Perth’s COMO The Treasury was one of only two hotels in the Southern Hemisphere – and the sole Australian property – to make Forbes Travel Guide’s 2019 World’s Best Hotel Rooms. Bulgari Resort Bali was the only other hotel below the equator to make the cut in the Verified List of 41.
Forbes collated data gathered by the company’s incognito inspectors who stay onsite and evaluate each room on up to 900 standards for the guide’s annual Star Ratings, which were announced in February.
The World’s Best Hotel Rooms list features properties with rooms and bathrooms that are not only beautiful but exceptionally comfortable, functional and elegantly appointed with special touches such as high-quality linens, an array of luxurious bath amenities and well-designed technology.
The 41 winners achieved perfect scores on guest room and bathroom standards related to luxury, guest comfort and convenience. They also met core standards for cleanliness and maintenance.
Elements of luxury standards reflect detailed attention to a high level of comfort, along with luxurious choices and conveniences provided to the guest.
- The guest room is well-soundproofed
- The bedroom offers a comfortable place to relax, such as when watching television or dining, separate from the bed and desk areas
- The grooming areas are generously spacious so that two persons could easily shower and dress in comfort
Among the recognised hotels, the United States led the pack with 12: Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara; Bernardus Lodge & Spa, Carmel Valley; Casa Palmero, Pebble Beach; Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills; Montage Beverly Hills; Nobu Ryokan Malibu; Park Hyatt New York; Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, Rancho Santa Fe; The Peninsula Beverly Hills; The Peninsula Chicago; The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park; The St. Regis Aspen Resort.
Placing second and third for most entries on the list were China and France.
Independent hotels made a strong showing with 10 winners, including Palace Hotel Tokyo; The Alpina Gstaad and The Chedi Andermatt in the Swiss Alps; The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore; and The Resort at Pedregal.
To see the complete list of Forbes Travel Guide’s 2019 World’s Best Hotel Rooms, click here.
Lead image: COMO The Treasury