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Winners Announced At The World Boutique Hotel Awards Ceremony 2014

The outstanding winners of the World Boutique Hotel Awards 2014 were announced last night at the glittering Awards ceremony held at the Montcalm Hotel, Marble Arch, London.

The ceremony brought together an array of boutique hoteliers, press, and industry insiders from Australia, Fiji, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Laos, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA and many more – making it a truly global event.

The awards were hosted by Kathryn Pretzel-Shiels of American Express and this year’s keynote speech was delivered by Edward Griffiths, Deputy Master of the Royal Household, Buckingham Palace.

Other esteemed guest presenters and speakers at the event included Harry Murray MBE, Chairman of Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Russell Kett, Chairman of HVS London, Professor Peter A Jones, Dean of the eHotelier Academy, Alex Buchanan co-owner of Catering in Scotland, David Coubrough, Chairman of Castle Hotel and Ciaran Fahy, Chief Executive Officer of Ellerman Hotels.

We are delighted to announce the 2014 overall Best in Region and World’s Best Category Winners, as well as our Regional Category Winners below, all of whom delivered unique excellence.

WORLD’S BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Saffire Freycinet (Tasmania, Australia)

BEST IN REGION WINNERS
AFRICA’S BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Palala Boutique Game Lodge (Limpopo, South Africa)

ASIA’S BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Viceroy Bali (Ubud, Indonesia)

AUSTRALASIA’S BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Saffire Freycinet (Tasmania, Australia)

EUROPE’S BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL
The Toren (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

THE AMERICAS’ BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Echo Valley Ranch & Spa (British Columbia, Canada)

THE MIDDLE EAST’S BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Les Ottomans (Istanbul,Turkey)

WORLD’S BEST CATEGORY WINNERS
WORLD’S BEST BEACH OR COASTAL
BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Pacific Resort Aitutaki (Cook Islands)

WORLD’S BEST CITY BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Grandhotel Hessischer Hof (Frankfurt, Germany)

WORLD’S BEST CLASSIC BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Poseidonion Grand Hotel (Spetses, Greece)

WORLD’S BEST CULINARY BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Parkhotel Surenburg (Germany)

WORLD’S BEST DESIGN BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Olive Boutique Hotel (Puerto Rico)

WORLD’S BEST HONEYMOON BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Viceroy Bali (Ubud, Indonesia)

WORLD’S BEST NEW BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Stora Hotellet (Umeå, Sweden)

WORLD’S BEST RELAXATION RETREAT
Hotel Endsleigh (Devon, United Kingdom)

WORLD’S BEST ROMANTIC RETREAT
Pondoro Game Lodge (Balule, South Africa)

WORLD’S BEST SPA BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Entre Cielos (Mendoza, Argentina)

WORLD’S BEST SUSTAINABLE BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Zeavola Resort (Koh Phi Phi, Thailand)

BEACH OR COASTAL
The Americas’ Best Beach or Coastal Boutique Hotel – Eden Roc at Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Asia’s Best Beach or Coastal Boutique Hotel – The Melati Beach Resort & Spa, Koh Samui, Thailand

Australasia’s Best Beach or Coastal Boutique Hotel – Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Europe’s Best Beach or Coastal Boutique Hotel – Bill & Coo, Mykonos, Greece

CITY
Africa’s Best City Boutique Hotel – The Peech, Johannesburg, South Africa

The Americas’ Best City Boutique Hotel – Hotel LM, Cartagena, Colombia

Asia’s Best City Boutique Hotel – The Pottinger Hong Kong, China

Australasia’s Best City Boutique Hotel – Ovolo Laneways, Melbourne

Europe’s Best City Boutique Hotel – Grandhotel Hessischer Hof, Frankfurt

The Middle East’s Best City Boutique Hotel – Hypnos Design Hotel, Istanbul

CLASSIC ELEGANCE
The Americas’ Best Classic Boutique Hotel – The Great George, Canada

Asia’s Best Classic Boutique Hotel – Casa Colombo, Sri Lanka

Europe’s Best Classic Boutique Hotel – The Poseidonion Grand Hotel, Greece

The Middle East’s Best Classic Boutique Hotel – Montania Special Class Hotel, Turkey

CULINARY EXCELLENCE
The Americas’ Best Culinary Boutique Hotel – Rancho Valencia, California, United States

Asia’s Best Culinary Boutique Hotel – Hansar Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand

Australasia’s Best Culinary Boutique Hotel – Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania,

Australia Europe’s Best Culinary Boutique Hotel – Parkhotel, Surenburg, Germany

The Middle East’s Best Culinary Boutique Hotel – Alma Hotel & Lounge, Tel Aviv, Israel

HONEYMOON HIDEAWAY
Africa’s Best Honeymoon Boutique Hotel – Victoria Manor, Queenstown, South Africa

Asia’s Best Honeymoon Boutique Hotel – Viceroy Bali, Ubud, Indonesia

Australasia’s Best Honeymoon Boutique Hotel – The Remote Resort, Vanua Levu Fiji

Europe’s Best Honeymoon Boutique Hotel – ION Luxury Adventure Hotel, Selfoss, Iceland

The Middle East’s Best Honeymoon Boutique Hotel – Les Ottomans, Istanbul

INSPIRED DESIGN
Africa’s Best Design Boutique Hotel – Fusion Boutique Hotel, South Africa

The Americas’ Best Design Boutique Hotel – Olive Boutique Hotel, Puerto Rico

Asia’s Best Design Boutique Hotel – Riverside Boutique Resort, Vang Vieng, Laos

Australasia’s Best Design Boutique Hotel – Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania,

Australia Europe’s Best Design Boutique Hotel – The Toren, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Middle East’s Best Design Boutique Hotel – Arumaila Boutique Hotel, Doha, Qatar

NEWCOMER
Africa’s Best New Boutique Hotel – Palala Boutique Game Lodge, Groblersbrug, South Africa

Asia’s Best New Boutique Hotel – Buri Rasa Village, Koh Phangan, Thailand

Europe’s Best New Boutique Hotel – Stora Hotellet, Sweden

RELAXATION RETREAT
Africa’s Best Relaxation Retreat – Rhulani Safari Lodge, South Africa

The Americas’ Best Relaxation Retreat – Echo Valley Ranch & Spa, British Columbia, Canada

Asia’s Best Relaxation Retreat – Hansar Pranburi, Thailand

Australasia’s Best Relaxation Retreat – Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Europe’s Best Relaxation Retreat – Hotel Endsleigh, United Kingdom

ROMANTIC RETREAT
Africa’s Best Romantic Retreat – Pondoro Game Lodge, Balule, South Africa

The Americas’ Best Romantic Retreat – c/o The Maidstone, East Hampton, USA

Asia’s Best Romantic Retreat – The Ubud Village Resort & Spa, Bali, Indonesia

Australasia’s Best Romantic Retreat – Emaho Sekawe, Fiji

Europe’s Best Romantic Retreat – The Pand, Bruges, Belgium

The Middle East’s Best Romantic Retreat – Taskonaklar, Cappadocia

SENSUOUS SPA
The Americas’ Best Spa Boutique Hotel – Entre Cielos, Mendoza, Argentina

Australasia’s Best Spa Boutique Hotel – Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa, Cook Islands

Asia’s Best Spa Boutique Hotel – The Pavilions Phuket, Thailand

Europe’s Best Spa Boutique Hotel – THIEF SPA, Oslo, Norway

The Middle East’s Best Spa Boutique Hotel – Al Jasra Boutique Hotel, Qatar

SUSTAINABILITY
Europe’s Best Sustainable Boutique Hotel – ION Luxury Adventure Hotel, Iceland

Asia’s Best Sustainable Boutique Hotel – Zeavola Resort, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Africa’s Best Sustainable Boutique Hotel – Unguja Lodge, Kizimkazi, Tanzania

Australasia’s Best Sustainable Boutique Hotel – The Observatory, Port Macquarie Australia

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