Great Hotels of the World is thrilled to announce that a total of 12 awards were won by nine Great Hotels of the World member hotels at this year’s World Travel Awards in Doha, Qatar. For over 18 years, the World Travel Awards have acknowledged excellence in the world travel and tourism industry. Often described as the Oscars of the travel industry, the awards aim to stimulate world-class competition, provoke creativity and innovation, and maybe most important of all, guarantee travellers quality customer experience. The awards are voted for by thousands of travel professionals from 183,000 travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organisations in over 160 countries. The awards are regarded as the very highest achievement a hotel can hope to receive.
Great Hotels of the World member hotels were awarded with the following accolades:
Airways Hotel, Papua New Guinea: World’s Leading Airport Hotel and Australasia’s Leading Airport Hotel for the second consecutive year
Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg, St Petersburg: Russia’s Leading Conference Hotel
Forte Village, Sardinia: World’s Leading Resort for the 14th consecutive year, World’s Leading Green Resort for the second consecutive year and Italy’s Leading Resort for the eighth consecutive year
Jetwing Ayurveda Pavillions, Negombo: Sri Lanka’s Leading Wellness Hotel
Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle: Sri Lanka’s Leading Spa Resort
Londa Hotel, Limassol: Cyprus’ Leading Hotel
Mandala Spa, Boracay Island: Philippines Leading Resort for the third consecutive year
Moevenpick Hotel Istanbul, Istanbul: Europe’s Leading Business Hotel
Sandton Sun, Johannesburg: Africa’s Leading Business Hotel
Great Hotels of the World’s member properties awarded TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Hotel Awards 2012
TripAdvisor has revealed that 14 of Great Hotels of the World’s member properties have been honoured, receiving TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Hotel Awards in a number of categories. These awards reward the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from the experiences of real travellers.
Great Hotels of the World is delighted to announce that The Toren in Amsterdam was chosen as a winner in the luxury, service and top 25 hotels in the Netherlands category. Hotel 1898 in Barcelona has been listed within the top 25 hotels in Spain, at number eight. Royal Wing Suites and Spa in Pattaya was also voted by travellers into the esteemed top 25 best hotels category, as well as the luxury, relaxation/spa and best service categories for Thailand. Reviews for Royal Wing Suites and Spa have all been overwhelmingly positive and there has not been a single negative experience posted on TripAdvisor thus far.
Elounda Gulf Villas and Sensimar Royal Blue Resort and Spa have been listed in the top 25 relaxation/spa hotels in Greece. St. James’s Hotel and Club and The Landmark in London have been honoured with the Traveller’s Choice Award for the top 25 luxury hotels in the UK. Domes of Elounda in Elounda and Royal Olympic in Athens have both been listed in the top 25 luxury hotels in Greece. The Plaza has been voted in the top 25 luxury hotels in South Korea. Gloria Serenity Resort has been voted in the top 25 relaxation/spa hotels and luxury hotels in Turkey. Hotel BLOOM! in Brussels was listed in the top 25 trendiest hotels in the World category at number 13 and Cavo Tagoo in Mykonos was voted number 10 in the top 25 trendiest Hotels in Greece. In addition, Hillside Beach Club in Fethiye has been recognised as one of the top 25 all-inclusive resorts in Turkey, voted number four. As TripAdvisor has continued its growth globally, featuring sites in 30 countries and in 21 languages, the Travellers’ Choice Hotel Awards now highlight a broader range of spectacular properties across the globe.