PH island hotel among best worldwide, says travel magazine

T+L 500 spotlights top hotels for food, romance, and location


NEW YORK, NY – Seventy-nine properties, including Bardessono Hotel, Yountville, California; The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada; Proximity Hotel, Greensboro, North Carolina; W Retreat & Spa, Vieques, Puerto Rico; Ca’ Sagredo Hotel, Venice, Italy; and Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam, are making their debut on the annual T+L 500 list of best hotels in the world this year.

The 2013 T+L 500 guide, featured in the January issue of Travel + Leisure®, on newsstands December 21, and on now, is a compendium of the highest-ranking hotels and resorts worldwide, based on data collected in the Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.

The eleventh annual T+L 500 list includes 83 Hall of Fame hotels that have been on the T+L 500 for 10 consecutive years. The list also highlights properties that readers ranked high in specific areas, such as food, romance, and location. And, the editors spotlight the best wine-country escapes in Europe, among other categories.

Follow the 2013 T+L 500 conversation on Twitter with #TL500, and catch up with T+L 500 editor Sarah Spagnolo during a one-hour chat on January 9 at 6 pm EST at You can also follow Travel + Leisure on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes photos shot by T+L editors and photographers.

To vote in the Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey visit

The Top 2013 T+L 500 Hotels in Select Regions/Categories

Top Hotel in the US
Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana

Top US Lakefront Hotel
Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge, Gold Beach, Oregon

Top Hotel for Location in the US
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California

Top Hotel for Food in the US
Inn at Little Washington, Washington, Virginia

Top Hotel in Hawaii
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Big Island

Top Hotel for Location in Hawaii                                                Halekulani, Oahu

Top Hotel in Canada                                                                        Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City

Top Hotel in the Caribbean, Bermuda,
The Reefs, Bermuda and the Bahamas

Top Hotel for Location in the Caribbean
Ocean Club Resorts, Turks and Caicos

Top Hotel in Europe
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus, Turkey

Top Hotel for Location in Europe
Villa d’Este, Lake Como, Italy

Top Hotel for Romance in Europe
Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy

Top Hotel for Food in Europe
L’Oustau de Baumanière & Spa, Les Baux-de-Provence, France

Top Island Hotel in Europe
Katikies Hotel, Santorini, Greece

Top Hotel in Asia                                                                              Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India

Top Skyscraper Hotel                                                                     Peninsula Bangkok, Thailand

Top Island Hotel in Asia                                                                 Discovery Shores, Boracay, Philippines

Top Hotel in Africa and the Middle East (and Overall)                      Singita Grumeti, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Top Adventure Lodge in Central and South America                        Hotel Salto Chico/Explora Patagonia, Chile

Top Hotel in Mexico
Live Aqua, Cancun

Top Hotel for Food in Mexico                                                                     La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo

Top Hotel in Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific                   Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia

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  • akramgolteb

    Oo Top Isand Hotel, Top din ang presyo.

  • opinyonlangpo

    Price is okey but its better to hear first hand from people who stayed in the hotel. Stories like this can be deceiving and frustrating at the end.

  • Iggy Ramirez

    It only says the best in Asia. The best in Asia does not necessarily mean the best in the world. 

    Accolades are great but let us not inflate them to the point that we are giving our readers the wrong impression much more wrong information.

  • CmdrAdobo

    ganda ang bansa natin.

    pero mas okay pag walang rebelde at patay.

  • reader2323

    nice ang mga hotel natin isa sa pinaganda sa buong mundo kaya lang premier airport natin number one in worst airport in the world. sana ayusin na yan! 

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