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Luxury Resort Hotels | "Best Of The Best” Awards 2017

Virtuoso's 11th Annual "Best Of The Best” Awards 2017

LAMEGO, Portugal – August 28, 2017 – Virtuoso, the international network of luxury travel agencies, has announced the winners for its prestigious “Best of the Best” hotel awards.  Being the leading international travel agency network specialized in luxury and experiential travel, this by-invitation-only organization comprises hundreds of travel agency members with more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in 40 countries throughout the world. For the last 10 years Virtuoso has established preferred relations with 1,700 of the world's best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, thus providing its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. These award nominees represent the highest standard in their given category and illustrate what is trending in the industry. 

Less than two years after its opening Six Senses Douro Valley has been recognized worldwide as the resort with the Best Achievement in Design in Virtuoso’s 11th annual “Best of the Best” Awards. 

Six Senses Douro Valley sits within the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley. The 57-guest accommodation quinta, or wine estate, dates to the late 19th century when it was known as Quinta Vale de Abraão and its contemporary interiors reflect both this rich heritage and Six Senses’ design values. 

The resort’s design project by Clodagh Design, New York, addresses all the senses and incorporates elements that give the resort local flair and authenticity, showcasing recycled local features in line with Six Senses sustainability values.

The winners were the result of a week-long vote held amongst Virtuoso's travel agency members and their final selections were revealed during Virtuoso Travel Week's Hotels & Resorts Dinner that took place at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas recently.

“Six Senses Douro Valley demonstrates a superior commitment to product excellence, expert knowledge and outstanding client service, all qualities highly valued by this network,” said Albert Herrera, senior vice president, Global Product Partnerships for Virtuoso. “This award places Six Senses Douro Valley in a very exclusive category, as Virtuoso’s most celebrated partners are recognized as leaders within the industry. Their contributions and close relationships with our advisors enable Virtuoso to maintain its status as the world’s most exceptional luxury and experiential travel network.”

The lobby at Six Senses Douro Valley
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Mafalda de Bragança, director of sales and marketing at Six Senses Douro Valley, receives Best Achievement in Design award in Virtuoso's 11th Annual "Best Of The Best” Awards 2017.
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About Six Senses Douro Valley
Six Senses Douro Valley’s UNESCO World Heritage setting fronts onto the River Douro as it winds through the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. The estate covers 19 acres with 57 guestrooms, suites and villas. Three restaurants highlight regional produce with a dedicated wine cellar featuring local vintages.

Six Senses Spa comprises 10 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools and a gym. It presents specialty and local therapies and multi-day programs. An outdoor yoga pavilion is ideal for individuals and groups. The sun-kissed valley is at the heart of the region that offers activities and excursions by foot, vehicle or water.

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates 11 resorts and 31 spas in 20 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas.

Six Senses resorts are set in locations of incredible natural beauty that will stop you in your tracks, and an uncompromising level of service that will stay with you long after you’ve left. Each property has a distinctive personality, but shares a commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design. This award-winning approach extends to new openings, including the urban concept premiering in New York in 2019.  

Six Senses Spas incorporate local healing traditions with holistic rejuvenation treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists and visiting practitioners. They constantly explore and rethink the typical spa model to offer pioneering wellness, not only in all resort spas, but also in standalone spas in prestigious hotels and premier class lounges.

Evason properties continue the philosophy to protect their natural environments and cultures. Family friendly, these properties also provide a strong value focus, while offering a vast array of personal guest experiences.

For further information, please contact:

Joana van Zeller
Public Relations Manager
Six Senses Douro Valley
T +351 254 660 600
M +351 913 780 330

Benjawan Sudhikam (Ms.) 
Director of Public Relations & Communications
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
T +66 2 631 9781
M +66 8 181 38234


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