World’s Top 3 Venues As Voted For By The Public

60 Finalists Across 20 Awards Categories Have Been Selected By The Public

The top 3 venues in each of the Prestigious Star Awards 2015 categories have now been announced. Nominees were voted for by the public, during the online voting period taking place in July. There will be an in-depth review and election by the Prestigious Venues global ambassadors before the 20 winning venues are announced at the awards ceremony in London on September 18th.

The finalists in the Prestigious Star Awards 2015 were announced today in London. From a long list of over 2,000 global venues, to a shortlist of 200 nominees, the top 3 venues in each category have now been revealed. Nominees have been voted for by the public, during the online voting period in July. The next stage in the process is an in-depth review and election by the Prestigious Venues global ambassadors panel. Winners will then be announced at the annual awards ceremony in London on September 18th.

The Prestigious Star Awards celebrate the quality, performance and reputation of the world’s best venues qualified to host the most memorable events. Now in their sixth year, the program remains the only global luxury venue industry awards - renowned for identifying the world's most distinguished venues.

The finalists are:

1. Most Prestigious Gala Dinner Venue

  • The Hurlingham Club
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Plaisterers' Hall

2. Most Prestigious Conference Venue

  • One Great George Street
  • Burj Al Arab
  • The Savoy

3. Most Prestigious Meeting Venue

  • Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
  • The Carlyle, New York
  • Gleneagles

4. Most Prestigious Christmas Venue

  • One Whitehall Place
  • Gibson Hall
  • The Stafford London

5. Most Prestigious Private Dining Venue

  • The Royal Horseguards Hotel
  • Necker Island
  • Royal Albert Hall

6. Most Prestigious Reception Venue

  • The Gran Meliá Rome Hotel
  • Merchant Taylors' Hall
  • Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

7. Most Prestigious Engagement Party Venue

  • The Waldorf Astoria New York
  • The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
  • Farncombe Estate

8. Most Prestigious Wedding Venue

  • Vidago Palace Hotel
  • Ashdown Park Hotel
  • Kensington Palace

9. Most Prestigious Romantic Venue

  • Shangri-La Maldives
  • InterContinental Bali Resort
  • Eynsham Hall

10. Most Prestigious Birthday Party Venue

  • Albergo Villa Casanova
  • Farncombe Estate
  • The Roof Gardens

11. Most Prestigious Fashion Event Venue

  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • The St. Regis Hotel, Rome
  • Baglioni Hotel

12. Most Prestigious Networking Event Venue

  • Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
  • The Wallace Collection
  • Ivy

13. Most Prestigious Product Launch Venue

  • qualia
  • Thornbury Castle
  • OXO2

14. Most Prestigious Film Location Venue

  • The Royal Exchange
  • Hotel Imperial, Vienna
  • Hotel Plaza Athenee

15. Most Prestigious Press Conference Venue

  • The Langham, Sydney
  • Raffles Dubai
  • The New York Palace

16. Most Prestigious Corporate Incentive Venue

  • Qasr Al Sarab
  • Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa
  • Hotel Maiensee

17. Most Prestigious Training Venue

  • London Capital Club
  • The Peninsula New York
  • Ashdown Park Hotel

18. Most Prestigious Exhibition Venue

  • Emirates Palace
  • The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
  • The Hurlingham Club

19. Most Prestigious Sporting Venue

  • Goodwood
  • Hamilton Island Yacht Club
  • Gleneagles

20. The World's Most Prestigious Venue

  • Burj Al Arab
  • Necker Island
  • Hampton Court Palace

An additional category was introduced in 2013 to recognise the most prestigious event suppliers in the industry - also renowned for their quality, performance and reputation. The three finalists for 2015 are:

PSA - Event Supplier
  • rhubarb
  • LOLA Staffing
  • Illuminate Design

The invitation-only awards ceremony on the 18th of September is hosted by Prestigious Venues at private members club the Oriental Club, in London. The event is attended by 100 senior representatives from international venues, Prestigious Venues clients, corporate partners and Prestigious Members Club associates. Featuring a unique 'Creative Platform' element as well as the awards presentation, the event will be a combination of thought leadership, celebration and networking. For more, see the awards website.

Press Contact: Jessamie Dunton-Rose
Tel: +44 203 397 8399

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