With a background in Marketing and Project Management, Bianca has a wealth of experience in managing teams from a broad spectrum of industries. From London-based Design and Communication agencies to Canadian Health and Wellness; living and working in multiple cities around the world has fuelled Bianca’s true passion - Travel and Hospitality. As Managing Director for Boutique Hotel Awards, Bianca brings a positive, solution-focused approach to business, a fine eye for detail, an honest and grounded management style and a thirst for world travel and exploration.
Driven by her wanderlust passion, Carmen holds a bachelor's degree in Hotel Management in Barcelona and two additional degrees in Interior Design and Events Management. She decided to embrace luxury hospitality by working at Bvlgari Resort Dubai, dealing with high-net-worth individuals and specialising in Arab royal family etiquette and protocol. A luxury hotels and cultures enthusiast, Carmen loves the way traveling enriches her mindset.
Jamie-Jo is a Freelance Journalist based in the UK. She has written for Condé Nast's Glamour Magazine, The Irish Sun, The Irish Times, Virgin TV and many others. She studied Classics at university before making a switch to Journalism for her MA. Besides her love of writing, she also has over five years' experience in sales. Notoriously nomadic, Jamie-Jo is happiest when she is wandering aimlessly, but Barbados and the South of France are her preferred soils.
Writer, Awards Judge and Panelist
Writer, Awards Judge and Panelist
A born traveler with an innate love of culture and eye for aesthetics, Christabel Milbanke is an experienced Journalist and Travel Writer writing for the Mail On Sunday, Spear’s Wealth Management Magazine, Evening Standard, Metro and Scottish Women’s Magazine.
Graduating from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania Christabel has worked in many arenas from the United Nations (NY) to Wall Street before returning to London to found her own PR, Publicity and Media companies specialising in Luxury Brands, Showbiz and the Arts. Believing that ‘character is destiny’ Christabel brings across a unique perspective on the true meaning of luxury.
Christabel lives in between West London and West Hollywood with her 6-year-old son Thomas.
Lily Silverton is a writer, journalist, and public speaker with over twelve years experience covering arts, fashion, travel, music, wellbeing, health, and culture. For four years she worked with Rankin as Features Director at Hunger Magazine, and has contributed to a number of international publications including Vogue, Refinery29, POP, Dazed & Confused, Huffington Post, Women’s Health, Lula, and more. She is also a yoga, meditation, and mindfulness teacher who travels and teaches worldwide. She has trekked the Patagonian Ice Fields and the Arctic Circle, but her favourite place to be is up a remote mountain somewhere in India.
Holding a degree in Hospitality & Event management as well as a degree in Mathematics and Economics, Nathan joined Boutique Hotel Awards while he was still a student. He is now travelling South America, discovering exciting new boutique hotels.
Having written for The Times, Telegraph, Daily Mail, City AM, Quintessentially Insider, The Financial Times, GQ and Brides magazine, Cally now edits Belgravia magazine, and has regularly written about luxury travel for Mayfair Times. A graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge, Cally initially trained in corporate law before making the switch to journalism six years ago.
Nathan is a freelance journalist based in the UK. He has written extensively for the Financial Times in London, and Art Basel Magazine in Miami, Florida. Nathan has covered topics including the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan and the state of the property market in New York City for the House and Home section of FT Weekend. Before becoming a freelance journalist, Nathan travelled widely, spending time teaching English in Hong Kong and Guangdong, China.