The winners of the Boutique Hotel Awards 2017 were announced on 9 November at the awards ceremony held at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London. The ceremony brought together an array of boutique hotel owners, travel and lifestyle press and travel industry influencers from all four corners of the world.
Napo Wildlife Center in Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park was awarded “The Americas’ Most Sustainable Hotel” at the event.
The Boutique Hotel Awards is the first and only international awards organisation exclusively dedicated to recognising unique excellence among boutique hotels. The awards, now in its seventh year, honours the people behind these outstanding properties and bringing together members of The Master Key Society, where relationships are built exclusively among the award-winners.
What makes a Boutique Hotel Award meaningful? Simply put, the hotels and private villas are actually visited. It is the only independent awards organisation in hospitality where each and every property is visited personally by an experienced hotel judge that specialises in each category and where decisions on winners depend on firsthand guest experience at the property.
The winners were selected from over 600 nominees in over 80 countries. Each entrant was nominated by a member of the Awards Nomination Committee, comprising 70 leading trailblazing travel experts.
Condé Nast Awards for Excellence
Napo Wildlife Center, was also announced as the winner of the Condé Nast Johansens awards for excellence as “Best Green Hotel” in the annual Central and South Americas Awards 2018.
Condé Nast Johansens, from the publishers of Vogue, GQ, Condé Nast Traveller and Vanity Fair, is the premier reference guide for independent travellers. Condé Nast Johansens remains the most comprehensive illustrated reference to independently owned hotels inspected annually.
With dedicated and highly trained local experts, almost 10 times as many properties have been assessed as appear online or in the guides, in order to narrow the final selection down to the best selection of accommodation for independent travellers.