About the Global Excellence Awards

Global Excellence Awards

LUXlife Magazine proudly welcomes you to the sixth annual Global Excellence Awards! Each year we are committed to honouring the very best that the Luxury Lifestyle industry has to offer, celebrating the top performers and service providers across retail, hospitality, travel, beauty, entertainment, and more.

Today we are seeing substantial growth in the number of working professionals worldwide, and this – combined with the rising impact of corporate culture as well as improvements in lifestyle – has led to higher disposable income levels of the modern consumer. As the standard of living is increasing, especially amongst younger generations, the Luxury Goods and Services sector is experiencing a welcome boost post-pandemic.

With the Luxury market becoming more immersed in the digital age, the growing influence of social media and the embrace of virtual technologies is having a profound effect on lifestyle and purchasing choices. These are trends that Luxury companies will have to keep up with to stay competitive, as brand stories that are both unique and socially conscious are proving to be increasingly popular. Moreso than ever, high-end customers are looking to curate their online presence and are taking an individualized approach to not only where they spend their money, but also how they can share this across their network.

The rise of a tech-savvy consumer base has also been a crucial factor in the boom of online sales in the global Luxury market, as convenience, efficiency, and extensive choice are taking the lead in defining spending habits. Web-based platforms available for shopping, hotel booking, event planning, and more are increasing in number and popularity, and now represent a large portion of the market share.

While digital technology is becoming more influential across the commercial landscape, maintaining a personal approach continues to define the Luxury sector, with tailored services and personalization often the main methods premium brands use to stand out in this competitive field. Many industry insiders predict that in the next decade it won’t be enough to rely on extravagance alone to attract a loyal clientele, with in-person interactions customised to the individual to be expected as standard.

As the industry continues to evolve alongside these trends, LUXlife Magazine aims to make the Global Excellence Awards 2022 the consummate guide to the very best that the Luxury sector has to offer. We will shine a light on the outstanding firms and entrepreneurs who have illustrated exceptional client service, attention to detail, and a commitment to innovation within their given field. All potential nominees are assessed via a merit-based system by our own impartial team, so you can rest assured that the final winners are determined based on performance rather than popularity, and truly deserve their place among our distinguished recipients.

If you go on to be successful in the Global Excellence Awards 2022, we have a range of both free-of-charge and commercial marketing tools available to choose from to celebrate the award. These options complement a variety of budgets and are designed to maximise your exposure among the LUXlife circulation, providing a platform to reach an engaged clientele of high-net worth individuals across the globe!

If you do have any questions regarding the Global Excellence Awards 2022, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our helpful Awards Team, and if you would like to nominate yourself, your business, or a worthy applicant you know, please do so via the form provided.

Need Help With Your Nomination? We can point you in the right direction.

The Nomination Team can assist with answering any queries that you have regarding a nomination, or the process involved in taking part in one of our award programmes.

Please get in touch with us via email or over the phone if you have any questions - we are happy to help!

Key Dates

Entries Open:

Monday 29th August 2022

Entries Closed:

Monday 7th November 2022

Winners Announced:

January 2023

See our archive of previous winners


How it works


We operate an open-vote policy, whereby any organisation can put themselves forward or be nominated by a third party. Votes are cast anonymously via our secure online portal. Voting is promoted digitally to LUX magazine’s extensive circulation, across our social media platforms and where appropriate, across our partner network. We, the publisher, also nominate candidates whom we feel are appropriate and deserving of recognition. The number of votes is not directly influential to the ultimate category winners.

All nominees will be contacted and given the opportunity to accept, or decline, their nomination. Only those who accept, will go on to form our shortlist.

Our specialist researchers scrutinise the shortlisted candidates, putting them through a period of extensive investigation prior to judging where we will make the ultimate decision. We review supporting evidence submitted by the nominees in addition to conducting our own independent research. The probe is typically centred around the evaluation of skills and services on offer; we will consider client and customer feedback and testimonials whilst recognising the nominee’s wider market reputation.

To move successfully, from nominee to winner; there must be evidence of extensive expertise within a given field or discipline, dedication to customer service and client satisfaction with an ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation.

After notification of their success, our winners are given a time-frame to discuss the celebratory items on offer. We are proudly not a pay-to-play enterprise with all winners encouraged to select a promotional package, be it commercial or free of charge.

When we make the formal announcement, we again reach out to LUX magazine’s extensive circulation, as well as our social media followers and, where appropriate, across our partner networks to promote the news.


When did LUX launch?
Today, LUX is one of AI Global Media’s most popular standalone publications but it launched as a bi-product of the luxury lifestyle sections from two of our flagship brands, Acquisition International & Wealth & Finance. In this respect, we’ve been active in the Lifestyle Sector since 2010; however, as demand for this type of coverage increased, we made the decision, in 2015, to separate the content and launch LUX, as an independent brand.

Who nominated me?
A large part of the nomination process is driven by LUX, we spend a great deal of time identifying potentially suitable candidates within their appropriate markets. A publisher-cast nomination doesn’t hold any more weight than a self, or third-party nomination, they all filter through to the research stage in the same manner.

If you didn’t self-nominate the nomination will have come from either a third-party vote via our online voting form or, by us the publisher. We run the nomination process via our website entirely anonymously, prohibiting us to provide specific details. Tried and tested over the years, response rates are always higher this way. As we operate in this manner, we run a very rigorous filtering system and do not directly link the number of votes received with success. We store encrypted versions of the IP address associated with the nomination, allowing us to track unusual behaviour.

I’ve accepted the nomination, what happens next?
Once a nomination is accepted, the organisation will be moved on to our shortlist. Shortlisted parties are encouraged to submit supporting materials via our optional questionnaire. This is the perfect opportunity to put forward any specifics you’d like our judging panel to take into consideration before they undertake extensive research for up to 8 weeks.

Who makes the final decision?
We have an entirely unbiased internal panel. It consists of an international, collective of individuals, with backgrounds from a myriad of fields, such as business, economy, politics, media, journalism, history and education. The panel is led by a veteran academic leader with international pedagogic and coaching experience who is well versed in research, fact-checking and mediation; allowing the panel to operate with efficacy and dependability.

When’s the ceremony?
We do not gather our winners together to present the news. We’re a little bit too new-media for that! All announcements are made digitally, online and across our network. Hosting events and celebration dinners is an expense we’d rather our clients not entertain. We’d much rather keep the cost of our services and products low, so our winners can choose to spend money on marketing that generates real-world value.

So, what happens if I do win?
You get to select the level of coverage that suits you and we set to work to prepare all the relevant elements in time for our public announcement. Our main coverage takes the form of a digital winner’s magazine, but we also offer physical trophies, certificates and varied online packages offering social media exposure.
We have a highly experienced editorial and production department who will guide you through this process and give you full control over your eventual coverage.

What are the costs?
There are no obligatory costs in accepting a nomination or winning a LUX award. In fact, to demonstrate our commitment to this, all our winners are offered a free of charge promotional package. Our company policy will always remain, regardless of budget, our clients should always be able to leverage the value of the award and our seal of approval.

We offer a variety of promotional opportunities to our winners. as we have an extensive network and we know, more than anyone, the wider business benefits from promoting industry awards.

It’s important to highlight, all conversations pertaining commercial add-ons are conducted after winners are announced, so there is no possibility an organisation can influence any internal decisions, based on their appetite to spend on marketing; this remains our utmost concern.