SLH 2013 Hotel Awards

With over 520 hotels worldwide Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ has a diverse portfolio including some of the best Country Houses, Resort Hotels and City Centre properties. Although they all adhere to SLH’s recipe for success – that not one single hotel be the same as any other – there are hotels among the collection that stand out. They may be a loved hotel among our Club Members and/or our Travel Trade Partners, or they may have the most stunning photograph or hotel video. We are also celebrating hotels that are best connected to the brand, which includes our most prestigious award, SLH Hotel of the Year.

Congratulations to Hotel Haven and Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda who were joint winners for SLH Hotel of the Year 2013. This recognition was awarded to the hotels that performed the best among a series of categories that better aligned them with the brand including; reservations, photography, Club Member activity, marketing & sales activity.

Best photo and best video were chosen by our very own hoteliers. Delegates voted at our four regional meetings across the globe: Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa won for their stunning entry and Ka'ana Boutique Resort & Spa won for their engaging video highlighting the stunning Belize backdrop.

According to CEO, Paul Kerr; “the awards are a chance for us to recognise some of the hotels that really stood out this year – special recognition to both Hotel Haven and Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda who both won SLH Hotel of the Year. Also, this year we chose to recognize the hotels with the best photo and video. Photographs and videos are so important in our industry; we wanted to emphasize this point. The submissions for these two categories were fantastic and it was difficult to choose just one.”


We also celebrated three SLH hotels (one per region) chosen by our Club Members (of which there are 265,000) as their favourite Resort, City Centre and Country House hotels. The winners are:

Country House Hotels

City Centre Hotels

Resort Hotel


The nine hotels chosen as favourites among our Travel Trade Partners include:

Country House Hotels

City Centre Hotels

Resort Hotels


The third criteria SLH considered was Brand Performance, which looks at how well our hotels have connected with the brand to produce reservations and room nights. The winner in each region was divided in two categories: City Centre and Resort/Country House hotels. The winners are:

City Centre Hotels

Resort/Country House Hotels

SLH wishes to congratulate all of our award winners on a job well done.


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