As we look back over 2015, we consider ourselves very fortunate for our health, good friends and many opportunities gifted to us for travel and culinary exploration. Many of the places we’ve enjoyed this year not only made it to The Yum List, but were recognised internationally as the best in their field. Here we recall some of the World’s Number Ones covered by our team. (Please note, the accolades are given by numerous organisations, too many to list here. If a spot interests you, click on the title link to find out more.)
Number One Hotel in the World – Gili Lankanfushi, The Maldives
Bali Resort of the Year – Viceroy Bali – Ubud
Top 10 Hotel Pools in the World and Coolest Places to Visit List for 2016 – Dwarika’s Dhulikhel
Business Hotel of the Year, Australia – Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Best Hotel Bar, Australia – Blu Bar
Spain’s Best Cocktail Bar Mixologist – 1862 Dry Bar
Oldest Tapas Bar in Europe – El Rinconcillo
Number One Hotel Spa in Asia – The Peninsula Spa
Largest Rum Collection in the World – Marco Polo Hotel, Hong Kong
Number One Whisky in the World – Kavalan Solist
Most Expensive Coffee in the World – Panama Geisha
And Malaysia has produced a few number ones of their own this year too…
Most Expensive Malaysian Wine – Domaine Laurent
Malaysia’s First Whisky – 56 Degrees
Largest Selection of Whiskies Sold by the Glass in South East Asia – The Whisky Bar KL
Malaysia’s First Handmade Transparent Coffee Machine
Know of something you think deserves a “number one” listing? Leave a comment below.
Pretty impressive list.
Is the Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu still operative?
Friends of mine here – 3 Nepalese on 457A visas were
traumatised when the earthquake hit – fortunately all their
families survived – Ajay the youngest of the trio is presently
visiting his family in Kathmandu.
I would add the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel Resort and Spa, Bali.
The Oriental in Bangkok.
The Grand Sofitel Central at Hua Hin, Thailand – this may have a
new name but is the oldest resort hotel in Thailand and is a “MUST”
to visit – charm just oozes.
Oh you and Junior do live a charmed life – as I AGAIN go Martian GREEN!
El Colin Cordobes
Well curiosity got the better of me, so I looked the place up.
Says nothing here regarding the terrible earthquake, so I guess
it is still operating???
El Colin Cordobes
Such a gorgeous place, Monica! I would want to stay there a long time and explore everything! 🙂
Interesting, that coffee machine.
You have been travelling a lot in 2015, more to come ?
It’s great to reflect back on such gifted opportunities for travel and culinary escapades…..and be thankful. I look forward to reading more explorations in 2016 from The Yum List! 🙂 Happy New Year, Monica and to all at The Yum List! 🙂
A lot of “bests”. It’s always a pleasure to read about your culinary and other adventures. Have a great New Year!
I think you need to do a Number Last list too 😉
So we can all avoid the terrible stuff…
A great year full of blessings! Lovely places you have visited!