Hilton’s Luxury Brands Celebrated for Multiple Marks of Excellence in Coveted Awards Programs
Seventeen Waldorf Astoria and Conrad hotels in Asia collectively honored in 2021 Travel + Leisure World Best Hotels List and 2021 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards
SINGAPORE - The Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts brands, part of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) Luxury Group, have received affirmations as the world’s best in the 2021 edition of Travel + Leisure 500 list as well as the prestigious 2021 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards. Among Asia’s shining stars are 17 hotels across both brands, located in iconic destinations ranging from gateway cities in China and South East Asia to resort locations from the Maldives to French Polynesia.
“The honor of having our Waldorf Astoria and Conrad hotels and resorts named among the world’s best bears testament to our team members’ relentless pursuit of service excellence. It is both extremely humbling and encouraging to witness the confidence our guests have in our hotels through one of the most trying years for our industry, which speaks volumes about the memorable experiences our teams helped create for our guests through the unrivalled levels of service and hospitality when they stayed with us during better times,” said Nils-Arne Schroeder, vice president, luxury and lifestyle, Asia Pacific, Hilton.
There are six iconic properties under the storied Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand across Asia’s most desirable destinations, including Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Xiamen, Bangkok and the Maldives. Claiming one of the top spots across both award programs is Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. Within two years of its launch and just over a month after announcing its exclusive private island, Ithaafushi – The Private Island, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has secured the fifth spot in the “Top 100 Hotels of the World” list of Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. In an exceptional commendation, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi was also awarded the title of “Hotel Instagram of the Year” by the Forbes Travel Guide for its spectacular social content strategy and engagement campaigns.
Spanning five continents with 39 properties, Conrad Hotels & Resorts creates a seamless connection amongst contemporary design, leading innovation and curated art to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit of the globally connected traveler. Across Asia, 12 Conrad properties were celebrated for hospitality and service excellence in Bali, Beijing, Osaka, Hong Kong, Macau, Maldives, Manila, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo and Bora Bora.
Further proof that the lasting connections created by Conrad’s signature intuitive service resonated with luxury travelers, four distinctive Conrad properties received critical acclaim and were recognized by both awards programs: Conrad Beijing, Conrad Osaka, Conrad Hong Kong and Conrad Bora Bora Nui.
The full list of honorees in Hilton’s luxury portfolio in Asia Pacific is as follows:
Travel + Leisure 500 List
Each year, readers of Travel + Leisure are invited to share their thoughts on destinations, city hotels, resorts and more in the annual World’s Best Awards survey. Drawing on the past year’s results, 500 best hotels around the globe were recognized in the 2021 Travel + Leisure 500 list. Five hotels and resorts in Hilton’s luxury portfolio were selected for this prestigious accolade.
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
- Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
Conrad Hotels & Resorts
- Conrad Beijing
- Conrad Osaka
- Conrad Hong Kong
- Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Forbes Travel Guide 2021
Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Winners of the 2021 Star Awards were surveyed before the pandemic and as soon as regional restrictions enabled inspectors to conduct incognito evaluations across three days per hotel. Anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through its independent inspection process. Hilton’s luxury portfolio comprised 16 award winners.
Conrad Hotels & Resorts
- Conrad Bali - Recommended
- Conrad Beijing - 4-Star
- Conrad Bora Bora Nui - Recommended
- Conrad Centennial Singapore - 4-Star
- Conrad Hong Kong - 4-Star
- Conrad Macao - Recommended
- Conrad Maldives Rangali Island - 4-Star
- Conrad Manila - Recommended
- Conrad Osaka - 4-Star
- Conrad Seoul - Recommended
- Conrad Tokyo - 4-Star
- Mizuki Spa at Conrad Tokyo - 4-Star
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
- Waldorf Astoria Bangkok - 4-Star
- Waldorf Astoria Beijing - 4-Star
- Waldorf Astoria Chengdu - Recommended
- Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund - 4-Star
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Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,400 properties and more than one million rooms, in 119 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2020 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2020 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 112 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including contactless check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Spanning five continents with nearly 40 properties, Conrad Hotels & Resorts has created a seamless connection between contemporary design, leading innovation and curated art to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit of the globally connected traveler. Conrad is a place where guests can experience service and style on their own terms – all while connecting with local and global culture. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn more about the brand by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/conradhotels, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of more than 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to personal service and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver graceful service from the moment a guest books through checkout. In addition to the brand’s renowned hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a best-in-class residential portfolio, including 17 properties either open or in development, that provide the comfort of a private home combined with the unsurpassed amenities and legendary service of Waldorf Astoria. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn about the brand by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/waldorfastoria, and follow Waldorf Astoria on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.