KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Two resorts in this country are among winners of the Condé Nast Johansens 2012 Awards for Excellence in the Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific.
Cotton House in Mustique has been recognised as the Most Excellent Small Resort while Palm Island has been adjudged the Most Excellent Eco Resort.
“The winners of these prestigious awards were chosen as the top properties throughout the Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific Islands,” a report in Luxury Travel Magazine.
The publication said that the winners were selected from an exclusive collection of luxury, boutique hotels, inns and resorts throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific Islands.
Readers of the Guides, hotels guests and the Condé Nast Johansens inspection team all contributed votes for the 2012 awards, which cover 28 categories.
“The Awards for Excellence winners represent the very best of the best. Our readers are discerning and experienced travellers who know what they want when they travel – exceptional accommodations, outstanding service and good value for money. Condé Nast Johansens only recommends properties that meet these very specific standards,” said Lesley O’Malley-Keyes Luxury Travel Magazine’s, vice president and publishing director for the Americas.
Anguilla also made the list twice with Cap Juluca as the Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway and CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, the Most Excellent Spa Resort.
The other winners on the list were Grenada’s Spice Island Beach Resort, the Most Excellent Resort and St. Lucia’s Jade Mountain at Anse Chastanet for Most Excellent Service.
The chic Guides, now in their 30th year of publication in Europe, celebrate a loyal readership; each property is selected for its dedication to the highest standards of comfort, unique personality, warmth and service, impressive facilities and surroundings, Luxury Travel Magazine said.
Featured properties are approved for recommendation following an annual inspection by one of our team of local experts. Only then is it awarded the “Condé Nast Mark of Excellence” wall plaque. This distinctive sign is a visible endorsement for more than nine million of the world’s most discerning and experienced travellers, according to the publication.