Choosing where to spend your hard-earned hotel loyalty points has often been a head-scratching endeavor for travelers. Fortunately, a newly unveiled hotel ratings scale is here to simplify the decision-making process. In its debut edition, “The World’s Top 50 Hotels” list celebrates outstanding properties affiliated with four major hotel loyalty programs, offering valuable guidance for those seeking to maximize their Accor Live Limitless or World of Hyatt Points.
What sets this list apart is its meticulous creation process, orchestrated by a panel of 580 global industry experts. These experts, spanning nine regions around the world, have chosen to remain anonymous but are renowned for their profound insights and extensive backgrounds in the hotel industry. Their expert opinions have crafted a comprehensive guide to the finest hotels worldwide.
The Four Seasons brand emerges as a standout among the major players, securing a remarkable presence with three of its luxurious properties making the prestigious top 50. Notable mentions include The Four Seasons Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, holding the 3rd spot, the elegant Four Seasons Firenze at 9th, and the exclusive Four Seasons Astir Palace, gracing the 35th position. Adding to the list’s allure is the presence of the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok at the 10th position, further elevating the global recognition of major hotel brands.
Accor Hotels proudly boasts two of its exceptional properties on the top 50 list. Raffles Singapore earns its well-deserved recognition at the 17th spot, while the historic Savoy in London captures the 47th position. For travelers holding World of Hyatt points, the Park Hyatt Kyoto stands as the lone representative of Hyatt in the inaugural Top 50 hotels list, holding a respectable 30th position.
The “World’s Top 50 Hotels” marks a new venture for “50 Best,” an organization renowned for its rankings in various sectors of the hospitality industry. Over the years, they have celebrated excellence in culinary arts with the “50 Best Restaurants” and provided travel enthusiasts with curated lists of must-visit destinations through “50 Best Discovery Destinations.” Now, with this inaugural hotel ratings scale, they offer a valuable resource for travelers seeking exceptional experiences in accommodation worldwide.