The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel and Spa Awards is set to be held on October 27. Haute Grandeur Global Hotel and Spa Awards will honour the world’s best hospitality experiences at an illustrious Awards Gala Ceremony, hosted by Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, Thailand.

Anticipated as one of the most dazzling events on the luxury hospitality calendar, the annual Haute Grandeur Global Hotel and Spa Awards Gala Ceremony commend exceptional establishments across 7 continents, 172 countries and 94 categories.

This prestigious red-carpet event is associated with status and exclusivity, drawing admired industry influencers, decision-makers and VIPs together in celebration as top luxury hospitality brands vie for the ultimate accolade in overall excellence. Leading hospitality groups represented include Anantara, Banyan Tree, Dusit Thani, Fairmont, Hilton, Mandarin Oriental, Sofitel, St Regis, The Four Seasons, The Peninsula, Rosewood, The Ritz Carlton, and Westin, among others, according to Haute Grandeur.

The 2016 Awards took place at the Fairmont Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with Raffles Jakarta crowned as the overall victor. This year, industry VIPs and esteemed guests can expect a stunning event hosted by a celebrity emcee, with world-class entertainment and the finest cuisine, says Haute Grandeur.

Haute Grandeur Award nominees are shining examples and seen as the benchmark in the industry. Association with Haute Grandeur guarantees participating establishment’s unrivalled recognition and prestige and emphasizes the importance of continuously striving for excellence.

“Hospitality is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries. Healthy competition is crucial to the sustainability of an industry that creates so many jobs globally,” says Marinique de Wet, founder and Managing Director of Haute Grandeur.

“We are proud to contribute and encourage establishments worldwide to continuously excel on all levels.”

The Haute Grandeur Awards system is unlike any other. Unbiased results are guaranteed through a fair, transparent process that recognizes brilliance by means of quality guest feedback rather than the number of votes by a panel of judges or the general public. This unique approach to measuring excellence is why Haute Grandeur is in a class of its own.

Each year, Haute Grandeur chooses a leading destination to host the prestigious Awards Gala Ceremony. “Selection of the perfect host destination is essential to the success of the Awards,” says De Wet.

“With the upcoming Awards, our aim is to not only create a valuable networking opportunity but encourage guests to experience first-hand why Thailand is among the most prosperous hospitality regions in the world. Haute Grandeur partners with the Award Gala Ceremony host to offer special rates and encourage our members to spend time in the host city.”

As one of the most illustrious events of the year, the Haute Grandeur Awards Gala Ceremony is featured prominently in the media spotlight. 2017 global event partners include Etihad Airways, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, and UBER.

“Our annual Awards Gala Ceremony not only provides a platform for dignitaries to celebrate their achievements,” says De Wet. “Most importantly, the Awards honour and recognise the values of dedication, ambition, leadership, hard work and success. By awarding only the best of the best, the Haute Grandeur Awards raise standards of service excellence and inspire outstanding hospitality establishments to reach even greater heights.”

Recognised as the highest accolade a hotel or spa can receive, an Haute Grandeur Award is a guaranteed golden stamp of excellence. Award winners and participating establishments are perceived as exceptional and distinguished by association.

For more information about the awards or to become a member, please visit hautegrandeur.com.