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Hilton’s Luxury Hotels and Resorts in Asia Pacific Celebrated by Industry’s Most Prestigious Awards Programs

22 Waldorf Astoria and Conrad hotels and resorts across Asia Pacific recognized in Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards and World Travel Awards

SINGAPORE - Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) luxury brands Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts received accolades across the hospitality industry’s esteemed awards programs, namely the Conde Nast Traveler 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards, Travel + Leisure 2021 World’s Best Awards, and World Travel Awards 2021.  In Asia Pacific, a total of 22 distinctive luxury hotels and resorts were conferred top honors in their respective destinations, from China to the Pacific Islands, with Conrad Hotels & Resorts awarded the top spot as Asia’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel Brand at the World Travel Awards.

“Being recognized among the world’s best hotels in these highly acclaimed award programs is a great honor for our team members at our Waldorf Astoria and Conrad properties in Asia Pacific and inspires us to remain resilient.  While the pandemic might have changed travel landscapes and the mindsets of our guests, our luxury brands remain committed to delivering unparalleled experiences and personalized service to our valued guests, giving them the confidence and peace of mind to stay at our hotels as soon as they are ready to do so,” said Nils-Arne Schroeder, vice president of Luxury & Lifestyle, Asia Pacific, Hilton.

Voted by readers of Conde Nast Traveler as the Top Hotel in China and second Best Hotel in the World, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund exemplifies True Waldorf Service by delivering unsurpassed levels of personal service and unforgettable moments.  This accolade is reinforced by the World Travel Awards 2021, where it was named as Shanghai's Leading Luxury Hotel 2021 offering Shanghai's Leading Hotel Suite. 

In the Chinese capital, the iconic Waldorf Astoria Beijing was ranked the number two Top Hotel in China and ninth Best Hotel in the World by Conde Nast Travelers’ readers, while World Travel Awards 2021 named it Beijing's Leading Luxury Hotel.  Additionally, Waldorf Astoria Chengdu was crowned as Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel in the World Travel Awards 2021.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi received double recognition as one of the 80 Best Hotels in the World and 13th Best Resort Hotel in Asia by readers of Travel + Leisure.  Similarly, Conde Nast Travelers’ 2021 Readers Choice Awards identified the tropical island paradise as one of the 15 Top Resorts in the Indian Ocean.

For Conrad Hotels & Resorts, being named Asia’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel Brand is a testament to how the brand consistently delivers a smart, seamless connection between contemporary design, leading innovation and curated art to deliver a more inspired stay for guests.  Additionally, Conrad hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific received an impressive 30 distinctions across the three awards programs.  This includes Conrad Koh Samui being recognized as Asia’s Leading Honeymoon Resort and Conrad Bangkok as Asia’s Luxury Business Hotel.

Found in the world’s most desirable locations, Conrad properties are leaders in their destinations with Conrad Hong Kong ranking as the second Top hotel in Hong Kong and Conrad Tokyo as the fifth Top Hotel in Japan. With utmost personalized and intuitive service, Conrad hotel and resorts appeal to the modern traveler who seeks meaningful connections to the destination and culture whilst indulging in curated experiences in a world of style.

The full list of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts awards across the three awards programs:

Conde Nast Traveler 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards

More than 800,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to provide a full snapshot about the places they cannot wait to return to next.  The Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and one of the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry.

Travel + Leisure 2021 World’s Best Awards

Through a readers’ survey, hotels were rated on criteria such as rooms and facilities, location, service, food as well as value.  The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards is an essential, trusted source for inspiration and guidance as travelers once again make plans to set out on trips around the globe.

World Travel Awards 2021

Established in 1993, the annual World Travel Awards is judged and determined by accomplished professionals in the travel and tourism industry and everyday travelers. Recognized globally as the pinnacle of industry excellence, the World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.

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Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising 7,000 properties and 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the 139 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of more than 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to elegant service, one-of-a-kind experiences and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Inspired by their timeless environments and sincerely elegant service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver an effortless experience from the moment a guest books through checkout. In addition to the brand’s renowned hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a best-in-class residential portfolio that provides the comfort of a private home combined with the unsurpassed amenities and high-touch service of Waldorf Astoria. Waldorf Astoria is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience an unforgettable stay at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts by booking at or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors appHilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts at, and follow the brand on TwitterInstagram and Facebook

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts

Spanning five continents with more than 40 properties, Conrad Hotels & Resorts has created a seamless connection between bold design, impactful experiences and curated contemporary art to inspire the conscientious traveler. Conrad is a place where guests are empowered to explore through intuitive service and experiences that authentically connect them with local culture. Experience an inspiring stay at Conrad Hotels & Resorts by booking at or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors appHilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Conrad Hotels & Resorts at, and follow the brand on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.