Travel & Leisure reveals World’s Best Award winners for 2020

Which luxury hotels, cities and cruise lines were voted the best?

Capella Ubud, Bali - The Best Hotel in the World for 2020

US magazine Travel + Leisure has announced the results of its latest reader survey that recognises the greatest hotels, cruise lines, cities, tour operators, airports, islands and more.

Now in its 25th year, Travel + Leisure amassed the results of hundreds of thousands of people that took part in the annual World’s Best Awards survey which closed on 2 March, just ahead of countries restricting travel and stay-at-home orders were implemented.

“The results, therefore, reflect our readers’ experiences before the pandemic,” Travel + Leisure said.

COMO The Treasury, Perth was voted the Top City Hotel in Australia and New Zealand for 2020

Among the multitude of lists were the following categories that LATTE has compressed to highlight the top five in each and their score out of 100. View the complete lists and extended coverage on Travel + Leisure‘s website here.

Top 100 Hotels in the World Score Top 5 Resort Hotels in Australia and NZ Score
1. Capella Ubud, Bali 99.85 1. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay, NZ 94.67
2. Hotel Amparo, San Miguel de Allende 99.23 2. Lizard Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef 94.59
3. Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland 99.02 3. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort 92.44
4. The Ritz-Carlton, Bali 98.85 4. Huka Lodge, Taupo, NZ 92.2
5. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi 98.79 5. Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa, NZ 79.05
Top 25 Hotel Brands in the World Top 5 City Hotels in Australia and NZ
1. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts 96.82 1. COMO The Treasury, Perth 95.73
2. Capella Hotels & Resorts 96.36 2. The Langham Sydney 90.77
3. Oberoi Hotels & Resorts 95.16 3. Park Hyatt Sydney 90.48
4. Red Carnation Hotel Collection 94.29 4. The Langham Melbourne 87.71
5. One&Only Resorts 94.22 5. Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay 87.58
Top 15 European City Hotels Top 5 Resort Hotels in the South Pacific
1. Raffles Istanbul 98.4 1. Turtle Island Resort, Fiji 95.81
2. Shangri-La Hotel, at the Shard, London 98.06 2. Conrad Bora Bora Nui, French Polynesia 95.06
3. Hotel Cafe Royal, London 97.07 3. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, French Polynesia 94.88
4. Ritz Paris 97.01 4. Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa, French Polynesia 87.53
5. The St. Regis, Florence 96.96 5. InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa, French Polynesia 76.22
Top 25 Cities in the World Top 5 Cities in Australia, NZ, South Pacific
1. Oaxaca, Mexico 93.54 1. Sydney 85.75
2. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 92.01 2. Melbourne 85.37
3. Hoi An, Vietnam 90.52 3. Perth 82.78
4. Changi Mai, Thailand 89.62 4. Queenstown 82.04
5. Florence, Italy 89.21 5. Wellington 81.87
Top 25 Islands in the World
1. Palawan, Philippines 94.83 1. Cook Islands 88.15
2. Paros, Greece 90.55 2. Moorea, French Polynesia 88.05
3. Milos, Greece 90.33 3. Tasmania 87.89
4. Sri Lanka 90 4. Great Barrier Reef Islands 87.82
5. Koh Lanta, Thailand 89.41 5. Bora-Bora 87.27
Top 10 River Cruise Lines Top 10 Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Lines (249 pax or less)
1. Crystal Cruises 97.14 1. Quasar Expeditions 99.17
2. U by Uniworld 95.91 2. Crystal Cruises 97.5
3. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 95.51 3. Australis 92.72
4. Tauck 95.21 4. SeaDream Yacht Club 92.42
5. Aqua Expeditions 94.29 5. UnCruise 91.39
Top 5 Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Lines Top 10 Large-Ship Ocean Cruise Lines (600 – 2,199 pax)
1. Seabourn 91.95 1. Viking Cruises 94.61
2. Ponant 90.98 2. Crystal Cruises 93.9
3. Paul Gaugin Cruises 90.65 3. Seabourn 92.53
4. Windstar Cruises 89.73 4. Regent Seven Seas Cruises 90.07
5. Silversea Cruises 88.34 5. Silversea Cruise 88.64
Top 5 International Spas Top 10 Tour Operators
1. Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico 96.12 1. Ker & Downey 99.1
2. Chable Yucatan, Chochola, Mexico 95.29 2. Greaves India 98.96
3. Sha Wellness Clinic, El Abir, Spain 94.29 3. Terra Incognita Ecotours 98.92
4. BodyHoliday, St. Lucia 93.6 4. Jacada Travel 98.3
5. Chable Maroma, Punta Maroma, Mexico 92.45 5. Artisans of Leisure 98.26

Lead image: Capella Ubud, Bali – the Top Hotel in the World for 2020

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