Four Thai Hotels Rank Among World’s Top 10: A Testament to Thailand’s Thriving Tourism Industry

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La Liste Recognizes Thai Hotels

Four hotels in Thailand have been recognized as some of the world’s best by La Liste, a reputable French hotel and restaurant rating guide. The hotels that have made it into the top 10 include Capella Bangkok, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Amanpuri in Phuket, and Six Senses Yao Noi in Phangnga. This achievement has been hailed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as a sign of a strong tourism sector in the country.

La Liste uses a unique algorithm to score hotels worldwide out of 100. The ranking is based on descending scores, with the top hotel, Cipriani in Venice, receiving a score of 99.75. A total of 200 hotels earned top 10 scores of 95.5 or above, with multiple ties.

Individual Achievements of Thai Hotels

Capella Bangkok received a fifth-ranked score of 98, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok acquired a sixth-ranked score of 97.5, Amanpuri in Phuket earned a ninth-ranked score of 96, and Six Senses Yao Noi in Phangnga secured a tenth-ranked score of 95.5.

Growing Presence in the Global Rankings

Out of the 1,000 hotels included in the ranking from around the world, Thailand had a strong presence, with 20 more hotels achieving scores of 90 or higher. Government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri shared the news on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha congratulated all 24 recognized hotels for their outstanding performance and assured them of the government’s full support in terms of tourism promotion.

Other Thai Hotels in the Ranking

The additional 20 Thai hotels that ranked highly on La Liste are The Sukhothai Bangkok, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, Rosewood Phuket, Anantara Siam Bangkok, The Standard Hua Hin, The Peninsula Bangkok, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok, The Okura Prestige Bangkok, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, The Siam Hotel, Park Hyatt Bangkok, Six Senses Koh Samui, Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, Shangri-La Bangkok, Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, Chakrabongse Villas, The St Regis Bangkok, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok, and Sri Panwa Phuket.

Positive Trends in Thailand’s Hotel Industry

The latest Hotel Business Operator Sentiment Index, jointly prepared by the Thai Hotels Association and the Bank of Thailand, showcases a positive trend in Thailand’s hotel industry. More than 47% of Thai hotels, primarily five-star establishments in the South, reported that guests stayed longer on average in May compared to the same period during the Covid-19 pandemic. This information highlights the resilience and growth of Thailand’s tourism sector despite the global challenges posed by the pandemic.