During Virtuoso’s 28th annual Luxury Travel conference in Las Vegas this past August, they unveiled the winners of it’s 10th annual Best of the Best Awards.  These awards recognize standout Hotels and Resorts around the world.  These are the type of hotels that we all want to stay at one day – they are gorgeous, innovative and provide the highest level of luxury and service.

To determine the winners Virtuoso surveyed its 390-plus agencies and more than 11,400 elite travel advisors (I am one of them now:)) to identify the winners in each of the following categories:

Hotel of the Year –  Borgo Egnazia in Puglia, Italy

Best Achievement in Design – Faena Hotel Miami Beach in Miami, Florida

Best Culinary Experience – The Farmhouse Restaurant at the Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma, California

Best Bar – The New York EDITION in New York

Best Family ProgramRosewood San Miguel de Allende in Mexico

Best Spa Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Lake Como, Italy

Most Innovative Guest ExperienceBelmond Hotel das Cataratas, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Sustainable Tourism Leadership&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

One to Watch – Hotel Eden Rome, a Dorchester Collection property in Rome, Italy

Hotelier of the Year – Jose Silva, manager of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, France

All of these resorts are beyond gorgeous and luxurious.  Which one do you dream of staying at?




A gorgeous suite at the Borgo Egnazia in Puglia


Look at the view from the Faena Hotel Miami Beach


The Gold Bar at the New York EDITION


Fun Family Program at the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende in Mexico

*all photos provided by hotel websites