Leading Hotels Top the Charts

Members of The Leading Hotels of the World continue to fill the ranks of
the most prestigious magazine ratings and readers` polls, demonstrating
that the organization offers travelers the broadest and deepest collection
of luxury hotels and resorts worldwide.

Surveys in the influential publications Institutional Investor, Travel +
Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, and Gallivanter`s Guide have all given
members hotels kudos and accolades.

According to the most recent poll in Institutional Investor, 31 of the 75
“World`s Best Hotels” are members of Leading Hotels. In the magazine`s
ranking of “Best Hotels by City for 2003,” 18 of the 48 are Leading
Hotels. The magazine surveyed more than 100 senior financial executives
from 24 countries who spent an average of 65 nights in hotels during 2003.
In Travel + Leisure`s “500 Greatest Hotels in the World,” 116 are members
of Leading, including all five cited in Switzerland. The questionnaire was
developed and tabulated by Harris Interactive, and results were based on
nearly 200,000 evaluations received from registered subscribers to the
Based on responses from 32,000 readers, 125 of Conde Nast Traveler`s 505
“Gold List Hotels” for 2004 are members of Leading—25 of 179 in the
United States, 62 of 138 in Europe, 14 of 91 in the Americas, 19 of 63 in
Asia/Pacific, and 5 of 34 in Africa/Middle East.

And finally, in the UK`s prestigious Gallivanter`s Guide 12 Annual
Readers` Poll, The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. placed first among
hotel associations, garnering 45.5% of the vote, with the nearest
challenger, Relais & Chateaux, coming in with 24%.

Commenting on these accolades, Marshall Calder, Senior Vice President of
Marketing for The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd., said, “The hotel
guest is the harshest and most valued critic. We pride ourselves on
offering the sophisticated traveler the very finest in hotel
accommodations, and the results of these polls affirm that we are
achieving our goal to be the first choice in accommodations among affluent