Bangkok Hotel Again Is Rated Best In World

Posted: November 27, 1988

Asian and European properties dominate the latest listings of the world's top 12 hotels, with one exception from the United States, New York's Carlyle, which was rated the best hotel in the America's and 12th best in the world.

The rankings result from a survey by Institutional Investor, a monthly magazine for bankers and the global investment community. It has ranked the world's 50 best hotels since 1977 by surveying senior bankers from around the world.

Rated the world's best - for the eighth consecutive year - was the Oriental in Bangkok. Next came the Regent in Hong Kong; Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg, West Germany; the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong; the Connaught in London; Shangri-La in Singapore; the Okura in Tokyo; the Ritz and Bristol, both in Paris; the Peninsula in Hong Kong; the Plaza Athene in Paris and the Carlyle in Manhattan.

Rounding out the top 25 are Claridge's in London; Dolder Grand in Zurich, Switzerland; Stanford Court in San Francisco; Baur au Lac in Zurich; the Imperial in Tokyo; Hassler Villa Medici in Rome; Atlantic Hotel Kempinski in Hamburg; Berkeley in London; Regent in Sydney, Australia; Vier Jahreszeiten in Munich, Pierre in New York; Four Seasons in Washington, and Ritz-Carlton in Chicago.

Next come Ritz in Madrid; Richemond in Geneva; Mandarin in Singapore; the Manila in Manila; Beau Rivage in Geneva; Madison in Washington; the Four Seasons in Toronto and Montreal; Ritz-Carlton in Boston; Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles'; Savoy in London; Shilla in Seoul; Sacher in Vienna, and the Grand in Stockholm.

Ranked 40 through 50 are Imperial in Vienna; George V in Paris; Des Bergvues in Geneva; Inn on the Park in London; Breidenbacher Hof in Dusseldorf, West Germany; Fairmont in San Francisco; Crillon in Paris, Regent in Melbourne, Australia; Waldorf Towers in New York; Grosvenor House in London, and Royale in Luxembourg.

London leads with six of the world's top 50 hotels.

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