Tasmania’s The Tasman, A Luxury Collection Hotel – which opened in December 2021 – has made its way into the Condé Nast Traveler Best Hotels in the World: 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards top 50.
This year, more than 24,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers from around the world took part in the annual survey. The top reasons for travel were Weekend Getaways and Local Excursions, while visiting New Destination and Family Get Togethers also rated highly.
The reason for travel by respondents was dominated for Leisure (85%), while Bleisure (33%) was 1 percentage point higher than Business (32%). The data also found that river cruising was the most popular form of sailing for readers coming out of COVID.
The top hotel was Cheval Blanc St-Tropez in the French Riviera, followed by Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena in Colombia, The Driskill in Austin, Texas; Raffles Istanbul in Turkey and Four Seasons Hotel Doha, in Qatar.
Unsurprisingly, the top 20 hotels were from the who-is-who of the ultra-luxury accommodation space, with brand including Mandarin Oriental, The Leela, W Hotels, Rosewood, JW Marriott and The Oberoi.
Sliding into 21st spot was Australia’s first hotel in the category, The Tasman, A Luxury Collection Hotel (pictured above). Conde Nast said “The Tasman has cemented Hobart as an up-and-coming travel destination” and gave the property a score of 99.45. In May, the Marriott International branded property also made it onto Condé Nast Traveler‘s ‘Hot List of 2022’ new hotels.
The Calile Hotel (99.33) in Brisbane was ranked 23rd, while COMO The Treasury, Perth (99.23) was 34th and rounded out Australia’s representation in a heavily favoured Qatar, France and America’s Top 50.
On a regional basis, the Top 10 hotels in Australia and New Zealand also then included 4th) The Ritz-Carlton, Perth (98.22); 5th) The Langham, Sydney (95.96); 6th) The Fullerton Hotel Sydney (95.05); 7th) Lamont Sydney by Lancemore (94.84); 8th) Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park (93.45) in Melbourne; 9th) The Westin Melbourne (92.65) and 10th) Cordis, Auckland (89.37).
Australia and New Zealand didn’t have any contenders within the top 50 of the Best Resorts in the World category, which was headed up by Adare Manor in Limerick, Ireland; Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach in the UAE; Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa in Trancoso, Brazil; COMO Uma Ubud in Bali; and Atlantis, The Palm in the UAE.
Bali amassed eight resorts inside the top 50, making it one of the most popular locations in the world for a high-end resort stay.
Europe dominated the Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awards winner’s Top Countries in the World for 2022, of which there were 48 nations listed.
On top was Portugal, and then Japan, Thailand, Singapore, India, Greece, Denmark, the UK, Italy and New Zealand. Australia sat just outside the top 20, ranking 21st.
The Expedition Ship category in this year’s survey was taken out by Ponant, followed by new-entrant, 2nd) Viking Expedition Cruises; then 3rd) Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic; 4th) Silversea Cruises; and 5th) Atlas Ocean Voyages.
River Ships was led by Viking River Cruises, then 2nd) American Cruise Lines; 3rd) Tauck River Cruising; 4th) Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours; and 5th) Grand Circle Cruise Line.
In the Small Ship field, it was Ponant who was the leader again, followed by sister-brand Paul Gauguin Cruises; 3rd) Silversea Cruises; 4th) American Cruise Lines and 5th) Seabourn.
Viking took out the category for Medium-sized ships, with Oceania Cruises in second, then Seabourn, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Silversea Cruises.
Norwegian Cruise Line took the gong for Large Ship Line. NCL was then followed by Virgin Voyages, Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Line and Holland America Line.
Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways were the top 3 International Airlines of 2022. They were followed Emirates, Etihad Airways, ANA, Cathay Pacific, JAL, Qantas and Virgin Atlantic rounded out the top 10.
View all the winners across multiple categories at cntraveler.com/inspiration/readers-choice-awards
Lead image: Aurora Suite, The Tasman, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart