Last November, Awarta Nusa Dua Resort & Villas, Bali was awarded as the World’s Best Boutique Hotel at the Boutique Hotel Awards 2018 that was held at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London. The annual ceremony brought together various of boutique hotel owners, travel and lifestyle press and travel industry influencers from all four corners of the world. This year’s keynote speech was delivered by Robin Sheppard, chairman of Bespoke hotels and the Institute of Hospitality, with four decades of success within the hospitality industry. Hotel Director, Naomi Siawarta, received the award of the night. Aside from the World’s Best Boutique Hotel award, the resort also awarded with the World’s Best Culinary Excellence and Southeast Asia's Best Culinary Excellence award.
The Boutique Hotel Awards is an international awards organisation exclusively dedicated to recognising unique excellence among boutique hotels. The Awards, now in its 8th year, honours the people behind these outstanding properties and brings together members of The Master Key Society, where relationships are built exclusively among the Award Winners by facilitating hotel exchange visits between them. For the award each property is visited personally by an experienced hotel judge, who specialises in each category, and where decisions on winners depend on true first-hand guest experience at the property. The winners were selected from over 300 Nominees in over 80 countries. Each entrant was nominated by a member of the Awards Nomination Committee, comprising 70 leading travel experts, whose business it is to be ‘in the know’ concerning the extraordinary boutique hotels.
Located in a peaceful district in the south of Indonesia, Awarta’s 14 private residences are arranged as a self-contained village. Judges praised the Resort for its exquisite food; breath-taking grounds; the beautiful fusion of traditional Balinese and Chinese architecture; the outstanding spa experiences on offer. The judges commended the hotel’s dedication to detail in every aspect. Above all, the Boutique Hotel Awards look for hotels whose staff deliver emotional warmth to a guest’s stay without compromising a world-class level of service. Awarta Nusa Dua Resort & Villas perfected this balance.