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2014 World Boutique Hotel Awards winners announced

The outstanding winners of the World Boutique Hotel Awards 2014 were announced at the glittering Awards ceremony held at the Montcalm Hotel, Marble Arch, London. The ceremony brought together an array of boutique hoteliers, press, and industry insiders from Australia, Fiji, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Laos, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA and many more – making it a truly global event.

The awards were hosted by Kathryn Pretzel-Shiels of American Express and this year’s keynote speech was delivered by Edward Griffiths, Deputy Master of the Royal Household, Buckingham Palace. Other esteemed guest presenters and speakers at the event included Harry Murray MBE, Chairman of Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Russell Kett, Chairman of HVS London, Professor Peter A Jones, Dean of the eHotelier Academy, Alex Buchanan co-owner of Catering in Scotland, David Coubrough, Chairman of Castle Hotel and Ciaran Fahy, Chief Executive Officer of Ellerman Hotels.

Here are the 2014 overall Best in Region and World’s Best Category Winners, as well as our Regional Category Winners below, all of whom delivered unique excellence.

World’s Best Boutique Hotel 2014

Saffire Freycinet (Tasmania, Australia)

Best in region winners

Africa’s Best Boutique Hotel – Palala Boutique Game Lodge (Limpopo, South Africa)

Asia’s Best Boutique Hotel – Viceroy Bali (Ubud, Indonesia)

Australasia’s Best Boutique Hotel – Saffire Freycinet (Tasmania, Australia)

Europe’s Best Boutique Hotel – The Toren (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

The America’s Best Boutique Hotel – Echo Valley Ranch & Spa (British Columbia,

The Middle East’s Best Boutique Hotel – Les Ottomans (Istanbul,Turkey)

Worlds Best Category Winners

World’s Best Beach or Coastal Boutique Hotel – Pacific Resort Aitutaki (Cook Islands)

World’s Best City Boutique Hotel – Grandhotel Hessischer Hof (Frankfurt, Germany)

World’s Best Classic Boutique Hotel – Poseidonion Grand Hotel (Spetses, Greece)

World’s Best Culinary Boutique Hotel – Parkhotel Surenburg (Germany)

World’s Best Design Boutique Hotel – Olive Boutique Hotel (Puerto Rico)

World’s Best Honeymoon Boutique Hotel – Viceroy Bali (Ubud, Indonesia)

World’s Best New Boutique Hotel – Stora Hotellet (Umeå, Sweden)

World’s Best Relaxation Retreat – Hotel Endsleigh (Devon, United Kingdom)

World’s Best Romantic Retreat – Pondoro Game Lodge (Balule, South Africa)

World’s Best Spa Boutique Hotel – Entre Cielos (Mendoza, Argentina)

World’s Best Sustainable Boutique Hotel – Zeavola Resort (Koh Phi Phi, Thailand)

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