Small Luxury Hotels of the World Names Winners of SLH Awards 2017

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has announced Dormy House Hotel in the Cotswolds, UK, as Hotel of the Year at the SLH Awards 2017. Winners were named at the brand’s International Conference in California last week. The awards highlighted excellence in everything from notable staff and noteworthy suites, to their embracing of social media and the local community.

For the first time, many of the categories were voted for by members of SLH’s loyalty program, INVITED, and luxury travel advisors. These included the City Hotel of the Year, Resort Hotel of the Year and Country House Hotel of the Year; these winners then competed for Hotel of the Year. SLH’s “Mystery Inspectors” also had their say based on their experiences whilst staying at each of SLH hotels over the last twelve months.

CEO Filip Boyen said in a written release: “As curators of the very best small, luxury hotel experiences around the world, we are delighted to recognize these exceptional hotels that showcase our independently minded ethos in such a variety of creative, classy and culturally-relevant ways.”

The full list of winners and shortlisted finalists is as follows:

Hotel of the Year
Winner – Dormy House Hotel (UK)

City Hotel of the Year
Winner – Refinery New York (USA)
Shortlisted Finalists – Flemings London (UK); Ca’Sagredo Hotel (Italy)

Resort Hotel of the Year  
Winner – Baros Maldives (Maldives)
Shortlisted Finalists – Pangkor Laut Resort (Malaysia); Twinpalms Phuket (Thailand)

Country House Hotel of the Year
Winner – Dormy House Hotel (UK)
Shortlisted Finalists – Castello di Velona (Italy); Les Sources de Caudalie (France)

Best Newcomer Hotel
Winner – Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay (Spain)
Shortlisted Finalists – Sikelia (Italy); La Zebra (Mexico)

Mystery Inspectors’ Excellence Award
Winner – Casas Del XVI (Dominican Republic)
Shortlisted Finalists – Baros Maldives (Maldives), Dormy House Hotel (UK)

Hotel Hero
Winner – Giovanni Sanchez, The Arch London (UK)
Shortlisted Finalists – Hannah Roberts, Foxhill Manor (UK); Suphamat Namwongphrom, akyra Manor Chiang Mai (Thailand)

Love of Local
Winner – akyra Manor Chiang Mai (Thailand)
Shortlisted Finalists – The Betsy South Beach (USA); Pangulasian Island Resort (Philippines)

Best Gourmet Experience
Winner – ABaC Restaurant & Hotel (Spain)
Shortlisted Finalists – The Iroquois New York (USA); Baros Maldives (Maldives)

Best Hotel Video
Winner – Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal (France)
Shortlisted Finalists – Hotel Pashmina Le Refuge (France); Canaves Oia (Greece)

Most Instagrammable
Winner – Owl and The Pussycat Hotel (Sri Lanka)
Shortlisted Finalists – Canaves Oia (Greece); Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay (Spain)

Most A-List Suite Experience
Winner – 137 Pillars Suites Bangkok (Thailand)
Shortlisted Finalists – Baros Maldives (Maldives); Ca’Sagredo Hotel (Italy)

Most Sensational Spa
Winner – Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda (Italy)
Shortlisted Finalists – Aleenta Resort and Spa Phuket (Thailand); Baros Maldives (Maldives)

Most Romantic Retreat
Winner – CastaDiva Resort & Spa (Italy)
Shortlisted Finalists – Pangkor Laut Resort (Malaysia); Carpe Diem Boutique Resort (Greece)

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