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The global mark of quality for hotels and hospitality design

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International Hotel Awards 2024-2025

Welcome to The International Hotel Awards

This global competition aims to identify the most outstanding working hotels and hospitality design in each region for a range of general and specialist categories.

The regions are Asia-Pacific, Arabia, Africa, Europe & UK, Caribbean, Canada, United States of America, and South & Central America. Finalists at regional level are further assessed against the other regional finalists to determine the overall World’s Best hotels.

The process culminates with the presentation of awards to winners at a gala dinner presentation and international networking event in London.

“I am confident that these prestigious honours will further enhance our hotels’ reputations, leading to further business and strong bookings in the future.”

Roger Parnow, Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa, and Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach

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The World’s Best Hotels book showcases the best of the best hotels from national, regional, and international levels of success from our awards. This prestigious publication is shared to our audience of high wealth and elite individuals through various platforms. You can request our media pack and find out more by simply contacting us.

Benefits of Entering

The Global 5-Star Standard

Each country has their own method for awarding stars for hospitality. As a winner of one of our prestigious awards, clients will immediately see that your hotel has achieved our international 5-star standard, a first for the hospitality industry.

Networking Events

Join us at one of our international Gala Award events where you will be able to meet other leading industry professionals, share ideas and catch up with the very latest hospitality news. Various media also attend the event and there will be opportunities to tell them about your business.

Marketing Opportunities

The International Hotel Awards are supported by the leading international blue chip companies and you can benefit from the numerous marketing and PR opportunities that come from being associated with these global brands as well as part of the most respected hotel awards programme.

The Judging Process

Each hotel is required to complete a self-assessment qualification document and send us information for our panel’s scrutiny.

As we are looking exclusively for the very best, every aspect of your hotel will be taken into consideration including service, facilities, interior design and safety. The questions are extremely detailed and must be completed accurately. We ask whether the hotel would be willing to accept spot checks in order that our assessors can verify the information supplied. Those hotels that reach the necessary levels will be awarded the International Five Star Standard with the potential to win an International Hotel Award.

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Chairman of Judges

Lord Thurso currently chairs Visit Scotland. He was trained by the Savoy Group PLC becoming General Manager of its Paris hotel at 27. He subsequently founded Cliveden which became Britain’s highest rated hotel before becoming CEO of several companies including the
Champneys Group. Lord Thurso has served as a non-executive on several boards, including The Savoy PLC and as Deputy Chair of Millennium and Copthorne. From 2001 to 2015, Lord Thurso was an MP, serving as Chair of the House Finance Committee and as Spokesman for the Commission, and was made a Privy Councillor. He currently sits in the House of Lords as an elected hereditary peer.

“We are proud to have been recognised as one of the leading hotels in South-East Asia and we know that this award will make a difference for us in the highly competitive marketplace.”

Richard Suter, General Manager, The Sheraton Jakarta

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