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The top 25 luxury hotels in the world

Tripadvisor has once again published its Travellers’ Choice awards – this time for 2012.   The top 25 hotels in the worldwide luxury category are as follows: 1. Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo – Chiyoda, Japan 2. Hotel Imperial Vienna – Vienna, Austria 3. Hotel Palacio de la Magdalena – Soto del Barco, Spain 4. La Casa del Rector – Almagro, Spain 5. The Grand Del Mar – San Diego, California, USA 6. Antuquelen Hosteria Patagonica – Villa La Angostura, Argentina 7. Ritz-Carlton Osaka – Osaka, Japan 8. The Dorchester – London, United Kingdom 9. Rockliffe Hall – Hurworth-on-Tees, United Kingdom 10. The St. Regis Bali Resort – Nusa Dua, Indonesia 11. The Langham, Melbourne – Melbourne, Australia 12. The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin – Berlin, Germany 13. Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel – Governorate of Muscat, Oman 14. Quinta de San Amaro – Meano, Spain 15. The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, County Wicklow – Enniskerry, Ireland 16. Ritz-Carlton Tokyo – Minato, Japan 17. Grosvenor House Dubai – Dubai, United Arab Emirates 18. Mandarin Oriental, Munich – Munich, Germany 19. Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa – Prague, Czech Republic 20. Grand America Hotel – Salt Lake City, Utah, USA 21. Elysian Hotel Chicago – Chicago, Illinois, USA 22. Schloss Velden, a Capella Hotel – Velden, Austria 23. Sandy Lane Hotel – Saint James, Barbados 24. Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski – Dresden, Germany 25. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok – Bangkok, Thailand The United States, Spain, Germany and Japan are the most represented nations on the list, each with three hotels included.  Ritz-Carlton lead the way among the hotel brands with five hotels appearing in the list.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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3 Comments

  1. I can´t believe I didn´t read this before going to Almagro. What a shame, fabulous looking hotel in a really lovely town – I thoroughly recommend it and hope to return.

  2. The Elysian Hotel Chicago is now called the Waldorf Astoria. This year, it was ranked the #1 Large City Hotel in the Continental U.S. in the Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey!

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