Donald Trump's New York Hotel Voted 'Best in the World' by Top Travel Magazine
Trump International Hotel and Tower in NYC named the best by 'Luxury Lifestyle Magazine'
President Donald Trump's luxury New York hotel, Trump International Hotel and Tower, has been voted the "best in the world" by readers of a luxury lifestyle magazine.
The luxury hotel is one of many properties and resorts President Trump owns around the world.
Among other property the president owns, in his home city of New York, is the famous Plaza Hotel that was featured in the movie Home Alone 2 and bestowed Trump with a cameo in the film.
The super-glamorous Trump International Hotel and Tower, which overlooks Central Park, saw off global competition from Vatuvara Private Island in Fiji.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle once stayed at the famous Fiji hotel that has been voted second best.
They were awarded the top two spots in a top ten ranking of hotels from around the world drawn up by "Luxury Lifestyle Magazine" as part of a massive world "travel experience" reader survey.
Trump was praised for his eye for excellence and quality and branded a "master hotelier."
According to the Daily Mail, third place on the "best hotel in the world" list is taken by the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, which was last year's number one hotel.
The Burj Al Arab in Dubai is in fourth place and the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort in fifth.
The rest of the top 10 comprises Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas (sixth); The Langham, Sydney, Australia (seventh); The Dorchester, London (eighth); Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C (ninth) and The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel, in Switzerland (10th).
Readers of the UK-based magazine were also polled on their favorite hotels in Britain across a number of categories.
The best beach hotel has been named as The Headland Hotel and Spa, Cornwall; the best boutique property is The Jack Russell Inn, Hampshire, while the best city location is, according to the poll, the Grand Central Hotel, Belfast.
Other winners were The Machrie Hotel, Isle of Islay (best hotel for design), Bailiffscourt Hotel, West Sussex (best for families), The Museum Inn, Dorset (best for food) and Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel, Devon (best hotel for romance).
Meanwhile, readers also voted for their favorite airlines, airports, cruise operators and tour operators.
Among the winners were KLM (best short-haul airline), Emirates (best long-haul airline), London Heathrow (best airport), Star Clippers (best small cruise line), Celebrity Cruises (best large cruise line) and Hayes (best tour operator).
Nick Gibbens, editor-in-chief of Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, said: "He clearly divides opinion on a political level but there is no question about it, Trump is a master hotelier.
"He understands what super luxury is all about and delivers the very best experience possible, usually exceeding expectations.
"He employs only the very best hotel staff and this ensures he can offer guests the most enjoyable of stays.
"It's also interesting to see a city hotel beat a tropical paradise in the case of Vatuvara Private Island but our readers know luxury when they see it and I am grateful for their assistance in helping us crown the very best hotels in the world."
The magazine said that 74,915 individual votes were cast in this year’s awards.
THE TOP 10 BEST HOTELS IN THE WORLD
- 1. Trump International Hotel and Tower, New York
- 2. Vatuvara Private Island, Fiji
- 3. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
- 4. Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai
- 5. Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort
- 6. Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
- 7. The Langham, Sydney, Australia
- 8. The Dorchester, London
- 9. Trump International Hotel Washington D.C
- 10. The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel, Switzerland