The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong in China
A little more than a year after opening their doors for the very first time, The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong in China was named Best Overall Hotel in the World by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler in The United States.
The results of the 2011 Readers' Choice Awards by Conde Nast Traveler ranks the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and resorts worldwide. The awards appear in the November issue of the magazine and are derived from the Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice survey. This year, a record 28,876 readers cast a combined eight million votes on thousands of properties and destinations around the world.
“To have The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong declared as the best in the world is truly rewarding and well earned by the team at the hotel. The property epitomizes what The Ritz-Carlton stands for today, providing an elevated luxury hotel experience in an incredible location. Furthermore, to have 46 other Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts around the globe recognized is really a tribute to the commitment of our 38,000 ladies and gentlemen; my thanks go out to each and every one of them,” said Herve Humler, president and chief operations officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. “It is because the results of this poll were determined by the guests who visit our hotels every day, that we are so very proud to be included,” added Humler, who received the award for World’s Best Hotel on behalf of the ladies and gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong.
The Readers' Choice Awards gala was held on Monday, October 10th in New York City. "The demand for excellence in travel has never been higher, and the results of the 2011 Readers' Choice Awards reflect the most exacting standards by the world's most discerning travelers—the readers of Conde Nast Traveler," said Editor in Chief Klara Glowczewska.