With one of the best skylines in the world and numerous buildings boasting stunning views over Lake Michigan and Chicago’s sensational cityscape, it is no surprise that our hotels are often of international acclaim.
To be home to one of the very best hotels on planet Earth, however, is still surely something to be extra proud of.
In a worldwide ranking carried out by French-based La Liste, known for its analysis of the world’s best restaurants, The Peninsula Chicago on Magnificent Mile tied for the second-best hotel in the world.
According to LA LISTE, to compile its unique hotel ranking, they aggregate reviews and results “from over 300 travel guides, other rankings, media publications, and customer review sites, both national and international.”
From this research, 5,000 exceptional hotels are selected, and using its proprietary algorithm, LA LISTE “calculates a weighted average out of 100 for each entry” and uses this to rank the Top 1,000 World’s Best Hotels on the planet.
With a score of 99.5, The Peninsula Chicago tied with two hotels for the second spot on La Liste’s Top 1,000 World’s Best Hotels 2023 list: The Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal in Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas resort city and Cheval Blanc St-Barth on the French Caribbean island Saint-Barthélemy.
It was Hotel Cipriani, a Belmond Hotel, situated in Italy’s famed canaled city Venice which was crowned the world’s best hotel by La Liste’s inaugural global hotel ranking.
“An unrivalled signifier of international luxury travel, this Venetian sanctuary offers guests generous service without the pomp, and exclusivity within a clubhouse atmosphere for the sophisticated global traveller,” wrote La Liste.
“This iconic hotel has hosted royalty, heads of state, and countless celebrities, notably George Clooney, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, and Angelina Jolie, who all love Cipriani’s timeless appeal. It truly is the incarnation of la dolce vita we all dream of!”
Read the full ranking of La Liste’s Top 1,000 World’s Best Hotels 2023.
[Featured image courtesy of Peninsula Chicago]