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The Hotel of the Year Awards recognise and reward hotels and spas that deliver exceptional levels of service and world class facilities to its guests.

By becoming an award winning hotel, you showcase your hotel as much more than a hotel but as a guest experience that will live with your guests for many years and elevate your hotel over your competitors.

Credibility is a major factor when a hotel chooses to enter a hospitality awards for the first time and as a testament to our awards status all of the leading luxury hotel brands have both registered and won Hotel of the Year Awards in 2018.

Luxury hotel brands such as:

  • Mandarin Oriental
  • Four Seasons
  • Sofitel
  • Rosewood
  • Shangri La
  • Conrad Hotels
  • Ritz Carlton
  • St Regis
  • Fairmont
  • Relais & Chateaux
  • Anantara
  • Six Senses
  • Sheraton
  • W Hotels
  • Dorchester Collection
  • Belmond
  • Jumeirah
  • Intercontinental
  • Ascott
  • Starwood
  • Hilton
  • Melia
  • Radisson Blu
  • One&Only
  • Waldorf Astoria
  • Peninsula

Taj as well as many smaller independent hotels. All hotels are treated exactly the same when it comes to judging for each award category in order to have a true and credible awards system.

In 2018 we will also break new ground by being the first Hotel & Spa awards that will have individual winning award categories for all Official Star ratings. So 4**** Star – 3*** Star & 2** Star hotels will have their own awards to compete for as well as being able to compete for all major luxury award categories.

We reward hotels and resorts based on the service and facilities you offer guests and we also research past guest experiences and comments on their stays on hotel and travel websites to get an overall feel for guest experiences. Reviews on sites like Trip Advisor, Booking.com etc. so there is no need to enter a long period of securing votes and running social media campaigns. Simply you deserve your award and win it for the above reasons.

Setting new standards within the global hotel and spa industry we can then also if required back this review up with individually judged professional critiques. Hotel’s scores and rankings can be derived from one of our professional judges staying at the individual establishments and utilizing and experiencing each hotels services &facilities and all they have to offer, so the critique is accurate, comprehensive & authentic.

*With individually judged professional critiques, The Hotel of the Year Awards is setting new standards within the global hotel & spa industry. To be presented with an award from Hotel of the Year Awards signifies something truly special about a hotel. It’s a demonstration of impeccable standards of both service & facilities, a standard that is derived from professionally critiqued stays at each individual hotel. It’s thereby a statement of authenticity for the hotel guest, where the hotel’s service & facilities are utilised, examined & considered by professional judges in an accurate & comprehensive manner. For hoteliers it’s a statement of guarantee: Their hotel has been judged by meticulous criteria ensuring standards are reached & upheld.

The 2019 Hotel of the Year Awards - A New Standard in Hotel Awards.

Participants/Nominees will have the option of a completely unique professional consultation and critique of their hotel, complete with subsequent highly detailed 23 page inspection feedback report and recommendations, but are also cordially invited to attend the prestigious awards ceremony where hoteliers and management have the opportunity to network with fellow competitors, the world’s media and an array of relevant professionals working worldwide to ensure the conservation of standards of the World’s 5 star hotels continue to be met and indeed advance.

Nominees/participants are endowed with a framed certificate of recognition that can be displayed in each nominated hotel acknowledging their considered relevance amongst the competition for the 2019 Hotel of the Year Awards.

Each of the individual Hotel of the Year Awards category winners are awarded a Gold embossed framed and mounted certificate which can be displayed in their hotel that will showcase their hotel as offering their guests a truly award winning experience. The winning hotels & Spas in the 2019 Hotel of the Year and also the Top 100 hotels worldwide of 2019 will be prominently listed on our website for all to view along with all category winning hotels and spas.

If your hotel or spa has not already been nominated or considered for entry into the highly prestigious 2019 Hotel of the Year Awards, please contact us at register@hoteloftheyearawards.com directly for details on how to enter.


Current Nominees

  • Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara view
  • Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Abu Dhabi view
  • The Torch Hotel, Doha, Qatar. view
  • Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman view
  • Rosewood Hotel Abu Dhabi, UAE view
  • Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman view
  • Concorde Hotel Doha Qatar view
  • Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche UAE view
  • Mandarin Oriental Bangkok view
  • Sofitel Bahrain ZallaqThalassa Sea & Spa view
  • Oriental Residence Bangkok – Thailand view
  • AscottSathorn Bangkok – Thailand view
  • W BANGKOK – Thailand view
  • Park Hyatt Paris France view
  • Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill view
  • Hulhule Island Hotel – Maldives view
  • Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa – Bahrain view
  • KupuKupuPhangan Beach Villa & Spa – Thailand view
  • Four Seasons Hotel Doha – Qatar view
  • RixosThe Palm – Dubai view
  • Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund – China view
  • The Upper House –Hong Kong view
  • Shangri La Hotel Paris – France view
  • Melia Dunas – Cape Verde view
  • Conrad Maldives Rangali Island view
  • Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai – China view
  • Palace Namaskar Marrakech – Morocco view
  • HakubaOnsen Ryokan SHIROUMA-SO – Japan view
  • RHULANI Safari Lodge | Madikwe Game Reserve – South Africa view
  • Atmosphere Kanifushi- Maldives view
  • Montage Beverly Hills –USA view
  • Hotel Schweizerhof St. Moritz – Switzerland view
  • Parco San Marco Lifestyle Beach Resort – Italy view
  • Sofitel Legend The Grand, Amsterdam – Netherlands view
  • AVANI QuyNhon resort and spa – Vietnam view
  • Almanity Hoi An– Vietnam view
  • AVANI Hai PhongHarbour View – Vietnam view

Current Nominees

  • Radisson Bu Hotel Tala Bay, Aqaba, Jordan view
  • Yas Viceroy, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi view
  • Amman Airport Hotel, Amman Jordan view
  • Sofitel The Palm Dubai view
  • Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa Thailand view
  • Sheraton Hua HinPranburi Villas Thailand view
  • Four Seasons Resort, Dubai at Jumeirah Beach view
  • Jumeirah at Etihad Towers – Abu Dhabi view
  • Vie Hotel Bangkok – Thailand view
  • V Villas Hua Hin – Thailand view
  • St. James Court, A Taj Hotel – London view
  • Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris France view
  • The Ritz Carlton Shanghai-Pudong China view
  • InterContinental Shanghai Puxi – China view
  • W Hotel Guangzhou – China view
  • The St.Regis Beijing – China view
  • The Samaya– Bali view
  • Samabe Bali Suites & Villas – Bali view
  • InterContinental Bali Resort – Bali view
  • Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa– Maldives view
  • Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa – Wicklow, Ireland view
  • Hayfield Manor Hotel – Cork, Ireland. view
  • Ashford Castle Hotel & Country Estate – Ireland view
  • Anantara Hoi An– Vietnam view
  • Anantara Mui Ne – Vietnam view
  • Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa – Dubai view
  • InterContinental Paris le Grand – Paris view
  • City Seasons Hotel, Muscat – Oman view
  • Emdoneni Lodge with Cheetah Project – South Africa view
  • Ca Maria Adele, Venice – Italy view
  • AnantaraKihavahVillas– Maldives view
  • AnantaraVeli Resort– Maldives view
  • Naladhu– Maldives view
  • Sofitel Downtown –Dubai view
  • St Regis – Doha view
  • The Theva Residency – Sri Lanka view
  • Arosa Kulm Hotel &Alpin Spa – Switzerland view