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Top rated hotels for the super-rich

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Luxury hotel ratings

Worldwide, UK & Africa ratings

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Top rated hotels for the super-rich

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Top rated hotels for the super-rich

New World Wealth, the wealth intelligence company behind the first worldwide study on the “most visited hotels for the super-rich” now introduces the “top rated hotels for the super-rich”.

During this study, we asked a panel of selected global multi-millionaires which the best hotels in the world were based on their own personal experience. Our sample included wealthy individuals from all over the world.

The world famous Plaza Hotel in New York received the most votes and therefore topped the global list. The Bellagio in Las Vegas was second.

World: Top rated hotels, 2015

Ranked by votes Hotel Location

1 The Plaza New York

2 The Bellagio Las Vegas

3 Mandarin Oriental London

4 Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc Antibes

5 La Mamounia Marrakech

6 Little Nel Aspen

7 Raffles Singapore

8 Ritz Paris Paris

9 Villa d’Este Lake Como

10 Burj Al Arab Dubai

Note: Based on survey results gathered over the past 12 months.

Source: NW-Wealth.com

Interesting findings:

 The bulk of the hotels listed are relatively small. Of the top 10, only the Plaza, the Mandarin Oriental, the Burj Al Arab and the Bellagio have more than 150 rooms.

 The Mandarin Oriental is the top rated hotel in the UK and Europe.  La Mamounia is the top rated hotel in Africa.

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Top rated hotels for the super-rich

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Africa focus

The regional top 10 for Africa is reflected below. La Mamounia in Morocco topped the Africa list. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge in Tanzania was second.

Africa: Top rated hotels & lodges, 2015

Ranked by votes Hotel Location

1 La Mamounia Marrakech, Morocco

2 Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (&Beyond) Ngorongoro, Tanzania

3 Royal Mansour Marrakech, Morocco

4 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa Cape Town, SA

5 Hemingways Nairobi, Kenya

6 The Oyster Box Umhlanga, SA

7 Royal Livingstone Livingstone, Zambia

8 Lost City and Sun City North West, SA

9 Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

10 Cape Grace Cape Town, SA

Note: Based on survey results gathered over the past 12 months.

Source: NW-Wealth.com

We also asked the same panel of multi-millionaires which the best small boutique hotels in Africa were. Interestingly, all of the top five were based in South Africa and three were in the town of Franschoek. Please note that this list only includes hotels with less than 30 rooms. It excludes lodges.

Africa: Top rated small boutique hotels, 2015

Ranked by votes Hotel Location

1 La Petite Dauphine Franschoek, SA

2 Ellerman House Cape Town, SA

3 Franschoek Country House Franschoek, SA

4 Cleopatra Natal Midlands, SA

5 La Residence Franschoek, SA

Note: Only includes hotels with less than 30 rooms. Based on survey results gathered over the past 12 months.

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Interesting findings:

 Africa received approximately 32,000 multi-millionaire visitors in the 12 months to June 2015.

 South Africa was the most popular African destination for the super-rich, with over 12,000 multi-millionaires visiting the country during the period.

 Major destinations for them within South Africa include: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Umhlanga, Franschoek, Stellenbosch, Kruger Park (mainly around Sabi Sands) and the Garden route (mainly around Knysna).

 Major destinations for them outside of SA include: Marrakech in Morocco, Casablanca in Morocco, Cairo in Egypt, Nairobi in Kenya, the Serengeti in Tanzania, Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt, the Masai Mara in Kenya, Livingstone in Zambia and the Okavango Swamps in Botswana. Gorilla safaris in the Virunga Mountains (in and around Uganda) are also popular.

UK focus

The regional top 10 for the UK is reflected below. The Mandarin Oriental in London topped this list. The Ritz in London was second. It is interesting to note that the bulk of the hotels listed are relatively small, with under 100 rooms.

The UK: Top rated hotels, 2015

Ranked by votes Hotel Location

1 Mandarin Oriental London

2 The Ritz London

3 The Royal Crescent Bath

4 Claridge's London

5 Danesfield House Hotel Marlow

6 The Goring London

7 Cowarth Park Ascot

8 Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons Oxfordshire

9 The Berkley London

10 Rockliffe Hall Hurworth

Note: Based on survey results gathered over the past 12 months.

Source: NW-Wealth.com

Interesting findings:

 The UK received approximately 83,000 multi-millionaire visitors in the 12 months to June 2015.

 Major destinations for them within the UK include: London, Edinburgh, Bath, Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester and several small towns in South East England (including Ascot, Windsor, Marlow, Henley and Bray).

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Supplement: The rise of hotel residences

‘Hotel residences’ refer to apartments/villas in existing hotels which can be purchased. They essentially allow owners to live in a hotel permanently and enjoy the same services as normal guests do (i.e. room service, dining, cleaning).

Originally a New York phenomenon, the hotel residence trend has started to catch in the other major cities and holiday hotspots around the world. Hotel residences are often hard to identify such as ‘One Hyde Park’ in London - the apartments there are essentially hotel residences serviced by the Mandarin Oriental next door.

Hotel residences have become increasingly popular among the super-rich over the past decade for a number of reasons including:

 Appeal to those that travel a lot - facilities are maintained whether one is there or not.  Access to services – room service, cleaning.

 Access to facilities – pool, spa, entertainment, dining.  Excellent security.

 Reception – having a proper reception has various advantages, especially when it comes to visitors and deliveries.

Unsurprisingly, hotel residences sell at a premium to normal apartments.

During this study, we asked a panel of selected multi-millionaires which the best hotel residences in the world were based on their own personal experience. Results reflected below.

World: Top rated luxury hotel residences, 2015

Ranked by votes Hotel Residence Location

1 St Regis Residences New York

2 The Plaza Pied-a-terre New York

3 Mandarin Oriental Residences (One Hyde Park) London

4 Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York

5 Four Seasons Private Residences New York

6 Ritz Carlton Residences New York

7 Residences at the MGM Grand Las Vegas

8 Waldorf Astoria Residences New York

9 Odeon Tower Residences Monaco

10 Conrad Hilton Residences Koh Samui

Note: Based on survey results gathered over the past 12 months.

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Interesting findings:

 The St Regis, the Mandarin Oriental, the Four Seasons, the Conrad Hilton and the Ritz Carlton all have hotel residences in multiple cities/towns around the world.

 Notable hotel residences currently under construction include: the Surf Club Four Seasons in Miami Florida and the Mandarin Oriental Residences in Bodrum, Turkey and Herzliya, Israel.

Notes & definitions:

 ‘Multi-millionaires’ refer to individuals with net assets of US$10 million or more.

 We interview over 800 multi-millionaires every year in order to determine their preferences on various things, including their favorite hotels.

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Top rated hotels for the super-rich

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About New World Wealth

New World Wealth provides information on the global wealth sector, with a special focus on high growth markets.

We provide information and consultancy services to:  Luxury Goods Companies.

 Private Banks.  Family offices.

 Real estate professionals.  Asset managers.

 HNWIs and the general public.

Services on offer include:  Country wealth reports.  Regional wealth reports.  Custom research.

 Sponsored research papers.  HNWI surveys.

 Hotel and estate ratings.  Wealth per capita statistics.

New World Wealth is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Top rated hotels for the super-rich

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Contact

Andrew Amoils

New World Wealth

andrew@nw-wealth.com

+27 11 706 1185 www.nw-wealth.com

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