Virtuoso Announces 2015 Nominees for Best of the Best Awards

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Virtuoso has announced its 2015 nominees for the company’s “Best of the Best Awards.” The network for international luxury travel agents recognizes 50 select properties for the awards. 

Winners of the 2015 awards will be recognized by the company’s Hotels & Resorts Dinner in August, during the 27th annual Virtuoso Travel Week event at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The winners will be featured in Virtuoso Life’s Best of the Best spread in the September/October issue of the magazine. 

Here is the complete list of Virtuoso's "Best of the Best Awards" Nominees: 


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Best Achievement in Design

1. Mandarin Oriental, Taipei, Taiwan 
2. The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto, Japan 
3. InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam 
4. Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, Netherlands 
5. Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills, Japan

Best Culinary Experience

1. View, Flames & Cellar Door, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg, South Africa 
2. Ducasse, Hotel Plaza Athenee, Dorchester Collection, Paris, France 
3. The Krug Room, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, China 
4. Epicure, Le Bristol Paris, France 
5. The Dining Room, Wheatleigh, Lennox, Massachusetts, USA

Best Bar

1. The Jazz Bar, Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China 
2. Tower Bar, Sunset Tower Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA 
3. Connaught Bar, Connaught, London, UK 
4. The Long Bar, Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 
5. The Bar, Baccarat New York, New York, USA

Best Family Program

1. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, USA 
2. "Ritz Kids," The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, California, USA 
3. "Kijana Kids Club," Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti, Tanzania 
4. "The Kite Flyers Club," The St. Regis Bali Resort, Bali, Indonesia 
5. Claridge's, London, UK

Best Spa

1. Dolder Grand Spa, The Dolder Grand, Zürich, Switzerland 
2. Sense, A Rosewood Spa, Rosewood Mayakoba, Rivera Maya, Mexico 
3. Vinotherapie Spa, Les Sources de Caudalie, Martillac, France 
4. Gaia Retreat & Spa, New South Wales, Australia 
5. Jiva Spa Boat, Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India 

Most Innovative Guest Experience

1. Corcovado Experience, Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
2. Cloud Biking, Mashpi Lodge, Mashpi Reserve, Ecuador 
3. Curiosity Retreats, Gateway Canyons Resort, Colorado, USA 
4. Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE 
5. The Peninsula Beverly Hills, California, USA 

Sustainable Tourism Leadership

1. Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Peru 
2. Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California, USA 
3. The Brando, French Polynesia 
4. The Peninsula Tokyo, Japan 
5. UXUA Casa Hotel and Spa, Trancosco, Brazil

One to Watch

1. The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland 
2. Lizard Island, Cairns, Australia 
3. Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, UK 
4. La Reserve Paris, France 
5. Rosewood Beijing, China

Hotelier of the Year

1. Antonio Sersale, Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy 
2. George Cohen, Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg, South Africa 
3. Martein van Wagenberg, Le Guanahani, Saint Barthelemy 
4. Samuel Leizorek, Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico 
5. Giuseppe Lama, The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast, California, USA

Hotel of the Year

1. Ashford Castle, County Mayo, Galway, Ireland 
2. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India 
3. Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa, Andalucia, Spain 
4. Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, Germany 
5. One&Only Palmilla, San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico


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