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London Dominates Europe in World's Best Hotels Ranking

London establishments dominate our annual ranking of the region’s top hotels.

The Metropolitan, an exclusive hotel in London’s swank Mayfair district, is the top hotel in Europe, according to The 2012 World’s Best Hotels, Institutional Investor’s annual ranking of elite establishments.

The boutique property offers contemporary, high-tech accommodation with destination amenities like Nobu, a Michelin-starred Japanese-Peruvian restaurant, and the Met Bar.

The Lanesborough, which sits across Hyde Park Corner from the Metropolitan, comes in second place followed by the Connaught, another Mayfair property, the Ritz in Paris and the Ritz in London.

London dominates the top 10 with six hotels, while Paris, Dublin, Zurich and Rome have one each.

The ranking is determined by the votes of well-travelled II readers, including senior financial and corporate executives.

The full ranking will publish on the site on December 4. In the meantime, we'll publish our ranking of the top hotels in Asia on Thursday.

Name City Total
1 Metropolitan London 92.30%
2 Lanesborough London 92.20
3 Connaught London 92.00
4 Ritz Paris 91.80
5 Ritz London 91.50
6 Dorchester London 91.20
7 Westbury Dublin 90.30
8 Baur Au Lac Zurich 90.00
9 Berkeley London 89.70
10 Hassler Rome 89.60

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