Published On: Wed, May 15th, 2019

Forbes Travel Guide Reveals World's Best Hotel Rooms for 2019


Forbes Travel Guide released its second Verified List on Wednesday, revealing the World’s Best Hotel Rooms for 2019.

The list of winners showcases 41 properties spanning as many as 17 different countries. The properties were reviewed by the global rating system’s incognito inspectors who evaluated them on up to 900 standards for the guide’s annual Star Ratings.

The U.S. led the way with a dozen honors. Domestic winners included 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 and The St. Regis Aspen Resort.

China and France claimed six and four winners, respectively, while independent properties such as Palace Hotel Tokyo; The Alpina Gstaad and The Chedi Andermatt in the Swiss Alps; The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore and The Resort at Pedregal accounted for 10 of this year’s winners.

Palace Hotel Tokyo Grand Deluxe Bathroom
PHOTO: Palace Hotel Tokyo Grand Deluxe Bathroom. (photo courtesy of Palace Hotel Tokyo)

Mandarin Oriental, The Peninsula Hotels, Four Seasons, Park Hyatt and Ritz-Carlton were among the top brands recognized, with each landing multiple properties on the list.

In addition to meeting core standards for cleanliness and maintenance, all 41 winners earned perfect scores on guest room and bathroom standards related to elements of luxury and guest comfort and convenience, Forbes Travel Guide said.

Examples of elements of luxury standards include a variety of high-quality amenities and/or technology appropriate to the destination, notable pieces of artwork and exceptionally luxurious bathroom amenities. Meanwhile, considerations for guest comfort and convenience standards include the room being well-soundproofed and spacious grooming areas, among others.

Casa Palermo Palermo Suite Bedroom
PHOTO: Casa Palermo Palermo Suite Bedroom. (photo courtesy of Sherman Chu)

“Forbes Travel Guide’s Verified List for the World’s Best Rooms, of course, showcases the most beautiful accommodations, but it goes beyond how the rooms look,” said Filip Boyen, Forbes Travel Guide CEO, in a statement. “Every hotel on this list was thoroughly tested and proved to be supremely comfortable, quiet and outfitted with superior amenities and technology. Travelers will find these hotel rooms provide the best all-around luxury experience. We congratulate everyone associated with these wonderful hotels and resorts.”

Mandarin Oriental, Paris Royal Mandarin Living Room
PHOTO: Mandarin Oriental, Paris Royal Mandarin Living Room. (photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Paris)

Forbes Travel Guide’s Verified List for 2019’s World’s Best Hotel Rooms:

45 Park Lane

Belmond El Encanto

Bernardus Lodge & Spa

Bulgari Hotel London

Bulgari Resort Bali

Casa Palmero

COMO The Treasury

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Encore Macau

Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island

Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou

Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel

Hotel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Mandarin Oriental, Milan

Mandarin Oriental, Paris

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei

Montage Beverly Hills

Nobu Ryokan Malibu

One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

Palace Hotel Tokyo

Park Hyatt New York

Park Hyatt Vienna

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Rosewood Beijing

Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

The Alpina Gstaad

The Chedi Andermatt

The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

The Peninsula Beijing

The Peninsula Beverly Hills

The Peninsula Chicago

The Peninsula Manila

The Resort at Pedregal

The Ritz Paris

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal

The St. Regis Aspen Resort

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

Wynn Macau

Last month, Forbes Travel Guide announced it will expand to include private clubs.



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