11th edition of the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards 2013
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu in Hawaii was named “top hotel and luxury hotel the world”, according to members of TripAdvisor (world’s largest travel site) who compiled the annual “Oscars of Hotels”. The user-generated travel website’s 11th annual Traveler’s Choice Awards 2013 have identified the most outstanding properties worldwide, in the categories of Top Hotels, Luxury, Bargain, Service, Small Hotels, and B&Bs and Inns.
Condé Nast Traveler’s annual 2013 Gold List ranked the Hawaii property the #2 hotel in Hawaii, after its sister property the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele. Rounding out the top three hotels in the world, are Cape Grace, in Cape Town Central, South Africa and the Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel & Thalasso in Cascais, Portugal. Last December,
Top 20 hotels of the world are:
1. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu, Hawaii
2. Cape Grace, Cape Town Central, South Africa
3. Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel & Thalasso, Cascais, Portugal
4. Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate, United Kingdom
5. The Upper House, Hong Kong
6. Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita, Beau Champ, Mauritius
7. The Samaya Bali, Seminyak, Indonesia
8. Baros Maldives, North Male Atoll, Maldives
9. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
10. Aria Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic.
11. Hotel Belvedere – Riccione, Italy.
12. La Residence Phou Vao by Orient-Express – Luang Prabang, Laos
13. Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong – Hong Kong, China
14. An Lam Ninh Van Bay Villas – Nha Trang, Vietnam
15. Veligandu Island Resort – North Ari Atoll, Maldives
16. Al Maha Desert Resort – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
17. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa – North Male Atoll, Maldives
18. L’Hermitage Hotel – Vancouver, Canada
19. Hotel Alpenhof Hintertux – Hintertux, Austria
20. The Oberoi Mauritius – Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius.
Top Hotel in the US and World, and Top Luxury Hotel in the US and World – Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Best Bargain Hotel in the US and World – SeaCoast Inn, Hyannis, Massachusetts
Best Hotel for Service in the US – Hotel California, Palm Springs, California
Best Hotel for Service in the World – Lauriston Court Hotel, Llandudno, United Kingdom
Top Small Hotel in the US – Inn of the Five Graces, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Small Hotel in the World – Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece
Best B&B and Inn in the US – Point Clear Cottages, Fairhope, Alabama
Best B&B and Inn in the World – Casa Portagioia, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy.
The average nightly rate1 for winners of the 2013 Travelers’ Choice awards for hotels is $213; fully three -quarters of winning hotels have an average nightly rate of $200 or less. Average nightly rate for the Best Luxury hotels is $296, Best Bargain $152, Best for Service $288, Top Small Hotels $241, B&Bs and Inns $120,
Top Hotels $225.
TripAdvisor has named more than 6,000 award-winning properties around the world this year, with dedicated lists now covering 82 countries and nine regions worldwide.
Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel & Thalasso, Cascais, Portugal