Dubai’s Atlantis The Royal named among World’s 50 Best Hotels

Dubai’s Atlantis The Royal named among World’s 50 Best Hotels

Lake Como’s Passalacqua took the top spot

The list of The World’s 50 Best Hotels was announced at an awards ceremony held at London’s Guildhall on 19 September 2023.

The world of travel gathered from all corners of the globe to see industry-defining hotels from 35 different locations across six continents worldwide recognised on the night.

This list mark’s 50 Best’s first foray into the travel space, and its first new global ranking since the launch of The World’s 50 Best Bars in 2009.

Opened in June 2022, Passalacqua, the luxury boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Como took the top spot on The World’s 50 Best Hotels list. Located in an 18th century villa with terraced gardens running down to the water, the De Santis family has created a 24-room property with the feel of a private home. 

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Coming in second place was Rosewood Hong Kong set in the city’s Victoria Dockside arts and design district with views over the harbour. Four Seasons Bangkok at Chao Phraya River in Bangkok came third.

Flying the flag for the Middle East was Atlantis The Royal at number 44. Opened this year with a live performance by Beyonce, the 795-key ultra-luxury Kerzner property was the only hotel in the region to make the list.

The World’s 50 Best Hotels 2023:    

  1. Passalacqua, Moltrasio

  2. Rosewood, Hong Kong

  3. Four Seasons Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, Bangkok

  4. The Upper House, Hong Kong

  5. Aman, Tokyo

  6. La Mamounia, Marrakech

  7. Soneva Fushi, Maldives

  8. One&Only Mandarina, Puerto Vallarta

  9. Four Seasons Firenze, Florence

  10. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

  11. Capella, Bangkok

  12. The Calile, Brisbane

  13. Chablé Yucatán,Chocholá

  14. Aman, Venice

  15. Singita Lodges, Kruger National Park

  16. Claridge's, London

  17. Raffles, Singapore

  18. Nihi Sumba, Wanokaka

  19. Hotel Esencia, Tulum

  20. Le Sirenuse, Positano

  21. Borgo Egnazia, Savelletri

  22. The Connaught, London

  23. Royal Mansour, Marrakech

  24. Four Seasons, Madrid

  25. Aman, New York

  26. The Maybourne Riviera, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

  27. Rosewood, São Paulo

  28. Capella, Singapore

  29. Le Bristol, Paris

  30. Park Hyatt, Kyoto

  31. La Réserve, Paris

  32. Gleneagles, St Andrews, Scotland

  33. Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes

  34. Cheval Blanc, Paris

  35. Four Seasons Astir Palace, Athens

  36. Soneva Jani, The Maldives

  37. The Newt, Bruton

  38. Amangalla, Galle

  39. Hoshinoya, Tokyo

  40. Desa Potato Head, Seminyak

  41. Eden Rock, St Barths

  42. The Siam, Bangkok

  43. Badrutt's Palace, St Moritz

  44. Atlantis The Royal, Dubai

  45. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

  46. NoMad, London

  47. The Savoy, London

  48. Equinox, New York

  49. Six Senses Ibiza, Portinatx

  50. Hôtel de Crillon, Paris

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