The winners of the Boutique Hotel Awards 2017 were announced on November 9th 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.
The Boutique Hotel Awards is the first and only international awards organization exclusively dedicated to recognizing unique excellence among boutique hotels. The Awards, now in its 7th year, honors 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 organization in hospitality where each and every property is visited personally by an experienced hotel judge which specializes in each category and too where decisions on winners depend on true first-hand 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, comprised of 70 leading trailblazing travel experts.
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 America’s Awards 2018.
The Awards are based on responses from online voting, guest feedback, and Local Expert reports drawn from the hotels and spas featured in their most recent guides.
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.
The Kichwa Añangu Community, who owns and operates the eco-lodge thanks all our travelers, partners and staff who contributed to be the only Ecuadorian hotel with these distinctions.