World’s Best Hotels Revealed

July 13, 2010

Oberoi Vanyavilas

The World’s Best Hotels

Travel + Leisure magazine have revealed their annual list of the world’s best hotels.

Melbourne’s Langham hotel has made the list, coming in at number 99, and the only Australian hotel to make the prestigious list. It’s the second year in a row that the luxurious hotel has made the cut.

The Langham, Melbourne

Travel + Leisure’s 15th annual reader survey voted the Oberoi Vanyavilas, a luxury jungle resort situated on the edge of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, as the world’s leading hotel.

“The spirit of exploration prevailed,” says Travel + Leisure’s editor in chief, Nancy Novogrod, with hotels in such varied cities as Nairobi, Nevis and Chiang Mai getting the nod. It’s clear that travelers are looking for “encounters with the natural world.”

The top five cities overall are Bangkok, Thailand; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Florence, Italy; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; and Rome, Italy.

Singapore Airlines yet again came in as the world’s best international airline, having held the top spot since the poll began in 1996.

The top 10 best hotels in the world:

1. Oberoi Vanyavilas, India

2. Triple Creek Ranch, Montana, US

3. Fairmont Mara Safari Club, Kenya

4. San Ysidro Ranch, A Rosewood Resort, California, US

5. Oberoi Amarvilas, India

6. Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis, Caribbean

7. The Peninsula, Bangkok, Thailand

8. Palazzo Sasso, Italy

9. Domaine des Hauts de Loire, France

Equal 9. Four Seasons Hotel, Mexico

Click here to see the whole list.

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