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


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.’


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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