Four major hotel programs had their properties honored in the inaugural edition of The World’s 50 Best Hotels, including two from Accor and one from Hyatt.
While Boutique Hotels Take Most Ratings, Major Players Still Counted Among the Best
According to 50 Best, the ratings were put together by balloting “a panel of 580 global industry experts” from nine global regions who wish to remain anonymous. The individuals are each selected for “their expert opinion and background in the hotel scene.
Among the major brands, Four Seasons earned the most recognition with three hotels on the 50 Best list: The Four Seasons Bangkok at Chao Phraya River at 3, the Four Seasons Firenze at 9, and the Four Seasons Astir Palace at 35. Another major brand Bangkok hotel was honored in the 50 Best, with the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok coming in at 10.
Accor hotels were honored twice on the list. Raffles Singapore was listed at 17 by the judges, while the Savoy in London came in 47th place. The only other hotel bookable with a major hotel’s point system is the Park Hyatt Kyoto — bookable with World of Hyatt points — coming in at 30 on the inaugural Top 50 hotels list.
While the hotel ratings are new for 50 Best, the brand has ranked other sectors of the hospitality scene for years. Other global ratings include the 50 Best Restaurants and 50 Best Discovery destinations.
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Source: frugal travel guy