Every one of the 1,300-plus Virtuoso hotels is a beauty, but the 50 of them nominated for Virtuoso’s Best of the Best awards are definitely having a moment. These annual awards honor the world’s hottest properties – categories recognize outstanding achievement in design, amazing dining and bar programs, hotel of the year, and more. It’s a bit like the Academy Awards of hotels and resorts, if we do say so ourselves, with winners landing a spot on travelers’ radars for months (and years) to come.

The Virtuoso network, along with the editors of Virtuoso Life, selected the nominees for this year’s awards, and Virtuoso travel advisors have officially cast their votes. Winners will be announced next month at Virtuoso Travel Week, the world’s largest luxury travel conference. We’ll be live-tweeting the ceremony – be sure to hop online on August 14 at 8pm PST to see who captures this year’s top honors.

In the meantime, start filling your wish list with some of the following incredible nominees:

Sustainable Tourism Leadership
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley – Wolgan Valley, Australia
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru – Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives
Londolozi Game Reserve – Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
Soneva Fushi – Kunfunadhoo Island, Baa Atoll, Maldives
Vermejo, a Ted Turner Reserve – Raton, New Mexico

Best Achievement in Design
Amanyangyun – Shanghai, China
Belmond Cap Juluca – Anguilla
Cheval Blanc St-Tropez – Saint Tropez, France
Raffles Europejski Warsaw – Warsaw, Poland
Rosewood Hong Kong – Hong Kong, China

Best Bar
Le Bar Long at Le Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris – Paris
Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club – Surfside, Florida
The Chapel Bar at The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv – Tel Aviv, Israel
The Flying Stag at The Fife Arms – Ballater, UK
Z Bar at Peninsula Chicago – Chicago

Best Dining Experience
Doot Doot Doot at the Jackalope Hotel – Mornington, Australia
Francis Mallman at Chateau La Coste at Villa La Coste – Le-Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France
Kerridge’s Bar and Grill at the Corinthia Hotel London – London
Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin – Berlin
Restaurant Le Gabriel at La Reserve Paris Hotel and Spa – Paris

Best Family Program
Gleneagles – Perthshire, Scotland
Grand Velas Riviera Maya – Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Half Moon, Jamaica – Montego Bay, Jamaica
One&Only Cape Town – Cape Town, South Africa
Rome Cavalieri, a Waldorf Astoria Resort – Rome

Best Wellness Program
Anantara Quy Nhon Villas – Quy Nhon, Vietnam
Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda – Lake Garda, Italy
Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa – Tucson, Arizona
SHA Wellness Clinic – Alicante, Spain
The Oberoi Sukhvilas Resort & Spa – Chandigarh, India

Best Virtuoso Newcomer
Capella Ubud – Bali
Heckfield Place – Hook, UK
Hotel Lutetia – Paris
Montage Los Cabos – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Six Senses Duxton – Singapore

Best Virtuoso Hotel Ambassador
Stefanie Brueckner – The Fontenay Hamburg
Tristan Dowell – Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Steven Lassman – Villas of Distinction
Carlos Quereda – Querido Representation Co.
Alexis Romer – Marriott International Luxury Brands

Hotelier of the Year
Ivan Artolli – Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo
Marcus Bauder – Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo
Anthony Costa – Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Amanda Hyndman – Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
Nathalie Seiler-Hayez – Beau-Rivage Palace

Hotel of the Year
Four Seasons Hotel George V – Paris
Hotel Sacher Wien – Vienna, Austria
The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel – Edinburgh, Scotland
The Lowell – New York City
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam – Amsterdam

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