Winners announced in the Prestigious Star Awards 2011



The winners of this year’s Prestigious Star Awards were announced at an intimate ceremony hosted by Prestigious Venues at No.5 Cavendish Club on Thursday 17th November.

20th November 2011


63 Venues were nominated from 9 selected global regions. 1 venue was awarded The Prestigious Star in each of the 10 categories. 5 UK venues received awards, 3 Australian venues, 1 in the U.S and 1 from UAE. The Prestigious Star Awards received over 5,000 votes from over 19 countries.

The Waldorf Astoria, New York took the award in The World's Most Prestigious Hotel category, a hotly contested category that saw The Waldorf triumph over The Peninsula New York and Armani Hotel Dubai amongst others.

The Bingham Restaurant, In London won the World's Most Prestigious Restaurant category holding off rivals Aqua and Auberge Du Lac. Also in London, The Hurlingham Club was awarded The World's Most Prestigious Club award, beating off competition from London Capital club and Kensington Roof Gardens. The World's Most Prestigious Hall was won by The Royal Exchange a nod to its sensational event space and exquisite catering. The World's Most Prestigious Group Hotel category saw Raffles Dubai and The New York Palace lose out to The Langham London. Another UK venue receiving an award was Summer Lodge in Dorset - the winner in The World's Most Prestigious Gem category.

Australian venues were also awarded; The World's Most Prestigious Bar category was won by Hugos Lounge, Sydney, for its event space in the heart of the city. Sydney Opera House was awarded The World's Most Prestigious Landmark seeing off huge competition from Burj Al Arab and The Royal Albert Hall.

Outside Sydney Pretty Beach House, with its speciality menu designed by chef Stefano Manfredi took the award in The World's Most Prestigious Villa category.

In the most anticipated category, The World's Most Prestigious Venue, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai was awarded the highest accolade ahead of rivals that included qualia in Queensland and The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London.

The award winners were selected over a three month period using a combination of public votes and Prestigious Venues Ambassador reviews. The criteria for the awards were based on three main categories of quality, performance and reputation specific to the aptitude for events. The Prestigious Star Awards event was held at No. 5 Cavendish Club in London and attended by members of the Prestigious Venues private network and other individuals of the event services elite.

Also revealed at the awards was The Prestigious Venues partnership with one of the biggest publishing houses in Asia - DestinAsian. In the first partnership of its kind, DestinAsian will now manage all activity in Asia for the company - a move that’s expected to reap big rewards for both parties.

The 2012 Prestigious Star Awards will take place in October 2012 and voting will commence in August. Images from this year’s event and the event video will be available on the Prestigious Venues Facebook page.

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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