Burj Al Arab named best hotel in the world
Luxury hotel the Burj Al Arab in Dubai has been named the best hotel in the world by readers of a travel magazine distributed by The Daily Telegraph.
Luxury, sail-shaped hotel the Burj Al Arab in Dubai has snagged the lofty title of being named the best hotel in the world by readers of a travel magazine distributed by The Daily Telegraph.
Announced this week in London, the iconic Dubai landmark beat the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, Raffles in Singapore, Le Touessrok in Mauritius and The Savoy in London to take home the title at the Ultratravel awards 2013.
It’s the latest in a string of titles for the property, which has become the standard bearer in the luxury industry for offering services that range from helicopter transfers, 24-hour private butlers and a fleet of chauffeur-driven Rolls Royces.
Most recently, the hotel debuted 24-carat gold-plated iPads for use among all their in-house guests as a virtual concierge service.
Here are the other winners of the Ultratravel awards for 2013:
Best hotel in Australasia: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Best hotel in Africa and the Indian Ocean: Le Touessrok, Mauritius
Best hotel in the Americas: Waldorf Astoria, New York
Best hotel in Europe: Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
Best hotel in the Middle East: Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Best hotel in Asia: Raffles Singapore
About 500,000 copies of the luxury magazine Ultratravel are distributed to readers of The Daily Telegraph.