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Hilton Luxury Brands Receive Top Accolades from Travel + Leisure

10 Properties Recognized on Coveted “World’s Best” Reader’s Choice List

MCLEAN, Va. - Travel + Leisure announced the results of its 2021 World’s Best Awards with all three of Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) luxury brands, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and LXR Hotels & Resorts, featured on the list. Ten of Hilton’s luxury hotels achieved prestigious rankings including Rome Cavalieri, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel as No. 2 Best Hotel in Rome; Oceana Santa Monica, LXR Hotels & Resorts as No. 3 Best Hotel in Los Angeles; and Conrad Bora Bora Nui as No. 3 Best Resort in the South Pacific. 

Each year, Travel + Leisure recognizes the top hotels, islands, cities, cruise lines, airlines, spas, and more around the globe, based on the results of the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2021 readers’ survey. Readers rated hotels on the following characteristics: rooms/facilities, location, service, food and value. The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2021 is an essential, trusted source for inspiration and guidance as travelers once again make plans to set out on trips around the globe. 

“We are incredibly honored and proud to see all three distinctive brands in our luxury portfolio recognized with this esteemed accolade,” said Dino Michael, senior vice president and global category head, Hilton Luxury Brands. “We are constantly striving to exceed our guests’ expectations and create unforgettable experiences for them, and this accolade is a true testament to our dedicated team members around the world across our Waldorf Astoria, LXR, and Conrad properties.” 

The following luxury brand properties were acknowledged as World’s Best:

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

  • Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi – No. 80 Best Hotel in the World and No. 13 Best Resort Hotel in Asia
  • Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills – No. 5 Best Hotel in Los Angeles
  • Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas – No. 2 Best Hotel in Las Vegas
  • Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal – No. 9 Best Resort Hotel in Mexico
  • Rome Cavalieri, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel – No. 5 Best Hotel in Rome
  • Waldorf Astoria Versailles – Trianon Palace – No. 2 Best Resort Hotel in France

LXR Hotels & Resorts

  • Oceana Santa Monica – No. 3 Best Hotel in Los Angeles and No. 11 Best City Hotel in the Continental U.S.
  • Zemi Beach House – No. 25 Best Resort Hotel in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas

Conrad Hotels & Resorts

  • Conrad Tokyo – No. 5 Best Hotel in Tokyo
  • Conrad Bora Bora Nui – No. 3 Best Resort in the South Pacific 

These hotels join several more properties across Hilton’s flagship brand on this year’s World’s Best List, including: The Beverly Hilton, The Drake Hotel, Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa and Hilton Tokyo.

The 2021 World’s Best Awards list, as well as survey methodology, are currently featured on www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best and will appear in the October 2021 issue of the magazine.

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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 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 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.