(The Row Hotel at Assembly Row/Marriot)
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Row Hotel at Assembly Row in Somerville has been named one of the best in the world by Travel + Leisure.
"This year’s list of the top 100 hotels in the world reflects 33 countries and all continents except Antarctica," the magazine says. "The honorees include sweeping Western ranches in the United States, intimate African safari lodges, and palatial estates in Italy."
Every year Travel + Leisure asks readers to rate hotels based on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. The Row comes in at #44, just behind the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni on Lake Como. The top spot? The Leela Palace Udaipur in India.
Asia reigns supreme with 22 total properties on the list, the most of any region. While Africa, with 5 selections from South Africa alone, tallies 17 spots.
In a two-way tie for #27 with the Rosewood Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Vermont's Rabbit Hill Inn is the only other New England hotel to receive the recognition.
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama reports: