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Red Carnation’s Hotel 41 and Oyster Box Hotel Earn Top Honors in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

February 1, 2018

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DELRAY BEACH, Fla.– The annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards have been announced, and The Red Carnation Hotel Collection was honored with 32 awards in 2018, including top honors for four properties in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

London sister properties Hotel 41 and The Milestone Hotel and Residences were ranked No. 1 and No. 2 consecutively in the ‘Top 25 Hotels – United Kingdom’ category, and The Oyster Box in Durban was named No. 1 in the ‘Top 25 Hotels – South Africa’ category. The Egerton House Hotel in Knightsbridge was also ranked No. 1 in both the Europe and UK ‘Top 25 Luxury Hotels’ categories.

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award winners are based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travelers worldwide. This year, the awards celebrate hotel winners across 10 categories including: Top Hotels Overall, Luxury, Bargain, Small, Best Service, B&Bs and Inns, Romance, Family, All-Inclusive and Value for Money. The hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice hotel winners are remarkable service, value and quality.

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection continues to perform strongly in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards with top recognition year after year. This is the third year in a row The Oyster Box has been honored as the No. 1 Hotel in South Africa, and the second consecutive year Hotel 41 has ranked No. 1 in the UK.

Situated in the heart of central London overlooking the Royal Mews, Hotel 41’s five-star credentials make it a fantastic choice for tourists looking to be swept up in London’s royal heritage. The intimate hideaway in the heart of London comprises just 30 luxurious rooms, all of which are complemented by a personal butler and room service available 24 hours a day. The second consecutive win for the hotel further solidifies London as a tourist hotspot and must-visit location in the UK for the upcoming year.

Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse, The Oyster Box Hotel in Durban is considered a national treasure in South Africa. The hotel’s 86 luxurious rooms and suites are designed with timeless elegance, and the hotel’s numerous dining venues are an extraordinary experience in themselves. Guests can spend their days relaxing by the pristine pools or indulging at the award-winning spa.

“We are enormously proud to see so many of our hotels recognized in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards,” said Jonathan Raggett, managing director of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. “Year after year, Red Carnation Hotels continue to rank highly in the review driven accolades, and what an honor to see Hotel 41 and The Oyster Box recognized once again this year with No. 1 rankings.”

“The transparency of online guest reviews is something that benefits everyone and allows us to continuously evolve as a business and ensure the delivery of excellence at every stage of our guests’ experience,” Raggett continued. “Our success in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards is a true recognition of the staff that go above and beyond to make every guest’s stay truly remarkable.”

“This year’s Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels recognize thousands of exceptional accommodations that received the highest marks for overall experience, including service, amenities and value, from travelers worldwide,” said Brooke Ferencsik, TripAdvisor senior director of communications. “The global TripAdvisor community informed this list of winners that will inspire and help travelers find the hotel that’s right for them as they plan and book their next amazing trip.”

For the complete list of 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice hotel award winners, visit

Red Carnation Hotels are a collection of family-run, award-winning boutique hotels in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Switzerland and the USA. Each hotel is a landmark of history and tradition; from the recently restored Ashford Castle in Ireland, to the Milestone, a historic mansion hotel in the heart of London, to the truly iconic Oyster Box in South Africa – hotels are unique and full of character with a personal approach to hospitality. For more information about these award-winning hotels and the rest of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, visit


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Five New York State Hotels Win Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards

October 17, 2013
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, The Catskills was among five New York State hotels selected for Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards in the “Top 20 Resorts in the Northeast” category © 2013 Karen Rubin/

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, The Catskills was among five New York State hotels selected for Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards in the “Top 20 Resorts in the Northeast” category © 2013 Karen Rubin/

Five New York State hotels were selected for Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards in the “Top 20 Resorts in the Northeast” category. The annual awards are selected by the publication’s readers who choose the best in an array of categories including the best hotels, islands, cities, cruises, and airlines.

New York State’s winners of the Reader’s Choice Awards are:

· Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, Lake Placid, The Adirondacks
· Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid, The Adirondacks
· Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, The Catskills
· Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, The Adirondacks
· The Sagamore, Lake George, The Adirondacks

“This year’s Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards show that avid travelers are choosing Upstate New York as a top destination to stay and vacation,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said in congratulating the five hotels.

“This recognition of the world-class accommodations in the Adirondacks and the Catskills is well deserved, and it will help further the momentum we are generating in the state’s tourism industry. We want visitors to come to New York and experience all of what we have to offer. So pack your bags, book a room at one of our outstanding hotels and explore the Empire State.”

With 11 different vacation regions, New York State offers visitors and residents an abundance of activities and sights to see as well as new experiences. From quirky attractions, quaint towns, historic sites and beautiful beaches to a plethora of outdoor activities, year-round festivals and major events, the Empire State is the destination for all things travel.

Since taking office, Governor Cuomo has put in place a series of initiatives to bolster statewide tourism, including launching new marketing and advertising campaigns to showcase New York State’s many assets and attractions. As the fifth largest employment sector in New York, tourism supported 714,222 jobs and generated $17.39 billion in wages in 2012. In 2011 alone, the Empire State hosted 202 million total visitors, an 8.3 percent increase from the year before, and 76.2 million overnight visitors.

To build on these successes and continue to boost tourism and create jobs, the Governor also recently announced several new initiatives to spotlight the State’s natural beauty and recreational opportunities and to attract visitors to upstate New York, as well as Market NY and Taste NY to promote “made in New York” products.

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