The 2014 World’s Best Hotel Is…

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    The Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana...according to Travel and Leisure's newly released list of the World's 50 Best Hotels. This is the 19th year that Travel and Leisure magazine has polled its readers to compile the list, which includes the best hotels along with other categories such as best city, island, airport, cruise line, and spa.Back to the hotels - this year there was an uptick in US properties, which grew 19% from the 2013 list. Three US properties even broke into the top 10 this year after being shutout in last year's list, including the winner Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, MT, along with #5 Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI and #6 The Langham in Chicago. Annoyingly, they make you scroll through a slideshow one-by-one, so here's a list I compiled in case you just want a quick snapshot of the top 50:Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, MTNayara Springs, La Fortuna, Costa RicaFour Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace BudapestSouthern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, AustraliaOcean House, Watch Hill, RIThe Langham, ChicagoSingita Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park Area, South AfricaLondolozi Game Reserve, Kruger National Park Area, South AfricaOberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, IndiaTaj Lake Palace, Udaipur, IndiaFour Seasons Hotel, Hong KongThe Lodge at Sea Island Gold Club, GAThe Peninsula BangkokPost Ranch Inn, Big Sur, CACapella Padregal, Los Cabos, MexicoSt. Regis Punta Mita Resort, MexicoCavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza, ArgentinaFour Seasons Hotel Istanbul at SultanahmetSingita, Kruger National Park Area, South AfricaBrewery Gulch Inn, Mendocino, CAStein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley, UTFour Seasons Resort Hualalai, HI, the Big IslandNayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, La Fortuna, Costa RicaMandarin Oriental, Las VegasRosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, MexicoPlanters Inn, Charleston, SCFour Seasons Resort, Chiang Mai, ThailandDhara Dhevi Chiang Mai, ThailandFarmhouse Inn, Forestville, CAOberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur, IndiaJade Mountain, St. LuciaRambagh Palace, Jaipur IndiaThe Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, New York CityFour Seasons Hotel Milano, MilanOne&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, MexicoOberoi Amarvilas, Agra, IndiaThe Peninsula, Hong KongFour Seasons Hotel Mexico D.F., Mexico CitySabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park Area, South AfricaBanyan Tree Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, MexicoThe Cloister at Sea Island, GAThe Peninsula ShanghaiCastello di Casole - A Timbers Resort, Casole d'Elsa ItalyFour Seasons Hotel Firenze, FlorenceLe Bristol, ParisInn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort, Bluffton, SCFour Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, HIMandarin Oriental BangkokThe Ritz ParisFour Seasons Hotel PragueIt only appears that one of the major chains made it on the list, which was Starwood at #16 with the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Mexico. Of the luxury chains, it looks like Four Seasons was the big winner with 10 entries, with Peninsula Hotels a distant second place with 3 entries, and Mandarin Oriental coming in with just 2 entries.Any hotels on this list jump on your hotel bucket lists for future trips?

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