Red Carnations Hotels among the top Hotel Brands in the World in Travel+Leisure’s World’s Best’ Awards

Top honors also awarded to The Milestone Hotel, The Rubens at the Palace, Ashford Castle, Hotel 41, Chesterfield Mayfair and The Twelve Apostles

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is thrilled to announce that it has once again earned top honors in the highly esteemed Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. This year the collection garnered the No. 6 spot in the ‘Best Hotel Brands’ category, while The Milestone Hotel & Residences, The Rubens at the Palace, Ashford Castle, Hotel 41, The Chesterfield Mayfair and The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa each placed in the top 10 in their respective categories.

As another exceptional award, The Milestone Hotel & Residences was ranked among the ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World,’ at No. 93.

Deluxe King

“It’s an incredible honor and privilege to receive this amazing accolade for our Red Carnation Hotel properties,” said president and founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Beatrice Tollman. “We achieved this because   of our extraordinary staff. I have surrounded myself with the most passionate, dedicated and loyal people in the industry, and together we have created what Red Carnation Hotels is today. This is a very proud moment for us.”

“I want to thank the Travel + Leisure readers for their votes, Mrs. Tollman for all of the exceptional work she does, and the outstanding teams at all of our Red Carnation Hotel properties who work hard to ensure every guest has an exceptional stay. Our brilliant teams give their tireless efforts to provide each of our guests consistently high levels of service,” said Jonathan Raggett, managing director of Red Carnation Hotels. “I also want send a massive and sincere thank you to all of our extremely loyal guests.”

Max Lacome,, THE MILESTONE HOTEL, LONDON, 13/07/2015

2019 is the second year that Red Carnation has appeared in the ‘Best Hotel Brands’ category. Its debut sixth from the top of the list is testament to the consistently exemplary service, luxurious accommodation, generous hospitality and outstanding amenities that are found at all 19 of our luxury boutique properties worldwide.

Other winners this year include Ireland’s Ashford Castle, which placed No. 3 in the ‘Top 10 Resort Hotels in the

U.K. and Ireland’ category. The historic Ashford Castle is Red Carnation’s most‐lauded hotel, offering a winning combination of stunning architecture, sumptuous cuisine, a state‐of‐the‐art spa, and a wealth of activities on its expansive 350‐acre grounds.

Four additional Red Carnation Hotels were also honored with top spots in the ‘Top 10 London City Hotels’ category. The Rubens at the Palace won the No. 9 spot, The Chesterfield Mayfair earned the No. 5 spot, Hotel 41 won the No. 3 spot, while The Milestone Hotel & Residences won the No. 2 spot. Perfectly located across Kensington Palace and close to the Royal Albert Hall, The Milestone is an elegant historic hotel with old world charm, beautiful rich furnishings, exquisite original arts, outstanding cuisine and an experienced and passionate team.

One of the city’s most distinguished and sought‐after hotels, ’41’ boasts views overlooking The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, chic black‐and‐white décor, and staff that outnumbers guests two‐to‐one. The Chesterfield Mayfair, located minutes from Bond Street, Piccadilly and the Royal Parks, is renowned for its delicious Dover sole, themed afternoon teas, and innovative molecular cocktails. Overlooking Buckingham Palace and within easy walking distance to Victoria Station, The Rubens at the Palace offers a host of new restaurants and bars  that gives guests the latest in modern comforts and technology, as well as magnificence and splendor of a bygone age.

Another outstanding award was achieved in the ‘Top 10 Europe City Hotels’ category, where The Milestone placed at No. 6 and Hotel 41 at No. 9.

Red Carnation’s South Africa property, The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, ranked among ‘The Top 10 City Hotels in Africa’ at No. 3. This exquisite hotel is dramatically located above the Atlantic Ocean, flanked by the majestic Twelve Apostles and Table Mountain, that offers luxurious rooms and exquisite dining experiences. Guests can savor seafood and fine dining at the Azure Restaurant, enjoy delicious cocktails and breath‐taking sunsets at The Leopard Bar, and luxuriate in its holistic spa with stunning outdoor gazebos.

Travel + Leisure‘s annual World’s Best Awards recognize the best destinations, hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines, and tour and safari operators around the world, based on a survey of the publication’s readers. Full results for 2019 can be found here.

For more information about The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, visit us at, or email


President & Founder Beatrice Tollman has built Red Carnation Hotels with a vision for service excellence and a passion for generous hospitality. Today the collection proudly stands at 20 exceptional properties around the
world, each unique and special, whilst sharing the founding values that define the family‐owned and run business.

The hotel collection is lovingly named after the signature flower Mrs. Tollman’s husband always wears, and this symbol of hospitality is also worn by every member of the team.

The guest experience is always at the heart of Red Carnation, where talented teams exceed expectations with warm and caring service, delicious cuisine and thoughtful touches. We also connect guests with the local destination through authentic and meaningful experiences, beautiful and restorative design and curated art collections. These hotels are truly the art of hospitality.

Red Carnation Hotels is committed to helping protect the natural & cultural heritage found in each location. We are a company dedicated to building a sustainable future for the surrounding communities and wildlife, in order to maintain a sense of place for staff and guests for many years to come. WWW.REDCARNATION.COM


Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight  Foundation is a not‐for‐profit working to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported some 50 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at