Monday, 1 July 2019

Industry News: World Luxury Hotel Award Nominations

Home-grown hotels make international waves with award nominations

A pair of locally owned Seychelles hotels have again earned nominations in one of the travel industry’s most prestigious international award programmes.

Denis Private Island and CaranaBeach Hotel have each been nominated in several categories for the World Luxury Hotel Awards (WLHA), for which the winners are decided online by voters over a four-week period beginning 1st July.

Denis Private Island has been nominated for Luxury Beach Hotel, Luxury Romantic Hotel and Luxury Boutique Retreat, while the CaranaBeach has been nominated for Best Luxury Beach Hotel, Luxury Coastal Hotel and Luxury Romantic Hotel, for the Indian Ocean region.

The winners will be announced at the annual WLHA Gala Awards Ceremony on 12th October at the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel in Finland.

Established in 2006, the WLHA now tallies more than 300,000 votes every year from international travellers to select its winners following the nomination process.

The awards generate positive exposure for not only individual hotels but also for the destination overall, especially given the online nature of the voting process, according to Nicole St Ange, the PR, Branding and Communications manager for both properties.

“We’re hoping to get a big push from within Seychelles as well as our friends and partners overseas to pitch in with their votes online,” St Ange said. “It’s a great way to highlight the strengths of our hotels while increasing our visibility on social media platforms.”

Voting can be accessed at to vote for Denis Private Island or to vote for CaranaBeach Hotel.