2014 Virtuoso Best of the Best Award Nominees Announced

View of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.Virtuoso announced the hotels, resorts, spas and hoteliers nominees for its 2014 Best of the Best Awards. The network’s Hotels & Resorts Program consist of more than 1,025 hotels, resorts, villas and private island retreats in 100 countries. Every year, the awards recognize the hotels that exemplify Virtuoso’s commitment to delivering experiences in travel. Only 50 properties are under consideration for the awards.

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And the nominees are...

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Hotel of the Year
The Dolder Grand - Zurich, Switzerland
The Kahala Hotel & Resort - Honolulu, Hawaii
Rosewood London - London, England
Le Royal Moncean - Raffles Paris - Paris, France
Taj Falaknuma Palace - Hyderabad, India

One to Watch
Baccarat New York - New York, NY
Belmond Governor's Residence - Yangon, Myanmar
The Lanesborough, A St. Regis Hotel - London, England
Park Hyatt New York - New York, NY
Peninsula Hotel Paris - Paris, France

Most Innovative Guest Experience
Royal Yachting Association Courses, Carlisle Bay - St. Mary's, Antigua
Underwater Sculpture Garden and Coral Reef Snorkeling, Emirates Palace - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Island Culture, Heritage and History Experiences, Fogo Island Inn - Newfoundland, Canada
Four Season Extraordinary Experiences, Four Seasons Hotel George V - Paris, France
Desert Experiences, Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort - Liwa Desert, UAE

Best Achievement in Design
Aman Canal Grande - Venice, Italy
Andaz Maui at Wailea - Maui, Hawaii
Hotel d'Angleterre - Copenhagen, Denmark
Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace - St. Petersburg, Russia
Portrait Firenze - Florence, Italy

Best Culinary Experience
Fasano, Fasano Hotel Sao Paulo - Sao Paulo, Brazil
L'Abeille, Shangri-La Paris - Paris, France
Le Marocain, La Mamounia - Marrakech, Morocco
Restaurant Marques de Riscal, Hotel Marques de Riscal, A Luxury Collection Hotel - Elciego, Spain
Moment, Mandarin Oriental Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain

Best Bar
Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Hotel Toronto, Toronto, Canada
King Cole Bar, The St. Regis New York - New York, NY
Lantern Bar, The Fullerton Bay Hotel - Singapore
New York Bar, Park Hyatt Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan
Water Bar, BLUE Sydney, A Taj Hotel - Sydney, Australia

Best Family Program
"The Kid's Club," Marbella Club Hotel - Golf, Resort & Spa, Marbella, Spain
The Peninsula Academy's "Princess-for-a-Day," Peninsula Hotel Chicago - Chicago, Illinois
"The Pinocchio Experience," Rocco Forte Hotel Savoy - Florence, Italy
"Princesses and Princes" Trianon Mini Club, Trianon Palace - A Waldorf Astoria Hotel - Versailles, France
"Young Entrepreneurs SoHo," Trump SoHo - New York, NY

Best Spa
The Bulgari Spa, Bulgari Hotel & Residences - London, England
The Datai Spa, The Datai Langkawi - Langkawi, Malaysia
The Mayflower Spa, The Mayflower Grace - Washington, Connecticut, US
Vair Spa, Borgo Egnazia - Savalletri di Fasano, Italy
The Wellhouse, Blackberry Farm - Walland, Tennessee

Hotelier of the Year
Rainy Chan, Peninsula Hong Kong - Hong Kong, China
Jean Claude Messant, Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo - Monte Carlo, Monaco
Philippe Leboeuf, Mandarin Oriental Paris - Paris, France
Tom Roelens, Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay - Lanai City, Hawaii
Valentina de Santis, Grand Hotel Tremezzo - Lake Como, Italy

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