The votes are in and the world has spoken: 13 Hawkins International Public Relations’ clients have earned top marks with the 2015 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards – including Le Meurice being named the #1 World’s Best Hotel in Europe and Seabourn being named the #1 World’s Best Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Line. These annual awards showcase the most incredible hotels, destinations and companies in the hospitality industry and define the very best in travel.

Each of the winners were voted on by some of Travel + Leisure’s 4.8 million readers through Travel + Leisure magazine (December, January, February and March issues), T+L tablet editions, newsletters, social media, and online at

We congratulate all of our clients on their tremendous success at this year’s awards!


Top 100 Hotels in the World:

#13 Le Meurice

#14 The Inn at Palmetto Bluff

#42 Hotel Lungarno

#85 Hôtel Plaza Athénée

#98 Montage Beverly Hills


World’s Best Hotels in Europe (Large Cities):

#1 Le Meurice

#10 Hôtel Plaza Athénée


World’s Best Hotels in Continental US (Large Cities):

#8 Montage Beverly Hills

#25 Loews Regency


World’s Best Resorts in Continental US:

#2 The Inn at Palmetto Bluff


World’s Best Resorts Caribbean, Bermuda and Bahamas:

#15 Caneel Bay Resort

#18 Rosewood Little Dix Bay


World’s Best Hotels Central and South America (City Hotels):

#4 Alvear Palace Hotel (*Hall of Fame)


Best Small Ship Ocean Cruises:

#1 Seabourn Cruise (**Super Hall of Fame)


World’s Best: Family Travel (Caribbean Resorts):

#4 Caneel Bay Resort

#14 The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa


World’s Best: Family Travel (Continental US Resorts):

#1 The Inn at Palmetto Bluff

#4 Montage Deer Valley


World’s Best Tour Operators:

#4 Wilderness Travel


* Hall of Fame – on the list for 10 years in a row
**Super Hall of Fame – on the list for 20 years in a row


Congratulations again Le Meurice, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Hotel Lungarno, Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Montage Beverly Hills, Loews Regency, Caneel Bay Resort, Rosewood Little Dix Bay, Alvear Palace Hotel, Seabourn Cruise, The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa, Montage Deer Valley and Wilderness Travel on your tremendous success and accolades at this year’s Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards.

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