Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report award winners 2011Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report, tracking luxury travel since 1979, today announced its 2011 Grand Award winners - and Hotel Check-In has an exclusive peek at the winners for you.
To assemble the list of winners, Harper picks his favorite properties visited over the past calendar year. He doesn't use a checklist, but determines winners by finding those with exceptional character, a commitment to classic hospitality and a profound sense of place. The Hideaway of the Year and the rest of the Grand Award winners will be profiled in the January 2011 issue and listed on AndrewHarper.com.Congratulations to The Ranch at Rock Creek! Who comes in as one of North America’s Award Winners for this prestigious award!North AmericaAmangiri (Canyon Point, Utah)The Ranch at Rock Creek (Philipsburg, Montana)Lake Placid Lodge (Lake Placid, New York)The Hazelton Hotel (Toronto, Canada)South AmericaTambo del Inka (Sacred Valley, Peru)Titilaka (Lake Titicaca, Peru)CaribbeanThe Peninsula House (Las Terrenas-Samana, Dominican Republic)Tucker's Point (Hamilton Parish, Bermuda)Asia & MideastBanjaar Tola (Kanha National Park, India)Sumahan on the Water (Istanbul, Turkey)EuropeVilla Bordoni (Greve in Chianti, Italy)Hotel Le Fontanelle (Toscana, Italy)Lydmar Hotel (Stockholm, Sweden)Tenbosch House (Brussels, Belgium)Lime Wood (Hampshire, England)Amberley Castle (West Sussex, England)Grand HotelThe Beverly Hills Hotel (Beverly Hills, California)Grand ResortMauna Kea Beach Hotel (Kohala Coast, Hawaii)In addition to the Grand Awards, Mr. Harper has also selected several restaurants, personalities and properties for special recognition:Restaurants of the YearUnited StatesGastronomic: Sixteen (Chicago)Informal: Gautreau's (New Orleans)EuropeGastronomic: Mistral (Stockholm)Informal: Bar Boulud (London)Rest of the WorldGastronomic: Canoe (Toronto)Informal: Ciya Sofrasi (Istanbul)Special Recognition AwardsHotel Manager of the Year: Brian Young (Tucker's Point, Bermuda)Concierge of the Year: Concierge Staff (Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii)Chef of the Year: Daniel Rose (Spring, Paris)Sommelier of the Year: Tony Amaro (Opus, Toronto)Best New Hotel Restaurant: Bar Boulud, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park (Knightsbridge, London)Best Restaurant Meal: Sa.Qua.Na (Honfleur, France)Best Cocktail Hour: The Peninsula House (Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic)Best Hotel Bar: Oak Bar, The Hermitage Hotel (Nashville, Tennessee)Best Spa: Vidago Palace (Vidago, Portugal)Most Beautiful Setting: Lake Placid Lodge (Lake Placid, New York)Best Beach: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (Kohala Coast, Hawaii)Best View: Il Salviatino (Florence, Italy)Best Resort Pool: Amangiri (Canyon Point, Utah)Best Suite: La Casona (Cusco, Peru)Best Cruise: Aqua Expeditions (Iquitos, Peru)Best New Museum: Ashmolean (Oxford, United Kingdom)Most Glamorous Bath: Barnsley House (Barnsley, Gloucestershire)Most Stylish Design: Tambo del Inka (Urubamba, Peru)Best Family-friendly Resort: Kona Village, Kohala Coast (Kailua Kona, Hawaii)