Cape Town retains a place in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards Hall of Fame. The city was once again placed as the Fourth Top City in the World and the World’s Top City in Africa and the Middle East.
As in previous years, Travel + Leisure readers rated their best travel providers as per a questionnaire developed by the editors of Travel + Leisure magazine.
CEO of Cape Town Tourism, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold, comments, “Cape Town has consistently featured in the Travel + Leisure line-up, and we are proud to maintain a top of mind position with the world’s most avid travel lovers.”
Five Cape Town hotels also featured on the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards list.
The Cape Grace was honored as the 26th Top Hotel in the World, up from number 44 in 2012. For this reason the Cape Grace has also been included in Travel + Leisure’s Hall of Fame.
In the category, “Top City Hotels in Africa and the Middle East,” Cape Grace came out tops, the Mount Nelson Hotel came in at number six, the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa was tenth, the One & Only Cape Town was named eleventh, and the Victoria & Alfred Hotel was named thirteenth Top City Hotel in Africa and the Middle East.
Du Toit-Helmbold also noted that a number of the World’s Best Hotel spots were claimed by premium South African safari lodges: “The prevalence of these exclusive hotels bodes well for the luxury market in Cape Town as many high-end safari travelers include a trip to Cape Town on their itinerary. The fact that they continue their journey in Cape Town in some of the continents – and the world’s – best hotels means Cape Town remains firmly on the luxury travel map.”
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