Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York has been named as the best hotel in the world by readers of a luxury travel magazine.
The super-glamorous property, which overlooks Central Park, narrowly saw off competition from Vatuvara Private Island in Fiji – a hotel Prince Harry and Meghan Markle once stayed at that has been named as the second best.
They occupy the top two slots in a top 10 ranking of hotels around the world drawn up by ‘Luxury Lifestyle Magazine’ as part of a gigantic ‘travel experience’ reader survey.
Nick Gibbens, editor-in-chief of Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, said: ‘He clearly divides opinion on a political level but there is no question about it, Trump is a master hotelier.
‘He understands what super luxury is all about and delivers the very best experience possible, usually exceeding expectations.
‘He employs only the very best hotel staff and this ensures he can offer guests the most enjoyable of stays.
‘It’s also interesting to see a city hotel beat a tropical paradise in the case of Vatuvara Private Island but our readers know luxury when they see it and I am grateful for their assistance in helping us crown the very best hotels in the world.’
The magazine said that 74,915 individual votes were cast in this year’s awards.