December 2015

Small Luxury Hotels of the World™(SLH) has been named the World’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand for the fourth consecutive year at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final 2015. The awards were presented in Morocco in December in front of over 300 industry leaders from around the globe and are generally acknowledged to be the ultimate travel accolade with winners saluted as the elite of international tourism.

Filip Boyen, CEO for SLH says: “The WTA brand is recognised globally as a hallmark of quality, and this perfectly echoes SLH’s philosophy of offering guests the very best quality, service and experience at our collection of over 520 small, luxury, independently minded hotels around the world. We are proud to be recognised as the leader in our field and to be providing these authentic and exceptional hotels with the opportunity to compete on a global stage.” 

Each year the WTAs receive more than 5,000 entries which are narrowed down to a shortlist by a group of industry experts before voting is opened up to professionals working in the travel and tourism industry. Over 500,000 votes were cast for the 2015 awards. Judging criteria include customer satisfaction and quality of service, overall business performance and product development. The WTAs has a global TV audience of 300 million people spread across 200 countries.

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