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Haute Grandeur, known worldwide for honouring the highest achievements by hotels and spas, casinos, resorts, retreats and lodges around the world, was back with the much-anticipated Haute Grandeur Global Hotel and Spa Awards on 27th October. This year’s prestigious event took place at the exquisite Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit in Thailand, after last year’s success at Fairmont Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel & Spa Awards are acknowledged worldwide as the most trusted, unbiased awards initiative in the world, factoring qualities through guests’ feedback and upholding a fair and transparent process to determine the recipients.

“Hospitality is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries. Healthy competition is crucial to the sustainability of an industry that creates so many jobs globally,” said Haute Grandeur founder and managing director Marinique de Wet. “We are proud to contribute and encourage establishments worldwide to continuously excel on all levels. At the 2017 Haute Grandeur Global Hotel & Spa Awards, Marinique delivered an inspiring speech, sharing the vision, commitment and purpose of the Awards, accentuating the true meaning of excellence and commended the winners for their remarkable accomplishments. “The Haute Grandeur Awards celebrate values of leadership, hard work, dedication, ambition and success. This event provides a platform for dignitaries not only to network, but also celebrate their successes.”

The gala ceremony brought together exceptional establishments across seven continents, with leading hospitality groups participating, including Hilton, Mandarin Oriental, Sofitel, St. Regis and many more.

Every Year, Haute Grandeur meticulously picks a leading travel destination to host the exclusive event, and this year, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit was chosen. Among the VIP guests were key speakers, including the president of the Thai Hotels Association, Ms. Supawan Tanomkieatipume. “The growth of the Thai tourism industry has expanded rather rapidly,” said Tanomkieatipume. “Thailand is a country with high potential and capability in this business. The Royal Thai Government has a policy to magnify tourism, and it is therefore a great pleasure to be selected as the host destination for this year’s distinguished Haute Grandeur Awards gala.”