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The Best Hotel Brands in the World

Readers rated hotel brands on their locations, rooms/facilities, food, service, and overall value.

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Aug 5, 2020

Photo courtesy of Leela Palace Bangalore.

This year’s World’s Best Awards survey closed on Mar. 2, just before widespread stay-at-home orders were implemented as a result of COVID-19. The results reflect our readers’ experiences before the pandemic, but we hope that this year’s honorees will inspire your trips to come—whenever they may be.

1. The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts

Score: 96.82

Faultless service, sumptuously appointed rooms and prime locations put this collection of nine properties across India above all other brands.

Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts is known for over-the-top features, like the manicured private garden of the Maharaja Suite at Leela Palace Udaipur, which was voted the No. 1 resort in India.

theleela.com

2. Capella Hotels & Resorts

Score: 96.36

capellahotels.com

3. Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

Score: 95.16

oberoihotels.com

4. Red Carnation Hotel Collection

Score: 94.29

redcarnationhotels.com

5. One&Only Resorts

Score: 94.22

oneandonlyresorts.com

6. Aman

Score: 93.74

aman.com

7. Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Score: 93.66

sixsenses.com

8. Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris

Courtesy of Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris.

Score: 93.45

tajhotels.com

9. Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas

Score: 93.01

anantara.com

10. Rocco Forte Hotels

Score: 92.83

roccofortehotels.com

11. Belmond

Score: 92.69

belmond.com

12. Inkaterra Hotels

Score: 92.24

inkaterra.com

13. The Peninsula Hotels

Score: 92.22

peninsula.com

14. Sofitel Legend

Score: 92.17

sofitel.accor.com

15. Mandarin Oriental

Score: 91.95

mandarinoriental.com

16. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Score: 91.43

rosewoodhotels.com

17. Auberge Resorts Collection

Score: 91.23

aubergeresorts.com

18. The Luxury Collection

Score: 90.69

the-luxury-collection.marriott.com

19. Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Score: 90.57

fourseasons.com

20. Montage Hotels & Resorts

Score: 90.47

montagehotels.com

21. Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Score: 89.95

hilton.com

22. St. Regis

Score: 89.88

st-regis.marriott.com

23. Hyatt Ziva

Score: 89.79

hyatt.com

24. Langham Hotels & Resorts

Score: 89.77

langhamhotels.com

25. Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

Score: 89.63

shangri-la.com

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