Bar Hemingway at Ritz in Paris has been awarded the best bar of the year at annual Virtuoso travel industry event. For the best dinner you have to travel to the neighboring country Italy, because La Terrazza at Hotel Eden in Rome was awarded the best dining experience prize.
These and other winners were not, however, selected from a vast pool of all bars and restaurants of the world, but they were voted by travel industry experts. 1200 destinations made it to the list that travel advisors who are specialized in luxury travel maintain. The winners were chosen from these destinations.
2017 Virtuoso Travel Week Award winners were:
Hotel of the Year: Palazzo Seneca, Norcia, Italy
Best Achievement in Design: Six Senses Douro Valley, Lamego, Portugal
Best Dining Experience: La Terrazza ― Hotel Eden Rome, Rome, Italy
Best Bar: Bar Hemingway ― Ritz Paris, Paris, France
Best Family Programme: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Naples, Florida, US
Best Wellness Programme: Canyon Ranch, Tucson, Arizona, US
Best Virtuoso Experience: Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Best Virtuoso Newcomer: Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, New York, New York, US
Virtuoso is a network of travel agencies that are specialized in luxury travel. The company connects 1,700 preferred partners (advisors) with customers who are looking for a unique travel experience.
Network members voted also the following awards:
Airline of the Year: Emirates Airline
Specialty Partner of the Year: Travelex Insurance Services
Sustainable Tourism Leadership – Partner: Wilderness Safaris
Cruise Line of the Year: AmaWaterways
Via Malay Mail Online.