Oman, Vietnam, and the Seychelles. These are just a handful of the exotic locations where the World’s Best hotel brand has properties — so there’s never been a better time to cash in your points or miles for a first-class ticket, and stay at a Six Senses resort. “They have a great balance of luxury, relaxation, great food, and social responsibility,” said one reader of this debut winner, which has 11 properties worldwide. “The locations they have chosen are amazing.”
The largest property in the Six Senses portfolio is the 113-room Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain, in Chengdu, the brand’s first foray into China. They will also soon be expanding to destinations including Fiji and Cambodia — and our readers are determined to follow (one said they couldn’t wait for the company to open its five luxury lodges in Bhutan at the end of the year). Clearly, remote locales aren’t a deterrent, but rather a draw for our readers, since this year’s winners also include the India-based Oberoi Hotels & Resorts and the Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts, as well as Alila Hotels & Resorts, a brand known for having properties in China, Indonesia, and the Middle East. One reader specifically called out the Alila Jabal Akhdar, an 86-room resort perched 6,500 feet high in the Al Hajar, or “green” mountains of Oman. “This hotel combines luxury with adventure, walking and hiking,” said the fan.
Here are the top 10 hotel brands in the word-
1. Six Senses
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas are discovered in some of the world’s most unique and beautiful places. Whether it be a Six Senses Resort with a Six Senses Spa, a Six Senses Spa hosted by a prestige property, or a treasured Six Senses urban location, the touch-points are always decidedly those of the Six Senses’ DNA. Read more,
The history of the hotels in Oetker Collection began in Cap d’Antibes, 1870 when Villa Soleil opened as a writers’ retreat in ‘a place of beauty and inspiration’. In time it became Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. This hotel, immortalised by F. Scott Fitzgerald in Tender is the Night, soon established itself as a chic summer home where a loyal international family reunite every year for ‘the season’. Read more,
Auberge Resorts Collection is a boutique luxury hospitality company based in Mill Valley, California, with high-end hotel properties in the United States and Mexico.
Alila Hotels and Resorts is a hotel management company that currently operates in Indonesia, India and Oman with their headquarters located in Singapore. The word Alila means “Surprise” in Sanskrit, which is the philosophy behind its properties. Alila Hotels and Resorts adopt EarthCheck operating standards and in 2014 entered into a strategic alliance with Commune Hotels & Resorts. Alila Hotels and Resorts is part of the Global Hotel Alliance.
Just as Capella’s celestial namesake is a double-star, so the Capella brand represents the dual relationship and intimacy between some of the most luxurious hotels in the world and our esteemed guests. Read more,
Set in the most exotic locales in the world, the award-winning One&Only Resorts offers awe-inspiring luxury with world-class facilities and amenities.
The Peninsula Hotels group has a unique identity among the world’s leading hotels. Established in 1928, we now operate prestigious luxury properties in ten major cities. Read more,
The Oberoi Group is a hotel company with its head office in Delhi. Founded in 1934, the company owns and/or operates 30+ luxury hotels and two river cruise ships in six countries, primarily under its Oberoi Hotels & Resorts and Trident Hotels brands.
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is owned and managed by Hotel Leelaventure Limited. The company was established in Mumbai, India in 1983 and was founded by Late Capt. C. P. Krishnan Nair. Read more,