Hotels & Resorts

World’s Best Awards 2022: Top 25 Hotel Brands in the World

These are the best hotel brands in the world, according to readers' votes in the 2022 World's Best Awards survey.

The Oberoi Marrakesh

The Oberoi Marrakesh. Courtesy of The Oberoi

By Travel+Leisure Editor

Jul 13, 2022

As the past two years have shown, the hotel industry is remarkably resilient. The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic presented numerous hurdles — including lockdowns that, in some cases, meant that a property had to close its doors for a year or more. But a renewed sense of hope has taken hold, as travelers, eager to plan those long-postponed vacations, are booking hotels and resorts in numbers that rival pre-pandemic heights.

Every year for the World’s Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated hotel brands on their locations, rooms/facilities, food, service, and overall value.

Auberge Resorts Collection, which has opened or renovated three properties in the past year — in Mexico, New Mexico, and Costa Rica — made the list at No. 16. The company is riding high on its continued expansion in some of the world’s most beautiful locations. “I discovered this brand during the pandemic,” wrote one reader. “And I will not stay anywhere else from now on. It’s a real home away from home.”

Another brand at the forefront of readers’ minds is Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, which came in at No. 9 and has recently debuted properties in Madrid, St. Bart’s, and São Paulo, Brazil. One reader cited “outstanding attention to detail” at the hotels. And the ultra-luxurious Aman Resorts earned the No. 22 spot thanks to “the best service in the world” — a trend that will undoubtedly continue at its New York City property, set to open later this year.

But it was the New Delhi–based Oberoi Hotels & Resorts that won the No. 1 spot. Keep reading for details on what makes it so special to T+L readers — and which other hospitality groups made this year’s list of best hotel brands.


1. Oberoi Hotels & Resorts *

The Oberoi Gurgaon Exterior
The Oberoi Gurgaon Exterior. Courtesy of The Oberoi

With properties spanning the Middle East, North Africa, and Indonesia — in addition to its home base in the Indian subcontinent — this hotel brand rose from the No. 5 position last year to capture 2022’s top spot. Its lavish new Marrakesh resort, which made T+L’s 2020 It List, has quickly become popular with travelers, thanks to what one World’s Best voter described as “amazing hospitality.” Fond memories and recent trips also fueled praise for the brand’s iconic resorts in India. “Spectacular locations and excellent staff,” said one reader, who noted that the Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra, a stone’s throw from the Taj Mahal, is “ideal for families and honeymoons.”

Score: 97.50

2. One&Only Resorts

Suite Balcony View of One&Only Cape Town
Suite Balcony View of One&Only Cape Town. Courtesy of One&Only

Score: 96.20

3. Oetker Collection

Swimming Pool at Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc
Swimming Pool at Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc. Courtesy of Oetker Collection

Score: 96.15

4. Raffles Hotels & Resorts

raffles the palm dubai
Raffles The Palm Dubai. Courtesy of Accor

Score: 95.50

5. Red Carnation Hotel Collection

The Rubens at The Palace Exterior
The Rubens at The Palace Exterior. Courtesy of Red Carnation Hotel Collection

Score: 95.50

6. Sofitel Legend

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. Courtesy of Accor

Score: 95.20

7. The Langham Hotels & Resorts

One Bedroom Suite Living Room, The Langham Jakarta
One-Bedroom Suite Living Room, The Langham Jakarta. Courtesy of The Langham

Score: 95.03

8. Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris

Taj Palace's Poolside
Taj Palace’s Poolside. Courtesy of Taj Hotels

Score: 95.00

9. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Manor Suite Living Room, Rosewood Bangkok
Manor Suite Living Room, Rosewood Bangkok. Courtesy of Rosewood

Score: 94.93

10. Viceroy Hotels & Resorts

Viceroy Wachington DC
Viceroy Wachington DC. Courtesy of Viceroy

Score: 94.91

11. Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts

Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape
Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape. Courtesy of Banyan Tree

Score: 94.89

12. Pendry Hotels & Resorts

Lobby Seating, Pendry Manhattan West
Lobby Seating, Pendry Manhattan West. Courtesy of Pendry

Score: 94.89

13. Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong
Courtesy of Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong

Score: 94.74

14. Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas

Penthouse terrace, Anantara Seminyak Bali
Anantara Seminyak Bali. Courtesy of Anantara

Score: 94.62

15. Mandarin Oriental

River Bedroom of Mandarin Oriental Pudong
River Bedroom of Mandarin Oriental Pudong. Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental

Score: 94.06

16. Auberge Resorts Collection *

Primland Resort Aerial View
Primland Resort Aerial View. Courtesy of Auberger Resorts Collection

Score:  94.01

17. Capella Hotels & Resorts

Capella Singapore
Secret Garden. Courtesy of Capella Shanghai

Score: 94.00

18. The Peninsula Hotels

The Peninsula Tokyo
Cherry Blossom at Lobby, The Peninsula Tokyo. Courtesy of The Peninsula

Score:  93.97

19. Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Suite Bedroom, Six Senses Bumthang in Bhutan
Suite Bedroom, Six Senses Bumthang in Bhutan. Courtesy of Six Senses

Score: 93.81

20. Proper Hospitality

Lobby at Austin Proper Residences
Lobby at Austin Proper Residences. Courtesy of Proper Hospitality

Score: 93.81

21. Belmond

Where should I go in 2022 : Eastern and Oriental Express
Courtesy of Belmond

Score:  93.50

22. Aman *

What is onsen : Public Hotsprings at Aman Spa, Japan
Public Hotsprings at Aman Spa. Courtesy of Amanemu

Score: 93.18

23. The Luxury Collection

The Castle Dalian Exterior
The Castle Dalian Exterior. Courtesy of The Luxury Collection

Score: 93.06

24. St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl-Qatar
Courtesy of St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl-Qatar

Score: 93.00

25. Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Aspen Meadows
Aspen Meadows. Courtesy of Salamander

Score: 92.67


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