The most outstanding hotels for 2023 revealed by Conde Nast Traveller

From a Scottish shooting lodge to a lavish retreat on the Las Vegas Strip: Conde Nast Traveller reveals the most outstanding hotels in the world for 2023

  • Conde Nast Traveller’s Gold List 2023 puts a spotlight on ‘sophisticated, innovative and extraordinary resorts’
  • The list sets out to ‘ignite wanderlust’ in international travellers who are ‘making up for lost time’ this year 
  • Other breathtaking properties to make the cut include a ‘grande dame’ hotel in Paris and a New Zealand ranch 

If you’re stuck for inspiration for your next deluxe hotel stay, consider this list a gold mine.

It’s Conde Nast Traveller’s Gold List 2023, an annual guide to the most ‘outstanding’ hotels and resorts for ‘discerning travellers’ to visit around the world in 2023.

A former shooting lodge on Scotland’s Isle of Skye, a Hawaiian retreat where Ernest Hemingway once honeymooned, and an ‘extraordinary’ lakeside ranch in New Zealand are among the hotels to get the golden seal of approval. 

Conde Nast Traveller’s Global Editorial Director Divia Thani says: ‘Our editors around the world – from California to Mumbai to London – have come together to spotlight some of the most sophisticated, innovative and extraordinary resorts and experiences around the world.

‘The list is designed to showcase the places our global network of editors feel most passionately about, and it will surely ignite the wanderlust among our audiences… who are still making up for lost time.’

Below are a handful of the swoon-worthy properties that make the cut. Scroll down to the very bottom to see the list in full…

HALEKULANI, WAIKIKI, OAHU, HAWAII: ‘Halekulani transports guests back to Hawaii’s golden era when honeymooners like Ernest Hemingway would come for sunset daiquiris at House Without A Key, the hotel’s restaurant and bar,’ declares Conde Nast Traveller. The hotel, which underwent a renovation during the pandemic, holds nightly mele (music) and hula and is home to a ‘renowned’ art collection. ‘Attentive staff always at the ready with sunblock or another hula punch make it hard to pull yourself away from the sparkling pool (above),’ the publication adds. Rooms from about £539. Visit

LE MEURICE, PARIS, FRANCE: This ‘masterpiece’ of a grand dame hotel is nestled right in the heart of Paris, and for all the ‘marble-lined grandeur’ of the property, it offers a ‘surprisingly cosy and contemporary’ stay, says Conde Nast Traveller. It reveals that guests can embark on private art tours, during which they pay a visit to the Belle Etoile penthouse for a view ‘almost identical’ to Monet’s 1876 study of the Tuileries Gardens. Rooms from £800. Visit 

La Mamounia – Marrakech, Morocco

Babylonstoren – Simondium, South Africa

Singita Kwitonda Lodge – Musanze, Rwanda

Jabali Ridge – Ruaha, Tanzania

The Datai Langkawi – Malaysia

Ceylon Tea Trails – Hatton, Sri Lanka

Oberoi Udaivilas – Udaipur, India

The Leela Palace Bengaluru – India

Mandarin Oriental – Bangkok, Thailand

Hoshinoya Kyoto – Japan

Raffles – Singapore

The Chedi Muscat – Oman

One&Only Royal Mirage – Dubai, UAE

Nihi Sumba – Indonesia

Amansara – Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Upper House – Hong Kong

Six Senses Punakha – Bhutan

The Jaffa – Tel Aviv, Israel

Lake Hawea Station – New Zealand

PumpHouse Point – Tasmania, Australia

Ocean House – Rhode Island, USA

The Mark – New York, USA

Malibu Beach Inn – California, USA

1 Hotel South Beach – Florida, USA

Commodore Perry Estate – Texas, USA

Halekulani Hotel – Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

Cheval Blanc St-Barth – St Barts, Caribbean

Jumby Bay Island – Antigua

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort – Vancouver Island, Canada

Hotel Esencia – Xpu-Ha, Mexico

Tierra Patagonia – Chile

Uxua Casa – Bahia, Brazil

Jardin Escondido – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kinloch Lodge – Isle of Skye, UK

The Savoy – London, UK

The Goring – London, UK

The Newt in Somerset – UK

Marbella Club – Malaga, Spain

Santo Mauro – Madrid, Spain

El Palace Barcelona – Spain

Belmond Cipriani Hotel – Venice, Italy

Belmond Caruso Hotel – Ravello, Italy

Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Como, Italy

Villa Igiea – Palermo, Italy

Sao Lourenco do Barrocal – Alentejo, Portugal

Hotel de Crillon – Paris, France

Le Meurice – Paris, France

Hotel du Palais – Biarritz, France

Beau-Rivage Palace – Lausanne, Switzerland

Deplar Farm – Iceland

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam – The Netherlands

Four Seasons Sultanahmet – Istanbul, Turkey

Santa Marina – Mykonos, Greece

Kyrimai – Mani, Greece

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort – South Carolina, USA

NoMad Las Vegas – USA

Jumeirah Al Qasr – Dubai, UAE

Source: Conde Nast Traveller  


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