Blancpain and the Leading Hotels of the World reward excellence
The Blancpain Manufacture and the world’s greatest hotels share the same values of hospitality and an impeccable quality of service. It is therefore natural that Blancpain should enjoy a privileged relationship with the Leading Hotels of the World. A partner since 2005, every year during the Annual Convention the Manufacture honors the world’s best establishments and the exceptional people that work in them.
During the Leading Hotels of the World Annual Convention in Vienna on 22 November 2014, Blancpain awarded prizes to the winners in various categories: the Member of the Year Award, the Happy Guest Award, the Remarkably Uncommon Award and the Leading Legend Award. The winners received an Ultraplate watch from the Villeret collection engraved with the inscription "Best Hotelier of the Year 2014". The classic lines of this watch are evocative of the authentic values of traditional watchmaking. Its double-stepped case, clear dial with Roman numerals, and restrained[NE1] esthetics express the essential with a timeless elegance.
The Member of the Year Award honors the most committed and active member of the Leading Hotel of the World. This year the award was presented to Ruth Jones, Marketing & Development EAM at the Ritz in London (UK).
The Happy Guest Award rewards a hotel and its staff for their commitment to the well-being [NE2] of their guests. The Brenners Park hotel and spa in Baden-Baden (DE) and its Managing Director Frank Marrenbach were awarded the 2014 title.
Continually moving forward and offering new ideas and new possibilities are the challenges faced by the hotel industry today. TheRemarkably Uncommon Award 2014, which rewards this mindset, was presented to Aldo Melpignano, owner of the Borgo Egnazia hotel in Savelletri di Fasano (IT).
Roberto Wirth, President & Managing Director of the Hassler hotel in Rome, received the Leading Legend Award. Selected from the nominees submitted to the members of Leading Hotels of the World, this award pays tribute to the part he has played in promoting and preserving independent luxury hotels.