International luxury travel network Virtuoso has announced this year’s top 11 hotels and hoteliers within its esteemed Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts program, at the 2017 Best of the Best awards.
Held during the 29th annual Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas, more than 800 Virtuoso travel agency partners and over 16,000 of its professional travel advisors offered their input to name the winners in each category, from best dining experience to best wellness experience.
“This year’s Best of the Best winners are truly renowned properties,” Virtuoso senior vice president of global production partnerships said.
“They constantly redefine modern luxury by proactively reimagining the guest experience and inspiring others within our own industry to think bigger, mirroring Virtuoso’s own philosophy regarding innovation.”
This year’s awards also mark the 25th anniversary of the highly acclaimed Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts program. Internationally recognised as the industry’s most prestigious hotel portfolio, it features more than 1,200 hotels, resorts, villas and private island retreats in more than 100 countries.
The awards recognise a commitment to delivering the world’s best hotel experiences.
The 2017 Virtuoso Best of the Best categories and winners are:
Hotel of the Year: Palazzo Seneca, Norcia, Italy
Best Achievement in Design: Six Senses Douro Valley, Lamego, Portugal
Best Dining Experience: La Terrazza, Hotel Eden Rome, Rome, Italy
Best Bar: Bar Hemingway, Ritz Paris, Paris, France
Best Family Program: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Naples, Florida, U.S.
Best Wellness Program: Canyon Ranch, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Best Virtuoso Experience: Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Best Virtuoso Newcomer: Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, New York, New York, U.S.
Sustainable Tourism Leadership: Cavallo Point, The Lodge at Golden Gate, Sausalito, California, U.S.
Best Virtuoso Hotel Ambassador: Kees Hogetoorn, Grand Hotel Amsterdam
Hotelier of the Year: Susanne Hatje, Mandarin Oriental, New York, New York, New York, U.S.
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