The winners of the World Boutique Hotel Awards 2016 were announced this week at a glittering gala dinner held at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London.
The ceremony brought together an array of boutique hotel owners, travel and lifestyle press as well as travel industry influencers from all four corners of the world, including representatives from CNN Travel, Elite Traveler, The Telegraph, Spear’s Magazine, Boat International, Time Out, The Financial Times and hoteliers around the world.
This year’s keynote speech was delivered by Tim Dingle, a pre-eminent figure in leadership and motivation training. Other esteemed guest presenters and speakers at the event included Brian McCabe, CEO of JDB Fine Hotels & Resorts, Alex Buchanan representing Best Travel Services, Paolo Macchiaroli, founder of My Private Villas, Elisabeth Visoanska, founder of VISOANSKA PARIS and Brian Froelich, Chairman of JDB Fine Hotels & Resorts.
World’s Best Boutique Hotel
Secret Bay Hotel, Dominica
World’s Best Beach or Coastal Hotel
El Nido, Pangulasian Island, Philippines
World’s Best City Hotel
11 Mirrors, Kiev, Ukraine
World’s Best Classic Hotel
Hotel Heritage, Bruges, Belgium
World’s Best Culinary Hotel
Vila Joya, Algarve, Portugal
World’s Most Inspired Design Hotel
Kau Manor, Estonia
World’s Best Honeymoon Hideaway
Punta Tragara, Capri, Italy
World’s Best New Hotel
Hotel Gotham, Manchester, United Kingdom
World’s Best Relaxation Retreat
The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Bali, Indonesia
World’s Most Romantic Hotel
Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece
World’s Most Sustainable Hotel
Vigilius Mountain Resort, South Tyrol, Italy
World’s Best Wellness Spa
Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy
World’s Best Private Villa
Over Yonder Cay, The Bahamas
The 2017 Boutique Hotel Awards are now open.
To nominate your favourite boutique hotels, find out about participating in the Awards, and read the reviews of all the winners go to: www.boutiquehotelawards.com