Condé Nast Traveler announced in their current issue the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Ballyfin receiving top honors as the “Best Hotel in the World” with the highest overall hotel score of 99.11. This recognition also marks the debut of the country house hotel on the esteemed awards list which celebrates the world’s best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, and cruise lines.
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.
Over 300,000 dedicated readers – nearly twice as many as last year – cast votes for 7,394 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships, and 236 islands, resulting in the 1,402 best travel experiences in the world.
The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 25, 2016. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.
For more information or reservations for Ballyfin, visit www.ballyfin.com or contact your local travel agent or tour operator.
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Ballyfin is a five-star luxury country house hotel set on 614 acres at the foot of Ireland’s Slieve Bloom Mountains. Long admired as one of the most lavish Regency mansions in the country, the historic estate reopened in May 2011 following an extensive eight-year restoration. The property features 20 individually designed rooms, lavish interiors decorated with Irish art and antiques, and rolling private grounds including a 28-acre lake, ancient woods, follies and grottoes. Guests enjoy gourmet dining, an indoor pool and spa, and quintessential country activities such as fishing, horseback riding, clay pigeon shooting, archery, falconry and more. Perfect for couples, families and friends, Ballyfin provides an enchanting retreat from the modern age, immersing guests in old world luxury, romance, privacy and tranquility.
About Condé Nast Traveler
As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 4 Webby Awards since 2015. www.cntraveler.com