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San Miguel De Allende, Mexico, Is No. 1 City Overall For First Time In 22nd Annual Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

World’s Best City Brought to Life with Cutting-Edge 360-Degree Video Experience; Nihi Sumba Island in Indonesia Named World’s Best Hotel; Singapore Airlines Is Top International Airline

Survey Results Rank Cities, Hotels, Airlines, Cruise Lines, Islands, Destination Spas, Airports and More

(NEW YORK, NY, JULY 11, 2017)—Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) Travel + Leisure announces the World’s Best Awards 2017, revealing the top travel destinations and companies in the U.S. and around the globe. Results of this 22nd annual readers’ survey, in which discerning Travel + Leisure readers rated their experiences, are now featured on www.TravelandLeisure.com/worlds-best and span 86 category lists, including worldwide rankings, such as Top Cities Overall, with San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Charleston, South Carolina; and Chiang Mai, Thailand ranking one through three, respectively; and regional lists, such as Top Resort Hotels in the Continental U.S., with The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming, taking the No. 1 spot, followed by Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana, and The Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, Virginia.

Debuting with the World’s Best Awards 2017, a coproduction of Time Inc.’s LIFE VR and Mesmerise allows audiences to experience the top-ranked city, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, in an immersive 360-degree video tour. Available through the LIFE VR app and on Facebook, viewers can glide through the scenic and history-laden community on a narrated tour with 360-degree views of prominent local parks, churches and universities. More information is available at tandl.me/sanmiguel360.

The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards is the leading barometer of the places and companies that satisfy some of the most passionate and sophisticated travelers. Travel + Leisure Editor in Chief Nathan Lump will host a celebration in New York City on July 26 in honor of the World’s Best Awards 2017 winners.

“Travel + Leisure’s annual World’s Best Awards provide a picture of what the world’s most discerning travelers find most satisfying in travel right now. What’s clear to me this year is how much they are drawn to experiences that aren’t just enjoyable but provide something richer—cultural immersion, mental and physical well-being, a true sense of adventure,” says Travel + Leisure Editor in Chief Nathan Lump. “It’s not easy to satisfy this group, but the destinations, hotels and companies that are doing it know that today’s traveler cares about a lot more than creature comforts.”

TOP 10 CITIES OVERALL 2017
1. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2. Charleston, South Carolina
3. Chiang Mai, Thailand
4. Kyoto, Tokyo
5. Florence, Italy
6. Oaxaca, Mexico
7. Ho An, Vietnam
8. Cape Town, South Africa
9. Ubud, Indonesia
10. Luang Prabang, Laos

The 2017 results, including the Top 100 Hotels, Top Domestic Airlines, Top Islands, Top Resort Hotels in the Continental U.S., Top Resort Hotels in Hawaii, Top Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Lines, Top Domestic Airports and Top Hotels in Paris, among other lists, are now posted on www.TravelandLeisure.com/worlds-best. The survey results are also featured in the August issue of Travel + Leisure, on newsstands July 28.

TRAVEL + LEISURE WORLD’S BEST AWARDS 2017 WINNERS OVERALL
WORLD’S BEST CITY: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
WORLD’S BEST HOTEL: Nihi Sumba Island, Sumba, Indonesia
WORLD’S BEST HOTEL BRAND: Six Senses
WORLD’S BEST ISLAND: Palawan, Philippines
WORLD’S BEST MEGA-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE: Cunard
WORLD’S BEST LARGE-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE: Viking Cruises
WORLD’S BEST MIDSIZE-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE: Paul Gauguin Cruises
WORLD’S BEST SMALL-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE: Crystal Cruises
WORLD’S BEST RIVER-CRUISE LINE: Crystal Cruises
WORLD’S BEST INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE: Singapore Airlines
WORLD’S BEST DOMESTIC AIRLINE: Virgin America
WORLD’S BEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Singapore Changi Airport
WORLD’S BEST DOMESTIC AIRPORT: Portland International Airport, Oregon
WORLD’S BEST SAFARI OUTFITTER: Rothschild Safaris
WORLD’S BEST TOUR OPERATOR: TCS World Travel
WORLD’S BEST CAR-RENTAL COMPANY: National Car Rental
WORLD’S BEST INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION SPA: Schloss Elmau, Elmau, Germany
WORLD’S BEST DOMESTIC DESTINATION SPA: Westglow Resort & Spa, Blowing Rock, North Carolina

TRAVEL + LEISURE WORLD’S BEST HOTEL 2017 WINNERS, BY REGION

CONTINENTAL U.S. OVERALL
TOP CITY HOTEL: The Surrey, New York City
TOP RESORT HOTEL: The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, ng

U.S. (BY REGION)
TOP RESORT HOTEL IN THE NORTHEAST: Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont
TOP RESORT HOTEL IN THE SOUTH: Inn at Willow Grove, Orange, Virginia
TOP RESORT HOTEL IN THE MIDWEST: Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, Missouri
TOP RESORT HOTEL IN THE WEST: The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, Wyoming
TOP RESORT HOTEL IN CALIFORNIA: Rosewood CordeValle, San Martin
TOP RESORT HOTEL IN FLORIDA: Gasparilla Inn & Club, Boca Grande
TOP HOTEL IN NEW YORK CITY: The Surrey
TOP HOTEL IN GREATER LOS ANGELES: Hotel Bel-Air
TOP HOTEL IN CHICAGO: The Peninsula
TOP HOTEL IN WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Jefferson
TOP HOTEL IN CHARLESTON: The Vendue
TOP RESORT HOTEL IN HAWAII: Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort, Kauai

CANADA
TOP CITY HOTEL: Magnolia Hotel & Spa, Victoria, British Columbia
TOP RESORT HOTEL: Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland

THE CARIBBEAN, BERMUDA & THE BAHAMAS
TOP RESORT HOTEL: Kamalame Cay, Andros, Bahamas

MEXICO
TOP CITY HOTEL: Hotel Matilda, San Miguel de Allende
TOP RESORT HOTEL: The Resort at Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
TOP CITY HOTEL: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cuzco, Peru

CENTRAL AMERICA
TOP RESORT HOTEL: Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort, Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica

SOUTH AMERICA
TOP RESORT HOTEL: Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza, Argentina

EUROPE (OVERALL)
TOP CITY HOTEL: Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest, Hungary
TOP RESORT HOTEL: Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort, Casole d’Elsa, Italy

EUROPE (BY REGION)
TOP RESORT HOTEL IN ITALY: Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort, Casole d’Elsa
TOP RESORT HOTEL IN FRANCE: Trianon Palace Versailles, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Versailles
TOP RESORT HOTEL IN THE U.K. & IRELAND: Ballyfin, County Laois, Ireland
TOP RESORT HOTEL IN GREECE: Katikies Hotel, Santorini
TOP RESORT HOTEL IN SPAIN & PORTUGAL: Convento do Espinheiro, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa, Évora, Portugal
TOP HOTEL IN PARIS: Le Bristol
TOP HOTEL IN LONDON: 41
TOP HOTEL IN ROME: Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte Hotel
TOP HOTEL IN FLORENCE: Portrait Firenze
TOP HOTEL IN VENICE: Belmond Hotel Cipriani

ASIA OVERALL
TOP CITY HOTEL: Temple House, Chengdu, China
TOP RESORT HOTEL: Nihi Sumba Island, Sumba, Indonesia

ASIA (BY REGION)
TOP HOTEL IN HONG KONG: The Peninsula
TOP HOTEL IN BEIJING: Waldorf Astoria
TOP HOTEL IN SHANGHAI: The Peninsula
TOP HOTEL IN SINGAPORE: Ritz-Carlton, Millenia
TOP HOTEL IN TOKYO: The Peninsula
TOP RESORT HOTEL IN INDIA: Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore
TOP RESORT HOTEL IN INDONESIA: Nihi Sumba Island, Sumba
TOP RESORT HOTEL IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: 137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai, Thailand

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
TOP CITY HOTEL: QT Sydney
TOP RESORT HOTEL: Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay, New Zealand

THE SOUTH PACIFIC
TOP RESORT HOTEL: The Brando, Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
TOP CITY HOTEL: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TOP RESORT HOTEL: Kasbah Tamadot, Atlas Mountains, Morocco

AFRICA
TOP CITY HOTEL: Ellerman House, Cape Town, South Africa
TOP RESORT HOTEL: La Residence, Franschhoek, South Africa
TOP SAFARI LODGE: Gibb’s Farm Karatu, Tanzania

TRAVEL + LEISURE WORLD’S BEST CITY AND ISLAND 2017 WINNERS, BY REGION

CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES
TOP CITY: Charleston, South Carolina
TOP ISLAND: ilton Head Island, South Carolina

CANADA
TOP CITY: Quebec City
TOP ISLAND: Vancouver Island, British Columbia

MEXICO & CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
TOP CITY: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
TOP ISLAND: Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

EUROPE
TOP CITY: Florence, Italy
TOP ISLAND: Santorini, Greece

ASIA
TOP CITY: Chiang Mai, Thailand
TOP ISLAND: Palawan, Philippines

AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & THE SOUTH PACIFIC
TOP CITY: Sydney, Australia
TOP ISLAND: Waiheke Island, New Zealand

AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST
TOP CITY: Cape Town
TOP ISLAND: Seychelles

HAWAII
TOP ISLAND: Maui

THE CARIBBEAN, BERMUDA & THE BAHAMAS
TOP ISLAND: Anguilla

For the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017 readers’ survey methodology, visit www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/survey-methodology-2017

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