Use this collection of stunning properties — voted the best on the planet by T+L readers — as your ultimate travel checklist.

Year to year, we see our readers’ travel habits shift, as some destinations suddenly explode in popularity (hello, Portugal and Iceland) and others experience a cooling, perhaps due to geopolitical events or an unfavorable exchange rate. And this, of course, trickles down into our World’s Best results, particularly when it comes to ranking the top 100 hotels on the planet. But one thing remains a constant: the properties that make this selective list are all incredible ambassadors for their home countries, delivering intuitive service and luxury experiences that can truly make a vacation.

Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city or resort based on their locations and amenities.

This year, 27 of the top 100 hotels in the world are in Asia — the most of any region. They include an atmospheric hotel with a restored Qing dynasty courtyard in the city of Chengdu, China (the Temple House); two honeymooners’ havens in the Maldives (Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa and Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru), and an immaculate, palatial resort overlooking the Taj Mahal in Agra, India (Oberoi Amarvilas). “Uninterrupted views of the Taj Mahal give this hotel its own iconic status,” said one reader, while another raved: “The stuff of legends.”

100. Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastián, Spain

 Guest room at the Hotel Maria Cristina

Score: 94.18

More information: hotel-mariacristina.com

99. Four Seasons Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Four Seasons Resort at Chiang Mai

Score: 94.19

More information: fourseasons.com/chiangmai

98. Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, Taormina, Italy

 Guest room at the Belmond Hotel Grand Timeo

Score: 94.21

More information: belmond.com

97. Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

 Bar area at Esperanza, an Auberge Resort

Score: 94.33

More information: esperanza.aubergeresorts.com


Read more: https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/hotels-top-100-overall

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