The winners and runners up of the World Boutique Hotel Awards were announced on Friday, and saw luxury hotel The Capital in London scoop one of the most coveted accolades.
The ceremony, which was held last week at Montcalm Hotel London, saw members of the hospitality industry and owners, operators and general managers of some of the top hotels across the globe come together to celebrate excellence within the boutique sector.
A total of 18 awards were handed out to a selection of the most innovative, stylish and luxury boutique hotels and The Capital in Knightsbridge was awarded the title of World’s Best Culinary Boutique Hotel, fighting off stiff competition from others in its category to be crowned the winner.
The Capital Hotel is home to Nathan Outlaw at The Capital, the luxury boutique’s hugely successful restaurant that brings a fresh approach to fine dining in London.
At this year’s ceremony, Robin Sheppard, chairman of Bespoke Hotels delivered the keynote speech, while other presenters included Paolo Macchiaroli, founder of My Private Villas and Rosalind Milani Gallieni of RMG PR & Events.
The event also saw the launch of the Master Key Society, which will encourage the winning hoteliers to create valuable and collaborative relationships among themselves.
“The evening showcased some spectacular and inspiring properties. It was wonderful to see people from all over the world come together to share in their passion for creating unique experiences. This collaboration and celebration can only serve to strengthen the industry and ultimately the customers that get to enjoy these hotels” said Sophia Heath – Boat International.
The complete list of winners are as follows:
WORLD’S BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Royal Mansour (Marrakech, Morocco)
BEST IN REGION WINNERS Africa’s Best Boutique Hotel Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco
The Americas’ Best Boutique Property
Villa Sand Club, St Barts, French West Indies
Southeast Asia’s Best Boutique Hotel
Awarta Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
Asia’s Best Boutique Hotel
Suryagarh, Jaisalmer, India
Australasia’s Best Boutique Hotel
Spicers Peak Lodge, Australia
Europe’s Best Boutique Hotel
Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal, Paris, France
World’s Best Beach Boutique Hotel
Drake Bay Getaway Resort, Costa Rica
World’s Best City Boutique Hotel
Library Hotel, New York, USA
World’s Best Classic Boutique Hotel
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, India
World’s Best Culinary Boutique Hotel
The Capital Hotel, London, UK
World’s Best Design Boutique Hotel
Only You Hotel & Lounge Madrid, Spain
World’s Best Honeymoon Boutique Hotel
Pondoro Game Lodge, South Africa
World’s Best New Boutique Hotel
The Norman, Tel Aviv, Israel
World’s Best Relaxation Retreat
Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania, Australia
World’s Best Romantic Boutique Hotel
Ca Maria Adele, Venice, Italy
World’s Best Sustainable Boutique Hotel
El Nido Pangulasian Island, Philippines
World’s Best Spa Hotel Gaia Retreat & Spa, Australia
World’s Best Private Villa Coco Privé, Maldives