Our Editors’ Choice Awards celebrate the exceptional hotels and resorts that, of the more than 100 we reviewed this year, stood out the most. Properties considered for our annual Editors’ Choice Awards tend to be relatively small, but we also relish grand hotels and boutique brands that consistently exceed expectations. While our selections may vary in size, style and locale, each possesses a strong personality, a sense of place and a devotion to superior service. It’s all in the details.
HIDEAWAY OF THE YEAR
Moltrasio, Lake Como, Italy
Even amid this year’s refreshingly stiff competition, Passalacqua stood out. Opened in June 2022 by the owners of the nearby Grand Hotel Tremezzo, this gorgeously refurbished 18th-century palace in the unspoiled town of Moltrasio crowns a set of manicured gardens that are terraced down to Lake Como. The huge main villa contains just 12 sumptuous accommodations. Eight additional rooms are in the Palazz building above the Moroccan-inspired spa, which is itself above an atmospheric grotto. And four Casa al Lago guest rooms form a little enclave of their own down in the gardens.