Kenyan destinations win big at 2018 World Luxury Hotels Awards


Fifteen Kenyan hotels and tourist destinations won big at the recently held 2018 World Luxury Hotels Awards which further exemplified Kenya’s position as a global tourist destination.

Among the winners, the Sarova Chain of Hotels received most accolades for exemplary performance in the awards ceremony held in Bali, Indonesia, last week.

The awards were grouped under three categories; global, continental and regional.

Sarova Resorts and Game Lodges won a global and continental award for being a top luxury brand. Similarly, Sarova Mara Game Camp won a parallel accolade for being the leading luxury tented camp resort in the world.

On the other hand, Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa won the continental award for leading luxury beach resort in Africa while Sarova Stanley Heritage Hotel was recognized for being Africa’s top luxury Historical Hotel. In addition, Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge was recognized as the top luxury bush lodge within East Africa.

Other Kenyan destinations recognized for their great service include: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge which received the global luxury wilderness lodge award and Elewana Loisaba Tent Lodge which was feted as the top luxury tented safari camp in the world. Diamonds Dream of Africa was similarly awarded a continental award for being a leading luxury spa resort.

DustitD2 Hotel and La Maison Royale Hotel, both situated in Nairobi, received regional and continental awards respectively for being luxury business hotels while Maiyan Hotel Nanyuki received the continental honour for being the highest rated new hotel in Africa.

Mara Bushtops Camp, Sankara Nairobi and Sun Multinational received the luxury Eco Safari Lodge on the continent award, East Africa’s Luxury Boutique Hotel award and Africa’s luxury brand award respectively.

Established in 2006, World Luxury Hotel Awards is the pinnacle of achievement in the luxury hotel industry offering international recognition as voted by guests, travelers and industry players alike. Approximately 300,000 international travelers vote each year during a four-week period to select the winners. Luxury hotels have the opportunity to participate in the World Luxury Hotel Awards by entering hotel categories that showcase their unique selling points and destinations.


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