Minor Hotels Celebrates Success in 2023 Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards

~Anantara’s Italian Properties Named #2 in Italy and #3 in Rome~

~Elewana Collection Claims Three Spots in World’s Top 50 Resorts~

Minor Hotels, the parent company behind the Anantara, Elewana Collection, Tivoli and NH Collection hotel brands, is delighted to announce a total of 18 accolades awarded to its hotels and resorts worldwide in the 2023 Condé Nast Traveler US and UK Readers’ Choice Awards – the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry, as voted by the publications’ audiences. 

In the 2023 awards, more than 520,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the US and UK shared their recent travel knowledge of the hotels, cruises, airlines and other industry players at the very top of their game. Leading this year’s great results for Minor Hotels are three Elewana Collection camps in Kenya and Tanzania, which have been recognised in the prestigious global list that celebrates the most beloved and cherished travel experiences in the world. In the Best 50 Resorts in the World, Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru was named #7, Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge #13 and Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp Masai Mara #29, all representing an outstanding achievement for the luxury boutique safari experience brand.

The group’s rapidly expanding portfolio of luxury hotels in Europe achieved successes across numerous categories, with exceptional results for the group’s two Anantara properties in Italy. Anantara Convento di Amalfi Grand Hotel in the 13th century cliffside Capuchin convent was named #2 among Italy’s leading hotels, while Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel was voted #3 in Rome. In the Rest of Europe category, Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam achieved #18, while #28 spot went to the Belle Époque masterpiece that is Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel in Hungary. NH Collection Barcelona Gran Hotel Calderon debuted at #6 in the Spain category, and Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel on the iconic Promenade des Anglais was ranked at #11 in the South of France and Monaco category.

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In Asia, in Minor Hotels’ home market of Thailand, wellness-centric retreat Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort was voted the #9 resort, while in the broader Asia category, Anantara Hoi An Resort in Vietnam took home the #8 spot – a strong showing following the launch of The Vietage by Anantara, the luxury train experience connecting two of the brand’s resorts in Vietnam.

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Elewana Collection dominated the listings in the Rest of Africa category, winning the top #1 spot for the romantic Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru in Kenya, #4 for Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge in Tanzania and #5 for Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp Masai Mara, also in Kenya.

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In the highly contested Best Resorts in the Middle East category, two Minor Hotels properties were named in the top ten: Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in the UAE at #7 and Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in the mountains in Oman at #10.

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The very competitive Indian Ocean category saw Niyama Private Islands Maldives return at #13 and Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas posted at #18.  

We are deeply grateful to the readers of Condé Nast Traveler for their continuous support and recognition of our brands Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels and Group CEO of Minor International
This is a testament to the team’s dedication to exceptional customer service and a well-deserved recognition of their spirit of innovation when it comes to creating and delivering outstanding travel experiences in our hotels and resorts across the world. As we look forward to a brighter future for global hospitality, Minor Hotels remains committed to leading the way with our award-winning brands that inspire, delight and connect travellers around the world

Full rankings are as follows: 

Best 50 Resorts in the World

Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp Masai Mara, Kenya (29)
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge, Tanzania (13)
Elewana Elsa's Kopje Meru, Kenya (7)  

Anantara Convento di Amalfi Grand Hotel: Hotels – Italy (2)
Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel: Europe – Hotels – Rome (3)
Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam: Hotels – Rest of Europe (18)
NH Collection Barcelona Gran Hotel Calderon: Hotels – Spain (6)
Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel: Hotels – Rest of Europe (26)
Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel: Hotels – South of France & Monaco (11)

Elewana Collection Elsa’s Kopje Meru: Resorts – Rest of Africa (1)
Elewana Collection Arusha Coffee Lodge: Resorts – Rest of Africa (4)
Elewana Collection Elephant Pepper Camp Masai Mara: Resorts – Rest of Africa (5)
Anantara Hoi An Resort: Resorts – Rest of Asia (8)
Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort: Resorts – Thailand (9)
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara: Resorts – Middle East (7)
Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort: Resorts – Middle East (10)
Niyama Private Islands Maldives: Resorts – Indian Ocean (13)
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas: Resorts – Indian Ocean (18)

About Minor Hotels

Minor Hotels is a global hospitality group operating over 550 hotels, resorts and residences in 56 countries, pursuing its vision of crafting a more passionate and interconnected world. As a hotel owner, operator and investor, Minor Hotels fulfils the needs and desires of today’s global travellers through its diverse portfolio of eight hotel brands – Anantara, Avani, Elewana Collection, NH, NH Collection, nhow, Oaks and Tivoli – and a collection of related businesses. Minor Hotels is rapidly accelerating its global growth ambitions, aiming to add more than 200 hotels by the end of 2026.

Minor Hotels is a proud member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world's largest alliance of independent hotel brands, and participates in the GHA DISCOVERY loyalty programme.

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