This years ‘World’s Best Hotel’ by Travel & Leisure was awarded to the Capella Ubud, a luxury hideaway in the highlands that was designed by visionaire Bill Bensley.
This year, the survey closed on March 2, just before officials began issuing stay-at-home orders to control the coronavirus outbreak, and the results therefore reflect T+L’s readers’ experiences before the pandemic.
Bali’s The Ritz-Carlton, Belmond Jimbaran Puri, and The Mulia also made it to the list this year — ranking fourth, 23rd, and 35th, respectively — for the top 100 hotels in the world.
The magazine’s readers also voted Ubud as one of the best cities in the world this year, ranking ninth out of a list of 25. When it comes to the best 15 cities in Asia, Ubud placed sixth.
Though Bali was ranked the third best island in the world last year, the Island of the Gods places 17th on the list in 2020. Last year, Bali became an honoree of the World’s Best Award Hall of Fame, which means the destination has placed on the Best Islands in the World list for 10 consecutive years.
Nestled in the heart of lush green forests, the Capella hotel features a tented luxury camp that sits in harmony with the surrounding nature. Inspired by the early European settlers from the 1800s, architect Bill Bensley designed Capella Ubud, Bali as a tribute to their spirit of adventure.
The refined camp is constructed within the trees and hidden from afar, it captures the imagination of those who seek a unique experience at the heart of Bali’s untouched natural surroundings. Within the camp are twenty-two one-bedroom tents as well as one two-bedroom lodge, all with private salt water pools.