By Terry Trucco
Another day, another top 25 hotel list. This one comes from the readers of Travel & Leisure. And though no New York hotels made the list, nine New York properties are among the 218 US hotels included in the magazine’s top 500 hotels in the world.
Like yesterday’s Trip Advisor listing, Travel & Leisure’s picks come from readers rather than editors.
From what we can tell, there’s not much if any overlap between the two surveys. At Travel & Leisure, the top spot goes not to the Golden Well, a small hotel in Prague, but to the Oberoi Vanyavavillas in Rajasthan, India, a 25-suite safari resort featuring a lodge, pool, spa and 25 jungle tents on 20 acres next to Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve.
Also scoring a spot in the top 25 were the Triple Creek Ranch, a mountain retreat featuring log cabins with hot tubs and wood-burning fireplaces in Darby, Montana; the San Ydsidro Ranch, a pet friendly Rosewood Resort with clapboard cottages and two restaurants in Santa Barbara. California; the Peninsula Bangkok; Four Seasons hotels in Mexico City and Singapore; the Trump International Hotel & Towers in Chicago and the Hotel de Crillon in Paris, where a new chef heads the recently reopened Les Ambassadeurs restaurant.
The nine New York hotels that made the cut are familiar, high-end names. We’d have loved to have seen someplace unexpected turn up, like the Greenwich or the Crosby Street. That said, it’s hard to quibble about these places.
They include the Four Seasons New York, Mandarin Oriental New York, New York Palace, Peninsula New York, Ritz Carlton Central Park, St. Regis NY, London NYC, The Plaza and Trump International Hotel & Tower.