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Hotels were selected by travelers as favorites on the publication’s San Francisco, New York City and Chicago “Top Hotels” Lists  

Phoenix, Arizona (October 25, 2021) – WorldHotels Collection is proud to announce that three of the brand’s spectacular properties have been awarded a Conde Nast Traveler 2021 Readers’ Choice Award on their respective city lists. From a New York City property favored by United Nations diplomates to a hipster hotel in Chicago's River North neighborhood and a historic landmark hotel in San Francisco, these exquisite hotels represent some of WorldHotels Collection’s finest properties, providing the unique luxury and lifestyle preferred by today’s sophisticated traveler.

“We are thrilled that three of our distinguished WorldHotels properties were selected as ‘hotels they love the most’ by the more than 800,000 respondents in Conde Nast’s 34th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey,” said David Kong, President and Chief Executive Officer of WorldHotels. “As the world begins to travel again, it’s clear that WorldHotels offers the type of unique and impressive properties travelers long to visit. It’s a truly exciting achievement to help mark our company’s 50th anniversary this year.”

“These unique and exciting hotels are an exceptional representation of WorldHotels, a collection of the finest independent hotels in the most iconic destinations around the world,” said Gregory Habeeb, President, North America of WorldHotels. “We’ve undergone a brand refresh to mark WorldHotels’ 50th anniversary and these three North American hotels symbolize our theme of ‘A WORLD Reimagined,’ as we continue our quest to be at the forefront of innovation and delivering the elevated experience luxury and lifestyle travelers expect.”


Built in 1914, Hotel Bijou is a landmark hotel that combines the historic elegance of San Francisco with modern comfort and eclectic style. The hotel features 65 spacious guest rooms recently renovated with a chic and modern Art Deco design, transporting guests to the roaring 1920s. Hotel Bijou offers unique experiences, such as an in-room spa service with specialty massage services and a relaxing wellness package that focuses on meditation and breathing. Located in San Francisco’s Union Square, the hotel is just moments from the Moscone Convention Center, public transportation, great shopping and nightlife.

Labeled by Conde Nast as “a techy and cocktail nerd's dream in River North,” ACME Hotel Company unites an artful eye for whimsical style and a penchant for high-tech toys for both work and play, making it the city's most approachable lifestyle hotel. Boasting the tagline, DO YOUR THING, the ACME is all about self-expression and individuality, with a chill vibe. The hotel features 130 imaginatively decorated rooms and The Berkshire Room, a vibrant lobby bar and a popular cocktail destination for locals. The ACME is also home to the Bunny Slope, Chicago's famed hot tub bar, a top choice in the nightlife scene.

Offering refined elegance and European flair, The Kimberly Hotel is one of the most fashionable New York City hotels. Located just a few blocks from the United Nations headquarters, the hotel is a popular place to spot famous politicians and was even a favorite of former President Jimmy Carter. Luxury awaits as guests enter through a stately entrance with glowing chandeliers and into the classic and comfortable guest rooms, with feather beds encased in top-of-the-line linens and fluffy down comforters. The rooftop bar at the Kimberly Hotel, voted one of "The world's best rooftop bars" by the Telegraph, is a stand-out place to relax or entertain, with its stylish design and winning views of the Chrysler building.

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About WorldHotels Collection

WorldHotels™ Collection is a privately held hotel soft brand within the BWH Hotel Group® global network. Founded by independent hoteliers dedicated to the art of hospitality, and celebrating its 50th year anniversary in 2021, WorldHotels offers one of the finest portfolios of independent hotels and resorts around the globe, expertly curated to inspire unique, life enriching experiences that connect people and places. WorldHotels is comprised of four unique collections, each with its own personality and style to appeal to the needs of today’s traveler. The collections include: WorldHotels Luxury, WorldHotels Elite, WorldHotels Distinctive and WorldHotels Crafted. For more information visit