The best of the best hotels awards for 2016 announced This year’s awards include 20 “Best” categories ranging from Over-the-Top Luxury and Best-Looking Guests to All-Inclusive and Nightlife.

Senior Editor Clara Sedlak notes, “Our annual Best of the Best awards highlight the top properties around the world, from big city sleeps to boutique stays in remote locations. Narrowing down this year’s list wasn’t easy—we evaluated hundreds of hotel submissions from our global correspondents and after hours of deliberation, we selected these 20 outstanding properties.”

The best of the best winners:

Best Big City Sleep: Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection, Barcelona
Best Style Steal: The Hoxton, Amsterdam
Best Boutique: G-Rough, Rome, Italy
Best for Romance: Barbuda Belle Luxury Beach Hotel, Barbuda
Best Design: Brown Beach House, Tel Aviv
Best on the Beach: Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa, Anguilla
Best All-Inclusive: The BodyHoliday, St. Lucia
Best Over-the-Top Luxury: Faena Hotel, Miami Beach
Best Looking Guests: Soho House Istanbul, Istanbul
Best Nightlife: The Miami Beach EDITION, Miami
Best Pool Scene: L’Horizon Hotel and Spa, Palm Springs
Best Comeback: Ritz, Paris
Best Safari-Lodge: Singita Ebony Lodge, Kruger Park, South Africa
Best Business-Meets-Pleasure: The Knickerbocker, New York City
Best for Communing with Nature: Pumphouse Point, Lake St. Clair, Tasmania
Best for Wellness: The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath, England
Best Far-Flung Escape: Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
Best Grounds: Ashford Castle, Ireland
Best For Families: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii
Audience Favorite: Blue Diamond, Riviera Maya

See the full list here.


Behind the Awards

The editorial team sent categories to more than 200 travel correspondents globally, then compiled their suggestions along with the Jetsetter team’s. The Jetsetter Best of the Best hotel awards represent hotels that truly encapsulate the outstanding experiences members have come to expect from properties on Jetsetter. Editor Sedlak commented, “Our annual awards are a way for us to celebrate those properties around the world that go above and beyond. At Jetsetter we understand that travel choices are personal. The award categories reflect the variety of things our audience value in a hotel, from style and design to service, food and amenities.”

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