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Hilton’s Luxury Brands Receive Impressive List of 2021 World Travel Awards

More than 60 total award wins for Hilton’s luxury category including World’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand for Conrad Hotels & Resorts

MCLEAN, Va. - Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and LXR Hotels & Resorts, Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) best-in-class luxury brands, will close out the year with a total of 65 wins across the 2021 World Travel Awards in both the top-ranking World and Regional categories spanning every corner of the globe from Asia to the Indian Ocean and North America, showcasing both the depth and strength of Hilton’s luxury portfolio.

The 28th edition of the World Travel Awards ranked hotels from the iconic Waldorf Astoria and Conrad brands collectively in their prestigious World categories with seven total awards granted to exceptional properties within these brands. Most notably, Conrad Hotels & Resorts was crowned World’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand for 2021. This prestigious title comes after a successful year of new signings for the contemporary hotel brand, only to be followed by an unprecedented year of growth in 2022 with six hotels scheduled to open in key global markets. Nominees of the World category feature winners of WTA’s regional awards (Europe, Asia, Oceania, Middle East, South America, Central America, North America, Africa, Indian Ocean and Caribbean) competing for the highest accolade in this notable awards program.

In addition to being named the World’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand for 2021, three Conrad hotels also ranked individually within the World category. These hotels include Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus which was named World’s Leading City Hotel; Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers as World’s Leading Luxury City Hotel 2021; and Conrad Algarve as World’s Luxury Leisure Resort 2021. 

Waldorf Astoria hotels in the UAE and Europe also received distinguished World category accolades, with hotels in Rome and Dubai topping the list as leading luxury hotels in their respective markets. Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre was awarded as the World’s Leading Design Hotel 2021, while Rome Cavalieri, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel brought in two awards – World’s Leading Green City Resort 2021 and World’s Leading Luxury City Resort 2021.

In addition to the prestigious World category awards given to both Hilton’s luxury brands and individual properties, 58 total Regional category awards were granted to hotels.  Conrad Hotels & Resorts also led as a brand in the Asia region being crowned Asia’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel Brand 2021.

“We are honored to have a number of our exemplary properties, alongside our Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand, celebrated in this year’s World Travel Awards,” said Dino Michael, senior vice president and global category head, Hilton Luxury Brands. “These accolades speak volumes to the tremendous work our teams are doing across each hotel, in every corner of the globe, to deliver thoughtful, elegant service and meaningful experiences to our guests.”

World Travel Awards

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. 

The full list of top honors received by Hilton’s luxury portfolio in the World Travel Awards includes:

World Categories

  • World’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand 2021: Conrad Hotels & Resorts
  • World’s Leading City Hotel 2021: Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus, Turkey
  • World’s Leading Luxury City Hotel 2021: Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, UAE
  • World’s Leading Luxury Leisure Resort: Conrad Algarve, Portugal
  • World’s Leading Design Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE
  • World’s Leading Green City Resort 2021: Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Italy
  • World’s Leading Luxury City Resort 2021: Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Italy

Regional Categories

Asia

  • Asia’s Leading Honeymoon Resort: Conrad Koh Samui, Thailand 
  • Asia’s Leading Business Hotel: Conrad Bangkok
  • Asia’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel Brand: Conrad Hotels & Resorts 
  • Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Chengdu, China 
  • China’s Leading Conference Hotel: Conrad Macao
  • China’s Leading Hotel: Conrad Hangzhou
  • China’s Leading Hotel Residences: Conrad Tianjin
  • China’s Leading Hotel Suite: Presidential Suite at Conrad Beijing 
  • China’s Leading Luxury Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Chengdu 
  • China’s Leading Resort: Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay 
  • China’s Leading Wedding Venue: Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay 
  • Beijing’s Leading Business Hotel: Conrad Beijing
  • Beijing’s Leading Hotel: Conrad Beijing
  • Beijing’s Leading Luxury Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Beijing 
  • Guangdong’s Leading Business Hotel: Conrad Guangzhou
  • Guangdong’s Leading Hotel: Conrad Guangzhou
  • Liaoning's Leading Business Hotel: Conrad Dalian
  • Liaoning’s Leading Hotel Suite: Presidential Suite at Conrad Dalian
  • Sichuan’s Leading Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Chengdu 
  • Tianjin’s Leading Hotel: Conrad Tianjin
  • Maharashtra’s Leading Business Hotel: Conrad Pune 
  • Japan’s Leading City Hotel: Conrad Osaka
  • Philippines’ Leading Conference Hotel: Conrad Manila 
  • South Korea’s Leading Hotel: Conrad Seoul 
  • South Korea’s Leading Hotel Suite: Penthouse Suite at Conrad Seoul

Europe

  • Europe’s Leading City Hotel: Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus, Turkey 
  • Europe’s Leading Luxury City Resort: Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel 
  • Germany’s Leading City Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Berlin 
  • Germany’s Leading Hotel Suite: Presidential Suite at Waldorf Astoria Berlin 
  • Ireland’s Leading Hotel Suite: Presidential Suite at Conrad Dublin
  • Ireland’s Leading Luxury Hotel: Conrad Dublin 
  • Italy’s Leading Luxury City Resort: Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel 
  • Scotland’s Leading Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian 
  • Turkey’s Leading Business Hotel: Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus, Turkey 
  • Turkey’s Leading Conference Hotel: Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus, Turkey

Indian Ocean

  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island 
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Island Resort: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi 
  • Maldives’ Leading Luxury Island Resort: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Middle East

  • Middle East’s Leading Design Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE
  • Middle East’s Leading Luxury City Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE
  • Middle East’s Leading Luxury Wedding Resort: Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
  • Abu Dhabi’s Leading Business Hotel: Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
  • Abu Dhabi’s Leading Conference Hotel: Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
  • Abu Dhabi’s Leading Hotel: Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
  • Dubai’s Leading Luxury Hotel: Habtoor Palace Dubai, Al Habtoor City, LXR
  • Ras Al Khaimah’s Leading Business Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
  • Ras Al Khaimah’s Leading Resort: Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

North America

  • North America’s Leading Hotel: Conrad New York Downtown
  • United States’ Leading Resort: Boca Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
  • Arizona’s Leading Resort: Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
  • California’s Leading Luxury Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
  • Florida’s Leading Hotel Suite: Presidential Suite at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
  • Indiana’s Leading Hotel Suite: Presidential Suite at Conrad Indianapolis
  • Louisiana’s Leading Hotel Suite: Presidential Suite at The Roosevelt New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel
  • Nevada’s Leading Business Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
  • Utah’s Leading Hotel: Waldorf Astoria Park City

Oceania

  • Oceania’s Leading Resort: Conrad Bora Bora Nui
  • French Polynesia’s Leading Resort: Conrad Bora Bora Nui

For more information on the awarding body and list of award winners, please visit the website here – World Travel Awards.


About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,900 properties and nearly 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 nearly 133 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 Conrad Hotels & Resorts

Spanning five continents with more than 40 properties, Conrad Hotels & Resorts has created a seamless connection between contemporary design, leading innovation and curated art to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit of the globally connected traveler. Conrad is a place where guests can experience service and style on their own terms — all while connecting with local and global culture. Experience a positive stay at 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 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to personal service and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver graceful service 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 legendary service of Waldorf Astoria. Waldorf Astoria is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience a positive stay at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts by booking at waldorfastoria.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 Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/waldorfastoria, and follow the brand on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.