Exclusive: SLH to Honor Travel Community

Small Luxury Hotels of the World will recognize the efforts of travel agents at its 15th annual international conference in New York Apr. 19. The event is intended to honor the accomplishments of the travel community by rewarding three agents in three categories. The top overall agent award will be given to the agent responsible for booking the most SLH business between Jan. 1 and Mar. 31. The winner will receive a seven-night vacation for two to Italy replete with a host of frills such as a new five-piece Samsonite luggage set, a $1,000 shopping spree and access to a luxury sports car. The second award, the SLH Brand Ambassador honor, will be bestowed on the travel agent who best supported the SLH brand in 2006. The prize includes four nights in London and Paris, dinner at a Michelin-star restaurant and a $1,000 shopping spree. Third prize goes to the agent who makes the most expensive booking at an SLH hotel for stays between Dec. 1, 2006 and Mar. 31, 2007. The winner receives a private dinner in their home prepared by Steve Zobel, executive chef of the Triomphe restaurant in New York's Iroquois Hotel. Agents may submit a nomination by Feb. 28 at [www.slhconference.com/awards].