50 Best, the organisation behind The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Bars, has announced its first global launch since 2009: The World’s 50 Best Hotels.
With the travel industry geared up for its biggest year since 2019, 50 Best is launching a brand-new awards programme celebrating the hotel industry.
Highlighting outstanding hotel experiences worldwide, it is hoped that the hotelier list will do what the restaurant and bar lists have done, and shape the aspirations of millions of consumers, travellers and hoteliers.
Marking 50 Best’s first official foray into travel, the launch of The World’s 50 Best Hotels is another step in 50 Best’s journey towards becoming the ultimate global reference point for the best hospitality experiences across the world, encompassing restaurants, bars and now hotels.
“Over the past 20 years, we have become the international market leader in providing the most reliable lists of expert-curated restaurants and bars on the planet,” explained Tim Brooke-Webb, Managing Director of 50 Best. “To us, it seems like a natural fit to complete the circle, uniting restaurants, bars and hotels.
Brooke-Webb explains that it is a perfect time to spotlight hotels as the travel industry rebuilds after the pandemic.
“Our aim with these awards is to define, lead and amplify the conversation on the future of hospitality,” he continued. “We want to create a unifying platform for the world’s best hotels and the amazing individuals behind them but also travel-loving consumers, helping them to choose the very best places to stay.”
The first-ever list of The World’s 50 Best Hotels will be revealed in a live countdown, alongside a series of special awards, culminating in the announcement of The World’s Best Hotel 2023.
The ranking will reflect the best travel experiences collated from 580 anonymous voters – a balanced mix of hoteliers, travel journalists, educators and experienced international travellers – headed by a group of industry-leading Academy Chairs across nine regions globally.
Any hotel worldwide is eligible for votes, and it does not have to fit any criteria or tick any pre-ordained boxes to be considered. Voters are asked for their seven best hotel experiences across the two-year polling period.
For more information, go to theworlds50best.com/hotels