WATG & Wimberly Interiors Award-Winning Designs

The results are in, and WATG and Wimberly Interiors are delighted to announce a total of 9 projects were shortlisted (including a winner) for the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller UK Readers’ Travel Awards 2016 and an impressive 15 (including 2 winners) for the Travel+Leisure World’s Best 2016.

Condé Nast Traveller UK
Readers’ Travel Awards

The Condé Nast Traveller UK Readers’ Travel Awards look to honour the best of travel worldwide and importantly, as voted by their readers. Each hotel was ranked out of 20 in its category and also received an average mark according to various criteria, including – service, design, culture and value for money, listed below.

The Singita Grumeti, Tanzania, came first in its category with the total score of 92.72.

Additional WATG-designed award winners were as follows:

The Americas & Caribbean

11. The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman – 82.94

Asia & The Indian Subcontinent

9. The Leela Goa, India – 83.98
16. The Taj Falkanuma Palace, Hyderabad, India – 75.81

Australasia and The South Pacific

20. Laucala Island, Fiji – 72.55

The Middle East, Africa & The Indian Ocean

1. Singita Grumeti, Tanzania – 92.72

Europe, Turkey & Russia

9. Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, Turkey – 82.81

UK Business Hotels

2. Claridge’s, London – 84.86

Overseas Business Hotels

14. Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore (we designed the garden wing) – 76.07

The World’s Top 100

5. Singita Grumeti, Tanzania – 92.72
96. Claridge’s, London – 84.86

Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards

Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards showcases the greatest travel destinations voted by the public. Respondents were asked to rate each entry on a number of characteristics and the final scores were indexed averages, as shown below:

The 100 Best Hotels in the World

11. Singita Grumeti, Serengeti National Park Area, Tanzania – 97.11

The Best Destination Spas in the U.S.

10. Miraval Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona – 92.83

The Best Hotels in New York City

7. St. Regis New York* – 92.26 *Wimberly Interiors designed the Bentley Suite at the St. Regis New York

The Best Resort Hotels in Hawaii

14. Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort – 88.85
11. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa – 90.59
7. Turtle Bay Resort – 91.65
6. The Fairmont Kea Lani – 91.67
5. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea – 92.05
1. Montage Kapalua Bay – 97.39

The Best Resort Hotels in Mexico

10. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita – 93.56

The Best City Hotels in Africa and the Middle East

8. Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 92.85
7. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 92.97

The Best Safari Lodges in Africa

1. Singita Grumeti, Serengeti National Park Area, Tanzania – 97.11

The Best Resort Hotels in Southeast Asia

8. Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Philippines – 92.73

The Best Resort Hotels in California

8. Bardessono, Yountville – 94.24

For full list of winners of the Condé Nast Traveller UK Readers’ Travel Awards and Travel+Leisure Awards, please see links: