World Luxury Hotel Awards
Hotels in Australia, South Africa, and Thailand fared well at the the 9th Annual World Luxury Hotel Awards, which was hosted at the prestigious Harbour Grand Hong Kong on Saturday 24th October 2015.
Hosted by international television presenter, Desmond So, over 300 attendees represented their hotels to receive their awards at this red carpet, black tie event. The phenomenal success of this event echoes in the praise of the attendees who, not only celebrated their accomplishments and received their awards on an international stage, but also enjoyed stellar presentation, a delectable 6 course fine dining experience and sensational cultural performances in the extravagant and glamourous Grand Ballroom at the Harbour Grand Hong Kong ( read Tourism Tattler's article here).
200 winners, in over 50 categories received their awards at the event. The Overall Winner was announced at the climax of the event. New York's Hotel Plaza Athénée was awarded the Overall Winner Award. The award was presented by Mr Brandon Lourens, founder and chairman of the World Luxury Hotel Awards, as well as Ms. Odile Franc, Director of Distribution and Development, France 24.
In the Luxury Serviced Apartments category, Australia's ADGE Apartment Hotel in Sydney took the coveted award as the Worlds Best. The ADGE Apartment has been recognised for its unique design and strong focus on quality guest service.
Arinara Bangtao Beach Resort, which overlooks the sapphire sea on the west coast of Phuket, Thailand won the Worlds Best Luxury Coastal Resort category award. This family friendly resort is recognised for its signature Southeast Asian décor and special features such as direct pool access, stunning pool and sea views and spacious living areas.