International luxury travel network Virtuoso announced the winners of the 2013 “Best of the Best” hotel awards at its 25th annual Virtuoso Travel Week conference held in Las Vegas this week.
Virtuoso selected 10 winners from the network’s Hotels & Resorts Program, a portfolio of 983 hotels, resorts, villas and private island retreats in 100 countries. Among them is the Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, which took the “Best Achievement in Design” nod.
“Taking advantage of the stunning location and natural elements of the white sand beaches, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is a sleek 115-room retreat with an open and modern design. Once the plantation of the original developer, Laurance Rockefeller, the hideaway features beachfront accommodations just steps away from the Caribbean Sea,” Virtuoso said.
“For more than 20 years, we have been curating a portfolio of the world’s best hotels, making for some stiff competition. These properties possess a quality that makes them rise above the rest in their given category; they are true Virtuosos,” said Albert Herrera, senior vice president of Global Product Partnerships for Virtuoso.
The Dorado property was included a list of winning properties from France, Italy, Scotland, Nicaragua, India, the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and China.
The 2013 “Best of the Best” award recipients will be featured in the September/October 2013 issue of “Virtuoso Life” magazine, reaching 200,000 upscale, world travelers.