Hats off to the 2011 Andrew Harper Grand Award Winners
! Since 1979, the prestigious publication has tracked the best in luxury hotels, and now the newest list is out. What's the criteria for choosing the award winners? From the official website: "Mr. Harper chooses his favorite properties visited over the past calendar year to comprise this list. All possess exceptional character, a commitment to classic hospitality and a profound sense of place.
" And without further ado, the top award, the "Hideaway of the Year," is Il Salviatino
in Florence, Italy. Other award winners include: Amangiri
, The Hazelton Hotel
, and Lake Placid Lodge
in North America; Tambo del Inka and Titilaka in South America; The Peninsula House and Tucker's Point in the Caribbean; Banjaar Tola (India) and Sumahan on the Water (Istanbul) in Asia & Mideast; Villa Bordoni and Hotel Le Fontanelle (Italy), Lydmar Hotel (Stockholm), Tenbosch House (Brussels), Amberley Castle and Lime Wood
(England) in Europe.
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