Venice’s Hotel Cipriani named world’s ideal

Venice could have commenced charging holidaymakers to visit, but now the so-identified as floating city features an added attraction to entice vacationers into paying the cost: the world’s very best resort.

On Thursday, French business La Liste—famed for its position of the world’s major restaurants and information to a lot more than 35,000 eateries around the globe—published its inaugural World’s Greatest Lodges checklist.

The new checklist ranks the major 1,000 lodges in the earth, with La Liste drawing up its ratings primarily based on a thorough evaluation of much more than 300 journey guides, as very well as critiques, media coverage, and 3rd-get together rankings.

Getting the crown was Lodge Cipriani, a Venetian icon launched in the 1950s by the inventor of the Bellini cocktail.

The five-star lodge, which describes by itself as “an oasis of serenity,” has come to be popular with A-listers around its seven-ten years record, with George and Amal Clooney, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, and Angelina Jolie among the the slew of renowned visitors it has hosted.

The Cipriani, which is owned by luxury resort and travel group Belmond, guarantees its visitors a assortment of “indulgences” which include things like Michelin-star dining, “unrivaled” sights of Venice, an Olympic-sizing swimming pool, private boat excursions about the city’s picturesque canals, and a spa that focuses on “sustainable, ethical pampering.”

In an emailed statement to Fortune, Resort Cipriani’s managing director, Marco Novella, stated he was thrilled with the hotel’s placement at the top rated of La Liste’s ranking.  

“The hotel’s legendary history, blended with the long-standing gastronomic identification, the loyalty of our friends, the professionalism of the team, and the improvements in progress make our residence a position of reference for the most discerning vacationers, to whom I prolong my sincere gratitude,” he stated.

Stays at the lodge can cost upwards of $2,000 a evening throughout the peak summer months time.

Lodge Cipriani’s father or mother organization is also the proprietor of La Liste’s greatest-rated resorts in Portugal, Brazil, Laos, and Russia.

In other places in the ranking, The Peninsula Chicago, the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal in Mexico, and Cheval Blanc St-Barth came in joint 2nd spot.

The beachfront Cheval Blanc in the French Caribbean is owned by luxury conglomerate LVMH and provides rooms, suites, and villas overlooking the ocean, two dining establishments, a spa, and numerous excursions.

In joint 3rd place were quite a few inns like L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, La Réserve in Paris, and London’s well-known Savoy—another movie star hotspot whose famed attendees have included Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, and Queen Elizabeth II.