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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Is No. 1 City Overall For Second Time In 23rd Annual Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

World's Best Awards Brought to Life with 11 Original Videos; Four Seasons Resort Bali in Indonesia Named World's Best Hotel; Singapore Airlines Is Top International Airline

Survey Results Rank Cities, Hotels, Airlines, Cruise Lines, Islands, Destination Spas, Airports and More

NEW YORK, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation's (NYSE:MDP) Travel + Leisure announces the World's Best Awards 2018, revealing the top travel destinations and companies in the U.S. and around the globe. Results of this 23rd annual readers' survey, in which discerning Travel + Leisure readers rated their experiences, are now featured on www.TravelandLeisure.com/worlds-best and span 86 category lists, including worldwide rankings, such as Top Cities Overall, with San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Oaxaca, Mexico; and Udaipur, India, ranking one through three; and regional lists, such as Top Resort Hotels in the Continental U.S., with The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, taking the No. 1 spot, followed by The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming, and Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont.

As part of this franchise, Travel + Leisure is launching 11 original videos, including three on-location mini-documentaries covering the Best International Airport, Best Island in the Caribbean, and Best Island Overall, and social promotions for select cities on the list. These in-depth videos give Travel + Leisure's audiences firsthand experiences of a few of the winners from 2018's World's Best Awards and are all available on TravelandLeisure.com.

The Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards is the leading barometer of the places and companies that satisfy some of the most passionate and sophisticated travelers. Travel + Leisure Editor in Chief Nathan Lump will host a celebration in New York City on July 26 in honor of the World's Best Awards 2018 winners.

"Travel + Leisure's annual World's Best Awards take a deeper look into what travelers want today. Whether it's an exclusive safari lodge, urban sanctuary, or family-friendly beach resort, there's a rich variety in what's most satisfying in travel right now," says Lump. "No matter the destination or the way you get there, today's traveler is drawn to cultural immersion, mental and physical well-being, and a true sense of adventure."

15 BEST CITIES OVERALL 2018

  1. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  2. Oaxaca, Mexico
  3. Udaipur, India
  4. Ubud, Indonesia
  5. Kyoto, Japan
  6. Florence, Italy
  7. Luang Prabang, Laos
  8. Hoi An, Vietnam
  9. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  10. Charleston, South Carolina
  11. Mexico City, Mexico
  12. Cape Town, South Africa
  13. Rome, Italy
  14. Istanbul, Turkey
  15. Beirut, Lebanon

The 2018 results, including the Best 100 Hotels, Best Domestic AirlinesBest IslandsBest Resort Hotels in the Continental U.S., Best Resort Hotels in HawaiiBest Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise LinesBest Domestic Airports and Best Hotels in Paris, among other lists, are now posted on www.TravelandLeisure.com/worlds-best. The survey results are also featured in the August issue of Travel + Leisure, on newsstands July 27.

TRAVEL + LEISURE WORLD'S BEST AWARDS 2018 WINNERS OVERALL

WORLD'S BEST CITY

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

WORLD'S BEST HOTEL

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Bali, Indonesia

WORLD'S BEST HOTEL BRAND

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

WORLD'S BEST ISLAND

Java, Indonesia

WORLD'S BEST MEGA-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE 

Cunard

WORLD'S BEST LARGE-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE 

Viking

WORLD'S BEST MIDSIZE-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE 

Windstar Cruises

WORLD'S BEST SMALL-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE 

Quasar Expeditions

WORLD'S BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE 

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

WORLD'S BEST INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE 

Singapore Airlines

WORLD'S BEST DOMESTIC AIRLINE 

Virgin America

WORLD'S BEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

Singapore Changi Airport

WORLD'S BEST DOMESTIC AIRPORT 

Portland International Airport, Oregon

WORLD'S BEST SAFARI OUTFITTER 

Alluring Africa

WORLD'S BEST TOUR OPERATOR 

Artisans of Leisure

WORLD'S BEST CAR-RENTAL COMPANY 

National Car Rental

WORLD'S BEST INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION SPA 

Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa & Cultural Hideaway, Elmau, Germany

WORLD'S BEST DOMESTIC DESTINATION SPA 

Mii Amo, Sedona, Arizona

 

TRAVEL + LEISURE WORLD'S BEST HOTEL 2018 WINNERS, BY REGION

CONTINENTAL U.S. OVERALL 


BEST CITY HOTEL 

The Lowell, New York City

BEST RESORT HOTEL 

The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, Nevada



U.S. (BY REGION) 


BEST RESORT HOTEL IN THE NORTHEAST 

Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont

BEST RESORT HOTEL IN THE SOUTH 

Primland, Meadows of Dan, Virginia

BEST RESORT HOTEL IN THE MIDWEST 

Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, Missouri

BEST RESORT HOTEL IN THE WEST 

The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

BEST RESORT HOTEL IN CALIFORNIA 

Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

BEST RESORT HOTEL IN FLORIDA 

The Pearl Hotel, Rosemary Beach

BEST RESORT HOTEL IN GREATER MIAMI BEACH 

The Setai

BEST HOTEL IN NEW YORK CITY 

The Lowell

BEST HOTEL IN GREATER LOS ANGELES 

Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills

BEST HOTEL IN CHICAGO 

The Langham

BEST HOTEL IN WASHINGTON, D.C. 

The Jefferson

BEST HOTEL IN CHARLESTON 

Spectator Hotel

BEST RESORT HOTEL IN HAWAII 

Montage Kapalua Bay, Maui



CANADA  


BEST CITY HOTEL 

Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver, British Columbia

BEST RESORT HOTEL 

Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland



THE CARIBBEAN, BERMUDA & THE BAHAMAS 


BEST RESORT HOTEL  

Frangipani Beach Resort, Anguilla



MEXICO 


BEST CITY HOTEL  

Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, San Miguel de Allende

BEST RESORT HOTEL  

Viceroy Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen  



CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA 


BEST CITY HOTEL  

Inkaterra La Casona, Cuzco, Peru



CENTRAL AMERICA 


BEST RESORT HOTEL   

Nayara Springs, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica



SOUTH AMERICA 


BEST RESORT HOTEL  

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, Torres del Paine, Chile



EUROPE (OVERALL) 


BEST CITY HOTEL  

La Réserve—Hôtel & Spa, Paris, France

BEST RESORT HOTEL  

Ballyfin, County Laois, Ireland



EUROPE (BY REGION) 


BEST RESORT HOTEL IN ITALY 

Borgo Egnazia, Savelletri di Fasano

BEST RESORT HOTEL IN FRANCE 

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel, St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

BEST RESORT HOTEL IN THE U.K. & IRELAND 

Ballyfin, County Laois, Ireland

BEST RESORT HOTEL IN GREECE 

Katikies Santorini

BEST RESORT HOTEL IN BARCELONA 

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

BEST HOTEL IN PARIS  

La Réserve—Hôtel & Spa

BEST HOTEL IN LONDON  

The Lanesborough

BEST HOTEL IN ROME 

J.K. Place Roma

BEST HOTEL IN FLORENCE (TIE) 

Hotel Lungarno and Villa Cora

BEST HOTEL IN VENICE 

Aman Venice



ASIA OVERALL 


BEST CITY HOTEL   

Temple House, Chengdu, China

BEST RESORT HOTEL 

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Bali, Indonesia



ASIA (BY REGION) 


BEST HOTEL IN HONG KONG    

The Peninsula

BEST HOTEL IN BANGKOK  

Mandarin Oriental

BEST HOTEL IN SINGAPORE   

Raffles Singapore

BEST HOTEL IN TOKYO 

The Peninsula

BEST RESORT HOTEL IN INDIA 

Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

BEST RESORT HOTEL IN INDONESIA 

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Bali

BEST RESORT HOTEL IN SOUTHEAST ASIA 

Six Senses Yao Noi, Yao Noi, Thailand



AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND 


BEST CITY HOTEL  

The Langham, Melbourne

BEST RESORT HOTEL 

Huka Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand



THE SOUTH PACIFIC  


BEST RESORT HOTEL 

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, French Polynesia



AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 


BEST CITY HOTEL   

Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg, South Africa

BEST RESORT HOTEL    

La Residence, Franschhoek, South Africa

BEST SAFARI LODGE   

Gibb's Farm, Karatu, Tanzania

 

TRAVEL + LEISURE WORLD'S BEST CITY AND ISLAND 2018 WINNERS, BY REGION



CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES  


BEST CITY 

Charleston, South Carolina

BEST ISLAND 

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina



CANADA 


BEST CITY 

Quebec City

BEST ISLAND 

Cape Breton Island



CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA 


BEST CITY 

Cuzco, Peru



MEXICO 


BEST CITY 

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico



MEXICO & CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA  


BEST ISLAND 

Galápagos Islands, Ecuador



EUROPE 


BEST CITY 

Florence, Italy

BEST ISLAND 

Páros, Greece



ASIA 


BEST CITY 

Udaipur, India

BEST ISLAND 

Java, Indonesia



AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & THE SOUTH PACIFIC 


BEST CITY  

Sydney, Australia

BEST ISLAND 

Waiheke Island, New Zealand



AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST 


BEST CITY 

Cape Town

BEST ISLAND 

Mauritius



HAWAII 


BEST ISLAND 

Maui



THE CARIBBEAN, BERMUDA & THE BAHAMAS 


BEST ISLAND 

Anguilla

For the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2018 readers' survey methodology, visit https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/survey-methodology-2018.

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