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Virtuoso® Unveils Its 2014 Best of the Best Hotel Directory: A Compendium of the World’s Best Properties with Stunning Experiences to Match

January 28, 2014 Corporate No Comments Email Email

Virtuoso®, the global network of luxury travel agencies, has unveiled its 2014 Best of the Best hotel directory, bringing together a collection of the world’s best hotels and showcasing unique experiences in each region.  The directory spans 100 countries and features 980 hotels, resorts, spas, lodges and camps, villas, and private islands – 334 of which are completely exclusive to the Virtuoso network – and includes tips on how to experience each property to its fullest.

Virtuoso’s Hotels & Resorts Program serves as the cornerstone for the Best of the Best directory.  At 22 years, it is the longest running and most prestigious program of its kind.  Designed to benefit leisure travelers, the program offers amenities that are valued up to $450 per stay, which are only available when reserved through a Virtuoso-affiliated travel advisor.  Standards such as breakfast, upgrades and early check-in/late check-out (based on availability) are paired with value-added extras like spa treatments, lunches, dinners, airport transfers or rounds of golf.

This year Virtuoso has taken the additional step of adding 32 unique experiences throughout the world to pair with the hotels in various destinations. Whether being welcomed to the Fendi Palace by Silvia Venturini Fendi while in Rome, or visiting Robben Island in Cape Town with former prison guard and a friend to Nelson Mandela, Christo Brandt, or becoming part of Rio de Janeiro’s famed Carnival Parade, Best of the Best contains an exceptional experience to entertain everyone.

Best of the Best represents one of the key elements of the Virtuoso network: our renowned collection of world’s-best hotels, such as The Dolder Grand in Zurich which appears on this year’s cover,” says Albert Herrera, Virtuoso’s senior vice president of global product partnerships.  “Inclusion into the Hotels & Resorts Program is by invitation only, and we maintain our impeccably high standards by evaluating each property on an annual basis.  Our advisors expect this level of diligence from us, and it allows them to book each Virtuoso property with confidence.  It also ensures every hotel has truly earned its ‘Best of the Best’ designation.”

Best of the Best is currently being distributed to the homes of 150,000 of Virtuoso’s best clients, as selected by their advisor.

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