Unique Luxury Venue Awards Determine 2019 World’s Top Performers

4th Feb, LONDON, UK


The Prestigious Star Awards 2019 take place at One Whitehall Place in London on 15th March at 6.30pm.

4th Feb 2019


The highly coveted annual Prestigious Star Awards is the world’s only global luxury venue awards program. Now in its 10th year, the awards celebrate outstanding performance among the world’s best venues and event suppliers. This year the awards will examine venues across boutique and global hotels, grand palaces and historic castles throughout world-famous destinations. Voting is now underway.

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.The 2019 Awards entries and voting are open between 4 - 17th February at prestigiousstarawards.com. Over a staggering 2,000 global venues and suppliers are assessed and reviewed, with just 200 selected worldwide and then 3 finalists awarded in each of the 20 event categories - so get nominating now. Next week luxury venues all over the world are due to post their Top 3 unique propositions for events across social media channels under hashtags #PVSMW and #PrestigiousStarAwards, so you can get voting on your favourites.

Roll out the red carpet, if you’re part of an exceptional worldwide venue with a unique event space, whether in Australia or Austria or maybe you’re a super talented world-class supplier in the finest event master floristry - as a nominee you’ll be showcasing your credentials to event bookers, industry shakers, senior representatives, corporate partners, and VIPs at this year’s awards.

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 is added, recognising the unbridled dedication of staff, event suppliers and hospitality professionals delivering memorable and remarkable events. Prestigious Star Awards Finalists are due to be announced on 20th February 2019 with the winners receiving category accolades at the black-tie awards ceremony held on 15th March at the prestigious One Whitehall Place.

Building on the spectacular success of last year, guests can 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.

So join us in celebrating the finest global event destinations, showcasing the highest quality, outstanding performance and reputation par excellence.

Fill in the entry form at https://prestigiousstarawards.com/enter-awards/
Or email: awards@prestigiousvenues.com

2019 Nominees Already Announced include:

  • Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, UAE
  • Blenheim Palace, UK
  • Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris, FRANCE
  • Conservatorium Hotel, THE NETHERLANDS
  • Faro Capo-Spartivento, ITALY
  • Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
  • Hard Rock Hotel, Davos SWITZERLAND
  • Vila Monte, PORTUGAL
  • Unico 20 87 Riviera Maya, MEXICO

> Entry & Voting Period: 4th - 17th February 2019
> Finalists Announced: 20th February 2019
> Awards Ceremony: 15th March 2019, One Whitehall Place, London

Venues and event suppliers can enter via the awards website until the 17th of February. Venues and event suppliers that qualify the nominations process will be announced one by one on the Prestigious Star Awards website.

Venue Categories Include:
The Most Prestigious...

  • Gala Dinner Venue
  • Conference Venue
  • Meeting Venue
  • Christmas Venue
  • Private Dining Venue
  • Reception Venue
  • Engagement Party Venue
  • Wedding Venue
  • Romantic Venue
  • Birthday Party Venue
  • Fashion Event Venue
  • Networking Event Venue
  • Product Launch Venue
  • Film Location Venue
  • Press Conference Venue
  • Corporate Incentive Venue
  • Training Venue
  • Exhibition Venue
  • Sporting Venue
  • The World's Most Prestigious Venue


  • E.g. Best Venue in the UK
  • E.g. Best Venue in The Netherlands

The Best…

  • Event Caterer
  • Event Florist
  • Event Decoration
  • Event AV
  • Event Entertainment
  • Event Photographer
  • Event Videographer
  • Event Staffing
  • Event Transport
  • Event Confectionery
  • Event Management
  • The World’s Best Event Supplier


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. The three finalists are revealed on the night and the winner is selected, through a live vote.


VENUE ENTRY: Venue representatives can apply for their venue to be nominated via the awards website: https://prestigiousstarawards.com/enter-venue/ or by emailing awards@prestigiousvenues.com

EVENT SUPPLIER ENTRY: Event supplier representatives can apply to be nominated via the awards website: https://prestigiousstarawards.com/enter-supplier or by emailing awards@prestigiousvenues.com

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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About Prestigious Star Awards

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.


Prestigious Venues

Prestigious Venues is a global consortium of venues, helping event bookers find and book the very best locations for their events. The platform makes the venue booking process fast and simple. Its free service is trusted by national and international brands, as well as private event bookers. As dedicated venue experts, Prestigious Venues ensures clients get the best value for their budget while hosting distinguished events.


Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes

Brocket Hall

The Royal Horseguards Hotel

One Whitehall Place

UNICO 20 87 Riviera Maya

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Palazzo Versace Dubai

Cafe de Paris

De L’Europe Amsterdam

Hotel Villa Diodoro

Su Gologone

Gran Melia Rome Villa Agrippina

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

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

Vila Monte

The Roseate Reading

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

Lord’s Cricket Ground

The Grove

Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial

The Hyde Bar


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