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Enter the Awards
How it works

The Awards Procedure

The World Luxury Hotel Awards are voted for by the public and are awarded to luxury hotels or hospitality groups across 99 different categories, presented on a regional, continental, global and country basis, with one hotel receiving the overall global accolade.

  • Nominations

    Luxury hotels can self-nominate, be nominated by guests, travel agents or tour operators for consideration in the World Luxury Hotel Awards, which is made possible by the nomination facility on our website. Constant feedback from guests about their experience at a property allows us to evaluate the respective hotels to qualify them for participation. The successfully qualifying hotels are then formally invited (or accepted) to participate and register in the awards initiative. Official nominees will automatically be invited to register in the following year’s award season at a preferential rate.


  • Winning Levels

    Participants compete on a country, regional, continent and global basis. Only properties competing in the same categories compete against each other.

    Regional levels are as follows

    Latin America,North and Central America,Caribbean,West & Central Africa,East Africa,Southern Africa,Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Western Europe,Eastern Europe,Northern Europe,Southern Europe,Indian Ocean Islands, Central Asia,East Asia,South East Asia,South West Asia,Southern Asia, Australasia and South Pacific/Oceania.

  • Registration

    Simply register online here, and our trained consultants will guide you from there. Alternatively, you may also download the registration form here and email to us at

  • Voting

    Anyone can vote online during the designated voting season, attracting over 300 000 votes

  • Judging criteria

    Judging criteria is based on service delivery, luxury and presentation. The size of a property is not taken into consideration to determine eligibility.

  • Winners and the Gala Awards Ceremony

    Winners are determined at the end of the voting season, and interim results are then released to the respective hotels. Participants will be invited to attend the Gala Awards Ceremony, where the official winners are announced, also revealing the category and region of the award achieved.  This event is the year’s highlight, with many new business opportunities forged from the meeting of hospitality affiliates and media partners around the world.


  • World Luxury Hotel Awards Marketing Material

    A ‘Nominee Marketing Kit’ will be provided to participants upon registration, a ‘Voting Kit’ prior to the voting season, as well as relevant ‘Winner Logo’s’ after the official results have been released.

  • The Ultimate Hotel Guide

    The Ultimate Hotel Guide is an annually published high-quality book, profiling and show casing all participating hotels. Travel agents, tour operators, and hotel guests use these as a guideline to research, discover and book luxury accommodation. Each participant share in this advantage to feature prominently in a hotel-guide.

  • Cost?

    The once-off annual registration fee is £890 per hotel and a 3-night complimentary voucher. The fee includes extensive global marketing and exposure throughout the year. The 3-night room voucher is used for a site inspection. The site inspection is not compulsory.

  • Why enter our awards?

    Participation alone delivers brand growth.
    As an official participant, each hotel receives a digital marketing service and promotional campaign toolkit to ensure maximum
    exposure on all marketing platforms. Winning a World Luxury Hotel Award will not only inspire the confidence of guests and retain
    a loyal clientele in this highly competitive market, but it will also stimulate continuous growth and development of your hotel.

  • Marketing Services Included

    Online Profile Listing

    Each participant receives a dedicated online profile that showcases
    the hotel’s unique selling points. Over 100 000 international travelers
    visit the World Luxury Hotel Awards website each month in order to
    discover and book luxury destinations. The profile features:
    – Hotel description and images
    – Hotel contact details
    – Location pin on Google Maps
    – Link to hotel website and social media channels
    – Live news feed of hotel’s social media channels
    – Latest news and promotions via the social media windows
    – The profile can be edited and updated by the client
    – Adding of a pdf press release or promotion with description
    – Adding of your you tube video to play on your profile
    – Hotels features and facilities.

    World Luxury Hotel Awards provides a free website platform where
    travelers can access and book directly with the hotel of their choice.

    Ultimate Hotel Guide

    Full Colour Feature in the Ultimate Hotel Guide.Each participant share in this advantage to feature prominently in a hotel-guide.

    Marketing Tool Kit & Voting Tool Kit

    We provide the official nominee and winner logos to be used on all hotel
    marketing material. The hotel participant has the right to use their
    respective authorized logos at their discretion for years to come.
    Voting tools include a voting button, e-mailer, social media artwork as
    well as instructions in order to launch a successful marketing and voting
    campaign. Each participant also receives a personalized voting page
    during the online voting phase.

    Dedicated Hotel Liasion

    Each hotel participant receives an allocated professional hotel consultant who manages the hotel’s registration, sets up and
    administrates the hotel’s digital online profile, communicates all
    important information, provides the marketing tool kit and general
    support to ensure a successful journey.