The highly anticipated list celebrates hotels from 35 destinations across six continents worldwide

One&Only Mandarina has been named No.8 in the world and No.1 in North America in the new global ranking of The World’s 50 Best Hotels 2023. The list has been announced at a captivating awards ceremony in London and includes industry-defining hotels from 35 different locations across six continents worldwide. This long-awaited list is 50 Best’s first foray into the travel space, and its first new global ranking since the launch of The World’s 50 Best Bars in 2009.

On September 19, the world of travel gathered from all corners of the globe to celebrate each other’s achievements at the announcement of The World’s 50 Best Hotels 2023. Hosted at the historic Guildhall, the unveiling highlights outstanding hotel experiences across the world that will shape the aspirations of consumers, travelers, and hoteliers.

One&Only Mandarina is nestled within an intimate, chic coastal community set upon a rare undeveloped stretch of coastline along the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico. Woven seamlessly into the dramatic vistas of Mexico’s most awe-inspiring coastal rainforest, the property provides both serene treehouse seclusion and sweeping, clifftop villas. Palm-fringed sands, emerald cliffsides and swimmable shores nurture an ultra-stylish environment, consciously crafted for human connection.

Upon its opening in November of 2020, the resort has offered both thrilling activities and secluded tranquility, with unparalleled family offerings, mindful experiences in nature, spiritual wellness journeys and hands-on culinary workshops, all designed to take guests to the heart of the destination in an environment crafted for reconnection. The ultra-luxury resort boasts 105 architecturally stunning villas and tree houses, each with a private plunge pool and views overlooking the ocean or the jungle, in addition to a collection of exclusive One&Only Private Homes. The serene accommodations sit alongside a collection of spectacular entertainment spaces - from the vibrant Jetty Beach Club, to family-friendly hub at Alma, to an award-winning culinary destination, Carao, by celebrated Chef Enrique Olvera.

“We are honoured to have been selected as the No.1 hotel in North America and No.8 in the world by the most discerning travel professionals,” says Nicolas Cejas, General Manager, One&Only Mandarina. “The World’s 50 Best list has always been a beacon of the most exceptional hospitality and we couldn’t be prouder to receive this accolade alongside so many iconic properties in the world. This is a true testament to the hard work, passion and commitment of our amazing colleagues for continuing to go above and beyond for our guests, exemplifying the highest standards in hospitality.”

Tim Brooke-Webb, Managing Director for The World’s 50 Best Hotels, comments: “Our heartfelt congratulations go out to every hotel on the list, each of which has clearly made a lasting impression on our Academy of travel experts. After seeing the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry, it’s been especially fulfilling to see so many hoteliers from around the world gather in London to celebrate each other’s achievements under one roof for the first-ever awards ceremony for The World’s 50 Best Hotels. We hope this list inspires travel lovers to book somewhere truly spectacular for their next trip.”

Also from the Kerzner International, One&Only’s parent company, Atlantis The Royal was the only hotel in the Middle East to make the list in its inaugural year at No. 44.

The launch of The World’s 50 Best Hotels is another step in 50 Best’s journey towards becoming the ultimate global reference point for the very best hospitality experiences across the world, encompassing restaurants, bars and now hotels.

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About One&Only

Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. The exclusive collection includes One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Palmilla and One&Only Mandarina in Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia; One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia; One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in Rwanda and One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro. Additional resorts in development include One&Only Kéa Island and One&Only Aesthesis in Greece, One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai, and One&Only Moonlight Basin in Big Sky Montana as well as communities of One&Only Private Homes around the world. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com