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Hilton Luxury Brands Recognized with Conde Nast Traveler’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards

27 of Hilton’s luxury hotels among favorites ranked by travelers

MCLEAN, Va. - Today, Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with all three of Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) distinctive luxury brands –  Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, and Conrad Hotels & Resorts – featured on the prestigious list. Twenty-seven of Hilton’s luxury hotels topped the coveted list including the No. 1 Hotel in China and No. 2 Best Hotel in the World with Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, and No. 2 Hotel in China and No. 9 Best Hotel in the World with Waldorf Astoria Beijing. Additionally, Conrad Dublin ranked No. 4 Hotel in Ireland and Zemi Beach House, part of LXR Hotels & Resorts, ranked No. 20 Resort in the Caribbean.

“These highly regarded industry awards exemplify how our three luxury brands offer truly inspiring and personalized yet distinctive experiences that our guests have come to know and love globally,'' said Dino Michael, senior vice president and global category head, Hilton Luxury Brands. “Our Team Members are integral to delivering exceptional guest stays and creating timeless memories and this esteemed accolade showcases how our hotels around the world continue to deliver best-in-class experiences.”

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 can’t wait to return to next. The Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The full list of winners can be found here.                      

The following Hilton luxury brand properties were acknowledged as Readers’ Choice for 2021:

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

  • Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund - No. 1 Hotel in China and No. 2 Hotel in the World
  • Waldorf Astoria Beijing – No. 2 Hotel in China and No. 9 Hotel in the World
  • Waldorf Astoria Chengdu – No. 6 Hotel in China
  • Waldorf Astoria Panama – No. 5 Hotel in Central America
  • Waldorf Astoria Versailles - Trianon Palace – No. 7 Hotel in France and Monaco
  • Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel Rome – No. 6 Hotel in Rome
  • Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian – No. 6 Hotel in the UK
  • Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem – No. 6 Hotel in the Middle East
  • Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills – No. 17 Hotel in Los Angeles
  • Waldorf Astoria Chicago – No. 6 Hotel in Chicago
  • Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead – No. 15 Hotel in The South
  • The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel – No. 2 Hotel in New Orleans
  • Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi – No. 15 Resort in the Indian Ocean
  • Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal – No. 9 Resort in Western Mexico
  • Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club – No. 14 Resort in Southern California
  • Waldorf Astoria Orlando – No. 5 Resort in Orlando
  • Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – No. 14 Resort in Hawaii
  • Waldorf Astoria Park City – No. 4 Resort in the Pacific Northwest
  • Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – No. 14 Resort in the Southwest

LXR Hotels & Resorts

  • Zemi Beach House – No. 20 Resort in the Caribbean

Conrad Hotels & Resorts

  • Conrad Beijing – No. 7 Hotel in China
  • Conrad Hong Kong – No. 2 Hotel in Hong Kong
  • Conrad Tokyo – No. 5 Hotel in Japan
  • Conrad Dublin – No. 4 Hotel in Ireland
  • Conrad Washington, D.C. – No. 8 Hotel in Washington, D.C.
  • Conrad Bora Bora Nui – No. 10 Resort in Australia and The South Pacific
  • Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – No. 23 Resort in the Indian Ocean

Hilton’s luxury properties join several other Hilton properties in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards including Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton which ranked No. 1 in the Florida Keys; The Art Denver, Curio Collection by Hilton which ranked No. 1 in Colorado and No. 18 in the World; HALL Arts Hotel Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton; The Morrison, A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel; The Higgins Hotel New Orleans, Curio Collection by Hilton; and The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City.

The 2021 Readers' Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler's website at cntraveler.com/rca and celebrated in the November 2021 issue.             

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About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 7,000 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 123 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 nearly 146 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 stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.


About LXR Hotels & Resorts

LXR Hotels & Resorts is a curated collection of independent and spirited luxury properties celebrating the timeless pursuit of personal adventure. Found in the world's most alluring destinations, LXR Hotels & Resorts connects legendary properties into an exclusive network of hotels that are set apart by individual design, an unrivaled commitment to personalized service and elegant, yet locally immersive, experiences for guests. Each member of the collection features its own enchanting pedigree, story and character that is steeped in the originality of its locale and provides a luxurious base of exploration for the intrigued yet discerning adventurer. LXR Hotels & Resorts is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company, and each property benefits from the strength of the Hilton enterprise and its award-winning Hilton Honors program. Experience an inspiring stay at LXR Hotels & Resorts by booking at lxrhotels.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about LXR Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/lxr


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. In addition to its award-winning hotel offerings, the brand also features an expanding residential portfolio combining sophisticated design, best-in-class amenities and purposeful service in inspiring destinations. Experience Conrad Hotels & Resorts by booking at conradhotels.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Conrad Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/conradhotels, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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 destinations around the world. Inspired by their timeless environments and sincerely elegant service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver an effortless experience seamlessly, creating a true sense of place for guests through stunning architectural features, brand rituals, the famous Peacock Alley, refined art collections and elevated in-room amenities. In addition to the brand’s world-class hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a global residential portfolio that provides the comfort of a private home combined with unsurpassed amenities and high-touch service. Waldorf Astoria is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience an unforgettable stay at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts by booking at waldorfastoria.com 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 stories.hilton.com/waldorfastoria, and follow the brand on TwitterInstagram and Facebook


About Curio Collection by Hilton

Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 130 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts handpicked for their distinct character. Curio Collection properties offer guests the ability to experience independent hotels that offer authentic, curated experiences through local offerings and elevated amenities, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Experience Curio Collection by Hilton by booking at curiocollection.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Curio Collection by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/curio, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


About DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 640 hotels with more than 147,700 rooms across 51 countries and territories. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events spaces. Experience a positive stay at DoubleTree by Hilton by booking at doubletree.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about DoubleTree by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/doubletree, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For over a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the benchmark for hospitality around the world, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. With more than 600 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties are located in the world’s most sought-after destinations for guests who know that where they stay matters. Experience a positive stay at Hilton Hotels & Resorts by booking at hiltonhotels.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Hilton Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/hhr, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.