Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2022
Experience the Best of the Best
Each year, Travel + Leisure readers – more than 38 million luxury travelers – select the winners of their annual World’s Best Awards. The final list reflects ratings on the quality of rooms, service, food and dining, location, and overall value to curate the most sought-after travel experiences in the world. Additionally, this year readers selected hotels for their distinctive sense of place and the hotel teams’ ability to create one-of-a-kind experiences for a range of travelers.
Preferred Hotels & Resorts Included In 2022 World’s Best Hotels
Preferred Hotels & Resorts is celebrating more than 50 member hotels recognized on this year’s list, including five properties that were honored in the “Top 100 Hotels in the World.” After a remarkable conversion of an iconic Art Deco landmark on Michigan Avenue, Pendry Chicago (#1 Chicago, #25 (tie) world) burst onto the scene with lavish public spaces, stunning guestrooms, a bright and airy brasserie on the ground floor, cheekily named Venteux (windy in French), and an intimate rooftop space where guests can rosé all day
Riggs Washington DC
In another recently renovated space, Riggs Washington DC (#1 Washington, D.C., #31 (tie) world) reimagined the historic Riggs National Bank Building and celebrates its glorious past with a lower-level bar in the original bank vault and a playful reminder in every guestroom and suite of the building’s history. Each of the First Ladies’ Suites, inspired by the idiosyncrasies of four remarkable first ladies, has a personality of its own. Ida McKinley’s passion for flowers is evident in the lavish pink and purple suite that bears her name.
Finca Cortesín Hotel, Golf & Spa
Regularly appearing on “best of” lists published by globally-renowned publications, luxury travel organizations, and guest review sites, Finca Cortesín Hotel, Golf & Spa (# 1 Spain and Portugal, #44 world) is a unique resort located in a secluded enclave on the Andalucia coast. Two of the Mediterranean’s most important marinas, Puerto Banús and Sotogrande, are just a short drive away. So if you wish to arrive by sea, a member of the hotel staff will happily greet you. Expansive gardens, a luxurious spa with exquisite Thai treatments, four pools, a tennis club, world-class golf, a spectacular beach club, superb dining options, and serene, elegant accommodations create an unrivaled atmosphere and an unforgettable experience.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Another frequent award winner, Grand Hotel Tremezzo (#4 Italy, #53 world) is a masterpiece of design and hospitality that has been welcoming high society to its shore on Lake Como since 1910. This grand Belle Époque palace standing tall on the shores of the lake treats guests to elegant accommodations overlooking the lake or the lavish private park, three magical pools, a lakeside private beach, five distinct bars and restaurants – from formal to relaxed – where every dish is a show stopper, and a spa that is a transcending oasis of wellness.
Surrounded by an unspoiled dry rainforest, home to howler monkeys and sloths, Rancho Santana (#1 Central America, #56 world) is a 17-guestroom boutique hotel spread out over 2,700 acres of rolling hillsides on Nicaragua’s pristine Emerald Coast. Two miles of sunset-facing beaches ideal for surfing, unique farm-to-table culinary experiences, an expansive family pool, and a 6,000-square-foot spa and wellness sanctuary – think yoga overlooking the Pacific Ocean – make this an ideal wellness destination. All of the history and beauty of Nicaragua are within easy reach through an extensive menu of guided tours.
Preferred Hotels & Resorts is also honored to partner with three luxury hotel brands that were spotlighted in the “Top 25 Hotel Brands in the World” list. We value our long-standing relationships with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts (#11), Pendry Hotels & Resorts (#12), and Salamander Hotels & Resorts (#25).
Explore the full list of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Travel + Leisure World’s Best Award winners here: Travel + Leisure Worlds Best 2022 Winners.