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Two properties of the leading hospitality brand, Capella Hotels and Resorts, have been named in the new global ranking of The World’s 50 Best Hotels 2023, Capella Bangkok ranked No. 11 and Capella Singapore ranked No. 28. The list was announced at a glittering awards ceremony in London, and included industry-defining hotels from 35 different locations across six continents worldwide. This long-awaited list is 50 Best’s first foray into the travel space, and its first new global ranking since the launch of The World’s 50 Best Bars in 2009. Capella Bangkok also wins Nikka Best New Hotel Award.

This evening, the world of travel gathered from all corners of the globe to celebrate each other’s achievements at the announcement of The World’s 50 Best Hotels 2023. Hosted at the historic Guildhall, the unveiling highlights outstanding hotel experiences across the world that will shape the aspirations of consumers, travellers and hoteliers.

Capella Bangkok offers panoramic views of the majestic Chao Phraya River.  Inspired by the soul of riverfront life, there are 101 suites and villas with views of the river, offering both intimacy and immersion in this privileged position. As a gateway to the ethereal beauty of nature, and the urban oasis of the city, Capella Bangkok’s accommodations are designed as a traveller’s pied à terre: somewhere familiar, sophisticated and constructed around relaxation and exploration.

Located within 30-acres of lush rainforest on Sentosa island, Capella Singapore has cemented itself as one of the most luxurious hotels in the region over the last decade. Inspired by Tanah Merah’s Malay translation red earth, architects Foster + Partners, led by Lord Norman Foster, designed the 112 guestrooms, villas and two Colonial Manors resort to sit in harmony with surrounding nature, combining old-world colonial charm with contemporary chic.

Tim Brooke-Webb, Managing Director for The World’s 50 Best Hotels, comments: “Our heartfelt congratulations go out to every hotel on the list, each of which has clearly made a lasting impression on our Academy of travel experts. After seeing the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry, it’s been especially fulfilling to see so many hoteliers from around the world gather in London to celebrate each other’s achievements under one roof for the first-ever awards ceremony for The World’s 50 Best Hotels. We hope this list inspires travel lovers to book somewhere truly spectacular for their next trip.”

It is an honour to be a part of the very first World’s 50 Best Hotels list,” said Cristiano Rinaldi, President, Capella Hotel Group. “With Capella Bangkok at No. 11 and Capella Singapore listed at No. 28, we hope to continue to inspire travellers to experience hidden gems and the vibrant local cultures where our properties are located. We are equally thrilled for our property teams to be recognised for their excellent service, and passion for hospitality, as they continue to redefine the word “exceptional” in our industry, crafting memorable experiences for our guests.”

The launch of The World’s 50 Best Hotels is another step in 50 Best’s journey towards becoming the ultimate global reference point for the very best hospitality experiences across the world, encompassing restaurants, bars and now hotels.

How the 50 Best voting works
The list is created from the votes of The World’s 50 Best Hotels Academy, which comprises 580 international well-travelled experts within the hotel and travel industry, with a 50/50 gender balance. The Academy is split into nine regions across the world, where each region is headed up by an Academy Chair. A minimum of 25% of the panel will be renewed each year. All voters, aside from the Academy Chairs, remain anonymous to eliminate the possibility of lobbying. At the point of voting, they are simply required to list the seven best hotels they have stayed in over the past 24 months in order of preference. Voting is carried out individually and strictly confidentially on a secure site and the results remain confidential until after the list announcement.