The World Luxury Hotel Awards recognises elite hotels and resorts in over 60 categories on a country, regional, continent and global basis. Credit: Conrad Hotels & Resorts.

LONDON/DOHA - Conrad London St. James has been awarded the Luxury Design Hotel winner at the prestigious 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards. The award ceremony took place in Doha on 29th October, and saw participants from over 50 countries come together to celebrate the luxury hospitality industry.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards recognises elite hotels and resorts in over 60 categories on a country, regional, continent and global basis. This year the awards celebrated its 10thanniversary in awarding the world's finest hotels for their high-end offerings and exceptional service delivery. To celebrate this milestone, a limited edition trophy was created for the winners, plated in 24 carat gold and beautifully crafted to symbolise elegance and luxury.

Winner of the 2016 Luxury Design Hotel award, Conrad London St. James effortlessly blends a historic 19th century building with locally inspired style and design, with the hotel's contemporary values and offerings mirrored in the décor. Each area of the hotel reveals its own individual style and feel, which clearly resonated with the judges.

The Blue Boar Bar and Restaurant stays true to the location of the hotel, showcasing political accents through artwork that reflects its Westminster surroundings. The dark wood interior, rich leather furnishings and contrasting printed cushions create an atmospheric environment steeped in political history.

The ambience of the bar and restaurant transforms into a delicate space that is Emmeline's Lounge.  The lounge is filled with fanciful floral creations that emulate the chic whimsical space, with love seats, mood lighting and quirky sculptures.

Beverly Payne, General Manager at Conrad London St. James said: "We're thrilled to have won such a recognised award for the hotel's unique design and décor. Being named Luxury Design Hotel is a huge achievement, and we take pride in the individual design and features of the hotel."

Anton Perold, Managing Director for the World Luxury Hotel Awards said: "We wish to congratulate all our winners for the 2016 award year, who through their tireless efforts and unbounded passion to satisfy their guests needs, have received this honour. True luxury is no small feat, it takes a team of highly dedicated staff willing to go the extra mile and stop at nothing to ensure that no request goes unanswered. This is the definition of luxury, this is what defines a World Luxury Hotel Awards winner."  

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