The 25 Best Hotel Brands

These are the best hotel brands in the world, according to readers' votes in the 2022 World's Best Awards survey.

Aerial view of Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
Photo: Courtesy of Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

As the past two years have shown, the hotel industry is remarkably resilient. The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic presented numerous hurdles — including lockdowns that, in some cases, meant that a property had to close its doors for a year or more. But a renewed sense of hope has taken hold, as travelers, eager to plan those long-postponed vacations, are booking hotels and resorts in numbers that rival pre-pandemic heights.

Every year for the World's Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated hotel brands on their locations, rooms/facilities, food, service, and overall value.

Auberge Resorts Collection, which has opened or renovated three properties in the past year — in Mexico, New Mexico, and Costa Rica — made the list at No. 16. The company is riding high on its continued expansion in some of the world's most beautiful locations. "I discovered this brand during the pandemic," wrote one reader. "And I will not stay anywhere else from now on. It's a real home away from home."

Another brand at the forefront of readers' minds is Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, which came in at No. 9 and has recently debuted properties in Madrid, St. Bart's, and São Paulo, Brazil. One reader cited "outstanding attention to detail" at the hotels. And the ultra-luxurious Aman Resorts earned the No. 22 spot thanks to "the best service in the world" — a trend that will undoubtedly continue at its New York City property, set to open later this year.

But it was the New Delhi–based Oberoi Hotels & Resorts that won the No. 1 spot. Keep reading for details on what makes it so special to T+L readers — and which other hospitality groups made this year's list of best hotel brands.

1. Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

Pool at Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
Courtesy of Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

With properties spanning the Middle East, North Africa, and Indonesia — in addition to its home base in the Indian subcontinent — this hotel brand rose from the No. 5 position last year to capture 2022's top spot. Its lavish new Marrakesh resort, which made T+L's 2020 It List, has quickly become popular with travelers, thanks to what one World's Best voter described as "amazing hospitality." Fond memories and recent trips also fueled praise for the brand's iconic resorts in India. "Spectacular locations and excellent staff," said one reader, who noted that the Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra, a stone's throw from the Taj Mahal, is "ideal for families and honeymoons."

WBA Hall of Fame honoree. Score: 97.50

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2. One&Only Resorts

Outdoor dining at One&Only Reethi Rah
Courtesy of One&Only Reethi Rah

Score: 96.20

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3. Oetker Collection

Royal Suite at The Lanesborough
Courtesy of Romain Reglade/The Lanesborough

Score: 96.15

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4. Raffles Hotels & Resorts

Pool at Raffles Grand Hotel Angkor Siem Reap in Cambodia
Stephane Bahler/Courtesy of Raffles Hotels and Resorts

Score: 95.50

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5. Red Carnation Hotel Collection

Junior State Room at Ashford Castle in Ireland
Courtesy of Ashford Castle

Score: 95.32

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6. Sofitel Legend

Cocktail bar at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Courtesy of Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Score: 95.20

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7. The Langham Hotels & Resorts

Regent Suite Master Bedroom at The Langham, Chicago
Courtesy of The Langham, Chicago

Score: 95.03

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8. The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)

Exterior of Taj Hotels Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Courtesy of Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris

Score: 95.00

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9. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Villa Suite Master Bedroom at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Italy
Courtesy of Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco

Score: 94.93

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10. Viceroy Hotels & Resorts

Dining at Viceroy Santa Monica
Courtesy of Viceroy Santa Monica

Score: 94.91

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11. Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts

Pool at Banyan Tree Bangkok
Courtesy of Banyan Tree Bangkok

Score: 94.89

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12. Pendry Hotels & Resorts

Dining at Pendry Chicago
Courtesy of Pendry Chicago

Score: 94.89

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13. Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

City view king room at Shangri-La The Shard, London
Courtesy of Shangri-La The Shard, London

Score: 94.74

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14. Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas

Deluxe Room at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel
Courtesy of Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

Score: 94.62

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15. Mandarin Oriental

Outdoor dining at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Score: 94.06

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16. Auberge Resorts Collection

Pool at Grace Hotel, Auberge Resorts Collection
Courtesy of Grace Hotel, Auberge Resorts Collection

WBA Hall of Fame honoree. Score: 94.01

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17. Capella Hotels & Resorts

Rainforest tent bedroom at Capella Ubud, Bali
Courtesy of Capella Ubud, Bali

Score: 94.00

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18. The Peninsula Hotels

Grande Deluxe Pink Suite at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Courtesy of The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Score: 93.97

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19. Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Hilltop aerial view of Six Senses Yao Noi
Courtesy of Six Senses Yao Noi

Score: 93.81

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20. Proper Hospitality

Pool deck at Santa Monica Proper Hotel
The Ingalls/Courtesy of Santa Monica Proper Hotel

Score: 93.81

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21. Belmond

Suite at Monasterio, A Belmond Hotel
Courtesy of Monasterio, A Belmond Hotel

Score: 93.50

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22. Aman Resorts

Pool at Amanpuri in Thailand
Courtesy of Aman

WBA Hall of Fame honoree. Score: 93.18

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23. The Luxury Collection

Suite bedroom at Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Courtesy of Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Score: 93.06

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24. St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Dining at St. Regis San Francisco
Courtesy of St. Regis San Francisco

Score: 93.00

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25. Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Rose Hall Villas at Half Moon
Courtesy of Half Moon

Score: 92.67

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