Luxury Link Announces First Annual World’s Best Hotel Award Winners

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Luxury Link, the world’s leading luxury travel web site ( has announced its 2006 World’s Best Hotel Award winners. Fifty properties throughout the world received this new, prestigious honor.

The World’s Best winners were selected by a blue ribbon panel of Luxury Link travel editors and Luxury Link VIP users. The selection process was based on the panel’s determination of service, facilities, location, and uniqueness of property and overall levels of luxury.

“It is a pleasure to recognize these outstanding properties which clearly exemplify the ‘creme de la creme’ in the luxury travel market,” stated Diane McDavitt, President and COO.

Luxury Link will launch a new editorial feature titled “Luxury Link World’s Best Hotels — 2006,” which will be accessible via multiple areas on the Luxury Link web site. In addition, these properties will also be featured by its editors on the Luxury Link Home Page.

A complete listing of the award winners is as follows:

1. Amandari; Bali, Indonesia
2. Amankila; Bali, Indonesia
3. Ana Mandara Resort; Nha Trang, Vietnam
4. Arizona Inn; Tuscon, Arizona
5. Bellagio; Las Vegas, Nevada
6. Biras Creek; Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
7. Blackberry Farm; Walland Tennessee
8. Bora Bora Lagoon Resort; Bora Bora, French Polynesia
9. Burj Al Arab; Dubai, United Arab Emirates
10. Charleston Place; Charleston, South Carolina
11. Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul; Besiktas; Turkey
12. Cliveden, Berkshire; England
13. Fairmont Kea Lani; Maui, Hawaii
14. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai;, Kona, Hawaii
15. Four Seasons Resort Nevis; Nevis; West Indies
16. Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris; Paris, France
17. Grace Bay Club; Turks & Caicos, British West Indies
18. Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat; Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France
19. Halekulani; Honolulu, Hawaii
20. Hayman Island; Queensland, Australia
21. Hostellerie de Crillon le Brave; Crillon le Brave, France
22. Hotel Bel-Air; Los Angeles, California
23. Hotel Danieli; Venice, Italy
24. Hotel Gritti Palace; Venice, Italy
25. Hotel Monasterio; Cusco, Peru
26. Huka Lodge; Taupo, New Zealand
27. InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora; Bora Bora, French
28. Keswick Hall; Keswick, Virginia
29. La Samanna; St. Martin, French West Indies
30. Las Mananitas; Cuernavaca, Mexico
31. Las Ventanas al Paraiso; San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
32. The Little Nell; Aspen, Colorado
33. Lizard Island; Queensland, Australia
34. The Lodge at Pebble Beach; Pebble Beach, California
35. Mala Mala Main Camp; South Africa
36. Mandarin Oriental, Miami; Miami, Florida
37. The Mansion on Turtle Creek; Dallas, Texas
38. Mount Nelson; Cape Town, South Africa
39. Oberoi Rajvilas; Jaipur, India
40. Peter Island; Peter Island, British Virgin Islands
41. Sabi Sabi; Saxonwold; South Africa
42. The Peninsula New York; New York, New York
43. The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco; San Francisco, California
44. The Ritz London; London, England
45. The Dorchester; London, England
46. The Observatory; Sydney, Australia
47. The Oriental, Bangkok; Thailand, Bangkok
48. The Peninsula Hong Kong; Kowloon, Hong Kong
49. The Point; Saranac Lake; New York
50. Villa d’Este; Cernobbio, Italy

Founded in 1997, Luxury Link, LLC is the leading provider of luxury travel on the web, including research, special offers, and travel auctions, updated daily. Gannett Company, Inc. (NYSE:GCI) holds a minority interest in the Company. has been recognized as a leading travel web site by numerous entities including Travel & Leisure, Forbes, the New York Times, The Washington Post, Inc. Magazine, and USA Today, and received a Webby Award nomination in 2004.

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