Described as the epitome of a boutique hotel, the luxurious Akademie Street situated in the heart of Franschhoek was recently voted World’s Most Romantic Retreat by the World Boutique Hotel Awards 2018, as well as being awarded a place in Top 25 Most Romantic Hotels in the World 2019 – Trip Advisor’s highest recognition, presented annually to the top 1% of businesses across select categories.
Off the back of winning World’s Best Boutique Hotel in 2017 (World Boutique Hotel Awards), Akademie Street adds to its lengthy list of Trip Advisor accolades which include Top Small Hotel in the World, Top Luxury Hotel in the World and No 1 Hotel in Franschhoek.
Romance is one of the most hotly contested categories at the World Boutique Hotel Awards, with Akademie Street being selected from over 300 nominees across 80 countries. The announcement took place at a glittering ceremony held at the Merchant’s Taylors’ Hall, London in November 2018 – bringing together an array of prominent hotel owners, travel and lifestyle media and influencers from around the world.
Hotel owner, Paul Kinney, received the prestigious award from guest presenter, Laura Asprey, founder of Asprey Introductions and star of reality TV series The Ultimate Matchmaker. “This award is another endorsement of the relentless dedication and commitment of our management and staff to making guest stays truly memorable. I am very proud to accept this award on behalf of them all”, says Paul.
Judges at the World Boutique Hotel Awards commended Akademie Street’s characterful buildings; the carefully curated vintage furniture and collectibles; sumptuous breakfasts, made using ingredients sourced from local food artisans; the seclusion of its private swimming pools and wood-burning hot tubs, as well as the hotel’s evening piano recitals, during cocktail hour.
With South Africa’s top restaurants on its doorsteps, Akademie Street is a truly wonderful place to experience!
For the World Boutique Hotel’s review of Akademie Street go to: http://www.boutiquehotelawards.com/luxury-hotels/akademie-street.
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