National Geographic Traveller (UK) announces the winners of its inaugural Big Sleep Awards 2017

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SALUTING the taste-makers and game-changers of the hotel world, National Geographic Traveller (UK) reveals the winners of its inaugural Big Sleep Awards 2017.

With the help of readers and a panel of judges, they’ve selected the cream of the accommodation crop – with 20 categories ranging from ultra-luxury suites and spas to value-for-money boutique properties and readers’ favourites.

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller, said, ‘Hotels can be a window into a world, a place to escape and relax and a decadent, hedonistic treat – often all rolled into one. We’re celebrating the hotels that we – and our readers – think particularly stand out.’

‘A huge congratulations to all the winners and runners-up – it’s been a very tough process and we’re very excited to reward our favourite hotels and places to stay in what will be the first of many Big Sleep Awards.’

THE WINNERS

Spoilt Rotten: Amanemu, Mie Prefecture, Japan (pictured)

Castaway: Cempedak Private Island, Indonesia

Design Den: Treehotel, Harads, Sweden

On the Money: Linnen, Berlin, Germany

Game Changer: Zoku, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Big Hotel: The Gritti Palace, Venice, Italy

Green Goddess: Saruni Rhino, Sera Community Conservancy, Kenya

People Power: Hotel Tresanton, Cornwall, UK

New Girl: William Gray, Montreal, Canada

Gourmet Getaway: Babylonstoren, Cape Winelands, South Africa

Family Favourite: Forest Holidays Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, UK

Happy Glampers: The Bush Rover Company, Tanzania

Love Shack: Padstow Townhouse, Cornwall, UK

Hometown Hero: Gaia Oasis, Bali, Indonesia

Boutique Break: Le Roch Hotel & Spa, Paris, France

Hangout: Freehand Miami, USA

Euro Star: Belmond Reid’s Palace, Madeira, Portugal

Home from Home: Atlantic Hotel, Jersey, UK

Far-Flung Fancy: Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, India

Comeback Kid: Pulitzer Amsterdam, Netherlands

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