Today, Condé Nast Traveller unveils the winners of its 2022 Gold List highlighting editors' all-time favourite hotels around the world that exemplify the gold standard of service and hospitality.

For the first time, the 2022 Gold List features a singular global list curated by the editors of Condé Nast Traveller's seven international editions in the U.S., U.K., Spain, Italy, India, the Middle East, and China. From the sustainable-focused Shinta Mani Wild eco retreat in Cambodia, to Borgo Santo Pietro in Tuscany, to The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel in New York, these are the classic, exceptional places that CNT editors return to again and again. In addition to recognizing standout hotels, select markets will also feature cruises and destinations.

“CNT’s long-running Gold List is one of the most awaited—and more personal—annual roundups we publish. This year marks a truly impactful moment for the brand, with editors around the world—from New York to Dubai to Beijing—joining together to reveal their most beloved hotels, places and experiences,” said Divia Thani, Global Editorial Director of Condé Nast Traveller. “These selections reflect the sensibilities and tastes of our editors and audiences across the world, who have as many preferences in common as they do unique traits when it comes to travel. Our Gold List is a testament to our audience’s love of experiential travel and hotels that deliver on authenticity and world-class hospitality. It is designed to be a guide for our global audience during this new era of travel.”

The global Gold List can be found online today at,,, and on newsstands worldwide December 2021 through early 2022.

The Gold List 2022

THE CLASSIC HOTELS WE ALWAYS RETURN TO - Compiled by Condé Nast Traveller’s Global Editors

  1. Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara - Abu Dhabi, UAE
  2. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve - Western Cape, South Africa
  3. The St Regis Florence - Italy
  4. Belmond Splendido Mare - Portofino, Italy
  5. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers - Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
  6. Anassa - Cyprus
  7. Le Bristol Paris - France
  8. The Cotton House Hotel - Barcelona, Spain
  9. Nayara Tented Camp - Costa Rica
  10. The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel - New York City, USA
  11. Soneva Fushi -  Maldives
  12. Umaid Bhawan Palace - Jodhpur, India
  13. Eden Rock - St Barth’s
  14. The Ritz-Carlton, Abama - Tenerife, Spain
  15. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong - China
  16. La Mamounia - Marrakech, Morocco
  17. Bulgari Hotel - Beijing, China
  18. Park Hyatt Sydney - Australia
  19. Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc - Cap D’Antibes, France
  20. Hotel Bel-Air - Los Angeles, USA
  21. One&Only Palmilla - San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
  22. Shinta Mani Wild - Kirirom National Park, Cambodia
  23. The Connaught - London, UK
  24. Borgo Santo Pietro - Tuscany, Italy
  25. Explora Valle Sagrado - Peru
  26. The Vasilicos - Santorini, Greece
  27. Lewa Wilderness - Laikipia, Kenya
  28. Four Seasons Resort Dubai At Jumeirah Beach - UAE
  29. Finca Cortesin - Andalucia, Spain
  30. Heckfield Place - Hampshire, UK
  31. Six Senses Yao Noi - Phuket, Thailand
  32. Aman Tokyo - Japan

About Condé Nast Traveler

Condé Nast Traveller is the world's most distinguished travel title providing inspiration and advice for discerning travellers. Authoritative and influential, Condé Nast Traveller features destinations in the UK and around the world, whilst offering their award-winning expertise in luxury travel. The title assembles four major hotel lists every year: Hot List, Spa Guide, Readers' Choice Awards and The Gold List. Condé Nast Traveller has a combined print and digital circulation of 76,048 (ABC January to December 2021) and unique users to total 2,112,916 (Google Analytics November 2021 to January 2022). In addition to the print, digital edition and the website, Condé Nast Traveller also hosts a number of events including the annual Readers' Choice Awards and the Hot List.