 700,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers cast their votes for the Readers’ Choice Awards. Leading Hotels’ venerable Baur au Lac in Zurich was recognized as the “Best Hotel in the World.” The property boasts a history as breathtaking as its Alp and lakeside setting. It is currently run by Mr. Andrea Kracht, a sixth-generation member of the owning family and the Chairman of Leading Hotels. Additionally, 12 Leading Hotels received 13 coveted #1 awards in their respective categories:
  • Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa (Champillon, France) – Top 30 Resorts Europe
  • La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa (Paris, France) – Top 15 Hotels in Paris
  • The Westbury (Dublin, Ireland) – Top 10 Hotels in Ireland
  • Portrait Firenze (Florence, Italy) – Top 10 Hotels in Florence
  • San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice (Venice, Italy) – Top 10 Hotels in Venice
  • Hassler Roma (Rome, Italy) – Top 10 Hotels in Rome
  • Royal Mansour Marrakech (Marrakech, Morocco) – Top 30 Hotels in Africa
  • The Gleneagles Hotel (Perthshire, Scotland) – Top 30 Hotels in the United Kingdom
  • Baur au Lac (Zurich, Switzerland) – The Best Hotels in the World & Top 15 Hotels in Central Europe
  • Malibu Beach Inn (Malibu, California, United States) – Top 20 Hotels in Southern California
  • Faena Hotel Miami Beach (Miami, Florida, United States) – Top 20 Hotels in Miami
  • The Rittenhouse (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States) – Top 10 Hotels in the Mid-Atlantic

The Leading Hotels named to the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards include:

Europe, Middle East, Africa

Belgium Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo, Brussels

Cyprus Anassa, Neo Chorio

England Rocco Forte Brown’s Hotel, London
The Lanesborough London, London
The Milestone Hotel & Residences, London
The Ritz London, London

France Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes, Cannes
Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa, Champillon*
Lily of the Valley, La Croix Valmer
Airelles Courchevel, Les Airelles, Courchevel
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
Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort, Tourettes

Germany Hotel de Rome, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Berlin
Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa Retreat & Cultural Hideaway, Elmau
The Charles Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Munich

Greece Katikies Mykonos Hotel, Mykonos
Chromata Santorini, Santorini
Katikies, Santorini

Ireland Adare Manor, Adare Co. Limerick
Ashford Castle, Cong, County Mayo
The Merrion, Dublin
The Westbury, Dublin*

Israel The American Colony Hotel, Jerusalem 
Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem

Italy Grand Hotel Quisisana, Capri
J.K. Place Capri, Capri
J.K. Place Firenze, Florence
Portrait Firenze, Florence*
Villa Cora, Florence
Grand Hotel Miramare, Portofino
Hotel Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole
Le Sirenuse, Positano
Palazzo Avino, Ravello
Hassler Roma, Rome*
Borgo Egnazia, Savelletri di Fasano
Castel Monastero, Siena
Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Sicily
Il Sereno Lago di Como, Torno
Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel, Venice
San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice, Venice*

Monaco 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 Britannia Hotel, Trondheim

Oman The Chedi Muscat, Muscat

Portugal Bairro Alto Hotel, Lisbon
Tivoli Avenida Liberdade, Lisbon
São Lourenço do Barrocal, São Lourenço
Tivoli Palácio de Seteais, Sintra

Scotland The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire

Spain El Palace Barcelona, Barcelona
BLESS Hotel Madrid, Madrid
Villa Magna, Madrid

South Africa Cape Grace, Cape Town 
The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban
Thanda Safari, Hluhluwe
Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg

Switzerland The Chedi Andermatt, Andermatt

Hotel d'Angleterre, Geneva, Geneva
La Réserve Genève Hotel, Spa & Villa, Geneva-Bellevue
Gstaad Palace, Gstaad
Beau-Rivage Palace Lausanne, Lausanne
Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa, Obbürgen
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St. Moritz
Kulm Hotel, St. Moritz
Baur au Lac, Zurich*

Turkey D Maris Bay, Mugla

Tanzania Thanda Island, District of Mafia Island

UAE One&Only The Palm, Dubai
Residence & Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai, Dubai
The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah


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
Indonesia Capella Ubud, Bali
Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana, Bail
Nihi Sumba, Sumba
The Legian Seminyak, Bali, Bali

Japan The Okura Tokyo, Tokyo
Malaysia The Datai Langkawi, Langkawi

Singapore Capella Singapore, Singapore City*

South Korea Signiel Seoul, Seoul

Thailand The Nai Harn, Phuket

The Americas and Caribbean

Anguilla CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

Argentina Faena Hotel Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
The Vines Resort & Spa, Mendoza

Brazil Tivoli Mofarrej São Paulo, São Paulo

Chile The Singular Patagonia, Puerto Bories Hotel, Puerto Natales
The Singular Santiago, Lastarria Hotel, Santiago

Costa Rica Nayara Tented Camp, La Fortuna

Dominican Republic Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, La Romana
Tortuga Bay, Punta Cana

Grenada Silversands Grenada

Mexico Nobu Hotel Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas br> Chablé Maroma, Solidaridad
Chablé Yucatan, Chocholá

Panama Bristol Panama, Panama City

Peru Country Club Lima Hotel, Lima

St. Barthélémy Le Sereno Hotel, Villas & Spa

Turks & Caicos Islands Grace Bay Club, Providenciales

United States Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham
Halekulani, Honolulu
The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Honolulu
Bellagio Towers, Las Vegas
Hotel Figueroa, Los Angeles
Malibu Beach Inn, Malibu*
Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Miami Beach*
Nobu Hotel Miami Beach, Miami Beach
The Setai, Miami Beach, Miami Beach
The Brazilian Court Hotel, Palm Beach
Parker Palm Springs, Palm Springs
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 2020 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.
*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.

About Condé Nast Traveler

Condé Nast Traveler is the world’s most distinguished travel title providing inspiration and advice for discerning travelers. Authoritative and influential, Condé Nast Traveler is a multi-platform, transatlantic brand. Publishing US and UK print editions under Editor-in-Chief Melinda Stevens, Condé Nast Traveler offers award-winning expertise in luxury travel from around the world.

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