Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal, Paris awarded Best Hotel Video at SLH AWARDS 2017

Oct 16, 2017 | Parisian Eye

Last week, Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) honoured thirteen hotels among its 500-strong portfolio of independently minded properties with awards at the luxury brand’s International Conference in California. These awards highlighted excellence in everything from notable staff and noteworthy suites, to their embracing of social media and the local community. One distinction that truly stood out was the “Best Hotel Video” award.

With its one-of-a kind, disruptive film featuring Royal Swedish Ballet dancer Casia Vengoecha, Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal – the only French hotel to be awarded at the SLH Awards 2017 – presented a true ‘work of art’, winning Best Hotel Video.

Filip Boyen, CEO of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ said: “As curators of the very best small, luxury hotel experiences around the world, we are delighted to recognise these exceptional hotels that showcase our independently minded ethos in such a variety of creative, classy and culturally-relevant ways.”

For the first time this year, many of the experiential categories were voted for exclusively by members of SLH’s loyalty programme, INVITED, and luxury travel agents. SLH’s infamous Mystery Inspectors also had their say based on their experiences whilst staying at each and every one of SLH hotels over the last twelve months, with Casas Del XVI in the Dominican Republic coming out top based on a combination of guest reviews, inspection scores and overall quality rating.

The full list of winners and shortlisted finalists is as follows:


·         Hotel of the Year – Dormy House Hotel (UK)


·         City Hotel of the Year – Refinery New York (USA)

Shortlisted Finalists – Flemings London (UK); Ca’Sagredo Hotel (Italy)


·         Resort Hotel of the Year –  Baros Maldives (Maldives)

Shortlisted Finalists – Pangkor Laut Resort (Malaysia); Twinpalms Phuket (Thailand)


·         Country House Hotel of the Year – Dormy House Hotel (UK)

Shortlisted Finalists – Castello di Velona (Italy); Les Sources de Caudalie (France)


·         Best Newcomer Hotel Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay (Spain)

Shortlisted Finalists – Sikelia (Italy); La Zebra (Mexico)


·         Mystery Inspectors’ Excellence Award – Casas Del XVI (Dominican Republic)

Shortlisted Finalists – Baros Maldives (Maldives), Dormy House Hotel (UK)


·         Hotel Hero – Giovanni Sanchez, The Arch London (UK)

Shortlisted Finalists – Hannah Roberts, Foxhill Manor (UK); Suphamat Namwongphrom, akyra Manor Chiang Mai (Thailand)


·         Love of Local – akyra Manor Chiang Mai (Thailand)

Shortlisted Finalists – The Betsy South Beach (USA); Pangulasian Island Resort (Philippines)


·         Best Gourmet Experience – ABaC Restaurant & Hotel (Spain)

Shortlisted Finalists – The Iroquois New York (USA); Baros Maldives (Maldives)


·         Best Hotel Video – Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal (France)

Shortlisted Finalists – Hotel Pashmina Le Refuge (France); Canaves Oia (Greece)


·         Most Instagrammable – Owl and The Pussycat Hotel (Sri Lanka)

Shortlisted Finalists – Canaves Oia (Greece); Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay (Spain)


·         Most A-List Suite Experience – 137 Pillars Suites Bangkok (Thailand)

Shortlisted Finalists – Baros Maldives (Maldives); Ca’Sagredo Hotel (Italy)


·         Most Sensational Spa – Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda (Italy)

Shortlisted Finalists – Aleenta Resort and Spa Phuket (Thailand); Baros Maldives (Maldives)


·         Most Romantic Retreat – CastaDiva Resort & Spa (Italy)

Shortlisted Finalists – Pangkor Laut Resort (Malaysia); Carpe Diem Boutique Resort (Greece)


Filip BoyenGrand Hotel du Palais RoyalSLH

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