By Sara Darling
55HQ LOVES HOTELS, ESPECIALLY BOUTIQUE ONES...
So every year when the glitzy Boutique Awards Ceremony comes round, we get a bit excited to see the ones we haven't visited yet (alas, this is still quite a few!)
However, we always like to support the indies, and love a good party, so The Boutique Hotel Awards is a godsend to bring the world's leading boutique hotels before the eyes of the travellers, influencers and travel journos who appreciate the finer things in life!
So prepare to get tempted and prepare for the big reveal, which will take place at a glittering dinner party, hosted by The Master Key Society, in November.
Being the only international awards scheme exclusively dedicated to recognising boutique hotels, the ceremony is now in it's seventh year and is going from strength to strength. The hotels in each category face serious competition (a tough gig for the judges. Not!!)
As a springboard to the international acclaim, and a wider audience, past winners have gone on to feature in The New York Times, CNN, Daily Mail, Spear’s Magazine, Elite Traveler and The Sunday Times. We would be delighted to review for 55 too of course!
Last Year's Prestigious Winners included
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 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 Best Private Villa Over Yonder Cay, The Bahamas
There are still many on my personal hit, list, and in a few weeks time, I will have a lot more to add!