Cape Town hosts World Luxury Hotel Awards
December 6th marked the eighth annual World Luxury Hotel Awards, and the first time in six years to be celebrated on South African shores. Local and international award winning hospitality super stars shone bright at the gala dinner ceremony hosted at the Bay Hotel’s majestic Rotunda in Camps Bay, Cape Town.
The World Luxury Hotel Awards, positioned as the pinnacle of achievement for luxury hotels worldwide, offers hoteliers a unique opportunity to celebrate their achievements over the past year. Established in 2006 the event recognizes worldwide luxury and service excellence in the hotel industry. Over 1,000 hotels from 145 countries were nominated to participate in the world’s most prestigious Awards initiative for luxury hotels in 2014. The Awards account for over 50 categories in the luxury hotel industry and include amongst others Luxury Private Island Resorts, Casino Hotels, City Hotels, and Lodges. Voted for by International tour operators, travel agents; hotel guests get the opportunity to cast their valuable votes annually, ensuring the process is fair and unbiased.
Says World Luxury Hotel Awards Founder and CEO, Brandon Lourens: “We believe that World Luxury Hotel Awards category winners serve as an inspiration to nominees and other luxury properties on a global front. It raises the level of service delivery in an international arena, setting new benchmarks. Growing numbers of discerning travellers around the globe are seeking excellent value, impeccable service and the highest quality, making a point of checking to see who has won a World Luxury Hotel Award before making their travel choices.”
Gracing the red carpet at this year’s gala event were well-known SA celebrities Ryk Neethling, Natalie Becker, Katlego Maboe, Roxy Louw and Derek Watts, to name a few, alongside leading hoteliers from around the globe who gathered in anticipation of acceptance of this coveted awards. The gala dinner dome, adorned in Afro Chic décor ideal for the showcasing of South Africa’s eclectic style and sophistication, dazzled in Patricia G Designer Jewellery, whilst Distell & Cape Legends drinks flowed fluidly accompanying The Bay Hotel’s superb gastronomy. Performances by TheMarilynZ, Shen FM and Fusion Entertainment kept the audience in tune and tapping away between the much anticipated prize giving conducted by MC Bruce Taljaard with a key note address by honourable guest speaker Derek Watts.
The festivities continued into the eve at The Bay’s Sandy B, before guests departed with their generous gifts from Nimue, Patricia G Designer Jewellery, Private Edition and Lindt, ensuring all attendees left with an experience they’d be sure not to forget.
Participation in the World Luxury Hotel Awards encourages exclusivity and uniqueness – critical indicators that truly define a luxury hotel. Award winners have raised the bar of service delivery since inception of the Word Luxury Hotel Awards, rising in recognition to become some of the world’s leading hotels. Annual competitors to receive top honours include Swissôtel, InterContinental, Hilton, Kempinski, Anantara and Mövenpick to name a few.
The Ultimate Hotel Guide featuring 2014 Award winners has become increasingly popular amongst travel agents and tour operators that utilize it for global reservations, the eight edition of this luxury guide was revealed at the 2014 Gala Ceremony.
Leading partners to the 2014 Gala Ceremony included France 24, also awarded the global hotel of the year. Atlantis the Palm, United Arab Emirates, was announced the 2014 World Luxury Hotel Awards Global Hotel of the year winner and the award was presented to Clive Bennet, representative of the Atlantis The Palm and Managing Director at the One & Only, Cape Town. Congratulations!
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