50 Best, the organisation behind The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Bars, announces the launch of the inaugural list of The World’s 50 Best Hotels in September 2023. The list will highlight outstanding hotel experiences across the world that will shape the aspirations of millions of consumers, travellers and hoteliers.
“Over the past 20 years we have become the market leader in providing the most reliable lists of expert-curated restaurants and bars on the planet. To us, it seems like a natural fit to complete the circle, uniting restaurants, bars and hotels. We want to create a unifying platform for the world’s best hotels and the amazing individuals behind them but also for consumers, helping them to choose the truly best places to stay.”Tim Brooke-Webb, Managing Director of 50 Best
The first-ever list of The World’s 50 Best Hotels will be revealed at a live event in September 2023. The ranking will reflect the best travel experiences collated from 580 anonymous voters – a mix of hoteliers, journalists and experienced travellers – headed up by a group of Academy Chairs across nine regions globally. Voters are simply asked for their seven best experiences across the two-year polling period. Any hotel in the world is eligible for votes and they do not have to fit any criteria.
The Academy Chairs comprise
- Cecilia Núñez, Latin America, the Caribbean
- Danielle Demetriou, Japan, South Korea
- Isabella Sullivan, Middle East, Africa
- Jeninne Lee-St John, Southeast Asia
- Kee Foong, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau
- Lauren Ho, Europe
- Michael Harden, Oceania
- Yolanda Edwards, US, Canada
- Zinara Rathnayake, South Asia
Featured Image – Club Lounge View (The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore photo)