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Elegant Resorts

Our Awards

The finest holidays have become synonymous with the award-winning luxury tour operator, Elegant Resorts. We have been booking exclusive luxury holidays for our clients since 1988 and are experts in the field of tailor-made luxury travel across the globe. Our most recent award was runner up in the World’s Best Tour Operator in Condé Nast Traveller’s 2016 Readers’ Travel Awards, while readers of the Telegraph voted us Best Small Tour Operator at the Ultra Travel 100 Awards for both 2010 and 2011 and readers of the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, voted us their Favourite Luxury Tour Operator 2010. We also hold a number of accolades from our luxury hotel and airline partners.

Here is a small selection of the awards and accolades we have won in recent years.
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Runner Up – The World’s Best Tour Operator – Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2016

Elegant Resorts is thrilled to have been runner up in the 2016 Readers’ Travel Awards, held by the UK edition of Condé Nast Traveller magazine and announced in the October 2016 issue. These prestigious annual awards are much anticipated in the luxury travel industry and we are very proud to have been voted for by so many readers of the respected luxury travel magazine, who specifically recognise our first-hand knowledge of destinations.




The Oberoi Mauritius - Best Rising Star Award

Elegant Resorts is again proud to accept another award ‘Best Rising Star Award’ for doubling its business to The Oberoi Mauritius. The award was presented by Dhiren Periera, General Manager of the resort to Senior Product Manager for the Indian Ocean, Tara Taylor in June 2014.

Small is most definitely beautiful at this intimate boutique-style hideaway on the north west coast of Mauritius. Introducing a distinctive touch of Asia to the inherent allure of its twenty-acre setting, including a six-hundred metre swathe of white sand, The Oberoi is ideally suited to honeymooners and couples who simply wish to get away and recharge.




Top Producing Partner at Half Moon, A RockResort, Jamaica 2014

Elegant Resorts is proud to have been presented with yet another award from Half Moon, A RockResort, Jamaica for ‘Top Producing Partner 2014’.

Set on Jamaica’s north coast, the colonial-style Half Moon has been welcoming distinguished guests for over sixty years. All were attracted, no doubt, by its palm-fringed crescent beaches, tranquil setting and timeless elegance.

Half Moon Award 2014




Ultra Travel 100 Awards 2014 Voted by The Telegraph Readers - Runner Up - Best Luxury Tour Operator 2014

Elegant Resorts is proud to confirm that it was runner-up for Best Luxury Tour Operator at the Ultra Travel 100 Awards 2014.

The awards recognise the very best performing luxury travel companies, hotels, airlines, cruise companies, spas and destinations as judged by Daily Telegraph readers. The ceremony took place at The Dorchester in May 2014 and was presented by Gethin Jones, Ronan Keating, Charlotte Jackson, Charlotte Hawkins and Greg Rutherford.


Rosewood Jumby Bay, Antigua – Platinum Sales Achievement Award UK 2013

Elegant Resorts is honoured to receive the Platinum Sales Achievement Award UK 2013 for achieving No. 1 sales at Rosewood Jumby Bay in 2013.

Set on a private three-hundred-acre island just two miles off the coast of Antigua, Rosewood Jumby Bay represents a back-to-nature experience, and is a firm favourite with our discerning clients.

Jumby Bay Award 2013


Virgin Atlantic Airways – Gold Achievement 2013

Elegant Resorts is once again delighted to accept the Gold Achievement 2013 award from Virgin Atlantic Airways. The award is in recognition of the continued sales and partnership between Elegant Resorts and Virgin Atlantic Airways.


The Times, Sunday Times & Sunday Times Travel Magazine 2013 Travel Awards – Runner-up Best Luxury Tour Operator

Elegant Resorts is delighted to announce it has come runner-up for the category of ‘Best Luxury Tour Operator 2013’ at the inaugural Times Travel Awards 2013.

Held in Malta last weekend, this is the first year The Times has joined forces with The Sunday Times and The Sunday Times Travel Magazine to present the 2013 Travel Awards, which attracted a stellar list of attendees from across the travel industry.


Ultra Travel 100 Awards 2013 Voted by The Telegraph Readers Best Small Luxury Tour Operator 2013

Elegant Resorts is celebrating after being honoured with the prestigious accolade of Best Small Luxury Tour Operator at the Ultra Travel 100 Awards 2013.

The award, presented to Managing Director Michelle Sephton by Presenters Eammon Holmes and Charlotte Hawkins, recognises the very best performing luxury travel companies, hotels, airlines, cruise companies, spas and destinations as judged by Daily Telegraph readers. The ceremony took place at The Dorchester in May 2013.


Leading Sales Worldwide at Sandy Lane, Barbados 2012 – Travel Partner Awards 2012

Elegant Resorts has picked up yet another prestigious award, this time from the legendary Caribbean hotel - Sandy Lane, Barbados. The distinguished honour was awarded for ‘Leading Sales Worldwide 2012’ – a significant achievement given the popularity and reputation of Sandy Lane as one of the world’s premier, luxury hotels. During the presentation of the inaugural award Mr. Randall Wilkie, General Manager of Sandy Lane, commented, “I must express our heartfelt gratitude to Elegant Resorts, our invaluable partners, for all your dedication and hard work. It was a fantastic year at Sandy Lane and we recognise that we were able to achieve this in part through Elegant’s unwavering support. It is our pleasure to acknowledge your outstanding achievement. We thank you.”


Ritz-Carlton Award 2012

Elegant Resorts is proud to have won a Ritz-Carlton Award for Marketing/Sales Innovation and Support at a Hollywood glamour themed ceremony held at the famous Cafe De Paris in London on 17 October 2012.

We were only one of only three tour operators to be presented with an award at The Ritz-Carlton event and the hotel group commented that it was because we ‘embrace and share Ritz-Carlton’s commitment to service and striving to achieve remarkable experiences for guests.’

The evening was a wonderful celebration with awards given out between dinner courses and entertainment from street dancers and party band Mad Hen.


Ultra Travel 100 Awards 2012 Voted by The Telegraph Readers - Runner Up - Best Luxury Tour Operator 2012

Elegant Resorts is proud to confirm that it was runner-up for Best Luxury Tour Operator at the Ultra Travel 100 Awards 2012.

The awards recognise the very best performing luxury travel companies, hotels, airlines, cruise companies, spas and destinations as judged by Daily Telegraph readers. The ceremony took place at The Savoy in May 2012.


The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Reader Awards 2011 – Runner-up Favourite Luxury Tour Operator

Elegant Resorts has yet again been recognised by the readers of the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, by coming runner-up for the award ‘Favourite Luxury Tour Operator’.

Our brand was praised for the stunning brochures produced in 2011. A reader of the Sunday Times Travel Magazine quoted ‘you don’t need to leave the house to enjoy an Elegant Resorts holiday: The brochure is enough to set me off’.


ABAMA Annual Awards 2011 – ABAMA Gold Award

Luxury tailor-made tour operator Elegant Resorts is celebrating once again after winning another prestigious award, courtesy of ABAMA Golf & Spa Resort, Tenerife.

The ABAMA Annual Awards & Appreciation Dinner was held at the legendary Mosimann’s private dining club in Belgrave Square, London and was a chance for the luxury resort to recognize its partners in the travel industry.

Elegant Resorts was delighted to receive a ‘Gold Award’ reflecting its strong relationship with the resort, which has seen it remain one of the top performing tour operators over a number of years.


Ultra Travel 100 Awards 2011 Voted by The Telegraph Readers Best Small Luxury Tour Operator 2011

Elegant Resorts is celebrating after being honoured with the prestigious accolade of Best Small Luxury Tour Operator at the Ultra Travel 100 Awards 2011.

The awards recognise the very best performing luxury travel companies, hotels, airlines, cruise companies, spas and destinations as judged by Daily Telegraph readers. The ceremony took place at The Savoy in May 2011.


The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Reader Awards 2010 Favourite Luxury Tour Operator

Elegant Resorts has been confirmed as the UK’s leading luxury holiday company, having been awarded the prestigious Sunday Times Travel Magazine reader award for ‘Favourite Luxury Tour Operator’.

Commended for the quality and class of our Luxury programme, we beat off fierce competition from across the travel industry. Our brand was praised for its immaculately personal touch and our genuine staff who go above and beyond to make sure clients have a perfect holiday experience possible.


Ultra Travel 100 Awards 2010 Voted by The Telegraph Readers Best Small Luxury Tour Operator 2010

Elegant Resorts is celebrating after being honoured with the prestigious accolade of Best Small Luxury Tour Operator at the Ultra Travel 100 Awards 2010.

The awards recognise the very best performing luxury travel companies, hotels, airlines, cruise companies, spas and destinations as judged by Daily Telegraph readers. The ceremony was presented by Eddie Jordan and took place at The Dorchester in May 2010.


The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Reader Awards 2009 Favourite Tour Operator for the trip of a lifetime

Elegant Resorts does what it says on the tin – and it’s a tin of Harrods truffles in caviar jus. Wave after wave of warmth and wonderment here: ‘The holiday starts with their sumptuous brochure’… ‘the standard of hotels is very high’… ‘and they know their destinations inside out.


Condé Nast Traveller Reader Awards 2008

Runner-up Favourite Tour Operator


Condé Nast Traveller Reader Awards 2004

Favourite Tour Operator


Why Choose Elegant Resorts


As the foremost British pioneer of luxury travel – and boasting an ever-increasing collection of prestigious accolades that celebrates this – Elegant Resorts is a tour operator with the expertise, knowledge and reputation to deliver only the very finest tailor-made luxury holidays to our clients, honed by almost thirty years of experience in this niche travel business.

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