Hotels & Resorts

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 25 Hotel Brands

These are the top 25 Hotels Brands in 2021 as voted by our readers in the World's Best Awards.

Thousands of pieces of thikri mirror work decorate Mohan Mahal. Courtesy of The Leela Palace Jaipur

Sep 9, 2021

When you think of the top hotel brands in the world, you think consistency. Luxury, comfort and service, of course, but all at an elevated level that you know you can reliably expect to find at any property in their portfolio. Here are the top 25 hotels brands as voted by T+L readers in the World’s Best Awards 2021.

1. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

Eleven lavish properties located in some of India’s most iconic destinations—from urban New Delhi to beachside Goa—ensure travelers can maximize their time in this dynamic country.

Score: 98.40

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2. Capella Hotels & Resorts

Score: 97.82

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3. Red Carnation Hotel Collection

Score: 97.54

4. Oetker Collection

Score: 96.77

5. Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

Score: 96.46

6. Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Score: 96.35

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7. One&Only Resorts

Score: 95.31

8. Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris

Score: 95.20

9. Auberge Resorts Collection

Score: 95.16

10. Raffles Hotels and Resorts

Score: 95.03

11. The Peninsula Hotels

Score: 94.92

12. Aparium Hotel Group

Score: 94.72

13. Rocco Forte Hotels

Score: 94.50

14. Viceroy Hotels & Resorts

Score: 94.45

15. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Score: 94.29

16. Montage Hotels and Resorts

Score: 94.09

17. Mandarin Oriental

Score: 93.85

18. Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

Courtesy of Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts (2)

Score: 93.65

19. Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts

Score: 93.20

20. COMO Hotels & Resorts

Score: 93.14

21. Aman

Courtesy of Aman (3)

Score: 92.92

22. Belmond

Score: 92.84

23. Swire Hotels

Courtesy of Swire Hotels (2)

Score: 92.71

24. Park Hyatt

Score: 92.44

25. Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Score: 92.30

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