The Hay-Adams named top hotel in DC

For the second consecutive year, The Hay-Adams is ranked No. 1 on the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2021 list of Top Hotels in Washington, D.C. 

“We are deeply honored that the readers surveyed for Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2021 have once again been so satisfied by the experience at The Hay-Adams, particularly in light of the ways the pandemic has brought unexpected changes to our industry,” said Nicolas Beliard, Managing Director, The Hay-Adams. “It’s especially rewarding for our team members to be recognized for overcoming that and continuing to offer an experience that captivates some of the most ardent and astute travelers around.”

The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2021 recognizes the top hotels, islands, cities, cruise lines, airlines, spas, and more around the globe, based on the results of the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2021 readers’ survey. Readers rated hotels on the following characteristics: rooms/facilities, location, service, food, value. Open since 1928, The Hay-Adams joins nearly 50 fellow Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) in being named to Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2021.

The awards come a time when many travelers are seeking inspiration and guidance as they once again make plans to venture out into the world.

The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2021 is featured in the October issue of Travel + Leisure, on newsstands now, with full survey results available at

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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