Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards and the inauguration of The International Hospitality Hall of Fame sets the world of luxury hospitality and lifestyle ablaze
Malaga, Spain – 18 October 2016
The world of Luxury Hospitality and lifestyle was set ablaze on the night of October 15th at the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, Marbella, Spain, by the 4th annual Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards! An unrivaled list of attendees was in attendance in order to collect the highest most exclusive award in the industry, the SIGNUM VIRTUTIS, the seal of excellence. Luxury Panel Members in attendance were: His Serene Highness Prince Massimiliano della Torre e Tasso, Her Serene Highness Princess Costanza della Torre e Tasso, Her Royal Highness Nathalie Princess of Hohenzollern, Princess Bhargavi Kumari Mewar, Kenelm Jenour, Jean Christophe Rousseau, Thanos Liontos, Andreas Lindner, Bernie Hawkins, Alexander Jovanovic.
After a cocktail reception filled with media and photographers, which also featured the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the World’s first International Hospitality Hall of Fame by Princess Bhargavi Kumari Mewar and Mr Frank M Pfaller-President/Founder of the International Hospitality Hall of Fame and Honorary Chairman of the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards, guests were ushered to Villa Padiernas’ stunning Amphitheater to begin the winners presentations. The incredible Arina Domski opened the Ceremony with a fantastic performance of “Nessun dorma” which ended in a roaring applause.
The Presentations saw legendary and exclusive properties such as Byblos St Tropez, The Peninsula Paris, CastaDiva Resort & Spa, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Tschuggen Bergoase and many more receive the SIGNUM VIRTUTIS the seaL of excellence Special Awards on the night were presented to some truly exceptional individuals such as the Lifetime Achievement Award for the legendary One&Only Sol Kerzner, Seven Stars Woman of the Year for Ms Regine Sixt and the Seven Star CEO of the Year to Valentine Ozigbo. Other special Awards that were presented were the Seven Star Hospitality Network to Hospitality Leaders, Seven Star Development to Tala Bay, The Seven Star 1st Class Lounge to Qatar Airways Al Safwa 1st Class Lounge at Hamad International Airport, the Seven Star Boutique Hotel Award to Hanging Gardens of Bali, The Seven Stars Yacht Charter to Sovereign Seas Hermes , Seven Star Villa was snatched up by Villa Alegria in Mykonos and the always popular Despina Miraraki received the Seven Star Carpet Gallery Award. Other Special Awards included Seven Star Real Estate Services for Ideal Mykonos and the Seven Stars Luxury Lifestyle Spa Brand to Ligne St Barth.
The Seven Star Commitment to Excellence in the Thermal Spa Sector went to VAMED/Vitality-World. The Seven Star Experience saw Maharajas Express triumph for the second year running and Oman Air positioned itself as the Seven Star Airline for Middle East, Europe and Africa. Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards would like to thank its partners: Ligne St Barth, Gold Emotion, Bulldog Gin, Negroni, SV Hotels & Resorts, The Luxury Choice, HoteliersGuild, CoutureHospitalityConcept, Adria Exclusive, International Hospitality Hall of Fame, Worldwide Kids, Fofolles World, Hospitality Leaders, Messika and The Best Of The World.
Chairman, President/Founder Khalil El-Mouelhy said: “ We are delighted with the outcome and reaction of our winners to the event. Tonight we showcased the absolute best from within the luxury hospitality industry and Villa Padierna was the perfect setting for such a night of acknowledgement, recognition and awards. I would like to personally congratulate all our winners worldwide and thank all the exceptional individuals that graced our ceremony with their presence and helped to make it such a special evening. A special thanks to Mr Frank M Pfaller, Mr Ricardo Arranz and the team at Villa Padierna Palace Hotel for all their support and their efforts, making this an unforgettable event” Hon. Chairman Frank M. Pfaller, and Founder President of The International Hospitality Hall of Fame added: “We were absolutely delighted to welcome more than 180 luxury hospitality leaders from around the globe to the 4th annual Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards and the opening gala of the The International Hospitality Hall of Fame. This must surely be the largest gathering of some of the most esteemed professionals of our industry at that evening. We were truly honored by the presence of two very special Hall of Famers, the One&Only Sol Kerzner, my mentor, founder and developer of some of the finest resorts all over the world and Natale Rusconi, co-founder of Orient Express and Managing Director of the world renowned Cipriani Hotel in Venice.”