About the World Boutique Hotel Awards

The World Boutique Hotel Awards is the first and only international awards scheme exclusively dedicated to recognizing unique excellence among luxury boutique hotels.

Our Nominee hotels are evaluated personally by a member of our judging team, ensuring that all our winners are capable of transporting their guests into a novel world through the history of the location, its culture and its own stylistic flair.

Our Award winner’s service will be intuitive, their environment intimate and the experience priceless

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AWARDS PROCESS

  • 1) Nomination

    Experts' choice

  • 2) Independent Evaluation

    A personal approach

  • 3) Winners Selection

    Awards Panel decisions

  • 4) Awards Ceremony

    Celebrating a world of difference

  • 1) Nomination

    Experts' choice

    Nominations are made by our carefully constructed Awards Voting Jury, comprised of 30 exceptionally well-travelled industry experts and luxury travel journalists. Each member of the Jury may nominate up to 10 hotels. Self nominations must be vetted and approved following an interview with a member of our team. Nominations must be made by 29th May 2015. Participation in the Awards costs £490 per hotel per category and must be confirmed by a hotel by 12th June 2015.
  • 2) Independent Evaluation

    A personal approach

    Within each category we create create shortlists and set (or jet) about independently reviewing each shortlisted hotel. This is a vital part of our Awards process, allowing our judges to evaluate first hand how the hotel made them feel, our most important judging criteria. During the judge’s evaluation visit, elements in the following areas will be considered: design and concept, dining, facilities, location, service and staff emotional connection and impact. But what we are really looking for is the flair, character and feel of an experience that makes it unique.
  • 3) Winners Selection

    Awards Panel decisions

    Our Awards Panel vote to decide the World's Best category awards from the lists of regional winners. Finally they vote to select the winner of our highest honour: the World's Best Boutique Hotel.
  • 4) Awards Ceremony

    Celebrating a world of difference

    Our 2015 Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday 30th October, bringing together over 250 individuals from the luxury boutique hotel sector, including key industry insiders, hotel owners, managers, PR and marketing delegates, media partners and associated press.

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