Signature Media, publishers of LATTE, are the official Australian publishing partner for The Seven Star Global Luxury Awards 2013. The final travel, tourism and hospitality nominees have been confirmed and voting is currently open for trade insiders and the public. So far, online voting has already exceeded expectations with the most sought-after brands in travel and hospitality industries vying to be honoured with the Signum Virtutis – the seal of excellence. Voting will continue until 28 May 2013 and results will be honoured at the Awards Ceremony held at the stunning Villa Padierna Palace Hotel in Marbella, Spain.
“We are honored and excited to have been chosen as the host venue of the inaugural Seven Star Global Luxury Award and we look forward to welcoming the Luxury Panel Members and the 2013 Winners. Villa Padierna Palace Hotel’s facilities will provide for a fantastic Gala event,” says Martin Schneck, Managing Director of Villa Padierna Hotels and Resorts.
An advisory panel supports the Seven Star Global Luxury Award team throughout the entire process, comprised of independent and dynamic luxury travel, hospitality and lifestyle connoisseurs. This International representation provides a global perspective to all aspects of the selection and review processes, as well as all the events surrounding the prestigious awards ceremony. These individuals provide an unbiased approach to all decisions and bring the level of ethics and professionalism to a new level for these types of industry awards. As another strategy to secure reputability, the Seven Star Panel will never include winners of the Signum Virtutis.
The component that is still creating the most buzz around winning the Signum Virtutis is the fact that there are no fees for candidates involved as either nominees or winners. With so many incredible brands currently in these industries, Seven Star Global Luxury Awards is pleased to have so many represented this year. Categories include Hotels & Resorts, Spas, Hotel Collections, Restaurants, Bars & Clubs, Airlines, Charter Jets, Charter Yachts, Destinations, Luxury Tour Operators and Luxury Car Hires. There are no fees for brands when they submit their information to be considered as an official nominee. If approved, these brands are provided a nomination shield to use in their marketing materials, and proceed to the voting process which is open to the public and trade. The winners are provided a plaque, usage of an award shield and many other benefits with absolutely no costs to these winners.
Khalil El-Mouelhy, President & Founder says, “Seven Star Global Luxury Award offers a new and transparent awards and recognition system that will serve as a benchmark for the luxury and lifestyle sectors. We are not just a travel award, we are a lifestyle award.” These distinctions do not only put the Seven Star Global Luxury Awards in a category all their own, but also brings the elements of ethics and integrity back to these industry awards. With many of the most prestigious brands represented in this year’s nominees, the inaugural Seven Star Global Luxury Awards is creating an exclusive luxury lifestyle collection comprised of the ultimate brands in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.