Here Are All the Winners From the 2016 World Boutique Hotel Awards

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Get your boutique bucket list ready.


Last week the who’s who of the boutique travel industry gathered from across the globe to attend the 6th annual World Boutique Hotel Awards in London, supported by event partners Elite Traveler Magazine, Laurent Perrier Champagne, JDB Fine Hotels & Resorts, My Private Villas and Best Travel Services. Honored recipients accepted awards for categories ranging from World’s Best Beach Hotel to Best Culinary Hotel, Best Honeymoon Hideaway to Best Relaxation Retreat, Best Sustainable Hotel to Best Newcomer. The first and only international awards organization exclusively dedicated to recognizing excellence among luxury boutique properties, each year the organization’s directors alongside a panel of well-traveled judges nominate, personally review and ultimately select hotels that are above all else, unique. Elements of concept and design, dining and facilities as well as location and service are all taken into account, topped off by the overall emotional satisfaction a property evokes.

Check out all the winners in our photo galleries below – and get ready for a serious case of boutique wanderlust.

World’s Best Boutique Hotel:

Secret Bay Hotel, Dominica

World’s Best Beach or Coastal Hotel:

El Nido Resort, Pangulasian Island, Philippines

World’s Best City Hotel:

11 Mirrors, Kiev, Ukraine

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World’s Best Classic Hotel:

Heritage, Bruges, Belgium

World’s Best Culinary Hotel:

Vila Joya, Algarve, Portugal

World’s Best Inspired Design Hotel:

Kau Manor, Estonia

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World’s Best Honeymoon Hideaway:

Punta Tragara, Capri, Italy

World’s Best New Hotel:

Hotel Gotham, Manchester, United Kingdom

World’s Best Relaxation Retreat:

The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Bali, Indonesia

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World’s Best Romantic Hotel:

Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

World’s Best Sustainable Hotel:

Vigilius Mountain Resort, South Tyrol, Italy

World’s Best Wellness Spa:

Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy

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World’s Best Private Villa:

Over Yonder Cay, The Bahamas

All photos courtesy World Boutique Hotel Awards