We're delighted to announce the winners of this year's prestigious SLH Awards. With three new award categories added into the mix, we're proud to showcase all seventeen award winners below. The awards highlight excellence in everything from dreamy designs and breathtaking suites, embracing social media, the environment and the local community.
Hotel of the Year 2018
The winner is... Canaves Oia Suites in Santorini, Greece
On an island with as glowing a reputation as Santorini, it takes something special to stand out. Canaves Oia Suites does just that. The pristine white suites set into dark volcanic rocks are a neck ahead when it comes to indulgence thanks to their glittering pools (choose from dinky plunge pools to private infinity pools) and individual terraces. Enveloped by the eternal blue sky and the infinite blue sea, the Panorama Balcony invites romantic couples to the ultimate stellar dining experience with exceptional gourmet creations championing the vibrant produce of the Aegan. Guests can enjoy being preened and pampered as they overlook stunning sea vistas at the luxury spa which combines ancient holistic principles with a range of cutting-edge therapies. The hotel also includes a luxury yacht for guests to explore the coastline and an exceptional wine cellar hosting ceremonial wine tastings.
Mystery Inspectors’ Excellence Award
And the winner is... Hotel Villa Carlotta in Sicily, Italy. SLH’s Mystery Inspectors also had their say, with Hotel Villa Carlotta in Sicily coming out top based on a combination of guest reviews, inspection scores and overall quality rating.
Caring Luxury Award
And the winner is... Ka’ana Resort in San Ignacio, Belize. Based on its outstanding green credentials, its use of local amenities and its contribution to the local community through the creation of scholarship funds, bathroom rehabilitation projects and an environmental program.
And the winner is... Olive Boutique Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Based on its beautiful Instagram (@theoliveexperience) shots featuring accentuating blue hues and neutral colours that perfectly communicate the luxury feel of the hotel.