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The Seven Star Global Luxury Award’s inaugural ceremony at the beautiful Villa Padierna Palace Hotel was a huge success for all of the 2013 winners and participants

July 10, 2013 Accolades No Comments Email Email

The Seven Star Global Luxury Award’s ceremony took place June 28, 2013 at the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel in Marbella, Spain. The voting was done by the public and trade, and far exceeded this year’s expectations.

20130705-1851_oAn impressive number of this year’s winners were able to be present to be honored with the Signum Virtutis – the seal of excellence, which was bestowed upon them by the Seven Star Global Luxury Award’s panel. This year’s guests included Mag. Michael Spalek (Austria’s Authority of the Ministry of Economy & Tourism), HE Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor (Maldives’ Minister of Tourism), the Della Torre e Tasso family, Dona Alicia de Villapadiern,a and Mrs. Ijlal Kastal Erdogan (Director of the Turkish Tourism Office).

A notable collection of winners, press, media, government ministers, and key CEOs and managers from the travel, tourism, hospitality, and lifestyle industries throughout the world were present for this very festive occasion. The guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, complete with gold champagne, sponsored by Gold Emotion. Following the reception, a 3-course, award-winning meal was enjoyed by everyone under the stars.

In typical Spanish flair, flamenco dancing and Spanish guitar music carried the guests to the sensational amphitheater for the ceremony. The lovely voice of Arina Domski both opened and closed the event, setting the mood of this pristine location. The evening was hosted flawlessly by Ms. Ece Vahapoglu, and in addition to honoring this prestigious list of winners; ENIQUA wowed the audience with their stunning fashion show.

Another highlight was the Seven Star Abbas Behbehani Award for Excellence and Innovation in Luxury Technology given to the exquisite ANTOINE MARTIN “Slow Runner” watch. This Award was a proud moment for Mr. Bruno Jufer, CEO of Antoine Martin, as it is a direct selection by Mr. Behbehani, a member of the Seven Star Luxury Panel and Haute horologerie extraordinaire.

HE Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor, The Minister of Tourism of Maldives was the recipient of the Seven Star Global Luxury Award special achievement award for “outstanding achievement in Tourism for having maintained the flow of Tourism to the Maldives through extraordinary times and having successfully carried the country through a major recession.”

The Seven Star Global Luxury Award is supported by an impressive collection of international media partners, including: eTurboNews, Signature Luxury Travel & Lifestyle, Luxury Travel Blog, Luxe In A City, Le City Deluxe, Room Critic, The Top Tier, Global Living Magazine, Luxe Getaways, Essential Marbella Magazine, Caprice, and Society Marbella. Strategic partners include Let’s Go Maldives, World Wine Services, Castello di Duino, Nozomi, and Gold Emotion.

Seven Star Global Luxury Award’s President & Founder, Khalil El-Mouelhy, says: “It was a true personal pleasure to welcome such distinguished guests from all over the world to our inaugural event. All the winners present at the ceremony, as well as those unable to attend this year, represent the pinnacle in luxury hospitality and lifestyle, and I am delighted to have had the opportunity to celebrate their incredible achievements with them at this star-studded ceremony.”

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