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October 23, 2012

Red Carnation Hotels ‘Best in the World’

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

41 SuiteLondon, UK – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

Four British hotels in The Red Carnation Hotel Collection have been honored as “Best in the World” in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. The five-star London hotels, ’41’ and The Milestone Hotel, earned the top two spots among the ‘Top 35 Hotels in the British Isles.’ The Rubens at the Palace and The Chesterfield Mayfair also scored in the top 20, placing 14th and 17th respectively. This is the first year The Chesterfield Mayfair has been honored by Condé Nast Traveler. With their outstanding scores, ’41’ and The Milestone Hotel, also earned coveted places on the Readers’ Choice ‘Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World.’

This year marks Condé Nast Traveler’s 25th annual Reader’s Choice Awards. The survey reflects the combined opinions of 46,476 Condé Nast Traveler readers rating the cities, islands, and hotels they visited in the past year, and the airlines and cruise ships they traveled with. Hotels were rated on Rooms, Service, Food, Location, Design, and Activities. Because of the range and depth of the survey and responses, the Readers’ Choice Awards are a unique and trusted source of travel advice respected around the world.

’41’ placed first among the ‘Top 35 Hotels in the British Isles’ with an overall score of 96.0 and an outstanding score of 98.6 for service. ’41’ is a discreet, residence only hotel overlooking The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace. A black-and-white design scheme is complemented by the plentiful rich mahogany throughout the hotel, and the Executive Lounge where natural daylight floods in from the glass roof. This intimate club-like property offers five-star luxury: 30 rooms and beautiful suites including two unique hospitality suites, butler service, 24-hour room service, the latest in-room technology, full concierge service, “plunder the pantry” whenever you wish, and an outstanding level of personal service. ’41’ was ranked number 37 among the ‘Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World’ and was also honored in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Gold List.

With an overall score of 95.5 and an outstanding score of 98.7 for service, The Milestone Hotel placed second among the ‘Top 35 Hotels in the British Isles.’ Situated in the heart of Kensington, the quiet and understated elegance of The Milestone Hotel is celebrated for its style, comfort, and exalted levels of personal service. This five-star hotel opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens has 56 individually designed rooms and suites, and six two-bedroom apartments, lavishly decorated with the finest fabrics and furnishings. Boasting 24-hour butler service, restaurants’ offerings ranging from traditional afternoon tea to full course dinners, the hotel is a short stroll to the Royal Albert Hall, and in easy reach of Knightsbridge and the West End. The Milestone Hotel was ranked number 50 among the ‘ Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World’ and was also honored in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Gold List as a Platinum Member.

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