The Hotel Nacional de Cuba, the flag establishment in the Island’s tourist sector, was chosen the best in the world among 194 candidates.
A survey carried out by elmundoviajes.com showed that the Cuban facility displaced the Hotel La Mamounia (Morocco) to the second place and the Ritz Hotel, in Paris, to the third position.
The list also includes The Waldorf Astoria, in New York, and Llao Llao, in Bariloche, Argentina.
Cuba also ranked sixth among the best countries in the tourist sector, only preceded by France, Mexico, the United States, Argentina and Great Britain, according to the survey.
In the Best Island category, Cuba was in the first place, followed by Madeira (Portugal), Sicily (Italy), Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti) and Corsica (France).
At the same time, the world’s best beaches were the Maya Riviera (Mexico), B�varo, Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Varadero (Cuba), Copacabana e Ipanema (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Algarbe (Portugal).