Passalacqua in Moltrasio, Italy was named the best hotel in the world.
Hotel aficionados, we have some exciting news. The World’s 50 Best Hotels have been unveiled for the first time. Passalacqua in Moltrasio, Italy was named the number one hotel in the world. Rosewood Hong Kong was named number two, and Four Seasons Bangkok at Chao Phraya River was named number three.
The World’s 50 Best Hotels held its inaugural ceremony at London’s Guildhall. The event brought together industry experts, hoteliers and journalists from across the world. The winners were compiled by a voting panel, which consisted of 580 anonymous experts.
The highest-ranking hotels in London were Claridge’s at number 16, The Connaught at number 22, NoMad London at number 46, and The Savoy at number 47. The highest-ranking hotel in the Middle East was Atlantis The Royal in Dubai at number 44.
This cutting-edge establishment, Dubai’s latest architectural marvel, was meticulously crafted to push the boundaries of imagination and redefine ultra-luxury travel. Following its sensational Grand Reveal Weekend in January, Atlantis The Royal instantaneously captured the world’s attention, solidifying its status as an international icon.
With a selection of 795 exquisitely designed rooms, suites, and signature penthouses, this resort promises a tailored selection of awe-inspiring experiences. Here, guests can plunge into sky pools that seem to touch the heavens, marvel at fire-breathing fountains, or dine at several celebrity chef-fronted restaurants.
Timothy Kelly, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Atlantis Dubai, explained: “Being recognised on the inaugural list of The World’s 50 Best Hotels, just eight months after opening in Dubai, is a remarkable achievement that fills us with immense pride and gratitude. This accolade reflects the dedication and passion of all our colleagues in providing exceptional experiences to our guests from day one. We are truly grateful to Kerzner International for their unwavering support and are more motivated than ever to continue raising the bar and setting new standards of excellence in hospitality.”
Here are how the rankings were split out across the world: 21 in Europe, 18 in Asia, 6 in North America, 3 in Africa, 1 in Oceania and 1 in South America.
Special awards were given out during the night. The Lost Explorer Best Beach Hotel Award was given to Soneva Fushi in the Maldives. The SevenRooms Icon Award was given to Sonu Shivdasani OBE, co-founder and CEO of Soneva, and founder and former CEO of Six Senses. Capella Bangkok was given the Nikka Best New Hotel Award. The Flor de Caña Eco Hotel Award was given to Singita Lodges.
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