Haute Grandeur Hotels
The original, transparent and unbiased Haute Grandeur Awards just wrapped up in Thailand and, as one of its founding sponsors, we wanted to shed some light on a few of our favourite winners.
With 105 delegates attending the black-tie event at the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit in Thailand last October, the 2017 instalment of the Haute Grandeur Awards demonstrated increasing ambition for the platform, not just because 522 prizes were presented but because the organisers thought fit to expand the scope this time around with a second category for spas, and even a third for restaurants – due to kick off in 2018. “A Haute Grandeur Award is a guaranteed golden stamp of excellence, and powerful in its ability to amplify marketing, guest perception and revenue,” said the Founder and Managing Director of Haute Grandeur, Marinique de Wet, whose company pioneered this uniquely unprejudiced system, which relies exclusively on the feedback of paying customers, rather than a quantity of votes by the general public or judges. The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the overall winner – the Rosewood Beijing, which de Wet described as “deserving of this coveted award in every way, as it is an exquisite establishment, renowned for its passion and commitment to impeccable service, and this was demonstrated by the high customer rating score it received this year.” Of course, there were many other worthy winners too, and for those interested in discovering who they were then there’s a full listing available at www.hautegrandeur.com.