07/03/2013 10:31 am ET Updated Sep 01, 2013

World's Best Hotels 2013 (PHOTOS)

Travel And Leisure

Picture a cypress-lined road in Tuscany. Now picture yourself arriving at a 10th-century former castle on more than 4,000 acres of rolling hills. Welcome to Castello di Casole, a new 41-suite hotel that already ranks as No. 2 in the world.

We asked our readers to vote in the 18th annual World's Best Awards for properties like Castello di Casole that have won them over -- weighing in on categories such as rooms, location, service, food, and value. The resulting list is not only a go-to hotel resource for planning your next trip, but also reveals the destinations that are important now.

Whether you're ready for a nature retreat or eager to pound the pavement of Hong Kong, Berlin, or Beverly Hills, there's a property for you among the World's Best Hotel winners. Read on, and let the daydreaming begin.

--Jennifer Flowers

World's Best Hotels 2013 (PHOTOS)

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