Where To Stay Right Now: Fodor’s Reveals Its 2013 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards

TRAVEL EXPERTS AT FODOR’S SELECT THE WORLD’S TOP 100 HOTELS IN 8 TRENDING CATEGORIES SPANNING 43 COUNTRIES INCLUDING UP-AND-COMING MYANMAR AND COLOMBIA

Fodor’s Travel, the leading name in travel guides for 77 years, recently announces the 2013 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award winners. Chosen by the experts at Fodor’s Travel, this third-annual list features a selection of 100 hotels across eight categories that represent 2013’s global hospitality trends. This year’s categories include Home Suite Homes, Culinary Gems, Sleek City Addresses and more.

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Using their print guidebooks, ebooks, mobile apps, and www.Fodors.com, you’ll find highly curated advice to help you travel smarter, from the best arts and culture offerings to tips and strategies for an authentic and immersive experience. Fodor’s savvy travel editors and local contributors take the guesswork out of planning your trip and recommend only those hotels, restaurants, and things to do that meet our high standards, and we designate the absolute musts with “Fodor’s Choice.”

At Fodor’s, hotels are more than their lifeblood—it’s their passion. With every stay, they obsess over design choices, service attributes, and guest amenities. To compile the Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards, the editors start with some 4,000 Fodor’s Choice and new property reviews, poring over the list for months, winnowing our top selections. Then the team of 14 in-house editors (with decades of travel-editorial know-how between them) works closely with the more than 500 correspondents around the globe who visit every single property reviewed. They also select a new suite of hotel categories that is most relevant and impactful for a given year. Some reflect emerging trends (Creative Conversions, Home Suite Homes), while others embody the Fodor’s brand values of authenticity (Local Characters) and accessible luxury (Enduring Classics).

With 43 countries represented, the 2013 Fodor’s 100 cover every corner of the globe, from Amsterdam to Zambia. Buzzy hotspots like Myanmar and Colombia make their first appearances on the list alongside properties in perennially popular London, New York City, and St. Lucia. Europe dominates the winners this year with 30 hotels while the U.S. is a close second with 28 hotels making the cut.

A SELECTION OF THE FODOR’S 2013 100 HOTEL AWARD WINNERS

Creative Conversions —  Adaptive reuse offers new lives to former factories, monasteries, and train stations

Winners include: Hotel Santa Teresa (Brazil); Hotel du Vin (Scotland); Mandarin Oriental Prague (Czech Republic)

Enduring Classics — Iconic, landmark hotels with timeless appeal

Winners include: The Gritti Palace (Italy); The Brazilian Court Hotel (United States); The Peninsula Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Home Suite Homes — Intimate pied-a-terres make guests feel right at home

Winners include: Casa Lecanda (Mexico); Gladstone Hotel (Canada); The Commons Hotel (United States)

Culinary Gems — Hotels with onsite restaurants helmed by top toques

Winners include: Eden Rock (St. Barths); Hotel Metropole (Monaco); Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve (Puerto Rico)

Exotic Hideaways — Destination hotels for a trip of a lifetime

Winners include: Hotel Benesse House (Japan); Casa San Agustín (Colombia); Uma by COMO, Punakha (Bhutan)

Local Characters —An immersive sense of place extends from décor to activities

Winners include: Kapsaliana Village Hotel (Greece); The Governor’s Residence (Myanmar); Volcano House (United States)

Sleek City Addresses — Glossy city hotels that offer high style and first-rate amenities

Winners include: Hyatt Union Square New York (United States); Le Citizen Hôtel (France); Mamilla Hotel (Israel)

Blissful Beach Retreats — Best beach spots from all-inclusives to beachfront bungalows

Winners include: Banyan Tree Seychelles (Seychelles); Halekulani (United States); Pimalai Resort and Spa (Thailand)

The complete list of this year’s Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award winners is available online at www.fodors.com/hotel-awards/2013 and for download as a free eBook from iBooks.