About the awards
Introducing the winners of the 2023 Leading Hotels Membership Awards. Every year, we honor our collection of over 400+ independent luxury hotels around the globe with a series of recognitions tailor-made just for them. This year, at our annual gala and award ceremony in the lush hills of Puglia, we celebrated members and hoteliers for their exemplary industry leadership, inventiveness and dedication to their guests, employees and communities.
George Cohen, Managing Director, Saxon Hotel, South Africa
The Managing Director of the Saxon Hotel, for his passion of true luxury hospitality, iconic leadership and understanding of excellence at all levels of hotel service.
Mr. Vasileios Koumpis, Katikies
General Manager of Katikies, for developing innovative business solutions that led to significant property, community and industry effect.
Nayara Tented Camp
For their commitment to improving their community’s physical, economic and emotional well-being.
Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa
For delivering unexpected moments and story-worthy guest experiences through innovative service and creative team engagement.
For its commitment to responsible travel, prioritizing environmental protection and incorporating locally supportive practices into its holistic hospitality experience.
Unrivaled Luxury Leader
Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa
For leading the collection in an unwavering commitment to the quality of their guest experience, property and operations.
New Member of the Year
Mazzaro Sea Palace
For its engagement with Leading Hotels and dedication to establishing and maintaining exceptional quality scores.