Best Hotels in the World

Two Austin getaways land on elite list of world's best hotels

Two Austin getaways land on elite list of world's best hotels

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Lake Austin Spa Resort was named as one of the top 100 hotels in the world by Condé Nast readers. Photo courtesy of Lake Austin Spa Resort
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Travaasa Austin also scored high marks on the 2015 Readers' Choice Awards for the world's best hotels. Photo by Andrew Collins
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As a leading bachelorette destination, a top warm-weather destination, and of course, a city that boasts the best culinary experience from fine dining to barbecue, it’s no surprise that Austin has landed on yet another coveted list.

​This week, Condé Nast Traveler released its 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards for the top 100 hotels and resorts in the world. Two Austin locales landed on the list.

Lake Austin Spa Resort and Travaasa Austin are among the globe’s best hotels based on Condé Nast reader rankings. Lake Austin received high marks of 94.5 out of 100, while Travaasa scored a 94.3.

More than 128,000 travelers participated in the travel magazine’s 28th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey, submitting millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments to create the list of winners. Based on these results, the magazine also released a top 25 resorts in the U.S. list in which Lake Austin Spa Resort placed at No. 20 and Travaasa Austin landed at No. 24.

The two Austin hotels were the only Texas vacation spots on the worldwide list and serve as a reminder that when you want to get away, there are outstanding options in Austin’s own backyard.

The awards can also help plan your next vacation. Utah (of all places) had the most hotels on the U.S. list with four destinations, and South Africa boasted the most on the world list with a whopping eight hotels and resorts. In other words, bring on the lions, warthogs, and elephants, because we’re planning a safari trip ASAP.