National Geographic Traveller (UK) reveals the world’s best new hotels in its Hotel Awards 2023

ByTravelling For Business

October 5, 2023

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has announced the winners of its annual Hotel Awards, celebrating the best new hotels across the world.

From exceptional service to cutting-edge design, the Hotel Awards acknowledge the latest tastemakers, trendsetters and game-changers in the business.

Each of the 14 categories has a winner and two runners-up, meaning a total of 42 hotels received recognition in this year’s awards.

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK), said: “With new hotels opening at a pace we’ve not seen for years, the Hotel Awards 2023 highlights the very best properties to be found across the globe. From a beachside pad in Sri Lanka and a mountain lodge in Norway to a converted heritage building in Sydney and luxurious safari-style tents in Utah, this year’s Hotel Awards showcase the breadth of creativity in an industry that captures many people’s imagination.”

The winners are…

City Star:
Capella Sydney, Australia

Remote Escape:
Under Canvas Bryce Canyon, US

Mountain Refuge:
Six Senses Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Food Hero:
Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp, Belgium

Romantic Bolthole:
Anantara Convento Di Amalfi Grand Hotel, Italy

Beach Sanctuary:
Ahu Bay, Sri Lanka

Wellness Haven:
Aleenta Retreat Chiang Mai, Thailand

Eco Stay:
Cap Karoso, Indonesia

Unique Space:
Canfranc Estación, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, Spain

Country House Retreat:
Boys Hall, England

Clever Conversion:
Sommerro, Norway

Revamped Hotel:
Life House, Berkshires, US

Budget Break:
Leven, England

Boutique Pad:
De Durgerdam, Netherlands

National Geographic Traveller (UK) launched its first annual Hotel Awards, formerly known as the Big Sleep Awards, in June 2017.

The judging panel consisted of Julia Buckley, Lee Cobaj, Zoey Goto, Camilla Hewitt, Ben Lerwill, Alicia Miller, John O’Ceallaigh, Daniel Stables, Kerry Walker and the National Geographic Traveller (UK) team.