Our Favorite Hotels in the World: Gold List 2018

Originally published by Condé Nast Traveler, 19 December 2017

This year’s Gold List of our editors’ favorite hotels in the world spans six continents and 54 countries. They’re the hotels we return to time and again, and daydream about long after we’re home. They’re the best in the world.

AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST
BOTSWANA
• Jack’s Camp, Makgadikgadi
• &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, Okavango Delta
• Duba Plains Camp, Okavango Delta
• Zarafa Camp, Selinda Private Reserve

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
•Mikeno Lodge, Virunga National Park

ISRAEL
• The Norman, Tel Aviv

KENYA
•Segera Retreat, Laikipia Plateau
• Sirikoi Lodge, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

MOROCCO
• Riad Dar Bendsouda, Fez
• Riad Idrissy, Fez
• El Fenn, Marrakech
• L’Hôtel Marrakech
• La Mamounia, Marrakech
• Royal Mansour, Marrakech
• Hotel Nord-Pinus Tanger, Tangier
• Villa Joséphine, Tangier

OMAN
• Alila Jabal Akhdar, Nizwa

RWANDA
• Bisate Lodge, Volcanoes National Park

SOUTH AFRICA
• Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town
• One&Only Cape Town
• Jamala Madikwe, Royal Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve
• La Residence, Western Cape
• Babylonstoren, Western Cape

TANZANIA
• Mwiba Lodge, Mwiba

ZIMBABWE
• Somalisa Camp, Hwange National Park
• Singita Pamushana Lodge, Malilangwe Reserve
• The Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls

ASIA & THE INDIAN OCEAN
CHINA
• The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
• The Temple House, Chengdu
• The Opposite House, Beijing
• Rosewood Beijing
• The Peninsula Hong Kong
• The Upper House, Hong Kong
• Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai
• The Peninsula Shanghai

INDIA
• The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
• 28 Kothi, Jaipur
• SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur
• Kalari Kovilakom, Kerala
• The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
• The Imperial, New Delhi
• Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

INDONESIA
• COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali
• Nihi Sumba Island, Sumba Island

JAPAN
• Amanemu, Ise-Shima National Park
• Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
• Kyomachiya Hotel Shiki Juraku, Kyoto
• Aman Tokyo
• Hoshinoya Tokyo
• Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
• Park Hyatt Tokyo

MALDIVES
• Cheval Blanc Randheli, Nonoo Atoll
• Four Seasons Private Island at Voavah, Baa Atoll
• Soneva Fushi, Kunfunadhoo Island

PHILIPPINES
• El Nido Resorts – Pangalusian Island, Palawan

SEYCHELLES
• Six Senses Zil Payson

SINGAPORE
• Raffles Singapore
• St. Regis Singapore

THAILAND
• COMO Metropolitan, Bangkok
• The Siam, Bangkok
• Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary, Koh Samui
• Trisara, Phuket

VIETNAM
• Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
• Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

AUSTRALIA & THE SOUTH PACIFIC
AUSTRALIA
• Halcyon House, Cabarita Beach
• Park Hyatt Sydney
• Pretty Beach House, Pretty Beach

FIJI
• Laucala Island Resort

NEW ZEALAND
• The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay

Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown

CANADA
• Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver, B.C.
• Wickaninnish Inn, Vancouver Island, B.C.

CARIBBEAN & ATLANTIC
• Malliouhana, An Auberge Resort, Anguilla
• Hermitage Bay, Antigua
• Jumby Bay Island, Antigua
• Kamalame Cay, Andros, Bahamas
• Guana Island, British Virgin Islands
• Amanera, Playa Grande, Dominican Republic
• GoldenEye, Jamaica
• Rockhouse, Jamaica
• Cheval Blance St-Barth Isle de France, St. Barts
• Eden Rock — St. Barths
• Hôtel Le Toiny, St. Barts
• COMO Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

CENTRAL AMERICA
COSTA RICA
• Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste

EUROPE
AUSTRIA
• Hotel Post Bezau and Susanne Kaufmann Spa, Bregenzerwald
• Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt, Going am Wilden Kaiser

DENMARK
• Hotel d’Angleterre, Copenhagen

FRANCE
• Château de Courcelles, Aisne
• L’Hôtel Particulier, Arles
• La Grande Maison, Bordeaux
• Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux
• Auberge du Jeu de Paume, Chantilly
• Les Prés d’Eugénie, Eugénie-les-Bains
• Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
• Hôtel de Crillon (Rosewood), Paris
• Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris
• Hôtel Récamier, Paris
• La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa
• Le Bristol Paris
• Le Pavillon de la Reine, Paris
• Relais Christine, Paris
• Ritz Paris
• Baumanière Les Baux de Provence, Provence
• Villa La Coste, Provence
• Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

GERMANY
• Brenners Park – Hotel & Spa, Baden-Baden
• Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin

GREECE
• Hotel Grand Bretagne (Luxury Collection), Athens

IRELAND
• Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Estate, Co. Clare
• Ballyfin, Co. Laois
• The Merrion, Dublin
• Courtesy Hotel Il Pellicano

ITALY
• Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi
• Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Florence
• Portrait Firenze, Florence
• St. Regis Florence
• Il San Pietro di Positano
• Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como
• Il Sereno, Lake Como
• Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli, Lake Garda
• La Posta Vecchia, Lazio
• Sextantio, Matera
• Mandarin Oriental, Milan
• Grand Hotel Vesuvio, Naples
• Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino
• Le Sirenuse, Positano
• Borgo Egnazia, Puglia
• Masseria Potenti, Puglia
• Masseria San Domenico, Puglia
• Hassler Roma, Rome
• Hotel de Russie (Rocco Forte Hotels), Rome
• J.K. Place Roma, Rome
• Portrait Roma, Rome
• Villa Spalletti Trivelli, Rome
• Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, Sicily
• Borgo San Felice, Tuscany
• Hotel Il Pellicano, Tuscany
• Relais Borgo Santo Pietro, Tuscany
• Aman Venice
• Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice
• JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
• Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel, Venice

NETHERLANDS
• Conservatorium Hotel, Amsterdam
• Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

NORWAY
• The Thief, Oslo

PORTUGAL
• Six Senses Douro Valley
• Palácio Belmonte, Lisbon
• São Lourenço do Barrocal, Monsaraz

SPAIN
• Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
• Soho House Barcelona

SWEDEN
• Ett Hem, Stockholm

SWITZERLAND
• Gstaad Palace, Gstaad
• Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St. Moritz
• Kulm Hotel, St. Moritz
• Suvretta House, St. Moritz
• Baur au Lac, Zurich
• The Dolder Grand, Zurich

TURKEY
• Maçakizi, Bodrum
• Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet
• Soho House Istanbul

UNITED KINGDOM
• Barnsley House, Gloucestershire
• Lime Wood, Hampshire
• Palé Hall, Llandderfel, Wales
• The Beaumont, London
• Claridge’s, London
• The Connaught, London
• Rosewood London
• The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone, London
• Babington House, Somerset
• Gravetye Manor, Sussex

MEXICO
• The Resort at Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas
• Cuixmala, Costalegre
• Las Alcobas (Luxury Collection), Mexico City
• Hotel Esencia, Riviera Maya
• Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
• One&Only Palmilla, San José del Cabo

SOUTH AMERICA
ARGENTINA
• Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires
• Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

BRAZIL
• Insólito Boutique Hotel & Spa, Búzios
• Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro
• Hotel Santa Teresa Rio M Gallery by Sofitel, Rio de Janeiro
• Fasano São Paulo
• Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa, Trancoso

CHILE
• Explora Atacama, Atacama
• Tierra Chiloé Hotel & Spa, Chiloé Island
• Explora Rapa Nui, Easter Island

PERU
• Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco

UNITED STATES
ARIZONA
• Arizona Biltmore (Waldorf Astoria), Phoenix

CALIFORNIA
• Chateau Marmont Hotel and Bungalows, Los Angeles
• Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
• Sunset Tower Hotel, Los Angeles
• The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles
• Malibu Beach Inn
• Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley
• Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort, Napa Valley
• The Farmhouse Inn, Sonoma

COLORADO
• Hotel Jerome, Aspen
• Dunton Hot Springs, Dolores

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
• Park Hyatt Washington D.C.
• The Hay-Adams, Washington, D.C.
• The Jefferson, Washington, D.C.

FLORIDA
• Faena Hotel Miami Beach

HAWAII
• Four Seasons Resort Lanai

ILLINOIS
• The Langham, Chicago
• The Peninsula Chicago
• The Robey, Chicago

MARYLAND
• Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
• The Ivy Hotel, Baltimore

MASSACHUSETTS
• Ames Boston Hotel
• XV Beacon, Boston
• Wheatleigh, Lenox

NEVADA
• The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
• Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
• Wynn Las Vegas & Encore

NEW MEXICO
• Casa Grande at Vermejo Park Ranch, Raton

NEW YORK
• The Point, Adirondacks
• Baccarat Hotel & Residences — New York
• The Bowery Hotel, New York
• The Carlyle (Rosewood), New York
• Crosby Street Hotel, New York
• The Greenwich Hotel, New York
• The Lowell, New York
• The Sherry Netherland, New York

PENNSYLVANIA
• Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford
RHODE ISLAND
• Ocean House, Watch Hill

SOUTH CAROLINA
• Wentworth Mansion, Charleston
• Zero George Street, Charleston

TENNESSEE
• Blackberry Farm, Walland

UTAH
• Amangiri, Canyon Point
• Montage Deer Valley, Park City

VERMONT
• Twin Farms, Barnard

VIRGINIA
• Primland, Meadows of Dan

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