One&Only Mandarina Takes Top Spot in North America on The World’s 50 Best Hotels 2023 List
The One&Only Mandarina recently claimed the top position as the best hotel in North America in the fresh global ranking of The World’s 50 Best Hotels for 2023.
This prestigious list was unveiled during an awards ceremony held in London and encompasses hotels from six continents around the globe. Notably, this marks the debut ranking by 50 Best in the realm of travel and hospitality
“We are honored to have been selected as the No.1 hotel in North America and No.8 in the world by the most discerning travel professionals,” Nicolas Cejas, General Manager, One&Only Mandarina, said in a press release
“The World’s 50 Best list has always been a beacon of the most exceptional hospitality and we couldn’t be prouder to receive this accolade alongside so many iconic properties in the world. This is a true testament to the hard work, passion and commitment of our amazing colleagues for continuing to go above and beyond for our guests, exemplifying the highest standards in hospitality.”
“Our heartfelt congratulations go out to every hotel on the list, each of which has clearly made a lasting impression on our Academy of travel experts,” Tim Brooke-Webb, Managing Director for The World’s 50 Best Hotels commented.
For the “launch edition” of The World’s 50 Best Hotels, the 50 Best brand put together a group of 580 anonymous leaders in the hotel industry. These experts were comprised of 50% travel journalists, 30% hoteliers, and 20% ‘seasoned luxury travelers’ from nine voting regions.
We aspire that this list serves as an inspiration for avid travelers, encouraging them to reserve a destination that truly captivates their imagination for their upcoming journey.
But, What Makes A Hotel One Of The World’s 50 Best?
Luxury, beauty, comfort, cuisine, relaxation, privacy, and exceptional service all play pivotal roles. However, a genuinely exceptional hotel must encompass two key elements: it must be a destination in its own right, and it should have a great story.
When we refer to a destination, it can undoubtedly mean a superb hotel in an exotic location. The 50 Best list showcases numerous such gems, such as Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani in the Maldives, Desa Potato Head in Bali, Amangalla in Galle, or who tops the list of Best of North America One&Only Mandarina situated along an untouched and exceptional stretch of coastline within the Riviera Nayarit region of Mexico. This property exudes tranquility and seclusion, featuring clifftop villas and pristine, palm-fringed beaches. The lavish resort offers a total of 105 villas and treehouses, each equipped with private plunge pools and breathtaking vistas that encompass either the mesmerizing ocean or the lush jungle.
But a destination hotel can also be in a bustling metropolis, a special place that travelers don’t want to leave even to enjoy the city. The 50 Best list has many such urban destinations, like the Rosewood Hong Kong, (#2 on the list, a 413-room, 65-story tower overlooking Victoria Harbor); the art-soaked Four Seasons Madrid, the Hotel del Crillon in Paris, (commissioned by Louis XIV in 1752) and the Savoy in London.
At the beach or in the city, a great hotel will be your destination, a pleasant little world to call your own for a week. It also helps if a great hotel has a great story.