A Luxury Travel Blog’s ‘best of the best’ 2007

Oberoi UdaivilasIt’s around this time of year that both Condé Nast and Travel+Leisure  publish their annual  awards (see CondéNast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2007 and Travel+Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2007). Among other categories, both awards churn out a top 100 hotels/resorts list and I’m often intrigued by the distinct lack of repetition between the two top 100 lists.   This year only 37 hotels and resorts are common to both lists.   I thought it would be interesting to collate the two lists, so I’ve taken those 37 and rather crudely added the two scores together and divided by two, to produce A Luxury Travel Blog’s ‘best of the best’!   The results are rather interesting: Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts  is by far the best represented in the list with 12 of its hotels featured, followed by The Peninsula with 4. Also worthy of a mention is Oberoi Hotels & Resorts with 3, but all of those 3 notably feature within the top 6. Here’s the final list:

1. Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India 99.6 (CN); 94.36 (T+L); score: 96.98
2. Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa 95.7 (CN); 94.3 (T+L); score: 95.0
3. Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India 97.3 (CN); 92.56 (T+L); score: 94.93
4. The Oriental, Bangkok, Thailand 95.4 (CN); 94.23 = 94.815
5. Four Seasons Gresham Palace, Budapest 96.3 (CN); 92.15 (T+L); score: 94.225
6. Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur, India 95.9 (CN); 92.5 (T+L); score: 94.2
7. Mombo and Little Mombo Camps, Botswana 96.3 (CN); 92.08 (T+L); score: 94.19
8. Four Seasons George V, Paris, France 97.1 (CN); 91.05 (T+L); score: 94.075
9. The Peninsula, Hong Kong, China 97.5 (CN); 90.37 (T+L); score: 93.935
10. The Peninsula, Bangkok, Thailand 95.1 (CN); 92.41 (T+L); score: 93.755
11. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Big Island 94.1 (CN); 92.65 (T+L); score: 93.375
12. Milestone Hotel, London, England 93.3 (CN); 93.06 (T+L); score: 93.18
13. Cape Grace, Cape Town, South Africa 94.7 (CN); 91.52 (T+L); score: 93.11
14. Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa 96.8 (CN); 89.23 (T+L); score: 93.015
15. Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy 94.6 (CN); 91.18 (T+L); score: 92.89
16. Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, Maui 96.0 (CN); 89.72 (T+L); score: 92.86
17. Huka Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand 95.9 (CN); 89.38 (T+L); score: 92.64
18. Il San Pietro di Positano, Positano, Italy 96.2 (CN); 88.82 (T+L); score: 92.51
19. Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza, Cairo 93.0 (CN); 92.00 (T+L); score: 92.5
20. Four Seasons, Amman, Jordan 93.9 (CN); 90.95 (T+L); score: 92.425
21. Four Seasons, Prague, Czech Republic 93.6 (CN); 91.07 (T+L); score: 92.355
22. Ritz-Carlton, Berlin, Germany 96.3 (CN); 88.17 (T+L); score: 92.235
23. One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico 95.9 (CN); 88.32 (T+L); score: 92.11
24. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island,  SC, USA 93.5 (CN); 90.07 (T+L); score: 91.785
25. The Peninsula, Chicago, Illinois 95.1 (CN); 88.38 (T+L); score: 91.74
26. Four Seasons, Jackson Hole, Wyoming 93.6 (CN); 89.50 (T+L); score: 91.55
27. Four Seasons, Buenos Aires, Argentina 92.8 (CN); 90.12 (T+L); score: 91.46
28. Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand 94.6 (CN); 88.28 (T+L); score: 91.44
29. The Peninsula, Beverly Hills, California 92.8 (CN); 89.99 (T+L); score: 91.395
30. Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, California 93.9 (CN); 88.37 (T+L); score: 91.135
31. Four Seasons Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Bali 93.3 (CN); 88.83 (T+L); score: 91.065
32. Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec, Canada 93.6 (CN); 88.52 (T+L); score: 91.06
33. Four Seasons Lodge At Koele, Lanai, Hawaii 92.6 (CN); 89.29 (T+L); score: 90.945
34. Hotel Villa Cipriani, Asolo, Italy 93.3 (CN); 88.27 (T+L); score: 90.785
35. Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Scotland 93.3 (CN); 88.18 (T+L); score: 90.74
36. Eden Rock, St. Barths, France 92.7 (CN); 88.70 (T+L); score: 90.7
37. Four Seasons, Chicago, Illinois 93.2 (CN); 88.03 (T+L); score: 90.615

Comments (2)

  1. Great information. This will be a valuable tool for helping choose the resorts I want to stay in.

  2. […] Diesen offensichtlichen Unterschied nahm der Luxury Travel Blog zum Anlass, beide Listen zu sortieren, nur die 37 identischen Hotels herauszunehmen, die Punkte pro Hotel zu summieren und durch zwei zu teilen. So ergibt sich jetzt das Luxury Travel Blog’s ‘best of the best’. […]

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