These BC spots just made the top 500 hotels on a new ranking

Apr 26 2023, 12:57 am

Travel + Leisure’s most recent World’s Best Awards survey has placed a lot of Canadian hotels among its top rankings in the world, and BC’s best were not ignored among the roundup of the 500 best for 2023.

When it comes to the top picks in the province, the magazine ranked hotels from both the mainland and Vancouver Island among the reader’s favourites.

The prestigious list, which doesn’t appear to be in any specific order, had five entries from BC and you might recognize some of these stunning spots.

Among them, is the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

“In spring and summer, guests can visit the rooftop garden of this historic property in Whistler, British Columbia, to see herbs and other edible plants and visit the wooden bee house, which provides sanctuary to working bees,” the magazine wrote about the spot.

The living room inside a one bedroom valley view suite at Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Canada

FAIRMONT CHATEAU WHISTLER

  1. Fairmont Chateau Whistler
  2. Fairmont Empress, Victoria
  3. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
  4. Magnolia Hotel & Spa, Victoria
  5. Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver

All of the entries were praised for their stunning locations, priceless local insights, and the extra special touch that helps guests make the most out of their visits.

They are in good company, with others on the 500 list including the Baccarat Hotel New York which has 53 chandeliers and the largest one holds 26,500 crystals.

Interior of the Grand Salon at the Baccarat Hotel New York

ERIC LAIGNEL/COURTESY OF BACCARAT HOTEL NEW YORK

Beachfront Pool Suite View From Deck to Beach at Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico

COURTESY OF BANYAN TREE MAYAKOBA

Tropical luxuy lovers will not want to miss this spot on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The Banyan Tree Mayakoba has seven floating overwater villas and rooftop infinity pools.

Exterior of the Hotel Rangá under the Northern Lights in Hella, Iceland

STEFAN LIERBERMANN/COURTESY OF HOTEL RANGá

“In southern Iceland, the staff at Hotel Rang√° can arrange year-round, expert-led tours around the 700-foot-deep magma chamber of the mighty (and, happily, dormant) Thrihnukagigur Volcano,” the magazine said.

Want to read the full list? You will have to pick up a copy of Travel + Leisure’s May 2023 issue, or head to Apple News+.

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