International luxury travel network, Virtuoso® announced the highly-anticipated winners of the 2014 Best of the Best hotel awards last night at its 26th annual Virtuoso Travel Week conference.
Editors of VIRTUOSO LIFE, the network's multi-award-winning magazine, researched and selected the Best of the Best nominees in ten categories that ranged from most innovative guest experience to top hotel and hotelier of the year. Then Virtuoso polled its 340 agencies and their nearly 9,000 elite travel advisors to vote on and ultimately select the winners.
Besides Best Hotel, the other categories and winners are as follows:
Best Achievement in Design: Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace – St. Petersburg, Russia
Best Culinary Experience: L'Abeille, Shangri-La Hotel – Paris, France
Best Bar: King Cole Bar, The St. Regis New York – New York, U.S.
Best Family Program: "The Pinocchio Experience," Rocco Forte Hotel Savoy – Florence, Italy
Best Spa: The Bulgari Spa, Bulgari Hotel & Residences – London, United Kingdom
Most Innovative Guest Experience: Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort – Liwa Desert, U.A.E.
Sustainable Tourism Leadership - Hotels: Cuixmala – Costalegre, Mexico
One to Watch: Park Hyatt New York – New York, U.S.
Hotelier of the Year: Rainy Chan, Peninsula Hong Kong
Hotel of the Year: Rosewood London – London, United Kingdom