LONDON — 50 Best will launch the inaugural list of The World’s 50 Best Hotels in September 2023, highlighting outstanding hotel experiences across the world and marking the brand’s first official foray into travel.
The ranking will reflect the best travel experiences collated from 580 anonymous voters – a mix of hoteliers, journalists and experienced travellers – headed up by a group of Academy Chairs across nine regions globally. Academy Chairs include Cecilia Núñez (Latin America, the Caribbean); Danielle Demetriou (Japan, South Korea); Isabella Sullivan (Middle East, Africa); Jeninne Lee-St John (Southeast Asia); Kee Foong (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau); Lauren Ho (Europe); Michael Harden (Oceania); Yolanda Edwards (U.S., Canada); and Zinara Rathnayake (South Asia).
“Over the past 20 years, we have become the market leader in providing the most reliable lists of expert-curated restaurants and bars on the planet,” says Tim Brooke-Webb, managing director at 50 Best. “To us, it seems like a natural fit to complete the circle, uniting restaurants, bars and hotels. We want to create a unifying platform for the world’s best hotels and the amazing individuals behind them but also for consumers, helping them to choose the truly best places to stay.”
“We believe that there is a huge gap in the market for a truly egalitarian hotels ranking,” says Mark Sansom, director of Content for The World’s 50 Best Hotels. “Unlike other awards, there is no cost for entry, shortlisting or attendance.”