MIAMI (December 16, 2015) Karisma Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning luxury hotel collection which owns and manages properties in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, is pleased to announce that it has been named Best Boutique Hotel Chain by Travel Weekly. The most influential source of news, research, opinion and analysis to the travel industry, Travel Weekly honored Karisma Hotels & Resorts at its thirteenth annual Readers Choice Awards at a black-tie gala dinner and ceremony on December 15 at the Conrad New York.
As an award winner, Karisma Hotels & Resorts represents the “best of the best of the travel industry.” The nominees and award recipients were chosen in two rounds of voting by Travel Weekly’s audience of travel professionals.
These widely recognized and coveted awards are presented annually to the industry’s suppliers who led the way in product and service during the past year. The open ballot phase of the voting was conducted during the summer. Readers were invited to write in the names of any company they believed best exemplified that particular category. The leading vote recipients were identified as finalists, and voting on finalists took place through November 2015.
“Travel has been outpacing growth in the economy in general for several years running,” said Arnie Weissmann, Travel Weekly’s editor in chief. “Somebody has to counsel, transport, entertain, enlighten and house an increasing number of travelers, and Readers Choice Awards winners are the very best at doing just that.”
Weissmann added that number of industry voters grew by 35% this year, passing the 12,000 mark for the first time. “Among our readers are travel counselors, industry marketing executives and the CEOs of the world’s largest travel companies – a group uniquely qualified to evaluate a very crowded field of potential nominees.”
ABOUT KARISMA HOTELS & RESORTS
Karisma Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning luxury hotel collection which owns and manages properties in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, comprises an impressive portfolio including El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels, Azul Hotels & Villas by Karisma, Generations Resorts by Karisma, and Allure Hotels by Karisma. Properties have been honored with the industry’s top accolades including Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 100 Hotels in the World,” Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 20 Hotels in Mexico,” Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 30 Hotels in Cancun,” TripAdvisor® Traveler’s Choice “Best Hotels for Romance,” AAA’s “Five Diamond Award,” AAA’s “Four Diamond Award,” and The Diners Club ® 50 Best Discovery Series. Karisma has received worldwide recognition for its creative approach to hospitality management and product innovations. For reservations and a full list of Karisma properties, please visit www.karismahotels.com.
ABOUT TRAVEL WEEKLY:
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