Finalists Announced in Unique Luxury Venue Awards

20th Feb, LONDON, UK


The Finalists have been Announced in the Prestigious Star Awards 2019. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at One Whitehall Place in London on 15th March at 6.30pm.

20th Feb 2019


The top three venues in each of the awards categories of the highly coveted annual Prestigious Star Awards have now been announced. Now in its 10th year, the awards celebrate outstanding performance among the world’s best venues and event suppliers. As the world’s only global luxury venue awards program, the awards invite a network of top global event bookers to cast their votes. Once voting ends, a panel of event bookers select the best performing venues and elect the finalists in each of the 24 categories.

Prestigious Star Awards is a celebration of the world’s most luxurious event venues and unique spaces across the globe, spanning countries far and wide, from Mexico to Sardinia. Over a staggering 2,000 global venues and suppliers have been assessed and reviewed, with just 3 finalists selected in each of the 24 event categories.

The Prestigious Star Awards 2019 cover a host of global and national categories from Best Venue in the UK to the Best Film Location or the World’s Most Prestigious Venue. This year an exciting new employee category has been added, recognising the unbridled dedication of venue staff in delivering memorable and remarkable events.

All finalists will be invited to attend the Prestigious Star Awards ceremony at One Whitehall Place on the 15th March 2019. Here, the awards finalists will showcase their credentials to event bookers, industry peers, senior representatives, corporate partners, and VIPs. Building on the spectacular success of last year, guests at the Prestigious Star Awards ceremony will take delight in the age-old tradition of ballroom dancing in a star-studded night, fizzing with energy, featuring captivating performances, glamorous dance troupes, merry musicians and enchanting magicians, plus the chance to win super luxury weekend stays in the world’s most prestigious luxury hotels.

The 2019 Prestigious Star Awards Finalists Are:

1. Best Gala Dinner Venue:

  • Palazzo Versace Dubai, UAE
  • One Great George Street, UK
  • Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, Australia


2. Best Conference Venue:

  • Gloria Golf Club, Turkey
  • Sopwell House, UK
  • Forte Village Resort, Italy


3. Best Meeting Venue:

  • The Langham Sydney, Australia
  • Vila Monte, Italy
  • Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, UK


4. Best Christmas Party Venue:

  • Cafe de Paris, UK
  • Hard Rock Hotel Davos, Switzerland
  • Hotel Maiensee, Austria


5. Best Private Dining Venue:

  • Faro Capo-Spartivento, Italy
  • Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris, France


6. Best Reception Venue:

  • The Royal Horseguards Hotel and One Whitehall Place, UK
  • Gran Meliá Rome Villa Agrippina, Italy
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Dominican Republic


7. Best Engagement Party Venue:

  • Hôtel Majestic Barriere, France
  • Palazzo Versace Dubai, UAE
  • Su Gologone, Italy


8. Best Wedding Venue:

  • UNICO 20 87 Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • Blenheim Palace, UK
  • Vila Monte, Italy


9. Best Romantic Venue:

  • Hotel Villa Diodoro, Italy
  • Hotel TwentySeven, The Netherlands
  • Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris, France


10. Best Birthday Party Venue:

  • Hotel Maiensee, Austria
  • De L’Europe Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Mahiki, UK


11. Best Fashion Event Venue:

  • Blenheim Palace, UK
  • Cafe de Paris, UK
  • Hôtel Majestic Barriere, France


12. Best Networking Event Venue:

  • The Roseate Reading, UK
  • Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, UAE
  • The Royal Horseguards Hotel and One Whitehall Place, UK


13. Best Product Launch Venue:

  • Forte Village Resort, Italy
  • Conservatorium Hotel, The Netherlands
  • Palazzo Versace Dubai, UAE


14. Best Film Location Venue:

  • Goodwood, UK
  • Blenheim Palace, UK
  • Brocket Hall, UK


15. Best Press Conference Venue:

  • Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, Australia
  • The Royal Horseguards Hotel and One Whitehall Place, UK
  • One Great George Street, UK


16. Best Corporate Incentive Venue:

  • Vila Monte, Portugal
  • Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, UK
  • UNICO 20 87 Riviera Maya, Mexico


17. Best Training Venue:

  • Hôtel Majestic Barriere, France
  • The Royal Horseguards Hotel and One Whitehall Place, UK
  • The Roseate Reading, UK


18. Best Exhibition Venue:

  • Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, UAE
  • The Grove, UK


19. Best Sporting Venue:

  • Brocket Hall, UK
  • Gloria Golf Club, UK
  • Lord's Cricket Ground, UK


20. The World's Most Prestigious Venue:

  • Gran Meliá Rome Villa Agrippina, Italy
  • Hôtel Majestic Barriere, France
  • Brocket Hall, UK


21. Best Venue in The Netherlands:

  • Conservatorium Hotel, The Netherlands
  • Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, The Netherlands


22. Best Venue in The UK:

  • Blenheim Palace, UK
  • Goodwood, UK
  • The Grove, UK


23. Best Event Supplier:

  • Yellow Entertainment, UK
  • Tropical Incentives, Mexico
  • Potel & Chabot, France


24. Best Venue Staff:

  • Silmiya Hendricks, Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, UK
  • Katie Hadley, One Great George Street, UK
  • Anouk Hassaïne, Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris, France


> Awards Ceremony: 15th March 2019, One Whitehall Place, London


Every year the awards ceremony includes a thought-leadership element designed to inspire event bookers and event creators. ‘The World’s Best Events’ category has become known as “the Cannes Lions of luxury events.” Selected events are presented in pictures, with a short descriptive summary. In 2018, the top 12 events included a beach party at InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam to celebrate the launch of Moet & Chandon Ice hosted on an artificial island in the Amstel River, a Press/Media event at St Ermin's Hotel for The Crown Season 1 which recreated Elizabeth II's Coronation banquet from 1953 and a University of Cambridge alumni dinner featuring immersive projection mapping technology, attended by David Attenborough, Clare Balding and Stephen Fry at Banqueting House. Submissions for 'Best Event' are now open. The three finalists are revealed on the night and the winner is selected, through a live vote.


Brief Facts

  • 2,000+ Venues - Over 2,000 venues reviewed across the globe each year
  • 200 Selected - Only 200 venues nominated worldwide
  • 3 Finalists - 3 Finalists in each of the 20 events based categories
  • 1 Highly Commended - 1 venue (the runner-up) is awarded the Highly Commended accolade
  • 1 Winner - 1 venue per category is awarded the STAR award - the most prestigious accolade in premium hospitality
  • 1 Annual Celebration - At one of London's most prestigious venue
  • 100 Guests - 100 industry leaders including venues and event bookers attend
  • Thought Leadership - Unique insights into the world's best events
  • New Categories - Recognising the best Event Suppliers and hospitality professionals behind the scenes
  • All Year Long - A 12 month program, filled with inspiration, recognition & celebration

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We engage the foremost industry leaders to examine and promote excellence, to revive old-world values, to boost innovation, and to shape the future of premium hospitality.

The Prestigious Star Awards celebrate the quality, performance and reputation of the world’s best venues and suppliers qualified to host the most memorable events. As the only global luxury venue industry awards, every year the world’s leading venues and event suppliers are nominated. The program puts the nominees in front of the public, event bookers and Prestigious Venues ambassadors through online voting. The award of a ‘Prestigious Star’ is presented to one elected winner in each category at the awards evening that takes place at one of London's most prestigious venues every year. The Prestigious Star Awards are conducted by Prestigious Venues - the global venue platform enabling clients to benchmark and book distinguished event spaces across the world.


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116 Pall Mall

Hotel Grad Otočec

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

InterContinental Fujairah Resort

Raffles Hotel Singapore

The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa

The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa

Regent Porto Montenegro

The Westin Palace, Madrid

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hôtel

Bürgenstock Hotel

Trianon Palace

Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai

The Royal Myconian

Hôtel Royal Savoy Lausanne

The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan

The St. Regis New York

Château D’Agassac

Westminster Abbey

7Pines Resort Ibiza

Titanic Mardan Palace

Sunborn Gibraltar

Hôtel Barrière L’Hôtel du Golf

The Royal Bled

Palacio Estoril

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

The Royal Horseguards Hotel and One Whitehall Place

One Moorgate Place

Fairmont St Andrews

Costa Navarino

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

The Hyde Bar


Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes

Brocket Hall

UNICO 20 87 Riviera Maya

Palazzo Versace Dubai

Cafe de Paris

De L’Europe Amsterdam

Hotel Villa Diodoro

Su Gologone

Gran Melia Rome Villa Agrippina

Hard Rock Hotel Davos

Sopwell House

One Great George Street

Blenheim Palace

Buddha Bar Hotel Paris


Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Forte Village Resort

The Langham Sydney

Gloria Golf Resort

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

Hotel TwentySeven

Faro Capo Spartivento

Hotel Maiensee

Conservatorium Hotel

The Roseate Reading

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

Lord’s Cricket Ground

The Grove

Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial


Hotel Imperial, Vienna

The Hurlingham Club

The Wallace Collection

Wellington Arch

Villa Pliniana

The Milestone Hotel

Tower Bridge

The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

Sheraton Salzburg Hotel

Hotel Sans Souci Vienna

Hampton Court Palace

Burhill Golf Club

Baglioni Hotel

Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel

Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai


Farncombe Estate

Kenwood House

The Ritz-Carlton Bali

The Dorchester

The St. Regis Rome

Nobu Eden Roc

Royal Mansour Marrakech

Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort

Hever Castle

Qasr Al Sarab

Palais Coburg Residenz

Gibson Hall

170 Queen’s Gate

The Royal Exchange


Casa Fuzetta

Banyan Tree Bali

Auberge du Lac

Emirates Palace

Petroff Palace


Hotel National

Schlosshotel Velden

Aqua London

Hotel Sacher Vienna

Conrad Bali

Armani Hotel Dubai

Vasse Felix

Bells at Killcare

Burj Al Arab, Dubai


Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa

Regina Hotel Baglioni

The Carlyle, New York

Summer Lodge, Dorset

Grand Hyatt Dubai

Penha Longa Resort

Silver Sturgeon

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

Necker Island

Dar Sabra Hotel Marrakech

Rushton Hall Hotel and Spa

COMO Shambhala Estate

Merchant Taylors’ Hall

Ranger’s House

Dusit Thani Maldives

ANA InterContinental Tokyo

The Peninsula New York

Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa

The Langham Melbourne

La Sultana Marrakech

Kensington Palace

Plaisterers’ Hall

Ashdown Park Hotel


Royal Albert Hall

The Artillery Garden at the HAC

Lakesong Kumarakom

Kumarakom Lake Resort


Shangri-La Maldives

Vidago Palace Hotel

The Savoy

Tower of London

Hotel Plaza Athenee

The Westin Sydney

Thornbury Castle

Inverlochy Castle

Bingham Restaurant

Beji Villa, Bali

Banqueting House

58 Prince’s Gate

20 Cavendish Square

Corinthia Hotel London

Casa de Arte e Cultura Julieta de Serpa

Eynsham Hall

Hotel Bristol Salzburg

Hotel Bristol

Hamilton Island Yacht Club

Grand Hotel Lienz

Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam

InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam

Hotel Vila Gale Rio de Janeiro

Hotel Splendide Royal, Rome

Hotel Sacher Salzburg

Lajedo Casa de Festas

JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro

InterContinental Bali Resort

Lotte New York Palace

Raffles Dubai

Park Hyatt Melbourne

Palais Rhoul & Spa

Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Round Hill

Sydney Opera House

The Langham London

The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort & Spa

The Waldorf Astoria New York

Victoria & Albert Museum

Viceroy Bali

Belmond Copacabana Palace