Virtuoso Hotels Program Celebrates 25 Years With “Best of the Best” Awards

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International luxury travel network Virtuoso’s Hotels & Resorts Program is marking its 25th anniversary this year. To celebrate, the network is releasing the top properties and hoteliers that have been nominated for its “Best of the Best” awards.

This year, there are 55 contenders in 11 categories in contest to achieve the title. The contenders were selected by the Virtuoso network and Virtuoso Life magazine, representing the network’s 1,246 hotels, resorts, lodges, spas, luxury camps and villas over a span of more than 100 countries.

On August 16, 2017, the winning selections will be revealed at Virtuoso Travel Week’s Hotels & Resorts Dinner, hosted at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Virtuoso’s travel advisers will vote for their top choices over the upcoming weeks. Categories for the “Best of the Best” awards include:

Best Achievement in Design

1. Baoase Luxury Resort, Willemstad, Curaçao
2. Park Hyatt Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
3. Six Senses Douro Valley, Lamego, Portugal
4. The Strand Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar
5. The William Vale, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Best Dining Experience

1. Le Louis XV – Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco
2. La Terrazza – Hotel Eden, Rome, Rome, Italy
3. Meo Modo – Relais Borgo Santo Pietro, Siena, Italy
4. Manta – The Cape, A Thompson Hotel, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
5. Majorelle – The Lowell, New York, New York, U.S.

Best Bar

1. The Blue Bar – The Berkeley, London, UK
2. Aquarium Bar – Castelbrac Hotel, Dinard, France
3. Saxony – Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
4. Bar Hemingway – Ritz Paris, Paris, France
5. The Long Bar – Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, Shanghai, China

Best Family Program

1. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxford, UK
2. Hotel Castello at Forte Village Resort, Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy
3. Hotel Sacher Wien, Vienna, Austria
4. The Reef Atlantis, Nassau, Bahamas
5. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Naples, Florida, U.S.

Best Wellness Program

1. Canyon Ranch, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
2. Golden Door Luxury Resort & Spa, San Marcos, California, U.S.
3. Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden, Berchtesgaden, Germany
4. Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
5. SHA Wellness Clinic, Alicante, Spain

Best Virtuoso Experience

1. Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
2. Hotel Solar de las Animas, Tequila, Mexico
3. The Mark, New York, New York, U.S.
4. São Lourenço do Barrocal, Monsaraz, Portugal
5. Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Sustainable Tourism Leadership

1. Cavallo Point – the Lodge at Golden Gate, Sausalito, California, U.S.
2. CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla
3. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Wolgan Valley, Australia
4. Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Peru
5. UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa, Trancoso, Brazil

Best Virtuoso Newcomer

1. Amanemu, Shima, Japan
2. Chablé Resort and Spa, Chocholá, Mexico
3. Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, New York, New York, U.S.
4. Park Hotel Vitznau, Vitznau, Switzerland
5. The St. Regis Langkawi, Langkawi, Malaysia

Best Virtuoso Ambassador

1. Kees Hogetoorn – AccorHotels
2. Leslie Dodson – AccorHotels
3. Tets Kato – Banyan Tree Mayakoba
4. Gillian Greenwood – InterContinental Hotel Group
5. Janet Kato White – Montage Hotels

Hotelier of the Year

1. Taparahi Tibble – Aman Sveti Stefan, Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
2. Eric Boonstoppel – Cheval Blanc Courchevel, Courchevel, France
3. Timothy Ananiadis – Hotel Grand Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens, Athens, Greece
4. Frank Marrenbach – Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, Oetker Collection, Baden-Baden, Germany
5. Susanne Hatje – Mandarin Oriental, New York, New York, New York, U.S.

Hotel of the Year

1. Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, Lanai City, Hawaii, U.S.
2. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
3. Palazzo Seneca, Norcia, Italy
4. The Peninsula Beijing, Beijing, China
5. The Lanesborough, Oetker Collection, London, UK

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