From one heavy weight to another …. Akademie Street voted World’s Best Boutique Hotel!

We are immensely proud and humbled to announce that on 9th November 2017 Akademie Street was awarded World’s Best Boutique Hotel at a glittering Awards Ceremony, held at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London.

The annual ceremony, the only one to focus solely on boutique hotels brought together an array of hotel owners, lifestyle press and travel influencers from across the world. This included CNN Travel, Elite Traveler, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Boat International, Time Out and The Financial Times.

This year’s keynote speech was delivered by Wladimir Klitschko, two-time world heavy weight champion boxer and newly turned boutique hotelier. Akademie Street was voted Most Romantic Hotel in Africa, and also went on to scoop the top prize on the night, World’s Best Boutique Hotel from the heavyweight himself.


Akademie was selected from over 600 Nominees, across 80 countries. What truly makes the Boutique Hotel Awards different is that every property is visited, in person by the association’s independent judges. The judges who visited Akademie Street were hugely impressed with our characterful buildings, stunning Orangerie and carefully curated collectibles from around the world. The judges also commended our dedication to detail in every aspect; from our sumptuous breakfast made using ingredients sourced from local food artisans to evening piano recitals, during cocktail hour. Above all, the Awards recognised that our staff delivered emotional warmth to each and every guest stay, without compromising a world-class level of service.


Congratulations and thanks to all those involved in helping make Akademie Street a true “home from home”!