American Express Travel Recognizes Best of Fine Hotels & Resorts
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If you ask travel agents, the five-star Peninsula Beverly Hills is the best of the best when it comes to providing an outstanding guest experience.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of its Fine Hotels & Resorts program, American Express Travel has introduced an awards program designed to showcase the portfolio's best hotel experiences.
The inaugural winners were announced at the annual FHR Forum in New York earlier this month, with the 25 best hotel experiences being selected from a pool of 1,600 nominations. The nominees were voted on by agents, while American Express Travel leadership also provided input.
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In addition to the Agents' Choice award, categories included Dream Bathroom, Grandest Hotel Welcome Experience, Hottest Hotel Bar and Most Fun for the Whole Family, among others.
No one hotel won more than one award, however Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton and Waldorf Astoria were each represented multiple times.
The complete list of winners can be found below:
Agents' Choice: Peninsula Beverly Hills
Most Bespoke Service Experience: The Little Nell
Best-Equipped Fitness Center: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Dream Bathroom: Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives
Grandest Hotel Welcome Experience: Rambagh Palace
Hottest Hotel Bar: Rosewood London
Most Above and Beyond Concierge: The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin
Most Anticipated Re-Opening: The Lanesborough London and Ritz Paris
Most Cutting-Edge Hotel Design: Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris
Most Breathtaking View: Jade Mountain
Most Fun for the Whole Family: The Ranch at Rock Creek
Most Innovative GM: The St. Regis New York
Most Inviting Lobby: Claridge’s
Most Lavish FHR Breakfast: Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
Most Luxurious Beach Service Experience: Four Seasons Punta Mita
Most Over-The-Top Roof Deck: Hotel Unique
Most Renowned Signature Cocktail: The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Most Romantic Ambiance: Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Most Spectacular Pool: Belmond Hotel Caruso
Most Unique In-Room Amenity: Viceroy Riviera Maya
Most Welcoming Entry-Level Room: Montage Kapalua Bay
Savviest In-Room Technology: Hotel 1000
Most Zen Spa: Amanzoe
Sweetest Suite: Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
The Ultimate Journeymaker: The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman
The FHR collection provides American Express Platinum Card members with excusive benefits, including early check-in, room upgrades, free Wi-Fi, food and beverage credits and special amenities, among others.
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