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2017 Best of the Best Awards


Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts and Virtuoso Life magazine are proud to announce the call for entries for our 11th Annual Best of the Best Awards. These awards include 10 distinct categories that honor and recognize our Hotels & Resorts Preferred Partners. The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the Hotels & Resorts Dinner in Las Vegas, which always promises to be a night of glamour and intrigue.


Award Categories:

  • Best Achievement in Design
    This award recognizes the significance of outstanding architecture and design of a hotel or a hotel component (room or suite product, restaurant, spa, public space, etc.), whether it’s a newly constructed property, a renovation, or a historic restoration.

  • Best Dining Experience
    This award recognizes excellence in hotel restaurant dining that offers outstanding food, wine list, service, ambience, or even a remarkable view.

  • Best Bar
    This award recognizes a hotel bar that offers a lively, convivial, and entertaining social meeting spot where innovative drinks, lively mixologists and servers, as well as an enticing atmosphere, create a “see and be seen” buzz.

  • Best Family Program
    This award recognizes a property highlighted by a family-friendly environment that offers special programs and activities for children of all ages, from creative activities to educational endeavors and active adventures.

  • Best Wellness Program
    This award recognizes a hotel with an outstanding focus on mind/body balance, as evidenced by its excellence in nutrition or diet programs, fitness and wellness classes, spa experiences, and inspiring location.

  • Best Virtuoso Experience
    This award recognizes a hotel whose clever and innovative exclusive-to-Virtuoso-guest experience(s) contribute to a memorable guest stay by tapping into the surprise, fun, indulgence, and enlightenment of travel.

  • Best Virtuoso Newcomer
    This award recognizes the most noteworthy addition to the Virtuoso network. In order to qualify, the property must have joined Virtuoso since August 2016.

  • Best Virtuoso Hotel Ambassador
    This award recognizes a hotel executive (other than a general manager or managing director) who embodies the Virtuoso ethos of the power of human connection and strives for the mutual benefit of Virtuoso advisors and their brand, property, or group of properties.

  • Hotelier of the Year
    This award recognizes an experienced hotel manager who demonstrates unparalleled leadership and vision, an unrelenting passion for the industry, an engaged commitment to our network of Virtuoso travel advisors, and an astute appreciation for detail.

  • Hotel of the Year
    This award recognizes an iconic hotel that epitomizes excellence in luxury hospitality and acts as a beacon for positive change in its local community, particularly in developing markets.


Best of the Best Award Process

  • Nominations: Virtuoso Members and Preferred Partners will nominate Hotel & Resort partners for the 10 award categories.
  • Voting: Virtuoso Members will vote for the winner of each category from a selection of the top 5 nominees.
  • Award Ceremony: Award winners will be announced at the Hotels & Resorts Dinner at Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas on Wednesday, August 16.

Key Dates:

  • March 8: Nomination Survey Opens: Submit nominations now
  • April 14: Nomination Survey Closes
  • May 24: Voting Survey Opens
  • June 13: Voting Survey Closes
  • August 16: Award Winners Announced