Leading Hotels of the World Names Top Members

The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam was named New Member of the Year.
The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam was named New Member of the Year. 

Leading Hotels of the World recently hosted its 2015 Annual Convention for its more than 400 member luxury hotels in Lausanne, Switzerland, from November 22 to 24. At an awards ceremony at Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, the organization recognized six member hotels and hoteliers "for their unrelenting commitment to creating happy guests, passion for delivering remarkably uncommon experiences and exemplary leadership in and contribution to the art of hospitality."

Here's a list of the winners. 

2015 Leading Hotels Award Honorees

The sixth annual Leading Legends Award was presented to two honorees, Ernst A. Scherz of Gstaad Palace, Palacestrasse, Switzerland and Jean Jacques Gauer of Lausanne Palace & Spa, Lausanne, Switzerland. The awards honored their "exceptional contributions to the preservation and advancement of independent luxury hotel-keeping – and specifically for their impact on the growth and strength of the Leading Hotels organization," Leading Hotels said. 

The Member of the Year award for 2015 went to Grace Bay Club in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.

The New Member of the Year award for 2015 named its inaugural winner as the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

The Remarkably Uncommon Award, which recognizes top guest experiences and service, went to The Merrion in Dublin for unique experiences created around its private art collection, which is one of Ireland's largest. 

The Leaders Club Collaboration Award, which acknowledges commitment to the organization's Leaders Club Program, went to The Ritz London for 2015. 

Finally, the Happy Guest Award for overall guest experience went to Baur au Lac in Zurich, Switzerland.

Each hotel recipient received a crystal trophy from Tiffany & Co., and the hoteliers received an inscribed wristwatch by Blancpain.