Travel & Leisure Releases 2009 500 Best

Travel & Leisure has released their 7th annual list of The 500 Very Best Hotels in the World. We’ve compiled the list of the top 25 of this years class. This is the most compreshensive annual list, compiling everything from the Four-Seasons to log cabins in Montana and the South African wildlife reserves. Travel & Leisure goes to painstaking efforst to re-vamp and fairly rate their catolouge every year. For more go to Travel & Leisure’s website for the entire list and slideshow.

Singita Sabi Sand – Kruger National Park Area, South Africa
Oberoi Rajvilas – Jaipur, India
Fairmont Mara Safari Club – Masai Mara, Kenya
Oberoi Udaivilas – Udaipur, India
Triple Creek Ranch – Darby, Montana
Oberoi Amarvilas – Agra, India
Kirawira Camp – Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park Area, South Africa
Tortilis Camp – Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Domaine des Hauts de Loire – Loire Valley, France
Alvear Palace Hotel – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa – Little Torch Key, Florida
Hotel Bel-Air – Los Angeles, California
The Oriental – Bangkok, Thailand
Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, The Lodge at Koele – Hawaii
Kichwa Tembo – Masai Mara, Kenya
Peninsula Bangkok – Thailand
Taj Lake Palace – Udaipur, India
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai – Thailand
Peninsula Bevery Hills – Los Angeles, California
Hotel Hassler – Rome, Italy
Cape Grace – Cape Town, South Africa
Peninsula Hong Kong – China
Voyages Lizard Island – Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Treetops Lodge and Estate – Rotorua, New Zealand