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2015 Hotels & Resorts Best of the Best Award Nominees


Each year, Virtuoso travel advisors draw upon their firsthand experience to choose a handful of extraordinary hotels and resorts worthy of special recognition. Winners were announced at the 9th Annual Hotels & Resorts Dinner and Best of the Best Awards Ceremony on Wednesday evening, August 12th. Winners noted in red below.


BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DESIGN  

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei, Taiwan

The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto, Japan

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, Netherlands

Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills, Japan

 

BEST CULINARY EXPERIENCE  

View, Flames & Cellar Door, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg, South Africa

Ducasse, Hotel Plaza Athenee, Dorchester Collection, Paris, France

The Krug Room, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, China

Epicure, Le Bristol Paris, France

The Dining Room, Wheatleigh, Lennox, Massachusetts, USA

 

BEST BAR  

The Jazz Bar, Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China

Tower Bar, Sunset Tower Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

Connaught Bar, Connaught, London, UK

The Long Bar, Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore

The Bar, Baccarat New York, New York, USA

 

BEST FAMILY PROGRAM 

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA

"Ritz Kids" The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, California, USA

"Kijana Kids Club" Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti, Tanzania

"The Children's Learning Center" The St. Regis Bali Resort, Bali, Indonesia

Claridge's, London, UK

 

BEST SPA 

Dolder Grand Spa, The Dolder Grand, Zürich, Switzerland

Sense, A Rosewood Spa, Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Vinotherapie Spa, Les Sources de Caudalie, Martillac, France

Gaia Retreat & Spa, New South Wales, Australia

Jiva Spa Boat, Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India

 

MOST INNOVATIVE GUEST EXPERIENCE 

Corcovado Experience, Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cloud Biking, Mashpi Lodge, Mashpi Reserve, Ecuador

Curiosity Retreats, Gateway Canyons Resort, Colorado, USA

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE

Red Carpet Ready, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, California, USA

 

ONE TO WATCH 

The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland

Lizard Island, Cairns, Australia

Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, UK

La Reserve Paris, France

Rosewood Beijing, China

 

HOTELIER OF THE YEAR 

Antonio Sersale, Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy

George Cohen, Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg, South Africa

Martein van Wagenberg, Le Guanahani, Saint Barthélemy

Samuel Leizorek, Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico

Giuseppe Lama, The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast, California, USA

 

HOTEL OF THE YEAR 

Ashford Castle, County Mayo, Galway, Ireland

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India

Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa, Andalucía, Spain

Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, Germany

One&Only Palmilla, San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico