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Spain and U.S.A. prevaile in the number of clubs nominated

Today the voting period for The World’s 100 Best Clubs 2022 list opens where a total of 260 clubs have been nominated. The countries leading the list are Spain with 58 and the United States of America with 44 nominations. Other countries with nominated clubs include Italy with 12 nominations, Canada and Colombia with 11 nominations, and the United Kingdom with 10. Together these countries are leading the way in nominations for The World’s Best Club 2022 list. In all, the 260 establishments have been nominated from a diverse list of countries like France, Croatia, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Greece, the UAE, Argentina, Singapore, China, and Japan, among others.

Regarding the most famous international nightlife spots, Ibiza, takes the lead with 15 nominated venues- Hï Ibiza, Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, Blue Marlin Ibiza, Amnesia, Pacha Ibiza, DC-10, Ocean Beach, Ibiza Rocks, Octan, Café Mambo Ibiza, Itaca, Lío, Nassau Beach Club, Linekers, and Club Chinois- to the list. Las Vegas presents 12 nominations of its own- TAO, Omnia, Marquee, Zouk, Drai’s, Hakkasan, Encore Beach Club, XS, Jewel, Wet Republic, the Light, and TAO Beach Club- so the race is a close one. Another party capital aiming for the top is Barcelona also with 10 nominated venues. For each of the contending clubs the goal is the same: when the winners are announced, either crack The World’s 100 Best Clubs 2022 list or take home The World’s Best Club 2022 title.

The prestigious list returns after a two-year break

As you know, after two years without releasing the list of The World’s 100 Best Clubs due to the Covid pandemic, the list has since made a comeback. Said list will be assessing the nominated venues trajectory during this year season.

At the last gala of The Golden Moon Awards organized by the International Nightlife Association and held in Bogotá (Colombia) on November 13, 2019, the title of The World’s Best Club 2019 went to Hï Ibiza while Cavalli Club Dubai, which unfortunately closed due to the pandemic, came in second place. We must regret that another fifteen of the best nightlife venues in the world that made it to the list of The World’s 100 Best Clubs 2019, including the emblematic Heart Ibiza, founded in 2015 by the Adrià brothers and the founder of Cirque du Soleil Guy Laliberté- closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The list to be made public on November 8th

The online public voting period begins today, September 1, and will remain open until October 15, 2022. Anyone can vote for any of the nominated venues HERE which will accept only one vote per person. The public vote will represent 70% of the final tally.

The remaining 30% will be determined by a panel of experts who will weigh a host of factors including the 2022 artistic programming of the clubs, complementary security measures, VIP area, availability and online reservation capacity, and quality of service. Other matters to be taken into account will be the activity on social media, national or international awards, distinctions achieved, acoustic quality, soundproofing, and commitment to the UN’s sustainable development goals. The professional jury scoring system will be ranked by points awarded to each of the items that will be valued and added to the sum of the public voting.

The list of “The World’s 100 Best Clubs 2022” will be released on November 8th at the 8th International Nightlife Congress and 7th Golden Moon Awards Gala.

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