World Lux­ury Restau­rant Win­ners

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“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.

Main im­age: 2017 Global Restau­rant of the Year: Ithaa Un­der­sea Restau­rant, Ran­gali Is­land, Mal­dives.

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.

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