Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is Recognised at the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is thrilled to announce that a total of 20 Anantara properties have been recognised in the annual 2018 Condé Nast Traveler US Readers’ Choice Awards. The magazine represents the most prestigious and highly respected ranking of hotels, as voted for by its discerning readers who classified a selection of Anantara’s luxury portfolio as among the best in the world. 

In the Middle East, Anantara properties reigned supreme, claiming five of the six most coveted spots. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara was named #1 resort in the Middle East, followed by #2 Anantara The Palm Dubai, #3 Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, #4 Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar and #6 Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island.  

In Bangkok, the most popular tourist destination of the world, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel retained its position as #3 Best Hotel in Bangkok. Anantara Resorts were recognised throughout the Asia region with resorts from Thailand, Bali, Vietnam and Sri Lanka featuring in the leaderboard of Best Resorts in Asia. Loyal fans voted Anantara Hua Hin as #14 Best Resort in Asia, followed closely by #15 Anantara Uluwatu Bali, #16 Anantara Peace Haven Tanaglle, #20 Anantara Golden Triangle, #24 Anantara Chiang Mai, #32 Anantara Seminyak Bali and #41 Anantara Hoi An Resort.

Amongst the Best Resorts in Indian Ocean, Anantara properties featured heavily in the Top 20. Anantara Veli was awarded #14 followed by Anantara Kihavah at #15 and at #18 Anantara Dhigu. Further afield, Anantara Royal Livingstone was voted #18 Best Hotel in Africa, and representing the resorts, Anantara Bazuruto Island was voted #18 Best Resort in Africa, followed closely at #21 by Anantara Medjumbe Island. In Europe, Anantara Vilamoura Portugal also featured highly as #14 Best Resort in Europe.

Amongst the accolades, Anantara sister properties repeated their excellent results of recent years with Naladhu Private Island in the Maldives named #3 Best Resort in The World and clinching #1 Best Resort in The Indian Ocean for the second year running, followed by Niyama Private Islands at #7.

Full rankings were as follows:

The Best Resorts in the World

1. The Best Resorts in Indian Ocean
#1 Naladhu Private Island Maldives
#7 Niyama Private Island Maldives
#14 Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
#15 Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
#18 Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

2.The Best Resorts in Middle East:
#1 Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
#2 Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
#3 Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara
#4 Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort
#6 Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resort

3.The Best Resorts in Asia
#14 Anantara Hua Hin Resort 
#15 Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort
#16 Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort
#20 Anantara Golden Triangle Resort
#24 Anantara Chiang Mai Resort 
#32 Anantara Seminyak Bali
#41 Anantara Hoi An Resort   

4.The Best Resorts in Europe
#14 Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort  

5.The Best Resorts in Africa
#18 Anantara Bazuruto Island Resort
#21 Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort  

The Best Hotels in the World

1.The Best Hotels in Bangkok
#3 Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel 

2.The Best Hotels in Africa
#18 Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara 



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