The best hotel in the world is a new category at the Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Awards in London.
Burj Al Arab named best hotel in the world
The Burj Al Arab has been named the best hotel in the world at an awards ceremony in London.
It also won the prize for best hotel in the Middle East at the Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Awards (ULTRAs) event.
The awards are intended to recognise the best hotels, airlines, cruise lines and destinations.
The best hotel in the world category is new this year, and the Burj Al Arab has won the Middle East title for the past six years.
The awards reflect the views of readers of the Daily Telegraph's Ultratravel magazine, sister publication of Ultratravel Middle East, which is published by The National.