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Observations from HospitalityEducators.com on the "Best Hotel in the World"

publication date: Nov 16, 2011
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author/source: Dr. John Hogan CHA CHE CMHS
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 Observations from HospitalityEducators.com on the "Best Hotel in the World"

We all have preconceived notions of the word "best".  When defining the "best hotel in the world", that definition will likely have different connotations for most of us.

Does the "best" have to be part of a brand? Does it need to be in a major city?

Must it have all of the latest in high tech amenities, or does high touch play more of a role?

In these days of instant communication of information, traveler reviews, 3rd party quality assessments and more, identifying the "best" may be a challenge.  Or perhaps not.

 Image: Singita Game Reserves

Travel + Leisure just declared Singita Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park to be the best hotel in the world.

It received a score of 98.44 out of 100 on a list based on reader surveys.
The hotel, which is made up of two lodges and a tent camp, offers unparalleled luxury in the thick of the wild.

It is located on the migratory route traversed annually by more than a million wildebeest, providing guests with incredible photo opportunities from their bedroom windows.
Despite its remote location, Singita's guests are treated to five-star service and accommodations.

Rooms in the tents and villas start at around $1,095(54000RS) per person per night; rates include daily game drives, food, and drink.

The top 25 hotels in the world are listed at the end of the article  following the photos - enjoy





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Top 100 Hotels

Rank'10NameScore
1-Singita Grumeti Reserves (Sasakwa Lodge, Sabora Tented Camp, Faru Faru Lodge), Serengeti National Park, Tanzania98.44  
2-Singita Sabi Sand (Ebony Lodge, Boulders Lodge, Castleton Camp), Sabi Sand Wildtuin, South Africa97.95  
3-Royal Malewane, Kruger Area, South Africa97.88  
4-ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya Game Parks97.71Debut 
5-Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India97.70  
6-Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana97.10  
7-Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai, Thailand97.00  
8-Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur, India96.92  
9-Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania96.71  
10-Serengeti Migration Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania96.50  
11-The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, North Island, New Zealand96.25  
12-Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Nanyuki, Kenya95.64  
13-Posada de Mike Rapu, Explora Rapa Nui, Easter Island95.47Debut 
14-Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India95.33  
15-Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis95.24  
16-La Résidence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang, Laos95.20  
16-Four Seasons Resort, Carmelo, Uruguay95.20 $
18-Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania95.14  
19-Palacio Duhau, Park Hyatt, Buenos Aires94.97  
20-Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana94.82  
21-Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy94.75  
22-Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key, Florida94.56  
23-Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok94.49  
24-Stafford London by Kempinski , London94.40  
24-Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee94.40 
 


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