What is The Style Junkies Awards 2015?
For many years we have roamed the globe, stayed in hundreds of stylish & special hotels and inspired lots of luxury boutique hotel lovers. For the second time, we have recalled our fantastic travel experiences and cherry-picked the hotels that top our best hotels list.
On November 11, 2015 we selected the nominees for The Style Junkies Awards 2015. These standout hotels, which exceeded our skyscraper-high standards and expectations, were all nominated in 15 different award categories, representing the hospitality trends. 3,5 weeks later we picked one award winner in each category – ranging from Boutique bush home and Star spa to Closest to paradise, Best for bed Olympics and Perfect-for-posing pool. This top travel awards list is a chance to reward and congratulate hotels that have excelled beyond the normal call of duty. The Style Junkies Awards 2015 list is truly a global representation of the best the luxury travel world has to offer.
We take you on a gallop around the world’s best hotels. Be inspired and let the memory-making begin!
Nominees & winners The Style Junkies Awards 2015
Life’s a beach! At these totally tropical treasures the beach is too beautiful for any advertisement. Experience beach bliss at its best.
1. Four Seasons Resort Seychelles – Seychelles, Africa
2. Six Senses Laamu Resort – Maldives, Asia - Winner
3. Azura Benguerra Island – Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique, Africa
4. Uxua Casa Hotel – Bahia, Brazil, South America
5. Per Aquum Niyama – Maldives, Asia
HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Lots of personality? Full of charm? Alluring style? Absolutely! These labours of love are small in size and best for boutique hotel lovers seeking the ultimate intimate stay with an oh-so homely air.
1. Pastis Hotel – Saint-Tropez, France, Europe
2. Aenaon Villas – Santorini, Greece, Europe - Winner
3. Cape View Clifton – Cape Town, South Africa, Africa
4. Hotel Recamier – Paris, France, Europe
5. The Giri Residence – Ibiza, Spain, Europa
The spa is the star performer at these luxury retreats. A magnet for wellness seekers, these temples of wellbeing provide sublime spa sensations in sensual surroundings. Discover a new level of wellness. Truly Zentastic!
1. COMO Shambhala Estate – Bali, Indonesia, Asia
2. Hotel Café Royal – London, United Kingdom, Europe
3. Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris Hotel – Paris, France, Europe
4. Six Senses Laamu Resort – Maldives, Asia - Winner
5. The Siam Hotel – Bangkok, Thailand, Asia
These tip-top urban hideaways in cosmopolitan cities deliver on every level.
1. El Fenn Hotel – Marrakech, Morocco, Africa
2. Pod Camps Bay Boutique Hotel – Cape Town, South Africa, Africa - Winner
3. The Setai – Miami, USA, North America
4. The Fullerton Bay Hotel – Singapore, Asia
5. Crosby Street Hotel – New York, USA, North America
BOUTIQUE BUSH HOME
Providing “the ultimate safari dream”, these dream stays in Africa tick all the boxes. Experience nature at its unspoiled best, while world-class comfort and style stroke the senses.
1. Chinzombo Camp – South Luangwa, Zambia, Africa
2. Vumbura Plains Camp – Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa - Winner
3. Singita Faru Faru Lodge – Serengeti, Tanzania, Africa
4. Leopard Hills Lodge – Sabi Sand, South Africa, Africa
5. Chongwe River Camp – Lower Zambezi, Zambia, Africa
Promising style and substance, these standout hotels that really wow are tailor-made for honeymooners and supply spoiling luxury.
1. Six Senses Yao Noi Resort – Phuket, Thailand, Asia
2. Boheme Mykonos Hotel – Mykonos, Greece, Europe
3. Alila Villas Uluwatu – Bali, Indonesia, Asia - Winner
4. Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort – Oman, Middle East
5. Babylonstoren – Cape Winelands, South Africa, Africa
Perfect for swimming, sunbathing & socializing in style, these Instagrammable hotel pools are truly exceptional. Expect plenty of pool-side posing.
1. Amilla Fushi Resort – Maldives, Asia
2. Ca Na Xica Hotel & Spa – Ibiza, Spain, Europe
3. Point Yamu by COMO – Phuket, Thailand, Asia
4. Amangiri Resort – USA, North America
5. The Nam Hai Resort – Hoi An, Vietnam, Asia - Winner
STYLE WITH SOUL
The design steals the show at these gorgeous getaways. Luring style-savvy perfectionists, all these one-of-a-kind hotels are visually ravishing and full of character.
1. Hotel Cort – Mallorca, Spain, Europe - Winner
2. The Olive Exclusive – Namibia, Africa
3. Conservatorium Hotel – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
4. Ham Yard Hotel – London, United Kingdom, Europe
5. San Giorgio Mykonos Hotel – Mykonos, Greece, Europe
The nothing less than picture-perfect views from these impressive hotels will blow you away.
1. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore – Singapore, Asia
2. Le Palais Paysan – Marrakech, Morocco, Africa
3. Six Senses Yao Noi Resort – Phuket, Thailand, Asia - Winner
4. Four Seasons Resort Seychelles – Seychelles, Africa
5. Aenaon Villas – Santorini, Greece, Europe
Must-stay hotels for any hardcore food lover. Serving finger-licking perfect food in stunning settings, these hotel restaurants deserve a standing ovation.
1. Castell Son Claret – Mallorca, Spain, Europe - Winner
2. Per Aquum Niyama – Maldives, Asia
3. Babylonstoren – Cape Winelands, South Africa, Africa
4. Conservatorium Hotel – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
5. Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi – Maldives, Asia
CLOSEST TO PARADISE
Oozing paradise perfection, these wow-worthy hotels offer away-from-it-all seclusion and pampered privacy in a barefoot luxury atmosphere. Perfect for: couples with castaway fantasies.
1. Cocoa Island by COMO – Maldives, Asia
2. Desroches Island Resort – Seychelles, Africa
3. Song Saa Private Island – Koh Rong Islands, Cambodia, Asia
4. Mnemba Island Lodge – Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania, Africa
5. Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi – Maldives, Asia - Winner
EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME
These bucket list-worthy hotels offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences are hard to beat. You’ll definitely come home with a suitcase full of memories.
1. Amangiri Resort – United States, North America
2. Tongabezi Lodge – Victoria Falls, Zambia, Africa
3. Chongwe River Camp – Lower Zambezi, Zambia, Africa - Winner
4. Phum Baitang – Siem Reap, Cambodia, Asia
5. Zambezi Queen – Chobe National Park, Botswana, Africa
Heaven for fitness freaks, these luxury hotels boast outstanding workout facilities for serious sweat sessions. Think of good-looking spaces with top-of-the-line technology, creative classes and alternative sporting experiences.
1. Amanpuri Resort – Phuket, Thailand, Asia
2. Hotel Café Royal – London, United Kingdom, Europe - Winner
3. La Reserve Geneve Hotel & Spa – Geneva, Switzerland, Europe
4. Palais Namaskar Hotel – Marrakech, Morocco, Africa
5. Six Senses Laamu Resort – Maldives, Asia
BEST FOR BED OLYMPICS
Love is in the air! Brimming with romance, these unique hotels offer seductive cocoons to spend some intimate moments with your loved one.
1. Muse Ramatuelle Hotel – Saint-Tropez, France, Europe
2. Tongabezi Lodge – Victoria Falls, Zambia, Africa
3. Les Fermes de Marie Hotel – Megève, France, Europe
4. Maison MK – Marrakech, Morocco, Africa - Winner
5. Le Pavillon de la Reine – Paris, France, Europe
THE LITTLE THINGS
At these special stays where superstar staff glow with enthusiasm get spoiled by their attention to detail. Their service is on a level you seldom see.
1. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan – Bali, Indonesia, Asia
2. Chongwe River Camp – Lower Zambezi, Zambia, Africa
3. Birkenhead House – Hermanus, South Africa, Africa
4. Komaneka at Bisma – Bali, Indonesia, Asia
5. Kensington Place – Cape Town, South Africa, Africa - Winner
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Myrthe Strijbos – The Style Junkies