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The Calile in Brisbane has been voted among the highly exclusive World’s Best Hotels


The maiden list of the top accommodations in the world have been revealed at a star-studded event in London.

The Calile has carved out a name for itself as one of Australia's top urban resorts.

Global hospitality and travel ranking platform 50 Best has revealed its maiden list of the ‘World’s Best Hotels’, with Brisbane’s The Calile claiming 12th place and Australia’s only spot in the coveted list.

The 175-room property, managed by TFE Hotels, sits in Fortitude Valley and since opening in 2018, has carved out a place in rarified air among the city’s and the country’s top boutique luxury hotels.

"There is no doubt The Calile Hotel has carved a name for itself and sparked a trend in ‘urban resorts’ with its bold architectural commitment, sustainable practises and by embracing its local and sub-tropic climate within an urban setting,” said The Calile’s co-owner, Catherine Malouf.

The World’s 50 Best Hotels 2023 was unveiled at The Guildhall in London, put together by an esteemed and hand-selected global panel of 580 independent judges from across the travel and tourism landscape, each chosen for their experience and knowledge of the global hotel scene.

The Calile sits in Fortitude Valley and features 175 rooms and suites.

Judges were asked to consider their seven best hotel experiences during the voting period, with every element of the guest experience assessed including first contact point, room comfort, food and beverage, on-site facilities and check out.

Taking out the top prize in the inaugural World’s 50 Best ranking was Italy’s Passalacqua, a luxury 24-suite boutique property set inside an 18th century villa on Lake Como which features spectacularly landscaped gardens which run right to the water’s edge.

Following close behind was Rosewood Hong Kong while Four Seasons Bangkok, The Upper House Hong Kong and Aman Tokyo rounded out the top five.

London claimed four places in the World’s 50 Best Hotels list, while two others in the United Kingdom also feature. Paris also claimed four places.

Passalacqua on Italy's Lake Como was voted the World's Best Hotel.

Here is the full list of the World’s 50 Best Hotels for 2023:

  1. Passalacqua, Moltrasio, Italy
  2. Rosewood Hong Kong
  3. Four Seasons Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, Bangkok
  4. The Upper House, Hong Kong
  5. Aman Tokyo
  6. La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco
  7. Soneva Fushi, Maldives
  8. One&Only Mandarina, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  9. Four Seasons Firenze, Florence
  10. Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
  11. Capella Bangkok
  12. The Calile, Brisbane
  13. Chablé Yucatán, Chocholá, Mexico
  14. Aman Venice
  15. Singita Lodges – Kruger National Park, South Africa
  16. Claridge's, London
  17. Raffles Singapore
  18. Nihi Sumba, Sumba Island, Indonesia
  19. Hotel Esencia, Tulum, Mexico
  20. Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy
  21. Borgo Egnazia, Savelletri, Italy
  22. The Connaught, London
  23. Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco
  24. Four Seasons Madrid, Spain
  25. Aman New York, USA
  26. The Maybourne Riviera, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
  27. Rosewood São Paulo, Brazil
  28. Capella Singapore
  29. Le Bristol, Paris
  30. Park Hyatt Kyoto, Japan
  31. La Réserve, Paris
  32. Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Scotland
  33. Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes, France
  34. Cheval Blanc, Paris
  35. Four Seasons Astir Palace, Athens
  36. Soneva Jani, Maldives
  37. The Newt, Bruton, United Kingdom
  38. Amangalla, Galle, France
  39. Hoshinoya Tokyo
  40. Desa Potato Head, Seminyak, Indonesia
  41. Eden Rock, St. Barths
  42. The Siam, Bangkok
  43. Badrutt's Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland
  44. Atlantis The Royal, Dubai
  45. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India
  46. NoMad London
  47. The Savoy, London
  48. Equinox New York
  49. Six Senses Ibiza, Spain
  50. Hôtel de Crillon, Paris
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Written by: Matt Lennon
Published: 21 September 2023

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