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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 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 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.


About LXR Hotels & Resorts

LXR Hotels & Resorts is a collection of independent luxury properties that each represent their unique location and offer a singular travel experience native to its place, history and tradition. 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 an unrivaled commitment to personalized service and elegant, yet locally immersive experiences for their guests. Each of the nine hotels in the collection remains steadfastly true to its heritage and culture, providing a luxurious base of exploration for the passionate, 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 a positive 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 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.