We love exotic new adventures just as much as we love following the awards ceremonies that name only the best in the tourism industry that may not be known to the masses as a whole. In this case, Tatler seemed rather delighted to announce the winners of its Travel Awards 2015, at Ham Yard Hotel, London, wherein two of England’s destinations took home 1st place each in two different categories. The hosting hotel was one such place, winning 1st place in the “Most Fun Ever” awards competition.
There are 9 categories in total and the winners in each category are:
1. MOST FUN EVER: Ham Yard Hotel
A gray, boarded up bomb site in London has been converted into a fun and colourful hotel with fabrics art and textures adding to the immense fun you will have here. Between a great restaurant, rooftops that make you want to sing and a vintage Texan bowling alley, you certianly won’t want to be leaving this place anytime soon.
2. OLD-SCHOOL ROMANCE: Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Lake Como, Italy
This lakeside number has got charm, class and a whole load of history that makes it the perfect old-school romance destination.
3. FEAST AND FLOP: The Pig on the Beach
Studland Bay, England
Home-grown foods and delicious feasts are the top reasons anyone would come to this lovely place that’s situated on Studland Bay. The name alone is a catchy tourist attraction, while its reputation for amazing delicacies precedes it.
4. BRAINS AND BEAUTY: The Brando
Tetiaroa, French Polynesia
This eco-friendly resort is built on the Tetiaroa island which was discovered and then purchased by Marlon Brando. The sights of the island are as drop-dead gorgeous as the man behind the vision himself. If he had us swooning as a Hollywood star, he certainly will be doing his number on us at his island in this resort which has eco-conservation at heart.
5. BLOCKBUSTER VILLA: Velaa Private Island
Noonu Atoll, The Maldives
Between a 22-meter high wine tower, private beaches, personal spa services and access only by boat, this is one private island vacation that you will never forget as you dine and sleep in the most beautiful place you could ever be in.
6. FAMILY FROLICS: Anassa
Neo Chorio, Cyprus
If you want to visit a truly family friendly destination that caters to every member of the household perfectly, Anassa is the best family owned resort you can find.
7. INTO THE WILD: Mustang Monument
Here we do not see a hotel but a vision to care for the magnificent horses the founder has given refuge to. It is a Wild Wild West exerience, complete with gorgeous cowboys and even lovelier mustangs.
8. OUT OF THIS WORLD: Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Namib Desert, Namibia
Nothing says out of this world quite like a camp destination located in the wildest, driest of deserts where elephant and oryx roam over red sand dunes. There’s something about the design of the tents as well that makes this place truly worth the visit.
9. STYLE WITH SOUL: Nihiwatu
A humble surg lodge has been turned into an incredible resort of beautiful villas, fancy food and incredibly charming staff, while the hotel in itself does its best to help the local community. There’s something rather enchanting about this gorgeous place with style and a soul.