Kerzner International Recognised with Nine Condé Nast Traveler 2020 Readers' Choice Awards

The World’s Best Hotels, Resorts, Countries, Cities, Islands, Spas, Trains, Airlines, Airports and Cruises Ranked by Travelers

Condé Nast Traveler​ today announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards​ with Atlantis, The Palm and One&Only Resorts recognised in several categories including:

  • One&Only Palmilla #5 Resort in Western Mexico
  • One&Only Royal Mirage #4 Resort and One&Only The Palm #6 Resort in the Middle East
  • Atlantis, The Palm #9 Hotel in the Middle East
  • One&Only Reethi Rah #10 Resort and One&Only Le Saint Géran #24 Resort in the Indian Ocean
  • One&Only Cape Town #11 Hotel in Africa
  • Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley #15 Resort in Australia/Pacific
  • One&Only Gorilla’s Nest #17 Resort in Africa

More than 715,000 ​Condé Nast Traveler​ readers submitted an incredible number of responses rating their travel experiences across the globe.

“The results of this year’s survey, conducted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, are a testament to the lasting power of a meaningful travel experience,” said Jesse Ashlock, U.S. Editor of ​Condé Nast Traveler​. “The winners represent the best of the best for our audience and offer plenty of trip-planning inspiration for all the adventures we can’t wait to have next.”

“We are honoured that once again Atlantis and One&Only Resorts have been recognised in this year’s Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards,” said Philippe Zuber, CEO of Kerzner International. “The fact that our resorts continue to be nominated for these awards by our loyal guests reflects the level of service excellence, and the amazing moments and everlasting memories that we pride ourselves in delivering. We continue to offer choice, privacy, personalisation, and showcase the life, energy and heartbeat of our destinations, welcoming guests with a firm commitment that their health, safety, and wellbeing are the utmost priority.”

Leading entertainment destination, Atlantis, The Palm is one of Dubai’s most iconic resorts. Boasting an outstanding culinary offering with 29 restaurants from world-renowned celebrity chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Nobu and Giorgio Locatelli, the resort is also home to award-winning waterpark, Aquaventure, and one of the largest open-air marine habitats in the world featuring The Lost Chambers Aquarium.

One&Only, a collection of ultra-luxury resorts in the most exotic places in the world, celebrates the art of travel by drawing on the natural beauty and rich culture of each locale. A vivid and intoxicating celebration of life - glamourous in style but wonderfully unstuffy by nature - One&Only offers guests a distinctive style, a unique charm, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unparalleled.

An oasis on its own peninsula overlooking the dramatic coastline of the Sea of Cortez, One&Only Palmilla is the iconic luxury retreat in Los Cabos, Mexico. The beloved resort’s suite of offerings includes world-renowned service, a variety of fine-dining options including immersive culinary experiences from Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and an unrivalled spa, wellness, fitness and beauty program.

The Palace, Arabian Court and Residence & Spa create the iconic destination that is One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai. These three distinctive environments flow seamlessly into the other and lie along a kilometre of private coastline with the awe-inspiring backdrop of the epic Dubai skyline, surrounded by 65 acres of scented gardens that pay tribute to Arabian hospitality. Across the water, at the furthest tip of the The Palm, One&Only The Palm is an oasis of elegant Moorish design and tranquillity. Guests can discover the culinary artistry of three Michelin-starred Chef Yannick Alléno, indulge at the sanctuary-like Guerlain Spa, or bask in the sunshine at one the villa’s private pools or along the exclusive beach.

One&Only Reethi Rah, with six kilometres of private coastline and 12 powder-soft white sand beaches, is the ultimate all-villa resort in the Maldives, offering unprecedented privacy with beach villas nestled in greenery along the shoreline, or over-water villas, each facing a different direction and surrounded by endless vistas of the Indian Ocean. Situated on one of the largest private islands in North Malé Atoll, there is an abundance of space, freedom and activities to discover.

Located on an exclusive private peninsula, flanked by the sparkling Indian Ocean and a tranquil lagoon, One&Only Le Saint Géran is a vibrant tropical playground, with dynamic culinary experiences and captivating excursions, the marvels of Mauritius are revealed in ultimate style.

Framed by the towering natural wonder of Table Mountain, the ultra-luxury One&Only Cape Town is a serene enclave, located at the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, surrounded by mesmerizing waterways. With award-winning Sommelier Luvo Ntezo, world-renowned Nobu restaurant, exclusive Spa Island and other endless opportunities to relax or explore the city through curated experiences, One&Only Cape Town provides an unforgettable experience in South Africa’s thriving capital.

Nestled between the Wollemi and Gardens of Stone National Parks in the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains, just two and a half hours drive from Sydney, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a world-leading example of carbon-neutral conservation and sustainable design. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is an ultra-luxury resort with sustainability at its heart. Since opening in 2009, the resort has maintained carbon-neutral certification from internationally accredited association Toitū (previously known as carboNZero) for over ten consecutive years. 

One&Only’s ultra-luxury nature resort in Rwanda, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, is surrounded by a fragrant eucalyptus forest in the foothills of the breath-taking Volcanoes National Park. Immersed in nature on the doorstep of where the rare mountain gorillas roam in the wild, sit the secluded resort’s 21 guest lodges and suites, each designed to frame nature and offer a sanctuary in a lush forest setting.

The ​Condé Nast Traveler ​Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The 2020 Readers' Choice Awards are published on ​Condé Nast Traveler's ​website at​ and celebrated in the November issue of ​Condé Nast Traveler​ US and UK print editions.


Kerzner International Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, is a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, ultra-luxury hotels and residences and innovative entertainment and gaming experiences. Kerzner’s flagship brand Atlantis includes Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, a 1,500-room, water-themed resort on The Palm, overlooking the Arabian Sea and mainland Dubai and Atlantis, Sanya Hainan in China; and in development, Atlantis, The Royal Resort & Residences in Dubai. Under the One&Only brand, Kerzner manages some of the most top-rated ultra-luxury resorts in the world, located in Montenegro, Mexico, Mauritius, the Maldives, South Africa, Dubai, Rwanda, Malaysia, and Australia. Upcoming immersive lifestyle brand, SIRO is the newest hospitality experience from Kerzner, focusing on holistic health and wellness. Additionally, Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort,, a 500-room destination golf and casino resort in Morocco, is also operated by Kerzner. For more information on our brands, please visit:,, or For more information on Kerzner International, please visit