Media Release: 2013 World Boutique Hotel Awards finalists announced


FOLLOWING hundreds of nominations and applications the management team of the World Boutique Hotel Awards is proud to present this year’s World Boutique Hotel Awards finalists.

These represent the very best boutique hotels from around the world in nine carefully-selected and evaluated categories.

This year’s finalists, each of which have delivered unique excellence in their categories:


Eden Roc at Cap Cana

(Cap Cana, Dominican Republic)

Sandy Phala Resort

(Bali, Indonesia)

The Remote Resort

(Vanua Levu, Fiji)

The Inn at English Harbour

(English Harbour, Antigua)

Hansar Samui                                   

(Samui, Thailand)


Corral del Rey

(Seville, Spain)

Dylan Hotel

(Dublin, Ireland)

Hansar Bangkok

(Bangkok, Thailand)

Hotel B Berdichevsky

(Tel-Aviv, Israel)

Hypnos Design Hotel

(Istanbul, Turkey)

Lanson Place

(Hong Kong, China)

Lato Boutique Hotel

(Crete, Greece)

Ovolo 2 Arbuthnot Road

(Hong Kong, China)

Salana Boutique Hotel         

(Vientiane, Laos)

The Toren

(Amsterdam, Netherlands)


Bellinter House         

(Meath, Ireland)

Chateau le Cagnard

(Haut-de-Cagnes, France)

Draycott Hotel 

(London, England)

Tai O Heritage Hotel

(Hong Kong, China)

The Luang Say Residence

(Luang Prabang, Laos)

The Pand Hotel

(Bruges, Belgium)


Alma Hotel

(Tel-Aviv, Israel)

Hotel Ranga

(Hella, Iceland)

Poseidonion Grand Hotel    

(Spetses, Greece)

Royal Mail

(Victoria, Australia)


(Tasmania, Australia)

The Samling Hotel

(Windermere, England)


16 Degrees North

(Goa, India)

Fusion Boutique Hotel

(Polokwane, South Africa)

Hotel Bourg Tibourg           

(Paris, France)

Hotel Tresanton

(Cornwall, England)

Kai Kias

(Bozcaada, Turkey)

Taskonaklar Boutique Hotel     

(Cappadocia, Turkey)

The Thief

(Oslo, Norway)


Eccleston Square Hotel 

(London, England)

Kahanda Kanda

(Galle, Sri Lanka)

Lanson Place Apartments

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Olive Boutique Hotel

(San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Parkhotel Surenburg            

(Surenburg, Germany)


Finca Naranja          

(Ronda, Spain)

La Bandita

(Tuscany, Italy)

Mihir Garth   

(Rajasthan, India)

Pondoro Game Reserve

(Balule, South Africa)

Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel

(Chiang Mai, Thailand)

The Pavillions Phuket          

(Phuket, Thailand)

The Samling Hotel   

(Windermere, England)


Entre Cielos  

(Mendoza, Argentina)

Poseidonion Grand Hotel

(Spetses, Greece)

Rancho Valencia

(California, USA)

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort

(Chiang Mai, Thailand)

The Pavillions Phuket          

(Phuket, Thailand)


Casa La Concha

(Malaga, Spain)


(Heggenes, Norway)

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel           

(Nesjavellir, Iceland)

Lake Serenity

(Ratnapura, Sri Lanka)

Themonies Luxury Suites

(Folegandros, Greece)

Unguja Lodge           

(Zanzibar, Tanzania)

From these outstanding finalists the category winners, regional winners, and Best Boutique Hotel of the World will be announced at the third annual World Boutique Hotel Awards ceremony.

Multiple winners will be selected within each category should the standard be deemed high enough. The glittering Awards ceremony will be held on the evening of Thursday 28th November in the Grand Ballroom of the Montcalm Hotel in London. The awards ceremony will include champagne reception and dinner.

The awards will be presented by a number of high-profile guest presenters who have a wealth of expertise and experience in the Boutique Hotel sector and related industries.

This year’s guest presenters include:

Russell Kett – managing director of HVS in London

Richard Hytner – worldwide deputy chair of Saatchi and Saatchi

Nathalie Salas – founder of Perfect Boutique Hotel

Chantelle Nicholson – general manager of The Gilbert Scott

Julie Humphryes – founding partner of Archer Humphryes Architects

Anne Blackburn – Visit England Tourism Awards judge

Luke Perry – Event Director at the Independent Hotel Show

For more information on the finalists and the award ceremony, visit the World Boutique Hotel Awards website.

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