Hilton Luxury Brands Recognized in Prestigious Hospitality Awards, Forbes Travel Guide and Travel + Leisure 500
Fifty-seven properties across Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and LXR Hotels & Resorts ranked in Forbes Travel Guide 2021 Star Awards and nine properties ranked in T+L 500
MCLEAN, Va. - Last week, Hilton Luxury Brands, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) premier category of best-in-class brands including Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and LXR Hotels & Resorts, continued to raise the bar for excellence in luxury hospitality with recognition in two of the industry's most prominent awards, the 2021 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards and Travel + Leisure’s 500.
All three brands in Hilton’s luxury portfolio were represented in this year’s Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards. Additionally, Hilton Luxury Brands saw an increase in the number of properties awarded 4 and 5 stars with three new hotels added to the list, bringing the total to 57 properties worldwide. Recognized for their intuitive, personalized service and unforgettable experiences in timeless locations, four Waldorf Astoria properties were awarded with 5-Star rankings and 23 properties across Waldorf Astoria and Conrad were awarded 4-Star rankings. With a global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, the annual awards emphasize exceptional service and the rankings are based on an anonymous evaluation by incognito inspectors.
Forbes Travel Guide also recognized Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, which was honored to win Hotel Instagram of The Year for 2021. For spurring wanderlust, engaging with followers and providing stunning aesthetics, Forbes’ readers and followers voted the Instagram page as their favorite among hundreds of property Instagram accounts.
Additionally, Waldorf Astoria and Conrad were ranked in Travel + Leisure’s newly revived T+L 500 award franchise, recognizing the world’s best 500 hotels. Nine Waldorf Astoria and Conrad properties received the prestigious accolade, further cementing Hilton’s position as global leaders in luxury hospitality. Results for the 2021 T+L 500 are pulled from Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World’s Best Awards, a readers’ choice-based award.
“It’s an honor to see all three brands in our luxury portfolio represented in these prestigious awards. Above all else, these accolades are a true testament to our dedicated team members, as without their resilience and commitment to delivering outstanding experiences and unparalleled service to each and every guest, we would not be where we are today,” said Dino Michael, global head, Hilton Luxury Brands. “We are proud to see our properties recognized on the international stage for excellence in luxury hospitality, and we look forward to continuing to deliver unforgettable stays for our guests across our growing portfolio.”
The full list of Waldorf Astoria and Conrad properties recognized by Travel + Leisure 500 is as follows:
The full list of Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and LXR properties recognized by Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards is as follows:
About LXR Hotels & Resorts
LXR Hotels & Resorts is a collection of independent luxury properties that each represent their unique location and offer a singular travel experience native to its place, history and tradition. Found in the world's most alluring destinations, LXR Hotels & Resorts connect legendary properties into an exclusive network of hotels that are set apart by an unrivaled commitment to personalized service and elegant, yet locally immersive experiences for their guests. Each hotel in the collection remains steadfastly true to its heritage and culture, providing a luxurious base of exploration for the passionate, yet discerning adventurer. LXR Hotels & Resorts is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company, and each property benefits from the strength of the Hilton Enterprise and its award-winning Hilton Honors program. Experience a positive stay at LXR Hotels & Resorts by booking at lxrhotels.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about the brand at newsroom.hilton.com/lxr.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,600 properties and more than 1 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 to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 118 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. 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 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. Experience a positive stay at Conrad Hotels & Resorts by booking at conradhotels.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about the brand at newsroom.hilton.com/conradhotels, and follow Conrad Hotels & Resorts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of nearly 35 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 provides the comfort of a private home combined with the unsurpassed amenities and legendary service of Waldorf Astoria. Waldorf Astoria is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience a positive stay at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts by booking at waldorfastoria.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn about the brand at newsroom.hilton.com/waldorfastoria, and follow Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.