Finding a top-notch hotel can sometimes be much, much more difficult than it needs to be. After all, so many new hotels open all the time – how are you supposed to keep up with all that’s hot ’n’ happening in the hotel world?
One way to ride the wave of the world’s most on-trend hotels is to tap into the yearly rankings by travel magazine Travel + Leisure. Every year, T+L’s readers vote in a survey and rate hotels based on their facilities, location, service, food and overall value. The results get compiled in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. Now the rankings for 2022 are in. And top of this year’s list is… Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Montalcino, Italy!
So what’s so special about the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco? Well, for starters, the hotel’s scenery is mind-bendingly spectacular. On a 5,000-acre, 800-year-old estate in Tuscany surrounded by vineyards, the Castiglion del Bosco gets 360-degree views of the Unesco-protected Val d’Orcia Natural Park and the tiny hilltop town of Montalcino. You could probably give the Bosco a five-star review based on those views alone.
The hotel itself, meanwhile, combines rustic Tuscan heritage with a load of swish modern stuff. On-site are loads of things that you don’t necessarily need but are pretty damn cool nonetheless: we’re talking tennis courts, a spa, cooking school and even the hotel’s own winery. Needless to say, the Castiglion del Bosco is all very fancy indeed. Here are a few pics of the place.
As for the rest of Travel + Leisure’s best hotels in the world, here are the full top 10.
- Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Montalcino, Italy
- Grace Hotel, Auberge Resorts Collection, Santorini, Greece
- Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, South Malé Atoll, Maldives
- Pickering House Inn, Wolfeboro, USA
- One&Only Reethi Rah, North Malé Atoll, Maldives
- Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco
- Capella Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
- The Lowell, New York, USA
- Hôtel Madame Rêve, Paris, France
- Rosewood Villa Magna, Madrid, Spain
Plus: have a read of the best cities in the world in 2022, according to us.