In Pictures: Prestigious Star Awards 2018

March 22, 2018 6:21 PM

30 venues and suppliers from across the world were announced as winners in the Prestigious Star Awards on Friday evening at One Whitehall Place in London.

Winning venues included The Natural History Museum (UK), Atlantis The Palm Dubai (UAE), Vila Monte (Portugal), Ritz Carlton Bali (Indonesia), Nobu Eden Roc (USA), The Langham, Melbourne (Australia) and more.

The black tie grand ball celebrated the very best in hospitality and through a partnership with City Academy revived the old-world tradition of ballroom dancing to Shostakovich's Waltz No. 2.

The 30 winners were announced at One Whitehall Place on Friday 16th March in London.

From a shortlist of over 2,000 global venues reviewed, 200 were nominated in the awards and only 30 were crowned as winners.

PRIMARY CATEGORIES

20 Categories based on event themes.

1. Most Prestigious Gala Dinner Venue

Winner: The Wallace Collection (UK) & Highly Commended: Royal Mansour Marrakech (Morocco)

2. Most Prestigious Conference Venue

Winner: Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai (China) & Highly Commended: Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney (Australia)

3. Most Prestigious Meeting Venue

Winner: One Great George Street (UK) & Highly Commended: Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

4. Most Prestigious Christmas Venue

Winner: The Royal Horseguards Hotel and One Whitehall Place (UK) & Highly Commended: Cafe de Paris (UK)

5. Most Prestigious Private Dining Venue

Winner: L’Albereta (Italy) & Highly Commended: Auberge du Lac (UK)

6. Most Prestigious Reception Venue

Winner: Cafe de Paris (UK) & Highly Commended: Petroff Palace (Russia)

7. Most Prestigious Engagement Party Venue

Winner: The Forbury Hotel (UK) & Highly Commended: Conservatorium Hotel (The Netherlands)

8. Most Prestigious Wedding Venue

Winner: Vila Monte (Portugal) & Highly Commended: L’Andana (Italy)

9. Most Prestigious Romantic Venue

Winner: Farncombe Estate (UK) & Highly Commended: Banyan Tree Bali (Indonesia)

10. Most Prestigious Birthday Party Venue

Winner: Kenwood House (UK) & Highly Commended: Casa Fuzetta (Portugal)

11. Most Prestigious Fashion Event Venue

Winner: Ritz Carlton Bali (Indonesia) & Highly Commended: Ivy (UK)

12. Most Prestigious Networking Event Venue

Winner: The Dorchester (UK) & Highly Commended: 170 Queen’s Gate (UK)

13. Most Prestigious Product Launch Venue

Winner: Nobu Eden Roc (USA) & Highly Commended: Armani Hotel Dubai (UAE)

14. Most Prestigious Film Location Venue

Winner: The St. Regis Rome (Italy) & Highly Commended: The Royal Horseguards Hotel and One Whitehall Place (UK)

15. Most Prestigious Press Conference Venue

Winner: Atlantis The Palm, Dubai (UAE) & Highly Commended: One Great George Street (UK)

16. Most Prestigious Corporate Incentive Venue

Winner: UNICO 20 87 Riviera Maya (Mexico) & Highly Commended: Schlosshotel Velden (Austria)

17. Most Prestigious Training Venue

Winner: The Langham, Melbourne (Australia) & Highly Commended: Rushton Hall Hotel and Spa (UK)

18. Most Prestigious Exhibition Venue

Winner: Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya (Mexico) & Highly Commended: Emirates Palace (UAE)

19. Most Prestigious Sporting Venue

Winner: Hotel Maiensee (Austria) & Highly Commended: Burhill Golf Club (UK)

20. The World’s Most Prestigious Venue

Winner: Royal Mansour Marrakech (Morocco) & Highly Commended: Tower Bridge (UK)

NATIONAL CATEGORIES

10 National and Event Supplier categories.

21. The Best Venue in The Netherlands

Winner: Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam & Highly Commended: Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg

22. The Best Venue in the UK

Winner: Natural History Museum & Highly Commended: Blenheim Palace

23. The Best Venue in Italy

Winner: L’Andana & Highly Commended: Belmond Hotel Splendido

24. The Best Venue in Austria

Winner: Hotel Salzburgerhof & Highly Commended: Palais Coburg Residenz

25. The Best Venue in the UAE

Winner: The Palace Downtown Dubai & Highly Commended: Qasr Al Sarab

26. The Best Venue in Russia

Winner: Petroff Palace & Highly Commended: Turandot

EVENT SUPPLIERS

27. The Best Event Supplier

Winner: Air Partner & Highly Commended: Rupa Photography

28. The Best Event Florist

Winner: Wildabout Flowers & Highly Commended: Pinstripes & Peonies

29. The Best Event Entertainment

Winner: Yellow Entertainment & Highly Commended: Urban Soul Orchestra

THE WORLD’S BEST EVENTS

Over 200 events entered by the world’s most prestigious venues

30. World's Best Event

Winner: Blenheim Palace & Highly Commended: InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam

Tom Hall

Editor