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Virtuoso’s 11th Annual “Best Of The Best” Awards 2017

September 1, 2017 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Virtuoso, the international network of luxury travel agencies, has announced the winners for its prestigious “Best of the Best” hotel awards.  Being the leading international travel agency network specialised in luxury and experiential travel, this by-invitation-only organisation comprises hundreds of travel agency members with more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in 40 countries throughout the world. For the last 10 years Virtuoso has established preferred relations with 1,700 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, thus providing its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. These award nominees represent the highest standard in their given category and illustrate what is trending in the industry.

Less than two years after its opening Six Senses Douro Valley has been recognised worldwide as the resort with the Best Achievement in Design in Virtuoso’s 11th annual “Best of the Best” Awards.

Six Senses Douro Valley sits within the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley. The 57-guest accommodation quinta, or wine estate, dates to the late 19th century when it was known as Quinta Vale de Abraão and its contemporary interiors reflect both this rich heritage and Six Senses’ design values.

The resort’s design project by Clodagh Design, New York, addresses all the senses and incorporates elements that give the resort local flair and authenticity, showcasing recycled local features in line with Six Senses sustainability values.

The winners were the result of a week-long vote held amongst Virtuoso’s travel agency members and their final selections were revealed during Virtuoso Travel Week’s Hotels & Resorts Dinner that took place at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas recently.

“Six Senses Douro Valley demonstrates a superior commitment to product excellence, expert knowledge and outstanding client service, all qualities highly valued by this network,” said Albert Herrera, senior vice president, Global Product Partnerships for Virtuoso. “This award places Six Senses Douro Valley in a very exclusive category, as Virtuoso’s most celebrated partners are recognised as leaders within the industry. Their contributions and close relationships with our advisors enable Virtuoso to maintain its status as the world’s most exceptional luxury and experiential travel network.”

*Centre image caption:  Mafalda de Bragança, director of sales and marketing at Six Senses Douro Valley, receives Best Achievement in Design award in Virtuoso’s 11th Annual “Best Of The Best” Awards 2017.

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