(London, United Kingdom) On November 8, 2018, Hamanasi Resort was announced as the recipient of the Boutique Hotel Award 2018 for the Americas’ Most Stunning Views. The Boutique Hotel Awards Gala Dinner was held at the Merchant Taylor’s Hall in London, United Kingdom honoring the world’s finest boutique hotels and bringing together the members of the Master Key Society.
“It is a great honor to receive the 2018 Boutique Hotel Award for the Most Stunning Views in the Americas,” said Hamanasi founder, Dana Krauskopf. “Hamanasi is situated on the beach between the turquoise Caribbean Sea and the lush Maya Mountains of Belize. There are many gorgeous vantage points, but the best is the 360 degree view from the Lookout on top of our Great House.”
The Boutique Hotel Awards is the first and only international awards organization exclusively dedicated to recognizing unique excellence among boutique hotels. The Awards, now in its 8th year, honors 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.
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 trailblazing travel experts, whose business it is to be “in the know” concerning the extraordinary boutique hotels. The Awards then coordinate judge evaluation visits with each shortlisted nominee. The judges document all aspects of the guest experience covering six categories: dining and entertainment, design, facilities, location and, most importantly, staff service and overall emotional impact. Finally, these extensive hand-written evaluations are meticulously studied by the Awards Panel, which decides the winners.
Hamanasi is an eco luxury boutique resort featuring 28 intimate treehouses and beachfront rooms nestled between the Mayan Mountains and the Belize Barrier Reef. Situated on 45 acres of Caribbean beachfront, Hamanasi is designed to harmoniously blend into the surrounding tropical vegetation. It is the perfect launching pad for adventure travelers, honeymooners, scuba divers and foodies to discover the best of Belize on and offshore.
The Boutique Hotel Awards ceremony brought together an array of boutique hotel owners, travel and lifestyle press and travel industry influencers from all four corners of the globe. This year’s keynote speech was delivered by Robin Sheppard, chairman of Bespoke Hotels and the Institute of Hospitality. Other esteemed guest presenters and speakers included Paolo Macchiaroli, founder of My Private Villas; Alex Buchanan, co-owner and editor of Catering in Scotland; Game of Thrones actress, Laura Pradelska; Lara Asprey, founder of Asprey Introductions; Elisabeth Visoanska, founder of Visoanska; Nobert Meinike, Director of Marketing – Blacklane.