Kerzner International Announces Top Rankings in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2022

Kerzner International is honoured to announce that One&Only Resorts have been recognised in the annual Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. Celebrating the ultimate in hospitality and travel, Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards designate the best hotels, destinations, cities, and more via a survey of global travellers. This year, One&Only Resorts has ranked #2 for Best Hotel Brands with individual resorts also making the list: 

  • One&Only Reethi Rah has ranked #5 for Best Hotels in the World and #2 for Best Resorts in Asia 
  • One&Only Nyungwe House has ranked #3 for Best Safari Lodges in Africa and #75 for Best Hotels in the World 
  • One&Only Mandarina has ranked #2 and One&Only Palmilla #22 for Best Resort Hotels in Mexico 
  • One&Only Cape Town has ranked #3 for Best City Hotels in Africa

“I am delighted to see One&Only Resorts continuing to set the industry standard as a leading example of outstanding hospitality, as recognised by an internationally acclaimed publication and the global traveller community,” commented Philippe Zuber, CEO of Kerzner International. “To have One&Only Resorts rank as the second leading hotel brand in the world is an incredible achievement and a testament to the hard work of every single colleague around the globe.”

One&Only, a collection of ultra-luxury resorts in the most world’s most beautiful destinations, are brimming with a vivid and intoxicating celebration of life, drawing on the natural beauty and rich culture of each locale with distinctive style, a unique charm, a genuine hospitality, and a lively energy that is unparalleled.

One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives, with six kilometres of private coastline and 12 powder-soft white sand beaches, is the ultimate all-villa resort offering unprecedented privacy with beach or over-water villas and exceptional culinary and wellness experiences.

Alongside ancient rainforest, within the lush green expanse of a working tea plantation, One&Only Nyungwe House is an idyllic eco retreat offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the heart of magical Rwanda. Immersed in exotic flora and fauna, wildlife abounds just outside the doors of the treetop-skimming wooden villas while authentic Rwandan experiences showcase the vibrant culture.

Set on an undiscovered stretch of coastline along the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico, One&Only Mandarina is a rare haven in nature, overlooking the Pacific Ocean with dramatic vistas and an awe-inspiring beachfront rainforest setting. The resort is a hidden sanctuary complete with secluded eco-designed treehouses and clifftop villas, swimmable shores, destination dining from Chef Enrique Olvera, active and mindful experiences, and an environment crafted for reconnection.

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.

Framed by the towering natural wonder of Table Mountain, the ultra-luxury One&Only Cape Town is a tranquil enclave nestled in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, surrounded by mesmerising waterways. The resort has recently undergone an extensive reimagination, introducing a new design for the guest rooms and suites that takes inspiration from the city surrounds from the topography of the majestic Table Mountain to the city’s mythology, and the thousands of indigenous plant species that occur nowhere else in the world.  Working with local designers and artisans, the redesign reflects modern Africa, inclusive and expansive, with an elevated residential feel that makes guests feel instantly at home.

The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards are a trusted resource recognising the greatest islands, cities, hotels, cruise lines, airports, and more. The World’s Best Awards are featured in the August issue of Travel + Leisure.


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