When it comes to booking a hotel, don’t settle for bronze or silver – go for gold every time.
And don’t waste time hunting around for top properties on the internet, simply consult Condé Nast Traveller’s Gold List 2021.
The guide pinpoints ‘classic and exceptional’ hotels from around the world and ‘provides inspiration and authoritative critiques for discerning travellers on where to stay’.
Among the 33 hotels making The Gold List 2021 are a ‘delightfully homey’ Paris property, a Marrakech venue with ‘head-turning rooms’, a ‘gold standard’ safari lodge in South Africa and a ‘bright and cheery, but restrained’ Beverly Hills legend.
Melinda Stevens, editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Traveller, said: ‘This year it feels even more vital to share our recommendations and support the truly trustworthy classics that can be relied upon again and again. We work with the best people in the business to give the best quality travel recommendations and we hope that The Gold List 2021 will inspire our readers to dream, plan their next adventure, and explore new places as soon as we are able to do so.’
Scroll down to see a selection of the hotels making the new list, from swanky city properties to beach escapes…