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World’s 50 greatest inns for 2023 revealed

By Tamara Hardingham-Gill | CNN

London  — It opened simply over a yr in the past, however an expensive 24-key Italian property has already been named the most effective resort on this planet.

Passalacqua, which overlooks Lake Como, beat off stiff competitors to obtain the highest spot on the first-ever version of the World’s 50 Finest Accommodations listing, which was introduced at an awards ceremony within the UK on Tuesday evening.

Open since June 2022, the boutique resort owned by the De Santis household – native hoteliers – was considered one of 21 Europe-based inns included on the listing, together with the 4 Seasons Firenze in Florence, which got here in ninth place.

Asia additionally did properly within the rankings, with 18 inns from the area making the listing, together with second, third, fourth and fifth place, awarded to Rosewood Hong Kong, 4 Seasons Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, The Higher Home in Hong Kong and Aman Tokyo, respectively.

‘Huge recognition’

Capello Bangkok took the No.11 spot and was additionally named Finest New Resort.<br />( Capella Bangkok by way of CNN) 

Taking the No. 25 spot, Aman New York, one other comparatively new addition to the resort scene, was the very best US entry, whereas the five-star Equinox New York, positioned at Hudson Yards, got here in at No. 48.

Host metropolis London was well-represented, with stalwarts like Claridge’s (No. 16), The Connaught (No. 22) and The Savoy (No. 47) making the listing, together with the newer NoMad London (No. 46), the primary worldwide outpost from the NoMad Resort model.

Rosewood São Paulo, a former medical advanced turned luxurious resort, was the one South American to make the listing, coming in at No. 27, whereas city resort The Calile in Brisbane was the only Australian entry at No. 12.

The highly-anticipated listing honored 50 inns from 35 locations internationally.

Singita Lodges in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, known for environmentally conscious hospitality, received the Eco Hotel award.(Singita Lodges via CNN)
Singita Lodges within the Kruger Nationwide Park, South Africa, identified for environmentally acutely aware hospitality, obtained the Eco Resort award.<br />(Singita Lodges by way of CNN) 

“It’s an enormous recognition,” Valentina De Santis, proprietor of successful resort Passalacqua, advised CNN Journey on the ceremony, which was held at London’s historic Guildhall constructing.

“As a result of we’re a family-owned unbiased resort. And we’re fairly small. We simply opened one yr in the past.”

“It was actually sudden. And it was past our wildest goals to get to the highest a part of the highest 25. So we couldn’t be prouder.”

The resort’s common supervisor Silvio Vettorello stated the award was “the most effective present.”

The De Santis household, who additionally personal Lake Como’s Grand Resort Tremezzo, bought the 18th-century property, a former residence of composer Vincenzo Bellini, in 2018.

It opened final yr after present process a three-year renovation and has earned rave opinions.

“It was a villa the place a really noble household from Lake Como have been spending holidays,” says De Santis, who describes Passalacqua as a “love affair.”

“And that is what we need to carry company. So the largest praise that we will obtain is that they really feel at residence (there).”

Particular awards

The Newt, a 23-room property in UK county Somerset was No.37 and also received the Best Boutique Hotel award.(The Newt via CNN)
The Newt, a 23-room property in UK county Somerset was No.37 and in addition obtained the Finest Boutique Resort award.<br />(The Newt by way of CNN) 

A number of inns obtained particular awards, together with two UK properties. Gleneagles (No.32) an 850-acre property positioned within the coronary heart of Scotland, obtained the Artwork of Hospitality Award. The Newt in Bruton, Somerset, which got here in at No.37, was given the Finest Boutique Resort Award.

At No. 11, The Capella Bangkok, set alongside Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, was the highest-ranked resort to open throughout the two-year voting window, and subsequently obtained the Finest New Resort award.

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