Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards 2011

The first-ever global Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards has been compiled by Fodor’s writers and editors who travel the globe. There are 8 categories, each with anything from 9 to 12 winners, but a total of 100 winners across them all. Here are the full results for each category:

New & Noteworthy (the best new and re-invented hotels)

Babylonstoren – Cape Winelands, South Africa
The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, Nevada
Hayman Island – Hayman Island, Australia
Hotel Bel-Air – Los Angeles, California
Hotel de l’Europe – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Marina Bay Sands – Singapore, Singapore
Mondrian Soho – NYC, New York
The Redbury – Los Angeles, California
Soho Beach House Miami – Miami Beach, Florida

Grande Dame (legendary hotels with superlative history and service)

The Baur au Lac – Zurich, Switzerland
The Breakers – Palm Beach, Florida
The Carlyle – NYC, New York
The Hay-Adams – Washington, D.C.
Hotel de Russie – Rome, Italy
The King David Hotel – Jerusalem, Israel
La Mamounia – Marrakesh, Morocco
Plaza Athenee – Paris, France
Sandy Lane Hotel – Barbados, Caribbean
The Savoy – London, England
Villa D’Este – Lake Como, Italy
Villa Magna – Madrid, Spain

Casual Chic (effortlessly stylish hotels with rustic-modern appeal)

The Allison Inn & Spa – Willamette Valley, Oregon
Bardessono – Napa, California
Be Tulum – Tulum, Mexico
Blancaneaux Lodge – Mountain Pine Ridge, Cayo, Belize
Casa Higueras – Valparaiso, Chile
Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa – Buzios, Brazil
Cavo Tagoo – Mykonos, Greece
Coco Palm – St. Lucia, Caribbean
Hotel Adriana – Hvar, Croatia
Laluna Resort – Grenada, Caribbean
The Majlis -Lamu, Kenya
Rockhouse Hotel – Jamaica, Caribbean
The Wickaninnish Inn – Tofino, Canada

Design (cutting edge boutique hotels at all price points)

3+1 Bedrooms – Beijing , China
CitizenM – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Faena Hotel + Universe – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hotel Missoni – Edinburgh, Scotland
The Hoxton Hotel – London, England
JIA – Hong Kong, China
Lux 11 – Berlin, Germany
Mondrian South Beach – Miami Beach, Florida
URBN – Shanghai, China

Local Flavor (go-to hotels for a truly authentic experience)

Argos in Cappadocia – Cappadocia, Turkey
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort – British Columbia, Canada
Evason Ma’in Hot Springs and Six Senses Spa – Dead Sea, Jordan
Fairmont Chateau Montebello – Quebec, Canada
Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Lumley Castle – Durham, England
Montpellier Plantation and Beach – St. Kitts and Nevis, Caribbean
Post Ranch Inn – Big Sur, California
Schlosshotel Chaste – Tarasp, Switzerland
Sundance Resort – Sundance, Utah
Triple Creek Ranch – Darby, Montana
Tsitouras Collection, Firostefani on Santorini – Santorini, Greece
Waimea Plantation Cottages – Kauai, Hawaii

Clubby Atmosphere (hip, urban pied-à-terres)

101 Hotel – Reykjavik, Iceland
21C Museum Hotel – Louisville, Kentucky
The Ace Hotel – NYC, New York
The Augustine – Prague, Czech Republic
Bowery Hotel – NYC, New York
Drake Hotel – Toronto, Canada
The Dupont Circle Hotel – Washington, D.C.
Hollywood Roosevelt – Los Angeles, California
Hotel Fasano – Sao Paulo, Brazil
L’Hôtel – Paris, France
Liberty Hotel Boston – Boston, Massachussetts
Mansion on Forsyth Park – Savannah, Georgia
Queensberry Hotel – Bath & the Cotswolds, West Country, England
Vanderbilt Grace – Newport, Rhode Island

Luxurious Retreat (top choices for a complete escape)

Amanyara – Turks & Caicos, Caribbean
Ashford Castle – Cong, County Mayo, Ireland
Blackberry Farm – Walland, Tennessee
Cap Rocat – Mallorca, Spain
Capri Tiberio Palace – Capri, Italy
Four Seasons Carmelo – Carmelo, Uruguay
Hotel St-Barth Isle de France – St. Barts, Caribbean
Inkaterra Machu Picchu – Machu Picchu, Peru
Kasbah Bab Ourika – Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Little Palm Island Resort and Spa – Little Torch Key, Florida
Lodge at Kauri Cliffs – Matauri Bay, New Zealand
Oberoi Udaivilas – Rajasthan, India
Rosewood Mayakoba – Riviera Maya, Mexico
Sabi Sabi’s Selati Lodge – Kruger Park, South Africa

Trusted Brand (world class examples of international hotel chains)

ANA InterContinental Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan
CasaMagna Marriott Resort – Cancun, Mexico
Four Seasons Hotel Sultanahmet – Istanbul, Turkey
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa – Kauai, Hawaii
Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort and Spa – Bora Bora, French Polynesia
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa – Phoenix, Arizona
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong – Hong Kong, China
Park Hyatt Paris Vendome – Paris, France
Peninsula Bangkok – Bangkok, Thailand
Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay – Half Moon Bay, California
Sandals Emerald Bay – Bahamas, Caribbean
The Shelbourne Dublin, Renaissance – Dublin, Ireland
Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom – Vienna, Austria
St. Regis Punta Mita – Punta Mita, Mexico
W St. Petersburg – St. Petersburg, Russia
Westin Europa & Regina – Venice, Italy

Comments (2)

  1. licaycay00kasper says:

    Eugene Fodor is known to be a keen traveler. According to wiki he is the world’s largest publisher of English language travel and tourism information, and the first relatively professional producer of travel guidebooks.

  2. Benji says:

    Now this is a shame, only 1 listing from the whole of Australia. I would have thought we might have made a couple more? Shame really as it just means someone might miss out on some of the best accommodation ever in the most amazing locations.

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