Time magazine has a cool article breaking down the top 100 hotels in the world.
Back when I was a magazine editor, I often received invitations for press trips which involved visits to great historic places – from the Alamo in San Antonio to Flanders Fields in Belgium to the Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond. Soaking in all the history was a thrill, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the great food, fine drink, and fancy hotels just as much. (All of this on someone else’s dime!)
So after seeing Time’s list, I was curious if I had actually stayed at any of the best hotels in the world. Alas, I have not. (And I can’t say I was too surprised.)
Here are the top 10, according to Time’s rankings:
10. The Singular Patagonia, Puerto Bories, Chile
More information, thesingular.com
9. Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont
More information, twinfarms.com
8. Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador
More information, casagangotena.com
Book a trip to Quito.
7. The Willcox, Aiken, South Carolina
More information, thewillcox.com
6. The Lodge at Glendorn, Bradford, Pennsylvania
More information, glendorn.com
4. (tie) Montage Kapalua Bay, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
More information, montagehotels.com/kapaluabay
4. (tie) Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia
More information, southernoceanlodge.com.au
3. Huka Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
More information, hukalodge.co.nz
2. The Spectator, Charleston, South Carolina
More information, thespectatorhotel.com
1. Nihiwatu, Sumba, Indonesia
You can see the rest of the list here.
Jonathan Miltimore is the Managing Editor of FEE.org. His writing/reporting has appeared in TIME magazine, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, Fox News, and the Washington Times.