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The Boutique Hotel Awards 2018 Winners

November 9, 2018

The 8th annual Boutique Hotel Awards were held last night at the beautiful Merchant Taylor’s Hall.  With champagne on arrival, a sumptuous three course dinner and amazing prizes to be won for the best social media coverage of the evening, the Boutique Hotel Awards brought together hoteliers, travel industry influencers, trend setters and some select members of the press – including Luxuria Lifestyle, to celebrate and recognise outstanding excellence among boutique hotels worldwide.

The Boutique Hotel Awards visit every single one of the hotels which are nominated, making these awards extremely unique  with every winner truly deserving of the recognition they receive.

Selected from over 300 nominees across 80 countries, winning boutique hotels were awarded the prestigious accolade across 14 separate categories.  With regional winners for each category chosen from The America’s, Asia, Australasia, Europe and Southeast Asia, a further World’s Best Boutique Hotel winner was then chosen from each group:

World’s Best Beach or Coastal Hotel Reethi Faru Resort, Filaidhoo, Maldives
World’s Best City Explorer Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal (picture 2)
World’s Best Classic Elegance Hotel Relais & Chateaux Hotel Heritage, Bruges, Belgium
World’s Best Culinary Excellence Awarta Nusa Dua Resort & Villas, Bali, Indonesia
World’s Most Inspired Design Hotel Hotel TwentySeven, Amsterdam, Netherlands
World’s Best Honeymoon Hideaway Drake Bay Getaway Resort, Drake Bay, Costa Rica (picture 4)
World’s Best New Hotel Hotel Grand Windsor, Auckland, New Zealand
World’s Best Relaxation Retreat Carpe Diem Exclusive Boutique Resort, Santorini Greece
World’s Most Romantic Retreat Akademie Street, Franschhoek, South Africa (picture 3)
World’s Most Sustainable Hotel Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Tofino, Canada (picture 1)
World’s Best Wellness Spa Green SPA Resort Stanglwirt, Going am Wilden Kaiser, Austria (picture 5)
World’s Best Private Villa The Resort Villa, Rayong, Thailand
World’s Most Stunning Views Hanging Gardens of Bali, Bali, Indonesia (picture 6)
World’s Best Family Hotel Blue River Resort and Hot Springs, Dos Rios, Costa Rica

Each outstanding property which wins at The Boutique Hotel Awards also becomes a member of the exclusive Master Key Society meaning winners may visit each others properties with the elusive key.

For someone who loves to travel, The Boutique Hotel Awards are the most amazing source of inspiration and if you love to discover, luxurious, boutique hideaways world wide, then take a look at the full list of winners by clicking here.

More importantly, The 2019 Boutique Hotel Awards are now open.  To nominate your favourite boutique hotels, or to find out about participating in the Awards, click here.

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