Conde Nast Traveler Readers Honor Thailand with Top Rankings at 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards


The accolades include Bangkok as the 9th best big city in the world, 3 of Thailand’s best islands in Asia and Chiva-Som, named the best of US and global spas.

Thailand once again garnered prestigious accolades on the global travel awards scene with top spots in top city, island and resort categories of the Conde Nast Traveler 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards.

No less than three of the 10 places on the list of “Best Islands” in Asia went to the Thai Islands, Samui ranking 7th with a score of 93.33, the Phi Phi Islands 9th with a score of 91.83 and Phuket. 10th with a score of 89.79.

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort in 8th place, Amanpuri in Phuket in 13th place and Soneva Kiri in Koh Kood in Trat in 21st place were honored with impressive rankings on the list of “Best Resorts in the World”.

Thailand is extremely proud of Chiva-Som Spa in Hua Hin, which was named # 1 among the 50 global spas that topped the ranks of ‘Best Spas in the US and the World. “. The Readers’ Choice Awards described Chiva-Som as “one of the best beach resorts in the world”.

The Readers’ Choice Awards 2021 also featured two lists specific to Thailand, reflecting Thailand’s enduring status as one of the world’s favorite and best-known vacation destinations.

The list of the “10 best hotels in Bangkok” was made up as follows:
# 1 Sukhothai Bangkok (97.65 rating)
# 2 Capella Bangkok (97.55)
# 3 Shangri-la Hotel, Bangkok (97.37)
# 4 Lebua at State Tower (97,28)
# 5 The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok (97.14)
# 6 Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River (96,55)
# 7 Banyan Tree Bangkok (96.19)
# 8 Bangkok Peninsula (95.25)
# 9 Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok (95.03)
# 10 Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok (94.5)

The list of “20 best resorts in Thailand” was made up as follows:
# 1 Anantara Chiang Mai Resort (99.81 rating)
# 2 Amanpuri in Phuket (99,76)
# 3 Soneva Kiri on Koh Kood (score 99.66)
# 4 COMO Point Yamu in Phuket (98.93)
# 5 Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui (98.76)
# 6 Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton reserve in Krabi (98.66)
# 7 Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort (98.25)
# 8 Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort (97.73)
# 9 Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa (97.48)
# 10 Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai (97.02)
# 11 Phuket Rosewood (96.33)
# 12 Le Nai Harn Phuket (95.81)
# 13 Four Seasons Tented Camp Triangle d’Or (94,6)
# 14 Villas Anantara Mai Khao Phuket (93,47)
# 15 The Sarojin in Phuket (93.36)
# 16 Slate in Phuket (93.07)
# 17 Anantara Hua Hin Resort (92.25)
# 18 Pimalai Resort & Spa on Koh Lanta (92.18)
# 19 Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort (91,58)
# 20 Melia Koh Samui (90.98)

The Readers’ Choice Awards 2021 were the 34th annual awards, in which Conde Nast Traveler readers can vote in various categories; such as top countries, cities, islands, spas and cruise lines.

In the “World’s Best Cities” category, Bangkok was named 9th in the “Best Big Cities” subcategory list. The Thai capital was hailed as being “consistently ranked among the most visited cities in the world” where visitors could experience “a multi-faceted identity that blends history, culture, street style and luxury like nowhere else”. (TAT)


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