Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017
Andrew Harper has announced its 2017 Grand Awards and Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, the exclusive hotel located in a restored 12th-century abbey surrounded by vineyards in Spain’s Duero winegrowing region, has been recognized as the top winner of the distinguished annual awards.
LeDomaine was named Andrew Harper’s ‘ Hideaway of the Year’ for 2017. The Grand Awards recognize the best properties and travel experiences from the past 12 months, and the winners are highlighted in the January 2017 issue of Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report as well as on AndrewHarper.com.
“The entire staff at LeDomaine is thrilled beyond words at being named Andrew Harper’s 2017 Hideaway of the Year,” said Andrés Araya, Managing Director of the historic property. “This prestigious award by the world’s leading authority on extraordinary luxury experiences and hotels validates the vision we had from the start – to create a truly incomparable hospitality experience – that our dedicated staff has worked so hard to bring to fruition. “
To be considered for the Grand Awards, hotels must possess strong individual personalities, offer relaxing atmospheres and demonstrate a consistent devotion to personal service. “It takes more than a luxurious room and a lavish bath to make a great hotel,” said Editor-in-Chief Andrew Harper. “Of course, a charming staff, a fine restaurant and an exceptional location are usually part of the package. But just as a beautiful face is more than a collection of perfect features, the world’s finest hotels possess an elusive character that is mysteriously more than the sum of its parts.”