We are bursting at the seams with excitement—today is the day we reveal our carefully selected picks for our annual Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards! Chosen by our trusted travel experts on the ground and our Fodor’s editors, these 100 hotels represent 2013’s biggest global hospitality trends. This year, we chose eight unique categories—including Enduring Classics, Culinary Gems, Sleek City Addresses, and more—touching down in 43 different countries.
This list covers every corner of the globe, from Amsterdam to Zambia, and every type of hotel experience from sleek design-y hotels to exotic, secluded hideaways. From the best stays in perennial favorites like The Peninsula in Hong Kong and the Hyatt Union Square in NYC, to choice sleeps in new and emerging destinations, like Casa San Agustin in Colombia and Uma by COMO, Punakha, in Bhutan, this list not only spans the globe but speaks to all manner of themes and travelers’ desires.
As Arabella Bowen, Fodor’s Travel executive editorial director, remarks: "At Fodor’s, hotels are more than our lifeblood—they’re our passion." Since we’re constantly researching and updating more than 7,500 destinations, we see new openings as they happen and trends as they emerge.
Our founder, Eugene Fodor, believed that "you don’t have to be rich to travel well." We take that mantra seriously. There’s something for every budget here, from great values to once-in-a-lifetime splurges. Pick any of our Fodor’s 100, and you will travel well.