Every year the Travel and Leisure site reveals a list of the World’s Top Hotels.  This year the astonishing Oberoi Vanyavilas in Ranthambhore, India takes the first place, followed by many other Indian hotels on the list.  The top 100 candidates include hotels from all the different continents, but with the most popular being the Americas, especially North America, Europe, Asia and Africa with a total of 14 establishments. On the other hand, only one hotel made it in the Oceania region.

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Top hotels in the Americas

As one would expect, the United States dominate the list with 29 out of the 100 world’s top hotels.  Many are located on the sunny west coast California and a few in the Pacific in Hawaii.  Chicago and its prestigious city center hotels are also a favourite; however a Montana ranch tops the list for the top hotels 2010 in the US.  As for the US neighbour of Canada and Mexico both can be proud of their three excellent hotels on the 2010 list.  Finally the Caribbean islands resorts top the list for Central and South America top hotels, followed by a remarkable establishment in Belize, two in Buenos Aires, one in Chile and even one in the small country of Uruguay.

Top hotels in the United States

  1. Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana
  2. San Ysidro Ranch, A Rosewood Resort, Santa Barbara, California
  3. Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis
  4. Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago
  5. Woodlands Inn – A Salamander Inn, Summerville, South Carolina
  6. Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
  7. Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  8. Inn At Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina
  9. Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California
  10. The Peninsula, Chicago
  11. Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key, Florida
  12. Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia
  13. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii
  14. Sonnenalp Resort Of Vail, Colorado
  15. Halekulani, Oahu, Hawaii
  16. Fearrington House Country Inn, Pittsboro, North Carolina
  17. Rosewood Mansion On Turtle Creek, Dallas
  18. Sutton Place Hotel, Chicago
  19. Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
  20. Montage Laguna Beach, California
  21. The Peninsula, Beverly Hills
  22. Meadowood Napa Valley, St. Helena, California
  23. Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square
  24. Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago
  25. Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado
  26. Auberge Du Soleil, Rutherford, California
  27. Kahala Hotel & Resort, Oahu, Hawaii
  28. Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, Houston
  29. The Adolphus, Dallas

Top hotels in Canada

  1. Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
  2. Post Hotel & Spa, Lake Louise, Alberta
  3. Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City

Top hotels in Mexico

  1. Four Seasons Hotel México, D.F., Mexico City
  2. Esperanza, An Auberge Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico
  3. One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico

Top hotels in the Caribbean

  1. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
  2. Jamaica Inn & Spa, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  3. Couples Tower Isle, St. Mary, Jamaica

Top hotel in Belize

  1. Blancaneaux Lodge, San Ignacio, Belize

Top hotels in Argentina

  1. Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  2. Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt, Buenos Aires

Top hotel in Chile

  1. Ritz-Carlton, Santiago, Chile

Top hotel in Uruguay

  1. Four Seasons Resort, Carmelo, Uruguay

Top hotels in India

The Indian Oberoi hotels are some of the best in the world, with the Oberoi Vanyavilas toping the World’s Best Hotels 2010 list and three others hotels of the same chain following. There are also four palaces on the list, with the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower in Mumbai obtaining the highest scores.

  1. Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore, India
  2. Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India
  3. Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur, India
  4. Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
  5. Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai
  6. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, India
  7. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
  8. Leela Palace Kempinski, Bangalore, India

Top hotels in Africa

As one would expect many of the top resorts and hotels are located in South Africa, however Kenya still have a few that are worth mentioning.  Finally Egypt, Zambia and Tanzania have each one candidates on the list.

Top hotels in South Africa

  1. Royal Malewane, Kruger National Park, South Africa
  2. Singita Sabi Sand, Sabi Sand Reserve, South Africa
  3. Singita Kruger National Park (Lebombo Lodge, Sweni Lodge), South Africa
  4. Londolozi Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Reserve, South Africa
  5. Twelve Apostles Hotel &; Spa, Cape Town
  6. Malamala Game Reserve, Kruger Area, South Africa
  7. Cape Grace, Cape Town

Top hotels in Kenya

  1. Fairmont Mara Safari Club, Masai Mara, Kenya
  2. Tortilis Camp, Amboseli, Kenya
  3. &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara Tented Camp, Kenya
  4. Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Nanyuki, Kenya

Top hotel in Egypt

  1. Four Seasons Hotel Cairo At The First Residence, Egypt

Top hotel in Zambia

  1. Royal Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Top hotel in Tanzania

  1. Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Tanzania

Top hotels in Asia and Oceania

The best hotels in Asia this year are mostly composed of well known hotel chains including the Peninsula, the Four Seasons, the Ritz-Carlton and the Mandarin Oriental.  Thailand has the most candidates on the list, two in the capital and two in the lovely Chiang Mai, closely followed by some of the best hotels in Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing in China.  The once known Paris of the east, capital of Cambodia has also a charming hotel on the list. The now famous Burj Al Arab in the United Arab Emirates also is selected for the top hotels 2010 in the Middle East.  Finally, the famous Langham in Melbourne in Australia is the only one in the Australasia region that makes the list.

Top hotels in Thailand

  1. The Peninsula, Bangkok, Thailand
  2. Four Seasons Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  3. Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  4. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Thailand

Top hotels in Hong Kong

  1. The Peninsula, Hong Kong
  2. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
  3. Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong

Top hotels in Singapore

  1. Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore
  2. Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Top hotels in China

  1. Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street, China
  2. The Peninsula, Beijing

Top hotel in Cambodia

  1. Hôtel De La Paix, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Top hotel in UAE

  1. Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE

Top hotel in Australia

  1. The Langham, Melbourne, Australia

Top hotels in Europe

This year both France and Italy have the same number of top hotels, each with six prestigious names on the list, some in the capitals and others in some more remote places.  Londn and Dublin are the favourites for northen Europe, as  for continental Europe, Lisbon, Budapest, Zurich and Vienna all have one top hotel on the list.  Finally the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul in Turkey is also part of this year finalists.

Top hotels in France

  1. Domaine Des Hauts De Loire, Onzain, France
  2. Hôtel De Crillon, Paris
  3. Hôtel Château Eza, Èze Village, France
  4. Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
  5. Château De La Chèvre D’or, Èze Village, France
  6. La Colombe D’or Hotel, St.-Paul-De-Vence, France

Top hotels in Italy

  1. Palazzo Sasso, Ravello, Italy
  2. Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy
  3. Villa D’este, Cernobbio, Italy
  4. Hotel Splendido, Portofino, Italy
  5. Villa San Michele, Fiesole, Italy
  6. Four Seasons Hotel, Milan

Top hotels in the United Kingdom

  1. The Lanesborough, London, United Kingdom
  2. Stafford London By Kempinski

Top hotel in Ireland

  1. Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

Top hotel in Portugal

  1. Olissippo Lapa Palace, Lisbon, Portugal

Top hotel in Hungary

  1. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest, Hungary

Top hotel in Switzerland

  1. Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Switzerland

Top hotel in Austria

  1. Hotel Imperial, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna, Austria

Top hotel in Turkey

  1. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul At Sultanahmet, Turkey

Top 100 Best Hotels 2010 Full list

  1. Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore, India
  2. Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana
  3. Fairmont Mara Safari Club, Masai Mara, Kenya
  4. San Ysidro Ranch, A Rosewood Resort, Santa Barbara, California
  5. Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India
  6. Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis
  7. The Peninsula, Bangkok
  8. Palazzo Sasso, Ravello, Italy
  9. Domaine Des Hauts De Loire, Onzain, France
  10. Four Seasons Hotel México, D.F., Mexico City
  11. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
  12. Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy
  13. Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur, India
  14. Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore
  15. Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
  16. Royal Malewane, Kruger National Park, South Africa
  17. Singita Sabi Sand (Ebony Lodge, Boulders Lodge, Castleton Camp), Sabi Sand Reserve, South Africa
  18. Olissippo Lapa Palace, Lisbon
  19. Hôtel De Crillon, Paris
  20. Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
  21. Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago
  22. Singita Kruger National Park (Lebombo Lodge, Sweni Lodge), South Africa
  23. Londolozi Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Reserve, South Africa
  24. Tortilis Camp, Amboseli, Kenya
  25. Woodlands Inn – A Salamander Inn, Summerville, South Carolina
  26. The Peninsula, Hong Kong
  27. Four Seasons Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  28. Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai
  29. Hôtel De La Paix, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  30. &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara Tented Camp, Kenya
  31. Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin
  32. Hotel Bel-Air (Reopening In 2011),Los Angeles
  33. Villa D’este, Cernobbio, Italy
  34. Twelve Apostles Hotel &; Spa, Cape Town
  35. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, India
  36. Hotel Splendido, Portofino, Italy
  37. Jamaica Inn & Spa, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  38. The Lanesborough, London
  39. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
  40. Stafford London By Kempinski
  41. Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  42. Inn At Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina
  43. Hôtel Château Eza, Èze Village, France
  44. Four Seasons Hotel Cairo At The First Residence, Egypt
  45. Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  46. Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, British Columbia
  47. Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California
  48. The Peninsula, Chicago
  49. Malamala Game Reserve, Kruger Area, South Africa
  50. Post Hotel & Spa, Lake Louise, Alberta
  51. Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street
  52. Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key, Florida
  53. Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia
  54. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest
  55. Mandarin Oriental, Prague
  56. Esperanza, An Auberge Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico
  57. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
  58. The Peninsula, Beijing
  59. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
  60. Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City
  61. Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
  62. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii
  63. Blancaneaux Lodge, San Ignacio, Belize
  64. Château De La Chèvre D’or, Èze Village, France
  65. One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico
  66. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul At Sultanahmet
  67. Royal Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia
  68. Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Tanzania
  69. Cape Grace, Cape Town
  70. Sonnenalp Resort Of Vail, Colorado
  71. Fearrington House Country Inn, Pittsboro, North Carolina
  72. Couples Tower Isle, St. Mary, Jamaica
  73. Halekulani, Oahu
  74. Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Nanyuki, Kenya
  75. Rosewood Mansion On Turtle Creek, Dallas
  76. Leela Palace Kempinski, Bangalore, India
  77. Sutton Place Hotel, Chicago
  78. Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires
  79. Baur Au Lac, Zurich
  80. Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
  81. Montage Laguna Beach, California
  82. Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt, Buenos Aires
  83. The Peninsula, Beverly Hills
  84. Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong
  85. Villa San Michele, Fiesole, Italy
  86. Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado
  87. Chicago
  88. Four Seasons Hotel, Milan
  89. Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square
  90. La Colombe D’or Hotel, St.-Paul-De-Vence, France
  91. Meadowood Napa Valley, St. Helena, California
  92. Ritz-Carlton, Santiago, Chile
  93. Auberge Du Soleil, Rutherford, California
  94. Burj Al Arab, Dubai
  95. Four Seasons Resort, Carmelo, Uruguay
  96. Kahala Hotel & Resort, Oahu
  97. Hotel Imperial, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna
  98. Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, Houston
  99. The Langham, Melbourne
  100. The Adolphus, Dallas

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