World's Best Hotels
Courtesy of One&Only Cape Town
The latest property from One&Only features a waterfront resort with 131 large, high-tech rooms. The knockout first impression as you walk in the door is the hotel's 40-foot-tall picture window framing Table Mountain. But then outsize luxury is trumpeted everywhere, from the tri-level "wine loft" at Rueben's, and an outpost of sushi master Nobuyuki Matsuhisa's Nobu, to the spa's French manicure clinic by Bastien Gonzalez. The cream-colored, Adam D. Tihany-designed rooms are slick and vast; baths have a wow factor, too, though with a notable style-over-substance lapse (the freestanding tubs are huge, beautiful—and a bit uncomfortable).
See the full results of the 2012 World’s Best Awards.