Finalists Announced in Prestigious Star Awards 2020

9th Jan, LONDON, UK



9th Jan 2020


The top three venues in each of the awards categories of the highly coveted annual Prestigious Star Awards have been revealed. Now in its 11th year, the awards celebrate outstanding performance among the world’s best venues and event suppliers. As the world’s only global luxury venue awards programme, the awards invite a network of top global event bookers to cast their votes and select the best of the best. Voting concluded in December 2019 and the three best performing finalists in each of the 25 categories has now been announced.

The Prestigious Star Awards 2020 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. With the conclusion of the voting period, 3 finalists have now been selected in each of the 25 event categories. The voting process involved nominees being presented to over 18,500 event bookers who voted for the best performing venues from 1st November - 31st December 2019. Nominees were voted for by a network of international event bookers and industry peers. Over a staggering 2,000 global venues and suppliers were reviewed and the finalists come from a wide range of destinations including Spain, Montenegro, Switzerland, USA, France, Indonesia, Slovenia, UAE, Portugal, Greece and Turkey among others.

All finalists are invited to attend the Prestigious Star Awards ceremony in London on Friday 20th March 2020. Here, guests will experience the timeless tradition of ballroom dancing in a star-studded night, filled with elegance and energy. The evening will feature captivating performances, merry musicians and enchanting entertainment, with a chance to win one of a series of luxury weekend stays in the world’s most prestigious hotels. For the first time, winners will also be treated to a special Winners’ Dinner held on the following evening, Saturday 21st of March 2020 at a historic private members’ club in the city.

The Prestigious Star Awards celebrate and support leading event spaces suitable for outstanding events. This 12-month programme is presented by Prestigious Venues, the international venue booking platform for premium events.

The 2020 Prestigious Star Awards Finalists Are:

1. Best Gala Dinner Venue:

  • Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Titanic Mardan Palace, Turkey
  • Hôtel Royal Savoy Lausanne, Switzerland


2. Best Conference Venue:

  • The St. Regis Shanghai Jing'an, China
  • One Moorgate Place, UK
  • Conrad Bali, Indonesia


3. Best Meeting Venue:

  • Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, UAE
  • Hôtel Majestic Barrière, France
  • Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, Australia


4. Best Christmas Party Venue:

  • Cafe de Paris, UK
  • Trianon Palace, France
  • 116 Pall Mall, UK


5. Best Private Dining Venue:

  • Palacio Estoril, Portugal
  • Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Westminster Abbey, UK


6. Best Reception Venue:

  • The Dorchester, UK
  • Conservatorium Hotel, The Netherlands
  • Tower Bridge, UK


7. Best Wedding Venue:

  • InterContinental Fujairah Resort, UAE
  • Brocket Hall, UK
  • Kensington Palace, UK


8. Best Summer Party Venue:

  • The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa, Spain
  • Sunborn Gibraltar, Gibraltar
  • Hôtel Barrière L'Hôtel du Golf, France


9. Best Birthday Party Venue:

  • The Royal Myconian, Greece
  • Vila Monte, Portugal
  • Burhill Golf Club, UK


10. Best Fashion Event Venue:

  • Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • One Great George Street, UK
  • The St. Regis New York, USA


11. Best Networking Event Venue:

  • The Langham London, UK
  • Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore
  • The Westin Palace, Madrid, Spain


12. Best Product Launch Venue:

  • Tower of London, UK
  • Bürgenstock Hotel, Switzerland
  • 7Pines Resort Ibiza, Spain


13. Best Film Location Venue:

  • One Great George Street, UK
  • Westminster Abbey, UK
  • Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hôtel, France


14. Best Press Conference Venue:

  • The Langham London, UK
  • The Royal Horseguards Hotel and One Whitehall Place, UK
  • 116 Pall Mall, UK


15. Best Corporate Incentive Venue:

  • Fairmont St Andrews, UK
  • Costa Navarino, Greece
  • Sopwell House, UK


16. Best Training Venue:

  • Conservatorium Hotel, The Netherlands
  • The Royal Horseguards Hotel and One Whitehall Place, UK
  • Sunborn Gibraltar, Gibraltar


17. Best Exhibition Venue:

  • Costa Navarino, Greece
  • Titanic Mardan Palace, Turkey
  • Regent Porto Montenegro, Montenegro


18. Best Golf Day Venue:

  • The Royal Bled, Slovenia
  • Fairmont St Andrews, UK
  • Brocket Hall, UK


19. Best Sporting Venue:

  • Goodwood, UK
  • Costa Navarino, Greece
  • The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, UAE


20. The World's Most Prestigious Venue:

  • Château d'Agassac, France
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, France
  • Hotel Grad Otočec, Slovenia


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:

  • Fairmont St Andrews, UK
  • Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, UK
  • The Dorchester, UK


23. Best Venue in The UAE:

  • Burj Al Arab, UAE
  • Palazzo Versace Dubai, UAE
  • Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, UAE


24. Best Venue Staff:

  • Amanda Hoggs - Fairmont St Andrews, UK
  • Hristina Paunova - One Moorgate Place, UK
  • Kate Stevenson - Tower Bridge, UK


25. Best Event Supplier:

  • Yellow Entertainment, UK
  • Eclipse AV, UK
  • Food Show, UK


> Awards Ceremony: Friday 20th March 2020, London


Every year the awards ceremony includes a thought-leadership element designed to inspire event bookers and event creators. ‘The World’s Best Events’ element of the evening has become known as the 'Cannes Lions' of luxury events. Selected events are presented in pictures, with a short descriptive summary and the audience are invited to a Live vote for the Best Event. Past events have included both boutique and grand ocassions like the Sicilian Festival of Wine at Hotel Villa Diodoro, the extravagant Moët & Chandon Ice Party at InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, the Boeing Airlines Dreamliner launch at Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa and an extraordinary Wedding at Blenheim Palace. The three finalists are revealed on the night and the winner is selected through a live vote. If you would like to showcase one of your best events, you may submit it to Best Events Worldwide platform -


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 programme, filled with inspiration, recognition & celebration

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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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Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

7Pines Kempinski Ibiza

Vila Monte

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

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

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