The 2016 World’s Best Hotels, Resorts, Cities, Islands, Airlines, And Cruise Lines

Inspiration for best travel experiences in the world.


We will not wait for the perfect moment. We will take the moment and make it perfect with a dose of serious inspiration for next holidays. Just take a look at the new hospitality awards from Condé Nast Traveler. Luxury, all-inclusive resorts are for a wide cadre of travelers, not just couples, say the 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. The smaller properties have grown their presence against the global hotel chains, while Caribbean properties are stronger than ever despite recent health alarms. Italian destinations and hotels rule in Europe and U.S. secondary cities are more popular than ever.

Condé Nast Traveler’s 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards is ranking the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, and cruise lines in the world. Over 300,000 dedicated readers – nearly twice as many as last year — cast votes for 7,394 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships, 236 islands, in an average survey time of 8.4 minutes. The result? The 1,402 best travel experiences in the world.

At this edition, the votes cast by leisure travelers outnumbered the ones by business travelers.



Top Large and Small U.S. Cities: New York City for the second year in a row and Charleston, S.C., for the sixth
year in a row!
Top Hotel in the U.S.: Virgin Hotels Chicago;
Top Resort in the U.S.: The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, Wyoming;

Top Island in the World: Boracay, Philippines;
Top Large Cruise Line: Disney;
Top Midsize Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises;
Top Small Cruise Line: Seabourn Cruise Line;
Top River Cruise Line: Grand Circle Cruise Line;
Top Beach Resort in Mexico: El Dorado Maroma, Playa del Carmen;

Top Beach Resort in the Caribbean: Le Sereno, St. Barths;
Top Hotel in Europe: Ballyfin, Co. Laois, Ireland;

Top Hotel in Asia: Mandarin Oriental Tokyo;
Top Hotel in South America: Hotel Unique, São Paulo;
Top Safari Camp: Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand, South Africa;
Top Airline in the World: Singapore Airlines;
Top U.S. Airline: Virgin America.