We’ve done it again! 

Akademie Street Announced as World’s Most Romantic Retreat at the 2018 World Boutique Hotel Awards

We are proud to announce that Akademie Street has been as named World’s Most Romantic Retreat for 2018 by the World Boutique Hotel Association. This comes off the back of last year’s award as World’s Best Boutique Hotel.

The 2018 Boutique Hotel Awards  were announced on 8th November 2018 at a glittering awards ceremony held at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London. The annual ceremony brought together an array of boutique hotel owners, travel and lifestyle press and travel industry influencers from all four corners of the world.

This year’s keynote speech was delivered by Robin Sheppard, chairman of Bespoke hotels and the Institute of Hospitality, with four decades of success within the hospitality industry. Hotel owner, Paul Kinney, received the award from guest presenter, Lara Asprey, founder of Asprey Introductions and star of reality TV series The Ultimate Matchmaker.

Judges commended Akademie’s characterful buildings; the carefully curated original furniture; sumptuous breakfast, made using ingredients sourced from local food artisans; the seclusion of its private swimming pool and wood-burning hot tubs; evening piano recitals, during cocktail and wine hour.

“Akademie Street boasts the type of chic décor that is so beautiful, you want to immediately go home and redecorate!”
2018 Boutique Hotel Awards Judge

“Akademie Street is the absolute epitome of a boutique hotel should be.”
2018 Boutique Hotel Awards Judge

The winners were selected from over 300 Nominees in over 80 countries. Each entrant was nominated by a member of the Awards Nomination Committee, comprising 70 leading trailblazing travel experts, whose business it is to be ‘in the know’ concerning the extraordinary boutique hotels. The Awards then coordinate judge evaluation visits with each shortlisted nominee. The judges document all aspects of the guest experience covering six categories: dining and entertainment, design, facilities, location and, most importantly, staff service and overall emotional impact. Finally, these extensive hand-written evaluations are meticulously studied by the Awards Panel, which decides our regional and World’s Best Award winners.