World Luxury Restaurant Winners
“The most coveted award on the evening is our Global Spa and Global Restaurant of the Year Awards. Each year the task to determine these top establishments begins after voting has closed and we announce to our winners if they have been successful. We are six senior managers who take weeks to decide, as voting is not the only criteria we look at to bestow this prestigious award. A multitude of factors come in to play; brand, location, overall guest satisfaction from online reviews, services and facilities, design, and even menu offerings whether spa or restaurant.
“It is important to look at each establishment as an individual as well, some are on an island, some are in cities or in a desert, it is not always possible to compare apples with apples when defining luxury. This year the focus was on unique design with a touch of classy elegance, and we were as such proud to award Global Spa of the Year to Harnn Heritage Spa at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, and Global Restaurant of the Year to Ithaa Undersea Restaurant at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island,” says Joanna Evans, Marketing Communications Manager for the World Luxury Awards.
The evening was as glamorous as one would expect from a JW Marriott brand hotel; a delectable 6-course fine dining menu paired with fine wines and champagne from Moët et Chandon. Entertainment included a Dragon Dance, a Vietnamese based string quartet performance by Đôc Câm - Toxic Quartet, and a local Ao Dai Dance, all of which added to the evening's Asian flair.
“We welcome luxury establishments from around the globe to participate in these exciting awards, to proudly show the world what they have to offer in terms of luxury and service excellence.” says Linda Cooper, Executive Manager for the World Luxury Restaurant Awards.
Tourism Tattler congratulates all 2017 World Luxury Spa and Restaurant Award winners. In particular, we pay tribute to the following Africa based winners who have excelled on the global spa and restaurant stage:
Global Winners (Africa):
Spas: South Africa: AM Spa - Hoedspruit for best Luxury Safari Spa; Gatsby Spa for best Luxury Spa Group; Indigo Fields for best Luxury Countryside Spa; Langaro Lifestyle Centre for Best Spa Manager.
Restaurants: Kenya: Talisman Restaurant for best Eclectic (International) Cuisine; Morocco: Nür Restaurant for best Moroccan Cuisine; South Africa: Karibu for best South African Cuisine.
In total, Africa based spas and restaurants took home 78 wins across the continent!
A full list of all 2017 spa winners can be viewed HERE and restaurant winners HERE.
Tourism Tattler is proud to have been associated with the 2017 World Luxury Spa and Restaurant Awards as a media partner and look forward to featuring the forthcoming 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards.
Best Luxury Chinese Cuisine: China Blue by Jereme Leung, Philippines.
Best Luxury Haute Cuisine: Carnival by Tresind, United Arab Emirates.
Best Luxury Hotel Restaurant La Table, Royal in Africa: Mansour, Morocco.