New global hotel ranking announced

Luxury Link, a luxury travel web site, has announced its 2006 World’s Best Hotel Award winners.  Fifty properties throughout the world received this new honour.The World’s Best winners were selected by a blue ribbon panel of Luxury Link travel editors and Luxury Link VIP users.

The selection process was based on the panel’s determination of service, facilities, location, and uniqueness of property and overall levels of luxury.

“It is a pleasure to recognize these outstanding properties which clearly exemplify the ‘creme de la creme’ in the luxury travel market,” stated Diane McDavitt, President and COO.

Luxury Link will launch a new editorial feature titled “Luxury Link World’s Best Hotels—2006,” which will be accessible via multiple areas on the Luxury Link web site.

In addition, these properties will also be featured by its editors on the Luxury Link Home Page.


  A complete listing of the award winners is as follows:

  1.  Amandari; Bali, Indonesia
  2.  Amankila; Bali, Indonesia
  3.  Ana Mandara Resort; Nha Trang, Vietnam
  4.  Arizona Inn; Tuscon, Arizona
  5.  Bellagio; Las Vegas, Nevada
  6.  Biras Creek; Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
  7.  Blackberry Farm; Walland Tennessee
  8.  Bora Bora Lagoon Resort; Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  9.  Burj Al Arab; Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  10. Charleston Place; Charleston, South Carolina
  11. Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul; Besiktas; Turkey
  12. Cliveden, Berkshire; England
  13. Fairmont Kea Lani; Maui, Hawaii
  14. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai;, Kona, Hawaii
  15. Four Seasons Resort Nevis; Nevis; West Indies
  16. Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris; Paris, France
  17. Grace Bay Club; Turks & Caicos, British West Indies
  18. Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat; Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France
  19. Halekulani; Honolulu, Hawaii
  20. Hayman Island; Queensland, Australia
  21. Hostellerie de Crillon le Brave; Crillon le Brave, France
  22. Hotel Bel-Air; Los Angeles, California
  23. Hotel Danieli; Venice, Italy
  24. Hotel Gritti Palace; Venice, Italy
  25. Hotel Monasterio; Cusco, Peru
  26. Huka Lodge; Taupo, New Zealand
  27. InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora; Bora Bora, French
  28. Keswick Hall; Keswick, Virginia
  29. La Samanna; St. Martin, French West Indies
  30. Las Mananitas; Cuernavaca, Mexico
  31. Las Ventanas al Paraiso; San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
  32. The Little Nell; Aspen, Colorado
  33. Lizard Island; Queensland, Australia
  34. The Lodge at Pebble Beach; Pebble Beach, California
  35. Mala Mala Main Camp; South Africa
  36. Mandarin Oriental, Miami; Miami, Florida
  37. The Mansion on Turtle Creek; Dallas, Texas
  38. Mount Nelson; Cape Town, South Africa
  39. Oberoi Rajvilas; Jaipur, India
  40. Peter Island; Peter Island, British Virgin Islands
  41. Sabi Sabi; Saxonwold; South Africa
  42. The Peninsula New York; New York, New York
  43. The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco; San Francisco, California
  44. The Ritz London; London, England
  45. The Dorchester; London, England
  46. The Observatory; Sydney, Australia
  47. The Oriental, Bangkok; Thailand, Bangkok
  48. The Peninsula Hong Kong; Kowloon, Hong Kong
  49. The Point; Saranac Lake; New York
  50. Villa d’Este; Cernobbio, Italy