Celebrity Travel: Donald Trump’s glamorous New York hotel is named the best in the WORLD by well-heeled travellers
- The property, which overlooks Central Park, narrowly saw off competition from Vatuvara Private Island in Fiji
- The third-best hotel has been named as Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, which was last year’s number one
- Ranking was drawn up by a luxury travel magazine, which also asked readers for their favourite UK hotels
Published: 09:25 EDT, 12 September 2019 | Updated: 13:55 EDT, 12 September 2019
He may not be everyone’s cup of tea when it comes to politics.
But one thing Donald Trump knows is how to run a good hotel.
The evidence? Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York has been named as the best hotel in the world by readers of a luxury travel magazine.
Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York, pictured, which has been named as the best hotel in the world by readers of a luxury travel magazine
Inside one of the executive suites at Trump International Hotel and Tower. The property overlooks Central Park
A list of the world’s top 10 hotels has been drawn up by Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, which asked its readers to vote for their best travel experiences
The super-glamorous property, which overlooks Central Park, narrowly saw off competition from Vatuvara Private Island in Fiji – a hotel Prince Harry and Meghan Markle once stayed at that has been named as the second best.
They occupy the top two slots in a top 10 ranking of hotels around the world drawn up by ‘Luxury Lifestyle Magazine’ as part of a gigantic ‘travel experience’ reader survey.
Third place on the ‘best hotel in the world’ list is taken by the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, which was last year’s number one hotel.
The Burj Al Arab in Dubai is in fourth place and the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort in fifth.
The rest of the top 10 comprises Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas (sixth); The Langham, Sydney, Australia (seventh); The Dorchester, London (eighth); Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C (ninth) and The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel, in Switzerland (10th).
Readers of the UK-based magazine were also polled on their favourite hotels in Britain across a number of categories.
The best beach hotel has been named as The Headland Hotel and Spa, Cornwall; the best boutique property is The Jack Russell Inn, Hampshire, while the best city location is, according to the poll, the Grand Central Hotel, Belfast.
Nick Gibbens, editor-in-chief of Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, said: ‘He clearly divides opinion on a political level but there is no question about it, Trump is a master hotelier.’ Pictured is an executive suite with a city view in the hotel
One of the bathrooms, left, and one of the hallways, right, inside Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York
THE TOP 10 BEST HOTELS IN THE WORLD
1. Trump International Hotel and Tower, New York
2. Vatuvara Private Island, Fiji
3. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
4. Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai
5. Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort
6. Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
7. The Langham, Sydney, Australia
8. The Dorchester, London
9. Trump International Hotel Washington D.C
10. The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel, Switzerland
Source: Luxury Lifestyle Magazine
Other winners were The Machrie Hotel, Isle of Islay (best hotel for design), Bailiffscourt Hotel, West Sussex (best for families), The Museum Inn, Dorset (best for food) and Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel, Devon (best hotel for romance).
Meanwhile, readers also voted for their favourite airlines, airports, cruise operators and tour operators.
Among the winners were KLM (best short-haul airline), Emirates (best long-haul airline), London Heathrow (best airport), Star Clippers (best small cruise line), Celebrity Cruises (best large cruise line) and Hayes (best tour operator).
Nick Gibbens, editor-in-chief of Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, said: ‘He clearly divides opinion on a political level but there is no question about it, Trump is a master hotelier.
‘He understands what super luxury is all about and delivers the very best experience possible, usually exceeding expectations.
‘He employs only the very best hotel staff and this ensures he can offer guests the most enjoyable of stays.
‘It’s also interesting to see a city hotel beat a tropical paradise in the case of Vatuvara Private Island but our readers know luxury when they see it and I am grateful for their assistance in helping us crown the very best hotels in the world.’
The magazine said that 74,915 individual votes were cast in this year’s awards.