The World 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 6th year, honored the people behind these outstanding properties. The 2016 World’s Best Category Winners are listed below.
WORLD’S BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL - Secret Bay Hotel, Dominica
World’s Best Beach or Coastal Hotel: El Nido, Pangulasian Island, Philippines
World’s Best City Hotel: 11 Mirrors, Kiev, Ukraine
World’s Best Classic Hotel Hotel: Heritage, Bruges, Belgium
World’s Best Culinary Hotel: Vila Joya, Algarve, Portugal
World’s Most Inspired Design Hotel: Kau Manor, Estonia
World's Best Honeymoon Hideaway: Punta Tragara, Capri, Italy
World’s Best New Hotel: Hotel Gotham, Manchester, United Kingdom
World's Best Relaxation Retreat: The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Bali, Indonesia
World's Most Romantic Hotel: Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece
World's Most Sustainable Hotel: Vigilius Mountain Resort, South Tyrol, Italy
World's Best Wellness Spa: Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy
World's Best Private Villa: Over Yonder Cay, The Bahamas
I haven't visited any of these but they all sure are on my list! Have you stayed at these beautiful properties? Do share your experience in the comments.
With the holidays fast approaching and the home cocktail scene hotter than ever, consider yourself a mixologist and shake up your repertoire with a few new seasonal concoctions from recipes shared by some well-known hotels nonetheless…Cheers!
The ideal end to an autumn evening - Apple Pie a la Mode
Seaway Grill at 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel (Clayton, N.Y.)
Build in a hurricane glass:
· ¾ oz. apple pie moonshine
· ¾ oz. vanilla vodka
· 1 oz. cranberry juice
· 1 ½ oz. ginger ale
Garnish with a slice of apple.
These are a few travel and lifestyle-related questions I almost always get from folks I meet so figured I’d make a blog post out of it, and maybe you’ll get to know me a tad bit better in the process as well! Here we go…
Celebrated purely out of my love for good old white bread. Yes, I hear it is unhealthy and I almost never eat it though I could survive on just white bread for the rest of my life if I had to. If I do eat a sandwich then white bread is my choice. You can never go wrong ordering a sandwich for me ever. But I digress. Today is not about me, its about the bread, so lets talk best sandwiches ever eaten in my travel life thus far! Maybe some of these are on your list too?
Quite frankly, can’t image why anyone would be stressed while traveling but I hear it is pretty common. There are obviously some factors beyond your control but for what its worth, you can reduce some of the stressors during your travels.
Sharing a few products that I love. Some are affiliate links, some are not, some I was introduced to and some I happened to chance upon. Enjoy!