Ohe winners of the World Boutique Hotel Awards 2016 were announced earlier this month at the glittering awards ceremony held at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London. The ceremony brought together an array of boutique hotel owners, travel and lifestyle press as well as travel industry influencers from all four corners of the world.

The World 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 6th year, honoured the people behind these outstanding properties.

The 2016 World’s Best Category Winners are as below.


Secret Bay Hotel, Dominica

Secret Bay Resort - Dominica


World’s Best Beach or Coastal Hotel: El Nido, Pangulasian Island, Philippines

El Nido Pangulasian Island - Pangulasian Island, Philippines (2)

World’s Best City Hotel: 11 Mirrors, Kiev, Ukraine

11 Mirrors - Kiev, Ukraine

World’s Best Classic Hotel: Heritage, Bruges, Belgium

Hotel Heritage - Bruges, Belgium

World’s Best Culinary Hotel: Vila Joya, Algarve, Portugal

Vila Joya - Algarve Portugal

World’s Most Inspired Design Hotel: Kau Manor, Estonia

Kau Manor - Estonia (1)

World’s Best Honeymoon Hideaway: Punta Tragara, Capri, Italy

Punta Tragara - Capri Italy

World’s Best New Hotel: Hotel Gotham, Manchester, United Kingdom

Hotel Gotham - Manchester, UK (2)

World’s Best Relaxation Retreat: The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Bali, Indonesia

The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah Bali Indonesia (2)

World’s Most Romantic Hotel: Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

Aenaon Villas - Santorini, Greece (1)

World’s Most Sustainable Hotel: Vigilius Mountain Resort, South Tyrol, Italy

Vigilius Mountain Resort - South Tyrol Italy (1)

World’s Best Wellness Spa: Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy

Borgo Egnazia - Puglia, Italy

World’s Best Private Villa: Over Yonder Cay, The Bahamas

Over Yonder Cay - The Bahamas (1)

The award also awarded category winners according to regions. Here are the winners for the Asia category.


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