Travel & Leisure’s Magazine World’s Best 2014 Awards

Travel And Leisure, in it’s July magazine has come out with its World’s Best Awards. Here their Top 50 Best Hotels:

top 10 t&L
Four Seasons Budapest, Souther Ocean Lodge, Oberoi Udaivillas 
  1.  Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, MT
  2. Nayara Springs, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  3. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest
  4. Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia
  5. Ocean House, Watch Hill, RI
  6. The Langham, Chicago
  7. Singita Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park Area, South Africa
  8. Londolozi Game Reserve, Kruger National Park Area, South Africa
  9. Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
  10. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
  11. Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
  12. The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, GA
  13. The Peninsula Bangkok
  14.  Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, CA (tied 13)
  15. Capella Pedregal, Los Cabos, Mexico
  16. St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Mexico
  17. Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza, Argentina
  18. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet
  19. Singita, Kruger National Park, South Africa
  20. Brewery Gulch Inn, Mendocino, CA
  21. Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley, UT
  22. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, HI, the Big Island
  23. Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  24. Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
  25. Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico
  26. Planters Inn, Charleston, SC
  27. Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, Thailand
  28. Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai, Thailand
  29. Farmhouse Inn, Forestville, CA
  30. Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur, India
  31. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
  32. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, India
  33. The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, New York City
  34. Four Seasons Hotel Milano, Milan
  35. One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico
  36. Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India
  37. The Peninsula Hong Kong
  38. Four Seasons Hotel México, D.F., Mexico City
  39. Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park Area, South Africa
  40. Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico
  41. The Cloister at Sea Island, GA
  42. The Peninsula Shanghai
  43. Castello di Casole—A Timbers Resort, Casole d’Elsa, Italy
  44. Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Florence
  45. Le Bristol Paris
  46. Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort, Bluffton, SC
  47. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, HI
  48. Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
  49. The Ritz Paris
  50. Four Seasons Hotel Prague
T&L hotels
Jade Mountain, One & only Palmilla,  Ritz

Their Best of Awards extend further than this, you have the whole Top 500 Hotels, organized by region. As a sampling I have linked the Latin Americans and European Hotels.

They also have a raking of Top Cities. What are their Top 10?

  1. Kyoto, Japan
  2. Charleston, South Carolina
  3. Florence
  4.  Siem Reap, Cambodia
  5. Rome
  6.  Istanbul
  7. Seville, Spain
  8. Barcelona
  9. Mexico City
  10. New Orleans

Tee top 10 cities in Europe are:

  1. Florence
  2.  Rome
  3. Istanbul
  4. Seville, Spain
  5.  Barcelona
  6. Budapest
  7. Prague
  8. Siena, Italy
  9. Paris
  10.  Edinburgh

and in Latin America:

  1. Mexico City
  2.  Cuzco, Peru
  3. Buenos Aires
  4. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  5. Rio de Janiero
  6. Santiago, Chile
  7.  Lima, Peru
  8. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  9. Los Cabos, Mexico
  10. Cancún, Mexico

Their Top Islands:

  1. Santorini, Greece
  2.  Maui, Hawaii
  3. Kauai, Hawaii
  4. Hawaii, the Big Island
  5.  Bali, Indonesia
  6. Oahu, Hawaii
  7. Galápagos, Ecuador
  8. Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
  9. Vancouver Island, Canada
  10. San Juan Islands, Washington

Top Domestic Airlines

  1. Virgin America
  2. JetBlue Airways
  3. Hawaiian Airlines
  4.  Southwest Airlines
  5. Alaska Airlines

Top International Airlines

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Emirates Airline
  3. Cathay Pacific Airways
  4. Virgin Atlantic Airways
  5.  Asiana Airlines
  6. Qatar Airways
  7. ANA (All Nippon Airways)
  8. Thai Airways International
  9. Korean Air
  10.  Air New Zealand

This just shows that the western world has a LOT to learn from travel in the East

Top Domestic Airports

  1. Portland International Airport, Oregon
  2. Tampa International Airport, Florida
  3.  Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport
  4.  Charlotte Douglas International Airport, North Carolina
  5. 5Orlando International Airport, Florida

 Top International Airports

  1. Singapore Changi Airport
  2.  Hong Kong International Airport
  3. Dubai International, United Arab Emirates
  4.  Incheon International Airport, Seoul
  5.  Zurich Airport, Switzerland

and one of my definite favorites, top Spas

Top Destination Spas

  1. Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico 
  2. Mii Amo Spa, a Destination Spa at Enchantment Resort, Sedona, Arizona
  3. Lodge at Woodloch, a Destination Spa Resort, Hawley, Pennsylvania
  4.  Lake Austin Spa Resort, Texas
  5. Sundara Inn & Spa, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
  6. Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts
  7. Miraval Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona
  8. Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona
  9. Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach
  10. Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa & Resort, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Top Hotel Spas

  1. St. Regis Aspen Resort, Colorado
  2.  The Peninsula, Bangkok
  3.  Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico
  4.  Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort, Bluffton, South Carolina
  5.  Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  6. The Cloister at Sea Island, Georgia
  7.  Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  8. -Cavallo Point Lodge—The Lodge at the Golden Gate Sausalito, California
  9.  Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Paradise Valley, Arizona
  10. Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris


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