Virtuoso Reveals Nominees For Its Best Of The Best Awards

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The Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen is a contender
in the Best Family Program category.


Global luxury travel network Virtuoso has revealed the 50 hotels and hospitality groups nominated for its Best of the Best awards. Winners will be announced on 14AUG, 2019, during Virtuoso Travel Week at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

The nominees are all part of the Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts program, which includes over 1,300 carefully selected properties in more than 100 countries.

"The Best of the Best Awards celebrate those who embody the Virtuoso spirit by demonstrating leadership in furthering service and innovation in an industry where excellence is the norm," said Albert Herrera, Virtuoso Senior VP, Global Product Partnerships. "Every year Virtuoso engages our entire network to discover the hotels and professionals that are leading the way and inspiring others, whether it’s their partners, peers or guests. These nominees are trendsetters, consistently providing experiences that are distinctly unique and beyond compare."

The Virtuoso network and the editors of Virtuoso Life magazine selected the contenders in each of the 10 categories, recognizing those hotels and professionals that are elevating the bar in their respective areas.

Virtuoso travel advisors are currently casting votes for their favourites.

The categories and list of nominees include:

Best Achievement in Design

  • Amanyangyun, Shanghai, China
  • Belmond Cap Juluca, British West Indies, Anguilla
  • Cheval Blanc St-Tropez, St. Tropez, France
  • Raffles Europejski Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • Rosewood Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Best Bar

  • Le Bar Long, Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris, Paris, France
  • Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar, Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, Surfside, Florida, U.S.
  • The Chapel Bar, The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • The Flying Stag, The Fife Arms, Ballater, U.K.
  • Z Bar, Peninsula Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Best Dining Experience

  • Doot Doot Doot, Jackalope Hotel, Mornington, Australia
  • Francis Mallman at Chateau La Coste, Villa La Coste, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France
  • Kerridge’s Bar and Grill, Corinthia Hotel London, London, U.K.
  • Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer, Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Restaurant Le Gabriel, La Reserve Paris Hotel and Spa, Paris, France

Best Family Program

  • Gleneagles, Scotland, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Half Moon, Jamaica, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • One&Only Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Rome, Italy

Best Wellness Program

  • Anantara Quy Nhon Villas, Quy Nhon, Vietnam
  • Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda, Lake Garda, Italy
  • Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
  • SHA Wellness Clinic, Alicante, Spain
  • The Oberoi Sukhvilas Resort & Spa, Chandigarh, India

Sustainable Tourism Leadership

  • Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Wolgan Valley, Australia
  • Soneva Fushi, Kunfunadhoo Island, Baa Atoll, Maldives
  • Vermejo, A Ted Turner Reserve, Raton, New Mexico, U.S.
  • Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives
  • Londolozi Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Best Virtuoso Newcomer

  • Capella Ubud, Bali, Ubud, Indonesia
  • Heckfield Place, Hook, U.K.
  • Hotel Lutetia, Paris, France
  • Montage Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Six Senses Duxton, Singapore, Singapore

Best Virtuoso Hotel Ambassador

  • Alexis Romer, Marriott International Luxury Brands
  • Carlos Quereda, Querido Representation Co.
  • Stefanie Brueckner, The Fontenay Hamburg
  • Steven Lassman, Villas of Distinction
  • Tristan Dowell, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hotelier of the Year

  • Amanda Hyndman, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, London, U.K.
  • Anthony Costa, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Ivan Artolli, Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Marcus Bauder, Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Nathalie Seiler-Hayez, Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland

Hotel of the Year

  • Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, France
  • Hotel Sacher Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
  • The Lowell, New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands



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