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American Express Travel Recognizes Best of Fine Hotels & Resorts

Hotel & Resort | American Express Travel | Patrick Clarke | March 30, 2016

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

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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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