svgfortest

Hotel & Spa Awards

In today’s stressful world, clients value the ability to get away from it all and spend a few days relaxing and indulging in peace. As a result of varying consumer habits and a range of market trends, the hotel and spa industry has flourished over recent years, and today it is arguably one of the most profitable markets in the world.

At LUX Magazine we regularly feature some of the best hotels and spas from around the world, but we felt that many were so extraordinary that they deserved to be recognised for the benefits they bring to both their guests and the market as a whole.

Therefore, we created the Hotel & Spa Awards to recognise and reward outstanding service within the hotel and spa industry. We wanted to showcase not only the world-famous brands, but also smaller establishments and those working behind the scenes to ensure that every guest has an experience that they will remember for all the right reasons.

 

Voting starts: 16/04/2018
Voting ends: 08/06/2018
Winners announced: 01/08/2018

How it works

Criteria

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.

FAQ

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?
We run the nomination process 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.
If you didn’t self-nominate, most likely the nomination has come from a colleague within the organisation or a client who’s aware of the program. We also nominate organisations whom we deem appropriate (often firms and individuals with whom we have previously worked with or profiled).

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, window stickers, 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.

Voting starts: 16/04/2018
Voting ends: 08/06/2018
Winners announced: 01/08/2018

Previous winners

If you are interested in perusing previous awards supplements hosted by LUX Life, which showcase our illustrious portfolio of former winners, please click on a magazine cover to view the issue, or a 'winners list' button to view the full list of winners here.

For more information on how to enter our prestigious awards please contact us:
Phone: +44 203 725 6847
E-mail: [email protected]

2017

#ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTVWXYZ

2016

#ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
YearWinners listWinners booklet

2017

View all winners
Winners Booklet

2016

View all winners
Winners Booklet

Winners Trophy

Magazine Coverage

Window Sticker

PR

Article Frame

Web banner

Digital Logo

Digital Certificate

Inspiration Cruises & Tours has been honored as the best Christian Travel Management Company by LUX for the past two years. We’re grateful for the honor, and have found it a joy to work with LUX throughout the process. We hope this accolade serves as reassurance to our clients and passengers of our commitment to excellence. Here’s to exceptional travel experiences!
Sarah Belle

Cuisine & Wine Bistro are very honored to receive the 2017 Best Wine Bar & Restaurant award for Maricopa County & Culinary Excellence for French Cuisine. Even though we were in different time zones the editor & journalists made this a very memorable & positive experience. Happy Christmas everyone!
Mairead Buschtetz

Thorne Travel are delighted to receive our second luxury LUX magazine award. We love what we do and pride our self on excellent customer service. The team at LUX are friendly, easy to communicate with and professional! Thanks guys!
Shona Thorne – Thorn Travel

WafelWaffle, the Authentic Belgian Waffle Cafe, is very happy to have received the 2017 ‘European Cafe Of the Year’ award from LUX Magazine. After two years of hard work, serving hundreds of freshly made Brussels waffles, meeting people from all over the world, and having a great time, it is a real pleasure to receive this award. WafelWaffle would like to thank LUX Magazine for their efficiency, professionalism and friendliness. WafelWaffle wishes LUX Magazine a successful 2018!
Agnes Boes – WafelWaffle

We were honoured to win the Tourism Award for our Film “LAST PARADISE” and enjoyed working with the staff at Global Media who were helpful, efficient and eloquent in their editorial skills. Thanks for a great article on our film tour.
Clive Neeson

LUX magazine is a fantastic publication, dedicated to the ‘best of the best’. The content is superb, as are the staff and editors. You can trust LUX to introduce you to the finest things in life.
Nevan O’Shaughnessy

We were delighted with the speed, quality and spot-on perfect professionalism that we were greeted with in all our interactions with the LUX team. A superb job, well done!
Arul Inthirarajah

It is such an honour for Yazoo Summer Bliss to receive an award from LUX Magazine! Also, meeting and working with LUX team of colleagues was a great & productive experience! Congrats and very Merry Christmas LUX Magazine!
Aggeliki Staveri

Yimchai are very honoured and proud to receive the LUX Food & Drink Awards 2017 for Best Chinese Restaurant in Surrey. Thank you LUX Magazine for the recognition and working with your team was such a great experience too! Happy New Year everyone!
Kalvin To – Yimchai

AsaRay Tours was indeed excited and humbled to have won the 2018 award of Best Tour operator of the year in Mombasa! Several years of hard work and commitment and dedication to ensuring that our clients get what they deserve well planned and leaving no detail untouched. LUX magazine we are so humbled and believe that by this recognition it will take AsaRay to another level of excellence and success! Thank you so much LUX Magazine for this exceptional honor. We appreciate it.
Esther Omoche – AsaRay Tours

I am so overwhelmed to be selected for my blog enterjensworld, as the LUX Best Travel Tip Platform 2018. LUX advised me I was in the running for an award. It was a glimmer of hope as to how far my blog could travel. Lux has inspired me to expand and keep going.
Jen Langford

Tesoros has been delighted to receive an award for The Best Mediterranean Style Accessories Retailer in the UK. The staff at LUX have been exceptional in their support to produce an accurate, well written article. Thank you everyone, it’s been a pleasure to work with you.
Maxine Purdy – Tesoros

LUX is an excellent resource magazine for connoisseurs of luxury, corporate businesses and high net worth individuals from around the globe. Brand Me Vision Portraits is honored to have received the Personal Branding Expert of the Year Award ’17.
Pazit Perez – Brand Me Vision Portraits

Lux Magazine awarded me with their 2017 Wedding Jeweler of the Year Award for my area and did a cover story on my company. They were pleasant and hospitable throughout the entire process. Always quick to respond and a delight to work with! They did a wonderful job on the article!
Ann Gray – Esther Destiny’s Jewelry

We were awarded the Best Value in Durango by Lux magazine last year. This has been an enormous benefit to the Comfort Inn & Suites Durango. The team at Lux is very professional and helpful. I cannot recommend them highly enough. THANK YOU LUX!
Dan Jensen – Comfort Inn & Suites – Durango

Danke für die tolle Betreuung und danke für den Award. Auch die unterschiedlichen Sprachen waren kein Hindernis. Danke auch an die Redaktion. Toller Artikel. Gerne wieder.
Alexander Mönch – Orangerie Seeburg

Helpful, interested and effective. The team at LUX are great to work with and have really given us the help we needed to promote our win in their 2018 awards. Delighted to recommend them.
Lorraine Calcott – It Does Lighting Ltd

We are very excited to have won the honor of “Best Restaurant in Burnet County, Texas”. LUX Magazine did a superb job in taking care of us through the process. Excellent team to work with.
Trace Catlin

I’m so happy to have an article in LUX magazine. Working with the team from the copy to the design was great. I also took the time to read the other articles and wow, loved them also. Can’t wait for the next issue.
Anthony Phills