Virtuoso declared the names of its Best of the Best hotel and hotelier nominees. In 2018, there are competitors in nine different categories selected by the network and the editors of Virtuoso Life magazine.
A 10th category identifies hotels for their input to sustainable travel. Nominees are the hotels that Virtuoso considers exemplary to the commitment to the three pillars of sustainable tourism namely, preserving the environment, supporting local economies and celebrating cultures.
“When evaluating hotels and resorts at this level, the stakes are much higher and it goes beyond the beauty of the hotel or its location,” said Albert Herrera, Virtuoso senior vice president, global product partnerships.
“We seek out the hotels that are taking it to the next level, setting trends in their respective areas and offering the guest something they won’t find anywhere else. To us, that’s what being the Best of the Best is all about,” added Herrera. “The hotels and hoteliers who rose to the top this year set a new standard in an extremely competitive landscape, and it’s that shared commitment to being the best that helps Virtuoso maintain its position as the leader in luxury travel.”
Virtuoso travel advisors will have the opportunity to cast votes in the coming few weeks and the winner’s names will be declared during the Hotels & Resorts Dinner on August 15, 2018, at Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas.