San Ignacio Resort Hotel Wins Belize’s Leading Hotel 2022 at World Travel Awards

by Carolee Chanona

For the first time ever, San Ignacio Resort Hotel has been voted Central America’s Leading Hotel in the 29th World Travel Awards in 2022. Owned by the Bedran family, San Ignacio Resort Hotel was one of the first resorts to open in the area in 1976, starting as an events center in the now-Bedran Hall, then gradually evolving into the contemporary 27-room award-winning resort today.  At the helm of the San Ignacio Resort Hotel, managing sisters Mariam and Paulita have built on the family legacy, establishing incomparable standards in service thanks to an incredible team behind them!

The Royal Suite at SIRH.

Bragging rights to be the leading hotel in a destination like Belize—recognized on the world stage with an award as prestigious as the World Travel Awards—is no small feat.


Xunantunich Maya Site. Image via San Ignacio Resort Hotel.

Between bird-watching, a beguiling swimming pool, tennis courts, resident Green Iguanas, the onsite Running W Restaurant, medicinal trails, and an incredibly familial staff, there’s little reason to wander outside San Ignacio Resort Hotel.

Besides Hotel of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, and Hospitality Award from the Belize Tourism Board, the San Ignacio Resort Hotel also has Conde Nast Traveler’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Award under its belt—along with 45+ years of service in the industry.

About the World Travel Awards

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. Each year, World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognize and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.

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