WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today announced the 2018 Best Hotels, which evaluate more than 24,000 luxury hotels across the USA, Europe, Canada, Mexico and Bermuda.
In the Best Hotels in the USA rankings, Hawaii’s Four Seasons Resort Lanai took the No. 1 spot, followed by The Peninsula Chicago at No. 2 and The Langham, Chicago at No. 3. U.S. News awards the top 10 percent of ranked hotels with a Gold badge. These four destinations are home to the highest number of Gold badge-winning hotels for 2018:
New York City has 24 Gold badge winners out of 231 ranked hotels. Las Vegas has 11 Gold badge winners out of 46 ranked hotels. Los Angeles has 11 Gold badge winners out of 87 ranked hotels. Washington, D.C., has 10 Gold badge winners out of 58 ranked hotels.
For the Best Hotel in Mexico, Rosewood Mayakoba takes the top spot. Moving up from No. 2 last year, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia earns recognition as the Best Hotel in Canada for 2018, ousting the Ritz-Carlton Montréal, which had previously held the No. 1 spot since 2013. Rosewood Bermuda ranked No. 1 on this year’s Best Hotels in Bermuda ranking list.
New this year, U.S. News expanded its Best Hotels in Europe ranking to include 4- and 4.5- star hotels. The Ritz Paris jumps to the No. 1 spot on the list, followed by La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa at No. 2 and Rome’s Hotel Eden at No 3.
“Nearly 600,000 visitors are researching European vacations on U.S. News Travel each month,” said Hannah Cheney, travel editor at U.S. News. “Understanding this, we’ve expanded the European hotel rankings to include a wider range of lodging options, helping travelers find a place that checks off every box for their destination needs.”
Hotel Rankings in More Than 200 Destinations
As in past years, U.S. News has published the 2018 Best Hotels rankings in more than 200 destinations. This time of year, the most popular hotel searches are in warm-weather spots, including Maui, Miami Beach and Cancun. Meanwhile, cold-weather fans flock to winter ski destinations like Aspen and Whistler.