Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace has made it into the list of the World's Best Hotels 2015. Recognised as one of the most trusted industry surveys, Institutional Investor's 'World's Best Hotels 2015' is based on the opinions of readers and senior executives who travel extensively for work. Just missing out on the top 20 spot, Emirates Palace comes in at number 21. It is the only hotel in the Middle East and Africa to make the list and also the only one from the Kempinski brand.

Since its opening in 2005, Emirates Palace has won numerous awards and in 2015 alone, it received five World Travel Awards and four World Spa Awards that included Middle East's Best Hotel Spa 2015, amongst other industry awards.

The top 10 hotels in the Institutional Investor's 'World's Best Hotels 2015' list are, in order, Mandarin Hotel (Tokyo), Dolder Grand (Zurich), Peninsula (Hong Kong), Baur Au Lac (Zurich), Peninsula Beverly Hills (Los Angeles), Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta (Atlanta), Four Seasons George V (Paris), Park Hyatt (Tokyo), Mandarin Oriental (Taipei) and Grand Bretagne (Athens).