DeLuxe Travel Awards 2020


T R A V E L A W A R D S 2 0 2 0 Welcome to the third edition of the DeLuxe Travel Awards! CEO Today Magazine is pleased to present the DeLuxe Travel Awards. The DeLuxe Travel Awards is the culmination of CEO Today’s time and experience spent working with major travel industry brands. Whether it is for pleasure or for business, travelling all across the globe is enjoyable when you have picked the right services, hotels and packages. Universal Media, after research and preparation, have selected the best hotels, restaurants and resorts that enable us to recognise the excellence in service that the travel industry presents. After much hard work and many hours spent validating the votes and the voting criteria data, Universal Media is proud to officially announce the winners of the DeLuxe Travel Awards 2020. We would like to congratulate all of our winners, and praise them on their continued efforts of ensuring that every business journey and long awaiting holiday and long-awaited journey is greeted with luxury, comfort and excellence. DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 | CEO TODAY I N D E X | 5

T R A V E L A W A R D S 2 0 2 0 Europe CYPRUS The Ciao Stelio Deluxe Hotel Luxury Hotel of the Year 14 DENMARK Scandic Palace Hotel Leading Business Hotel GERMANY mk hotel rüsselsheim Luxury Business Hotel of the Year 16 Ayurveda Parkschlösschen Luxury Detox Resort 20 GREECE Rethymno Mare Hotels & Water Park Beach Resort Hotel of the Year 24 Mideast Travel Worldwide Destination Management Company of the Year Grand Resort Lagonissi Leading Luxury Island Resort 26 Minos Beach Art Hotel Luxury Beach Hotel of the Year HUNGARY Corinthia Hotel Budapest Luxury Hotel of the Year 28 IRELAND Jameson Distillery Bow St Europe’s Leading Distillery Tour 30 CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 I N D E X 6 | I N T R O D U C I N G T H E 2 0 2 0 W I N N E R S . . .

KOSOVO Hotel Garden Prishtina Luxury Hotel of the Year PORTUGAL Pestana Porto Santo Leading All-Inclusive Resort 32 Dark Sky Alqueva Europe’s Leading Tourist Destination 34 PRAGUE Prague Eventery Best Event and Destination Management Company RUSSIA Tigre de Cristal Hotel & Resort Hotel Resort of the Year 36 SPAIN Kempinski Hotel Bahía Leading Entertainment & Dining Resort 38 TURKEY Rixos Premium Göcek Leading Lifestyle Hotel 40 Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa Leading Luxury All-Inclusive Resort 42 DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 | CEO TODAY I N D E X | 7 DARK SKY ALQUEVA Europe’s Leading Tourist Destination Portugal PAGE 34 F E A T U R E D W I N N E R

UNITED KINGDOM Your Travel Corporate Leading Travel Agent of the Year 44 InterContinental London Park Lane 5 Star Hotel of the Year 46 Hilton London Heathrow Airport Airport Hotel of the Year 48 Oasis Travel Best Independent Travel Agent 50 The Wellesley Knightsbridge Best Luxury Boutique Hotel 52 Crown Travel Corporate Travel Management 54 IE Travel Group Excellence in Corporate Travel, Leisure and Tourism 56 Finnair Leading Airline of the Year 58 Abercrombie & Kent Leading Luxury Tour Operator 60 Henrietta Ferguson Luxury Tour Operator Americas BAHAMAS Rosewood Baha Mar Leading New Resort 64 BELIZE Turtle Inn Leading Villa Resort 66 CANADA Sell off Vacations Leading Travel Agents Au Diable Vert Leading Wilderness Resort 68 ECUADOR Swissôtel Quito Leading Conference Hotel 70 GRENADA Sandals Grenada Leading Luxury All-Inclusive Resort 72 CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 I N D E X 8 | Leading Travel Agent of the Year United Kingdom PAGE 44 F E A T U R E D W I N N E R

JAMAICA Go! Jamaica Travel Tour Operator of the Year Margaritaville Caribbean Leading Entertainment Venue 74 MEXICO Hacienda San Angel Leading Cultural Hotel 76 USA InterContinental New York Barclay Leading Business Hotel 78 Arizona Biltmore - Waldorf Astoria Resort Leading Gold Resort NoMad Las Vegas Leading New Hotel 80 VENEZUELA InterContinental Tamanaco Caracas Leading Business Hotel 82 Asia CHINA Century Cruises Luxury Cruise Line of the Year HONG KONG Mira Moon Boutique Hotel of the Year The Peninsula Hong Kong Leading Luxury Hotel 86 INDIA Riverview Hotel Best Business Hotel 88 Sunday Pure Holidays Leading Destination Management Company INDONESIA Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali Leading Honeymoon Resort 90 DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 | CEO TODAY I N D E X | 9 MARGARITAVILLE CARIBBEAN Leading Entertainment Venue Jamacia PAGE 74 F E A T U R E D W I N N E R

JAPAN INTERCONTINENTAL OSAKA Leading Luxury Business Hotel 92 JORDAN W Hotels Amman Luxury Hotel of the Year KAZAKHSTAN The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty Leading Conference Hotel MALAYSIA The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa Leading Spa Resort MALDIVES JA Manafaru Maldives Leading Honeymoon Resort 94 Velaa Private Island Maldives Luxury Resort of the Year 96 NEPAL Radisson Hotel Kathmandu Business Hotel of the Year QATAR Alwadi Hotel Doha MGallery Hotel Collection Luxury Boutique Hotel of the Year 100 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Best Luxury Hotel Brand 102 Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai Leading Airport Hotel 106 Nirvana Over the World L.L.C. Leading B2B Travel Provider 108 Satguru Travel & Tourism Leading Business Travel Agency 110 VIETNAM Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort Leading Boutique Resort 112 CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 I N D E X 10 | VELAA PRIVATE ISLAND MALDIVES Luxury Resort of the Year Maldives PAGE 94 F E A T U R E D W I N N E R

Africa EGYPT Hilton Alexandria King’s Ranch Leading Hotel KENYA Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa Leading Beach Resort 116 MAURITIUS Maritim Crystals Beach Hotel Mauritius Beach Resort Hotel of the Year 118 Air Mauritius Leading Cabin Crew 120 NIGERIA Transcorp Hilton Abuja Leading Business Hotel 122 SOUTH AFRICA Blue Mountain Lodge Best 5 star Luxury Lodge 124 Alles Magazine Best Advertising Company 126 Sun City Resort Leading Casino Resort 128 Londolozi Leading Luxury Safari Lodge Kapensis Guesthouse Luxury Resort of the Year 130 ZANIBAR Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est Leading All-Inclusive Resort 132 Australasia AUSTRALIA InterContinental Perth City Centre Leading Business Hotel 136 InterContinental Sydney Leading Executive Club Lounge 138 Offshore CANARY ISLANDS The Ritz-Carlton, Abama Luxury Hotel Resort of the Year 142 DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 | CEO TODAY I N D E X | 11

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C Y P R U S M A L D I V E S CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 Luxury Hotel of the Year E U R O P E 14 | The Ciao Stelio Deluxe Hotel

Welcome to the world of The Ciao Stelio Deluxe Hotel, one of the finest small Luxury, Adults only Hotel in Cyprus. The Hotel combines the charm of a private house with the comfort of a 5* establishment. Our staff is highly trained in order to fulfil your requirements and make you feel like an honored guest, in a private home throughout your stay. Located by the sea, at the famous Mackenzie Beach area in Larnaca, just 1km away from the town center with the illustrious Palm Tree Promenade and only 3km away from Larnaca International Airport. The Mackenzie beach is consider to be one of the best on the island with a vibrant night life, cafes and bars as as well as various restaurants, just 2 minutes walking distance from the Hotel. Larnaca, the 3rd largest city of Cyprus with a population of 51.000 people, is considered to be one of the oldest cities in the world, full of history and culture. The Ancient Byzantine Church of Saint Lazarus and the Muslim Mosque of Hala Sultan are the main attractions of the city. The ideal choice when visiting Cyprus, with undoubted security and a feeling of safety. Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, The Ciao Stelio Deluxe Hotel offers you everything you may possibly need, impeccable hospitality, a relaxing atmosphere, unexcelled facilities, as well as breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. The Ciao Stelio Deluxe Hotel, provides 51 lavish, modern rooms, as well as a Junior Executive and a Grand Executive Suite. Each room is decorated in a classic but contemporary style. With marble shower rooms and remarkable furnishings that grace the rooms, leaving you with a unique impression at first glance. Enjoy a wonderful nights’ sleep in one of our amazing rooms or beautiful suites, designed to offer luxury and comfort. The Ciao Stelio Deluxe Hotel facilities include, free use of the IRIS meeting room, free Wi-Fi internet access through out the Hotel, 24-Hour room service, express check-In and check - Out, complimentary mineral water, Tea and Coffee facilities in the rooms are replenished daily. Complimentary use of the Total FIT Gym, located just behind the Hotel premises, offering an indoor heated pool, sauna and various fitness workout classes. The Enigma Restaurant is situated on the ground floor of the Hotel, is dedicated to culinary excellence. All of our guests can enjoy delicious creations based on a Fusion International cuisine from our awarded Chef Mr. Kyriakos Marinou, gold metal winner in the category of finger food and 5-course Menu at the Olympics in Germany 2016. Each Gourmet moment is unique and diverse the Enigma Restaurant, starting with a delicious variety of hot and cold buffet breakfast, freshly brewed coffee and amazing brunch on Weekends. The elegant and chic atmosphere of our dining area makes it the perfect choice T H E C I AO S T E L I O D E L U X E HOT E L | 15

G E R M A N Y M A L D I V E S CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 Luxury Business Hotel of the Year E U R O P E 16 | mk | hotel rüsselsheim

mk | hotel rüsselsheim is a contemporary, upmarket 4 star hotel which boasts its own onsite brewery, located in the small but fascinating town of Rüsselsheim in Germany. The hotel is conveniently located - 15 minutes drive to Frankfurt Airport, 5 minutes walk from the train station, it is situated on the banks of the Main, the park and the pedestrian area. It is also ideally positioned for visiting local attractions, like the car manufacturer Opel or nearby cities like Frankfurt, Mainz or Wiesbaden. Experience the ultimate fitness - common workouts won´t be found in this hotel. Experience fitness 3.0 in the mk | hotel rüsselsheim. No rowing machine, no ergometer, no multi-functional tower. Train your strength and speed and improve your flexibility in the PRAMA™ fitness area. The PRAMA training concept combines music, illumination, timing and fun in an interactive, motivative and versatile workout session. Thanks to the functional pressure-sensitive PRAVIGYM floor and wall coverings, including interactive LED illumination, screens and heart rate measurements, you will experience a playful training system that also provides help and feedback. Be impressed by the 115 hotel rooms enabling busy business travellers to destress on their own schedule. Designed in a palette of contemporary tones, there is also complimentary Wi-Fi, high-tech flat screen TVs and spacious work desks in every room. The meeting rooms at mk | hotel rüsselsheim offer all the features of a conventional convention area and are ideally suitable for conferences, training sessions and seminars with larger groups. Whether you choose a theatre or classroom configuration, you can create the right atmosphere for your presentation and receive the full attention of all participants. The multifunctional equipment provided also offers all you need for the modern world of work. Expect state-of-the-art technology and high-quality furnishings, including partition walls that you can write on and which allow the room to be divided flexibly. The coworking area Nomad Hub is more than just temporary workplaces. They provide the opportunity to work with maximum flexibility while enjoying all the benefits of a modern and professional business environment. The rooms are fully equipped, offering an impressive and professional business environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure. There’s also plenty of space for larger groups, so the Nomad.Hub is the ideal backoffice for one of many fairs and events at Frankfurt Messe. Even tough smoking in the hotel rooms is prohibited, the smokers Lounge with an ambience of a British gentlemen’s club offers the perfect atmosphere to enjoy your cigar or cigarillo alongside a nice whiskey or cognac. Whether you like to enjoy an after work beer with friends and colleagues, a relaxing meal with the family or a business meeting, whether you like it rustic besides the copper brewing kettles or cosy in the lounge area, the onsite brewery and restaurant offers the right ambience for everyone. In addition to the home-brewed A B O U T MK | HOT E L R Ü S S E L S H E I M | 17

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beer specialties like Helles, dark and wheat beer, a fine “Äppler” must of course not be missed on the list of beverages. Enjoy a night out with professional service in a family atmosphere at the Rüsselsheimer Bräu. The ethos of the mk brand is people – the hosts are passionate about their home region and offer honest, straightforward service, ensuring any stay in Rüsselsheim is stress-free. mk | hotel rüsselsheim Mainstraße 4-6, 65428 Rüsselsheim am Main E-Mail: mk | hotels reservations Obere Hofmark 3, 94424 Arnstorf Tel 49 8723 97871-2200 | Fax +49 8723 97871-2220 CON TA C T | 19 CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 E U R O P E

G E R M A N Y CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 Luxury Detox Resort E U R O P E 20 | Ayurveda Parkschlösschen

A B O U T T H E AY U R V E DA PA R K S C H LÖ S S C H E N “Everything has an effect, everything is Ayurveda – at the Ayurveda Parkschlösschen.” The Ayurveda Parkschlösschen is a unique retreat for lasting and effective Ayurveda cures. It is the only 5-star luxury Ayurveda detox and health resort in Europe to implement the Ayurvedic philosophy holistically and exclusively. All cure programmes, treatments and therapies are based on ancient principles of the Ayurvedic art of healing. The entire team, from the Ayurvedic practitioners and therapists to the yoga teachers and chefs, act according to this holistic ‘knowledge of life’. Since opening in 1993, the concept of the Detox & Health Resort focuses solely on the millennium-old Ayurveda tradition and at the same time integrates many small details into a larger and more effective whole. Personalised therapies, curative treatments, a gourmet vegetarian/vegan Ayurveda cuisine and a caring and highly qualified staff, located in a picturesque natural landscape – all this make the Ayurveda Parkschlösschen what it is: an unrivalled place where the body and mind are regenerated, the own healing powers are fortified and the guidance to implement healthy lifestyle habits and to take responsibility for one’s own health care is given. The Ayurveda Parkschlösschen offers a broad scope of programmes, varying from a first glance at Ayurveda during “Taking a Break” or “A Day of Ayurveda” to the treatment packages, “Anti-Stress”, “Liver Detox”, “Mental Detox” and “Privat Yoga Stay”. The heart of the Ayurveda Resort is however the Ayurvedic deep detox regime called “Panchakarma”, the royal Ayurveda therapy. Each programme always starts with a detailed consultation with an Ayurvedic medical practitioner who designs a personalised treatment strategy – one reason for the high efficacy of Ayurvedic therapy. At the core of all of the programmes are the natural methods of Ayurvedic medicine which proved to be extremely effective throughout millennia – fine-tuned to modern-day needs. One of the most profound and elaborate Ayurvedic treatments is the traditional synchronous massage of which the professional Ayurveda therapists perform 7 different types. Simultaneously, two therapists carry out treatments on the body four-handed. The warm coating of the medicated Ayurvedic oil and its composition as adapted to the Dosha constellation, as well as the harmonising massage and its purifying, stimulating or soothing effect on tissues, nervous system and vital points, together create a deep effect on mind and body. In order to allow these massages to unfold their enormous healing power unimpeded, the Ayurveda Parkschlösschen sticks strictly to the recommendations of the old Vedic scripts. In accordance with these ancient writings, absolute silence is observed during massages and special treatments. Similarly, women treat women, and men treat men. The Ayurveda detox cuisine is a further appetizing key to better health and an important part of successful Ayurveda detox cures. | 21

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Natural foods, aromatic herbs and creative preparations form the basis of all cooking at the Ayurveda Parkschlösschen. Daily evening lectures from Ayurveda experts teach the guests about the ancient knowledge of a healthy lifestyle and in-house Ayurveda cooking workshops as well as the organic Ayurveda Parkschlösschen signature spice mixtures equip guests to prepare deliciously healthy Ayurvedic meals at home. Also, daily Yoga and meditation classes, saunas, thermal baths, the in-room music system with special Ayurvedic relaxation music, the elegant yet cosy interior décor, the lush 4.5-hectare parkland as well as the resort’s digital detox environment (no WIFI and phone free official areas) deepen the process of relaxation and further promote the success of the stay. With more than 27 years of experience, the Ayurveda Parkschlösschen offers its guests a modern and natural approach to health resulting in more energy, vitality, mental clarity, longevity and overall wellbeing. Everything works – everything is Ayurveda. Ayurveda Parkschlösschen Wildbadstrasse 201, 56841 Traben-Trarbach, Germany Tel: +49 6541-7050 | E: CON TA C T CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 E U R O P E | 23

G R E E C E M A L D I V E S CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 Beach Resort Hotel of the Year E U R O P E 24 | Rethymno Mare & Royal Water Park Hotels

R E T H YMNO MA R E & R OYA L WAT E R PA R K HOT E L S In the heart of the most important civilization of the ancient world, the Minoan and the birthplace of the leader of the Olympian Gods, famous for its hospitality, Xenios Zeus, and in a picturesque tourist area of 35.000 square meters located Rethymno Mare hotels a 5-star beachfront complex. It is the luxury and comfort, combined with the aesthetic and beautiful environment, providing high quality accommodation. In addition, the notable gardens and the endless beaches lying ahead, offer the visitors the world-famous Cretan hospitality. Rethymno Mare & Royal Water Park is a hotel complex, 11 Km from the beautiful city of Rethymno and 64 Km from Heraklion, the capital of the island of Crete. The view is a combination of blu sea, with its endless beaches and unique natural landscape. The organized beach with changing cabins, showers etc., is just 100 m from the hotel. Rethymno Mare is certified for HACCP procedures and from the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) with the Green Key Eco Label, and participates in the “we do local” label. It has received an excellent grade for 2019 from Trip Advisor. Rethymno Mare consists of 65 superior rooms with balcony, sea or garden view, 40 deluxe rooms with hydro massage in the bathroom, balcony, sea view, 6 sharing pool family suites with 2 separate bedrooms, side sea view, 40 family suites, from which some of them have a hydro massage in the bathroom, balcony, sea or garden view, ideal for families with children, 20 one-bedroom suites, 10 junior suites,18 family suites with private pool . All units are elegantly furnished with private bathroom, toilet, balcony, music in the room and bathroom, telephone with a direct outside line both in room and bathroom, Wi Fi through TV & access point,, hair dryer, Smart TV IP 43” flat screen, safe, air condition , refrigerator tea & coffee making facilities. In all units there are bathrobes and slippers, and upon arrival, mineral water & fruits. CON TA C T Naoko Nishida - Marketing Communications Senior Director Email: | 25

G R E E C E M A L D I V E S CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 E U R O P E 26 | Leading Luxury Island Resort Grand Resort Lagonissi

ESCAPE IN A HAVEN OF RELAXATION AND GRANDEUR BY THE AZURE OF THE SEA, DELVE IN THE PLEASURES OF LUXURY AND EXPERIENCE THE EPITOME OF INDULGENCE IN THE DREAMIEST ISLAND-LIKE RESORT OF THE ATHENIAN RIVIERA. Nuzzled in a 72-acre private peninsula in the Athenian Riviera with stunning views to the Saronic Gulf, the 5 star Grand Resort Lagonissi exceeds all expectations of a luxury summer resort. Grand Resort Lagonissi is a dreamy island like resort in the south suburbs of Athens with exceptional sea view rooms and sea front bungalows, private pools and private beaches, upscale hotel facilities, scrumptious dining choices, holistic spa and wellness treatments as well as tailored concierge services designed to meet the desires of prominent guests. Renowned as one of the best luxury beach resorts near Athens, the Grand Resort Lagonissi takes summer holidays to a whole new level of indulgence. 5 Star Athens Beach Resorts Conveniently situated approximately 45 minutes away from the center of Athens, 20 minutes fromAthens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos and 35 minutes from the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, the seafront Grand Resort Lagonissi offers the perfect base to explore the wonders of the Athenian Riviera. Esteemed guests are welcome to surrender to the pleasures of luxury at the most glorious hotel grounds, embark on the most mouth-watering culinary journeys at the hotel’s 7 exquisite restaurants and 3 bars, experience the epitome or recreation, leisure and entertainment with the series of sports activities and entertainment choices offered by the hotel, revitalize their senses at the ThalaSpa Chenot Spa and organize the most successful events at the most stunning venues of the south suburbs of Athens in Greece. Considered as one of the finest 5 star Athens Beach Resorts, Grand Resort Lagonissi offers the epitome of luxury holidays near Athens. Seafront Athens Resorts with VIP Services The hotel’s private grounds stretching along a picturesque 5.2 km coastline with 16 private beaches, unsurpassed facilities and services allow visitors to enjoy a one of a kind holiday experience at one of the best Athens Resorts in Greece tailored to their needs and desires. From Learjet to yacht rental services, Grand beach memberships, incentive programs and a stunning collection of private residencies, the Grand Resort Lagonissi intends to spoil its guests with more than a holiday at what is known as the best hotel in Lagonissi. CON TA C T 40th km Athens-Sounion, 190 10 Attica Greece. T. +30 22910 76000 A B O U T G R A N D R E S O R T L AGON I S S I | 27

H U N G A R Y CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 E U R O P E 28 | Luxury Hotel of the Year Corinthia Hotel Budapest

Corinthia Hotel Budapest is one of the grandest hotels in the dazzling capital of Hungary. With our 438 rooms, including 31 suites and 26 Royal Residences, we offer spacious and luxurious environment for families, couples and business travellers as well. For utter relaxation guests can enjoy the harmonious atmosphere of the fabulous Royal Spa. Gastro Boulevard Budapest “6 in 1”, encompassing the 6 outlets of the Hotel provides the best choice for gourmets. The hotel’s extensive facilities also include the Grand Ballroom, restored to its original beauty with baroque-style decorated ceilings and walls, thus offering the ideal venue for a truly unforgettable event. Linked to the Grand Ballroom by a glass bridge, the Exhibition Centre is a showpiece of 21st century architecture and technology offering over 740m² of superb event or display space. The Valletta Conference Area can be partitioned to create up to 12 syndicate rooms, or opened to create large event spaces with break-out and refreshment areas. ’Royal Lounge’ awaits meeting participants in a truly unique setting in Budapest. The Royal Spa Our Royal Spa is operating within the luxurious Art-Deco style historical building, and our wide range of services from results-driven facials to luxurious body treatments deliver high quality. All of them are targeted specifically to our clients’ individual needs. A personal consultation will ensure that guests receive a unique tailor-made treatment to suit their specific needs. Skincare products are also carefully chosen by our professional therapy team to achieve the best possible results. We offer ESPAproducts and treatments in the Royal Spa, which consist only of natural ingredients without any chemical additives. Gastro Boulevard Budapest Gastro Boulevard Budapest “6 in 1”, encompassing the 6 outlets of Corinthia Hotel Budapest provides the best choice for fine dining lovers. At Gourmet Festival, the three fundamental pillars will be representing the Hotel’s cuisineby Executive Chef Peter Bolyki. The two Michelin recommended restaurants:Rickshaw with excquisite Far Eastern meals and Brasserie&Atrium with international and Hungarian top quality dishes are awaiting all gourmets.As a perfect completition, Le Bar serves a wide array of top-notch cocktails for those ones who wish to have a sip of luxury life. The Grand Ballroom Our beautiful Ballroom dates back to 1896 when Grand Hotel Royal was opened as the first five-star property in Budapest. From the very beginning this magnificient room hosted a number of elegant balls. Several classical concerts were held in here, too, and Béla Bartók, the world famous Hungarian composer, frequently conducted music there. The first screening in Budapest of a motion picture by the Lumiére brothers also took place in this room and later became highly successful as a regular exhibition. With the growing popularity of the motion picture the Ball Room ceased to exist as a part of the hotel when it was reconstructed as the Royal Apollo cinema and after the Second World War it reopened its doors as the Red Star Cinema with its entrance on Hársfa Street in 1959. Actually, the operation of this cinema even survived the operation of the old Royal, which was closed in 1991. After the years of decline, the Ballroom’s legend was reborn in 2002 when the whole property was reconstructed and even this room was restored to its original state. It was laid with Italian limestone and Spanish marble, framed by the expertise of Hungarian craftsmen: their fabulous plaster work puts the final touch on the Hotel and their gilded scrolls elevate the beauty of the Grand Ballroom. CON TA C T Erzsébet Körút 43-49, 1073 Budapest, Hungary Tel: +36 1 479 4000 E: A B O U T CO R I N T H I A HOT E L B U DA P E S T | 29

I R E L A N D CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 E U R O P E 30 | Leading Distillery Tour Jameson Distillery Bow St.

In 1780 John Jameson threw open the doors of the Jameson Distillery Bow St. Over 200 years later, the doors are still open to friends old and new. Come for a distillery tour, a premium whiskey tasting experience, learn how to blend your own take-home whiskey, master the craft of whiskey cocktail making here in our home or draw whiskey straight from a Jameson cask in Dublin’s only live maturation warehouse. All right here in the beating heart of Dublin, Smithfield. In March of 2017 our doors opened wide to our newly renovated Jameson Distillery Bow St. It now offers visitors (friends old and new) 5 multi-sensory experiences in the iconic birthplace of Jameson Irish Whiskey in Dublin. After welcoming over 350,000 Jameson fans within the first year, Jameson Distillery Bow St. is now the most-visited whiskey experience in the world. All our hard work (admittedly we enjoy talking about whiskey) paid off at the 25th World Travel Awards in December 2018 when our Jameson Distillery Bow St. was awarded the ‘World’s Leading Distillery Tour’. Cheers judges. It’s an award which celebrates excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry globally and a nice nod to all our Bow St. barrelmen. However, it’s one thing to win a prestigious award, it’s another thing to keep winning with the Jameson fans. And now we’ve raised the bar, our ambition is to keep it up. When you enter our home, you can simply enjoy a drink in JJ’s bar or get your hands on a number of immersive and in-depth experiences on offer. There’s our flagship tour – The Bow St. Experience, our Whiskey Cocktail Making class, our Whiskey Blending Class, a tasting experience to sip exclusive whiskeys in the comfort of John Jameson’s hidden office, or a visit to our live whiskey maturation warehouse where you can try whiskey straight from a cask. There’s even the opportunity to book for private use. We look forward to showing you what we’ve done with our home and of course welcoming you on the world’s leading distillery tour. Follow in the footsteps of the founding fathers of Jameson on the only tour of the original Jameson distillery in Dublin. We’ve been a constant presence in the heart of our beautiful city since 1780, and as you can imagine, we’ve seen quite a few things in our time. Our Ambassador will guide you for a serving of heritage and history on the definitive Jameson tour experience - stories, craic, a comparative whiskey tasting and of course, a complimentary Jameson drink in the exact spot where it all began. The Whiskey Shakers is a 60-minute masterclass in the art of making whiskey cocktails where you’ll try your hand at three different cocktails - shaken and stirred. We’ll provide you with the knowledge and professional tools to make your own cocktails - a Jameson Whiskey Sour, Jameson Old Fashioned and Jameson Punch to be precise - in our Shakers’ Bar. A little history is thrown in for storytelling measure, and best of all, you get to enjoy your very own whiskey cocktail creations. We’ll finish up by heading into JJ’s Bar to enjoy a punch created especially by our Shakers team to soak up the atmosphere. CON TA C T Bow St, Smithfield Village, Dublin 7, Ireland T: +353 1 807 2355 E: A B O U T J AM E S ON D I S T I L L E R Y B OW S T . | 31

P O R T U G A L CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 E U R O P E 32 | Leading All-Inclusive Resort Pestana Porto Santo

NoMad Las Vegas brings the refinement of a European home to Park MGM with a NoMad hotel, casino, pool, and NoMad Restaurant and NoMad Bar led by the 2017 World’s 50 Best Restaurant winners, Daniel Humm and Will Guidara. The hotel, created by Sydell Group in partnership with Make It Nice, is a place of rendezvous and romance, where elegant evenings and moments of chance mix with extraordinary food and gracious hospitality. The design, as in New York and Los Angeles, is a collaboration with Jacques Garcia drawing inspiration from the natural surroundings of the desert with a nod to the glamour and playfulness of The Strip. The hotel, as with its sister locations, offers a highly personalized and holistic service paired with understated sophistication, comfort and intimacy. Founded by Andrew Zobler, Sydell Group is the creator and manager of unique hotels deeply rooted in their location and architecture. Sydell’s core expertise is an ability to collaborate with original talent within the world of design, food & beverage, and retail, and bring them together in the creation of compelling new hotels that engage the communities around them. Sydell Group’s diverse portfolio of award-winning properties includes NoMad New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas; the LINE LA, DC and Austin; The Ned, London; Park MGM, Las Vegas; Saguaro Palm Springs and Scottsdale; and the upcoming NoMad London and LINE San Francisco. Designed by French architect and designer Jacques Garcia, each of the 293 rooms and suites at NoMad Las Vegas are residential in feel and decorated in his timeless style with a distinct New York sensibility. Every room is appointed with custom furnishings, original artwork curated by Parisbased design studio be-poles, Bellino linens, and large flat screen TVs. Many rooms also feature freestanding pedestal bathtubs and separate water closets. The Restaurants and Bars of NoMad Las Vegas are anchored on the same foundation as our other properties in New York City and Los Angeles. Created and managed by Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara, the bars and restaurants are rooted in gracious hospitality and casually-elegant cuisine, coupled with a distinguished and innovative wine and cocktail program, all served in a grand, transformative space. Under the iconic Tiffany glass ceiling of the former Monte Carlo, the very first NoMad Casino provides an intimately refined space to play high limit Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat. The gaming floor takes inspiration from the oldworld glamour of European casinos and the playfulness of our new home on The Strip. The Casino Bar will showcase expertly crafted cocktails from acclaimed bar director, Leo Robitschek. NoMad Las Vegas offers over 2,000 square feet of configurable indoor dining, and in the evenings, the entirety of our pool deck and cafe. CON TA C T Estrada Regional 163, Sitio do Campo de Baixo , 9400-242 , Porto Santo Tel: +351291144000 E: A B O U T P E S TA N A P O R TO S A N TO | 33

P O R T U G A L M A L D I V E S CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 Europe’s Leading Tourist Destination E U R O P E 34 | Dark Sky® Alqueva

Dark Sky® Alqueva is the first Starlight TourismDestination in the world and the first cross-border. It covers an area of 9,700 square kilometers around Lake Alqueva, including Portuguese and Spanish council areas.Together with the certified quality of the sky, Dark Sky® Alqueva also offers a diversity of daytime and night-time activities. Dark Sky® Alqueva works hard to protect this natural and human kind heritage - our night sky full of stars. The Official Dark Sky® Observatory in Cumeada, a village near Reguengos de Monsaraz, is equipped with cutting-edge telescopes for solar and astronomical visual observations. These provide for a unique visual experience, from observing the planets to looking at the craters on the moon, moving on to the deeper sky with a cosmic journey among the nebulae, the galaxies and the swarms of stars which rise above us in one of the finest skies in the world. The wide open spaces around Alqueva also offer a wide variety of activities which supplement the pleasures of observing the skies – experiencing an incredible variety of sensations and tastes, such as relaxing at sunset as you enjoy a cocktail or taking part on an excursion to a vineyard or simply try the mesmerising sensorial experience of a blind winetasting by the starlight. Outdoors, surrounded by nature, you can go walking, enjoy horseback excursions by moonlight, or participate in astrophotography workshops under the guidance of the international astrophotographer Miguel Claro, whether you are already passionate about it, simply a beginner, or just someone more experienced who wish to take a deep step to the next level of photography. Beyond these activities, Dark Sky® Alqueva also has a network of partners – the Dark Sky® Alqueva Route – who are specialists in different areas and who ensure a package of different activities that can be tailored to the requirements of each client, to provide unforgettable moments from sunrise to the end of the most star-filled night in the Alentejo. Among these you can choose between activities as distinct as nighttime canoeing, excursion by boat, or by balloon above Alqueva region, stand up paddle boarding, team-building, orientation, birdwatching, yoga and sports events, among many others. Because rest and relaxation paired with comfort are key elements in the reserve, there is a range of places to stay in the Alqueva countryside which complement the very high quality gastronomy that the region has to offer. The Network of Dark Sky® Destinations in Portugal has been created and includes now: Alqueva, Aldeias do Xisto, and Vale do Tua, representing the South, Center and North of Portugal´s countryside. The main mission is protecting the night sky as a resource for sustainable development, but also and above all, to raise awareness of the importance of protecting this resource from the growing problem of light pollution, respecting and preserve it in a delicate way as a delightful heritage of humanity! CON TA C T Dark Sky Association Apolónia Rodrigues President A B O U T DA R K S K Y ® A LQ U E VA | 35

R U S S I A M A L D I V E S CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 Hotel Resort of the Year E U R O P E 36 | Tigre de Cristal Hotel & Resort

Tigre de Cristal Hotel & Resort broke new ground in the entertainment industry in the Russian Far East. In 2015 it became the first resident of the Primorye Integrated Entertainment Zone near Vladivostok. Today, Tigre de Cristal has no equal in quality of service and impressive interior luxuriance in the Primorsky Region, the hub of west and Asian destinations. The hospitable and professional staff helps guests in resolving issues 24/7, making your holiday as comfortable. It is a place where everyone can escape from everyday worries, forget about the outside world and plunge into the atmosphere of entertainment, excitement and a truly luxurious holiday. In Tigre de Cristal you can try your luck gambling in one of the Russia’s largest casinos with VIP lounges – here the risk, joy and excitement are brought together. Every guest has a unique opportunity to bet on more than 300 slot machines, try his luck on the table or win the Jackpot. There are more than 65 gaming tables, including American roulette, Russian Poker, Black Jack, Sic Bo, Texas Hold’em and Baccarat. By the way, for the most exacting guests there is a premium room where you can play in high–comfort conditions and higher betting rates. Spend your perfect getaway at the luxurious five-star Tigre de Cristal Hotel. Staying here once you will come back again and again. There are 121 stylish rooms and elegant suites that will amaze you with spaciousness and thoughtout design for your comfort. Panoramic windows of the hotel offer stunning views of the picturesque Russian forest. It has everything you need for enjoyable rest after the flight or unforgettable high-end entertainment. The team of professionals guarantees you high standards of service, as well as endless care and attention during your holidays. If you want to get a unique gastronomic experience – welcome to Cascade restaurant! The menu combines modern trends, classical culinary techniques as well as traditions and recipes brought from all over the world. Cascade is a restaurant of signature dishes for true gourmets and connoisseurs of delicious dishes. For private friendly dinners, business meetings or holidays there is a special place – VIP Ballantyne Room. To feel a symphony of tastes and appreciate one of the world’s major trends in cooking Pan-Asian cuisine - you can at the “88” restaurant. Here you will taste incredibly delicious dishes, the recipes of which are brought from different parts of Asia: Hong Kong, mainland China, Japan and Korea. There are original combinations, unusual serving, great variety of meat, fish and seafood, dumpling, noodles, and hot dishes on open fire. According to National Geographic, Vladivostok is one of the top most beautiful seafront cities in the world. It will impress you with amazing sunsets, picturesque panoramas and unforgettable adventures. Come here ones and you will realize what «a sea soul» means. Make your trip to Tigre de Cristal Hotel & Resort bright and exciting! The winner of the World Travel Awards in ‘Russia’s Leading Resort 2018’ category and nominee of 2019. 73, Muravyinaya Bay, 692760, Artyom, Primorski Krai, Russian Federation Phone: +7 (423) 246-8888 Reservations: | 37

S P A I N CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 E U R O P E 38 | Leading Entertainment & Dining Resort Kempinski Hotel Bahía

Nestled between the charming fishing village of Estepona and the luxury and upbeat town of Marbella, the redesigned five-star Kempinski Hotel Bahía welcomes you to the Costa del Sol with a privileged front-line beach position and incredible views out over the Mediterranean and the coast of Africa and Gibraltar. Experience a comfortable, restful night of sleep in one of the luxury rooms & suites. Choose from a wide range of restaurants and bars at the new culinary hotspot El Paseo del Mar. Relax at the Kempinski Spa, and swim or sunbathe at one of our three outdoor pools. Practise your swing by playing golf on one of the best courses in Spain, located around the resort, or visit historical cities such as Ronda, Seville or Granada, reachable by car. The Kempinski name is proudly borne by a growing collection of distinguished properties around the world. As Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, we are committed to providing our guests with memorable journeys inspired by exquisite European flair. We believe life should be lived with style. Each year, an increasing number of guests come to appreciate these qualities, as Kempinski adds new, exciting destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and The Americas. While this growth reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand, the collection will remain a limited one, where exclusivity can be nurtured and individuality can flourish. We believe that our prestigious, European heritage puts Kempinski in a unique position to satisfy the expectations of the stylish and discerning traveller. It’s not just to simply provide a hotel bed and a meal, at Kempinski it’s all about bringing a story to life. Since 1897, our employees have been a part of creating history around the world. From historic buildings to the most avant-garde of modern architecture, our properties are the setting for some of life’s greatest moments. We’ve witnessed historic meetings between world leaders, celebrities taking sanctuary in the world of privacy we create for them, and created incredible memories for guests on a ‘once-in-alifetime’ journey. We are wholeheartedly committed to providing perfection for our guests at every moment and in every way. Perhaps it’s something as life-changing as a wedding celebration, where our attention to detail and perfect service mean that your special day goes without a hitch. Or perhaps it’s as simple as the note left on your pillow at night, which thoughtfully lets you know the weather tomorrow so you know how to dress in the morning. At Kempinski, we are each personally responsible for creating rich and meaningful experiences for our guests. Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group with a history of 120 years. The history of this traditional company with its head office in Geneva began in 1897 with the foundation of the ‘Hotelbetriebs-Aktiengesellschaft’ in Berlin. CON TA C T Peter Trampert, Manager Corporate Communications +41 22 809 5170 Autovía del Mediterráneo, Km 159, 29680 Estepona, Málaga, Spain A B O U T K E M P I N S K I HOT E L B A H Í A | 39

T U R K E Y CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 E U R O P E 40 | Leading Lifestyle Hotel Rixos Premium Göcek

On a spectacular coast surrounded by evergreen pine forests and with an excellent mountain view, a calm and peaceful holiday experience awaits you at Rixos Premium Göcek. On a 76.500 sqm area, comfort, luxury and everything else you may expect from a perfect holiday are at your feet in Rixos Premium Göcek. Situated in a natural reserve in the heart of Göcek, the Rixos Premium Göcek offer you a retreat featuring the typical characteristics of the Aegean Sea. At a 20 km distance from the Dalaman International Airport, the resort comprising 192 elegantly designed suites nestled between two marinas offer its guests the perfect opportunity to relax amidst the natural beauty of evergreen pine forests, tranquil gardens, a secluded beach, and at the Anjana Spa. On the coast of a secluded bay, the Rixos Premium Göcek unite stunning natural beauty with restorative peace and tranquillity. Rixos Premium Göcek presents an ultra-inclusive concept in a wide range of culinary selections as well as top-class entertainment venues which offer diverse gastronomic experiences. You will feel your body and mind rejuvenated at the Rixos Anjana SPA, established on 730 square meters surrounded by the natural beauties of the Göcek peninsula. Offering a selection of Oriental massage techniques and therapies by certified professionals, the Rixos Anjana SPA will help you rejuvenate and attain your inner peace with massages using special materials and traditional methods. Following the traditional Turkish bath rituals, Rixos Premium Göcek offers a rubbing & foaming massage with vitamin soaps to make that you feel rejuvenated and refreshed. Classical Massage Brisk taps, rubbing and circular movements slowly awaken every part of your body. The massage regulates the blood pressure, relaxes the rigid muscles, accelerates the blood flow and regenerates the body. The Classical massage rejuvenates tissues and cells, helps you to shake off fatigue and stress. Massage Duration: 30 minutes-1 hour Thai Massage The Thai massage involves a very slow rhythmical acupressure technique tracing the energy lines of the body. The pressure is applied along the most important ten energy lines in the body using the palm, thumbs, elbows and feet to release the tension. The massage therapist gently shakes the body to relax the joints and to facilitate stretching. With the swimming pools, tennis courts, fitness centre, aqua gymnastics and all the other opportunities for activity, getting in action is great fun at Rixos Premium Göcek. Join the activities at Rixos Premium Göcek and enjoy the privilege of getting fit throughout your holiday. CON TA C T Göcek, Sahil Sk., 48310 Fethiye/Muğla, Turkey Tel: +90 252 645 32 00 E: A B O U T R I XO S P R E M I UM GÖ C E K | 41

T U R K E Y M A L D I V E S CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 E U R O P E 42 | Leading LuxuryAll-Inclusive Resort Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa

Cornelia was born as the daughter of Scipio Africanus, a Roman legendary folk hero, in 185 B.C. She married Tiberius Sempornius Gracchus, her cousin coming from a noble family, and gave birth to 12 children, but only three lived to adulthood. After her husband’s death, although she was a young widow, the Egyptian Monarch Ptolemy VIII proffered her his crown and wanted to marry her, but she refused and devoted herself to educating her 3 children according to Roman traditions and in the highest standards. At a time other Roman women were displaying their various ornamentation, Cornelia declared that her children were her most precious “Jewels”. After her death, a marble statue of Cornelia was erected which was inscribed as “Mother of the Grachii”. As the best example of the noble woman that symbolizes the grandeur of Rome, she is still accepted as a symbol of noble women even today well after the Roman era. Our hotel’s basic principle, “Quality Service in High Standards”, is taken from the life philosophy that Cornelia remained loyal to throughout her life. Our goal is to host our guests in the best way according to this philosophy. Cornelia Hotels.Golf.Spa is the perfect host to help you enjoy your holiday beyond your expectations. Since our foundation, we have aimed to provide exemplary service as an environmentally and socially conscious establishment. We believe in the importance of sustainable tourism and aim to raise awareness in this area within our society. To this end, we have worked on a number of projects, and are developing our current projects with additional applications. Productive support from our management, the awareness of our staff and our collaborative attitude with local authorities are significant indicators of our commitment to this effort. There is a legendary place described in hundreds of poems written during the middle ages… A place where the concept of luxury was defined maybe for the first time centuries ago… It is always like spring; the temperature does not change at any time… Everybody is 33 years old… Everybody is in love… everybody is happy… There are curative pools everywhere… Everyone feels oneself well… Centuries later, a brand-new concept called spa has come into our lives and this legend has come true… This is why Crassula Spa exists… to create that magical world which will make you feel yourself better… Unique cares giving fresh life to your body and soul… The most luxurious, most effective treatments, massages worldwide… The most distinguished materials, enchanting scents… CON TA C T T: 90 242 710 16 00 İskele Mevkii, Turizm Cd. No: 2/A, 07506 Serik/Antalya, Turkey A B O U T CO R N E L I A D I AMON D GO L F R E S O R T & S PA | 43

U N I T E D K I N G D O M M A L D I V E S CEO TODAY | DELUXE TRAVEL AWARDS 2020 Leading Travel Agent of the Year E U R O P E 44 | Your Travel Corporate

A B O U T YO U R T R AV E L CO R P O R AT E Your Travel Corporate are an enthusiastic team of carefully selected business travel experts. This is a business travel agency that really cares. The team are there for you and your travellers around the clock and will source nothing but the very best prices and options for your business trip. A personal, concierge-style of service is available to you with a dedicated agent. Any recommendations are based on the agent’s extensive global knowledge and their understanding of your company and business travel preferences or policies. ▪️ Flights ▪️ Hotels ▪️ Transfers + everything in between. Meeting space, reservations, tickets, vehicle hire and private jets can also be arranged for your trip. Your Travel Corporate are on hand for a last-minute scheduled flight or detailed, full-service business trip. No itinerary is too complex and no request is too unusual. Flights to the most unheard of destinations or unique, multi-stop itineraries for large groups can be quickly put together. Give Your Travel Corporate a call for a friendly chat about your business travel requirements or to discuss an upcoming business trip for a fast quotation. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Your Travel Corporate are so incredibly helpful, they consistently go above and beyond to provide us with the difficult travel demands of our business. Liz ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ As PA to 5 directors, all of whom have very individual travel needs & schedules, it is essential I find a travel agency able to give me the high level of service I need to ensure my job is made easier, whilst offering a personal approach & even managing to keep up with our directors movements at all times… Your Travel Corporate do exactly that, from start to finish! The level of care I have received when arranging corporate and even personal luxury travel with this agency really has been ‘Second to none’, saving me time and money – as a firm, we refuse to use anyone else for our corporate travel. Your Travel Corporate have helped me arrange even the most detailed & specific itineraries and have never let me down once! Kate ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Our company has been at the forefront of decorative glass technology for over 30 years. When Your Travel Corporate contacted us to help with a trip to Oman, we learnt that in using a particular airline’s website to book direct, we were paying in excess of £5,000 per trip in Business Class. Your Travel saved us £1,221 on the same flight! Upon further investigation after a year’s great relationship, our annual travel spend reduced by 16% whilst we received a more thorough service. Mrs Bollom. CON TA C T Your Travel Corporate E: T: 0203 805 4599 | 45

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