After restaurants, the Michelin Guide will now help travelers find the best hotels
After having introduced travelers and gourmets to the best restaurants in the world for more than a century, the illustrious Michelin Guide now counts hotels in its exclusive and coveted rolls.
In a statement, the Michelin Guide said the selection of hotels meets the same standards by which restaurants are selected. The rules for selecting restaurants and hotels are therefore the same. According to Michelin, it is a question of “aiming for excellence, promoting uniqueness, enhancing local know-how and the art of living”.
(Featured Image Credit: The Chedi Andermatt / Tablet Hotels / Guide Michelin; Hero Image Credit: Sasha Stories / Unsplash)
Tablet Hotels and selection process
According to Michelin, a French tire manufacturer and mobility company, the hotels are selected by a team from Tablet Hotels and its travel community.
Tablet Hotels, an online travel agency, was acquired by Michelin in 2018 and has been the Guide’s hotel expert ever since. Michelin says the selection of hotels helps maintain its “historic commitment to providing only memorable experiences”.
As for the restaurants, they are selected by anonymous inspectors from the Michelin Guide.
How it works?
Hotels can be discovered via the Michelin official website and mobile applications.
Verified customers who book hotels through Tablet can share their reviews to help with the Michelin Guide rating process. Based on the reviews, hotels can be removed if the ratings are unsatisfactory.
The Michelin Guide emphasizes the style, service and personality of hotels when it comes to selecting them, helping travelers find the best accommodation at any price. Criteria include interior design, architecture, authenticity, quality of service and the importance of the hotel as a destination.
The system, according to Michelin, makes the recommendations “worthy of the trust of its users”.
While the restaurant selection covers over 35 destinations, the hotel selection spans over 120 countries.
Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of Michelin Guides, said: “By making our selection of hotels even more rigorous and focusing only on the strongest, most unique and most memorable experiences, the MICHELIN Guide aims to bring the know-how and expertise of its teams of travelers and gourmets from all over the world.
Lucy Lieberman, CEO of Tablet Hotels, said: “Today, as MICHELIN Guide hotel experts, we are committed to the same ambition as the Guide’s selection of restaurants: only showing travelers places that are worth worth consecrating, places that will bring something. meaningful for their trip.
“And, as we do with restaurateurs, we’re delighted that our selection highlights the talent, expertise and personality of passionate hoteliers who help make the world’s great destinations so eternally appealing,” Lieberman added. .
Highlighting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hotels and travel, the Michelin Guide said in its press release that it was “committed to actively promoting the industry and meeting the expectations of more eager travelers and foodies. than ever to enjoy authentic culinary experiences and unforgettable getaways ”.
Type of hotels on its list
The hotels currently listed in the Guide are among the best in the world, offering excellent hospitality services. Adding the Tainaron Blue Retreat in Greece to its illustrious list, Michelin claims the hotel is a stone watchtower, built centuries ago on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Another notable addition is Dunton Hot Springs in a ghost town in the wilderness of southwest Colorado. Michelin says that although the buildings do not appear to have changed since 1918, the accommodations are “among the most desirable”.
Insanely weird places aren’t the only ones on the list. There are farmhouses in southern Italy, like the luxurious Masseria Calderisi boutique hotel in Savelletri di Fasano, as well as a long list of other famous names from around the world.
Among these is the magnificent The Chedi Andermatt in Andermatt, Switzerland; the magnificent Hotel des Grands Boulevards in Paris, France; the modern and upscale luxury The PuXuan Hotel & Spa in Beijing, China; the naturally endowed The Sukhothai Bangkok in Thailand; and The Greenwich Hotel by famous actor Robert DeNiro in New York, United States.