THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCESM
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES

The World’s 50 Best Hotels Unveils Highly Anticipated Debut List

The debut list has finally been revealed, with some expected classics and surprising additions

Isabella Sullivan

20 September 2023

Villa Passalacqua 48 Ricky Monti: the world's 50 best hotels

Creating a definitive, trusted and discerningly judged list of the world’s very best hotels for the very first time, The World’s 50 Best Hotels has announced its much-anticipated debut list. Unveiled in London’s Guildhall at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, 19 September, the list showcases the hotels in the world that set an unparalleled standard for luxury, excellence and hospitality, featuring much-loved properties around the world – with Atlantis The Royal flying the flag for the Middle East.

The World’s 50 Best Hotels comes from the lauded team behind the world-famous World’s 50 Best Restaurants and 50 Best Bars, where leading experts in the field vote anonymously for the highest quality establishments across the world. The World’s 50 Best Hotels were voted for by an anonymous academy of 580 global voters – comprising leading travel writers, seasoned luxury travellers and respected hoteliers – including, and headed up by, nine Academy Chairs, experts in their fields and regions.

Alongside the definitive list, The World’s 50 Best also unveiled a series of special awards recognising excellence in the industry. In August, Gleneagles Hotel in Perth, Scotland, was named as the winner of the inaugural Art of Hospitality Award – celebrating a hotel’s outstanding service and attention to detail. In early September, The Lodge at Blue Sky by Auberge Resorts Collection won the Lavazza One To Watch Award – a title awarded to a hotel that has not made the main list but has the potential to do so in the future.

Read on for the official list, featuring expected classics and surprising additions…

Atlantis The Royal claimed Best Hotel in the Middle East
Atlantis The Royal claimed Best Hotel in the Middle East

The World’s 50 Best Hotels 2023

1 Passalacqua, Moltrasiom, Italy
2 Rosewood Hong Kong, Hong Kong
3 Four Seasons Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand
4 The Upper House, Hong Kong
5 Aman Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
6 La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco
7 Soneva Fushi, Maldives
8 One&Only Mandarina, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
9 Four Seasons Firenze, Florence, Italy
10 Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
11 Capella Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
12 The Calile Brisbane, Australia
13 Chablé Yucatán Chocholá, Mexico
14 Aman Venice, Venice, Italy
15 Singita Lodges – Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park, South Africa
16 Claridge’s, London, UK
17 Raffles Singapore, Singapore
18 Nihi Sumba, Wanokaka, Indonesia
19 Hotel Esencia, Tulum, Mexico
20 Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy
21 Borgo Egnazia, Savelletri, Italy
22 The Connaught, London, UK
23 Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco
24 Four Seasons Madrid, Madrid, Spain
25 Aman New York, New York City, USA
26 The Maybourne Riviera, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
27 Rosewood São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
28 Capella Singapore, Singapore
29 Le Bristol, Paris, France
30 Park Hyatt Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
31 La Réserve, Paris, France
32 Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Scotland
33 Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes, France
34 Cheval Blanc Paris, France
35 Four Seasons Astir Palace, Athens, Greece
36 Soneva Jani, Maldives
37 The Newt, Bruton, UK
38 Amangalla, Galle, Sri Lanka
39 Hoshinoya Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
40 Desa Potato Head, Seminyak, Indonesia
41 Eden Rock St. Barths
42 The Siam Bangkok, Thailand
43 Badrutt’s Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland
44 Atlantis The Royal, Dubai, UAE
45 The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India
46 NoMad London, London, UK
47 The Savoy, London, UK
48 Equinox New York, New York City, USA
49 Six Senses Ibiza, Portinatx, Spain
50 Hôtel de Crillon, Paris, France

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