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grand awards travel
In 2017, Andrew Harper editors flew more than 125,000 miles, visited 16 countries and stayed in close to 150 hotels. Each January, we have the pleasure of recalling our travel experiences over the previous 12 months and drawing attention to a number of particularly memorable hotels and resorts. To be considered for our annual

Grand Awards

, properties must be relatively small in size, possess strong personalities and demonstrate a consistent devotion to personal service.

Hideaway of the Year

"The most talked about new hotel in France is spectacular. Supremely private and comfortable, this property, just a 30-minute drive from Aix-en-Provence, is a tour de force of low-key, chic, contemporary design."
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Favorite Hotels of 2017

We embarked on the year thinking the highlight would be Scandinavia. And while we did have successful trips there, it turned out to be the year of France, with the United States following close behind. Here are 20 Grand Award winners from around the world that won our admiration.
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Best Amenities

In addition to fine hotels, we have singled out some of the most memorable features of the properties we visited, including Best Spa, Best Beach, Best Pool and more.
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Best Restaurants

Travel Highlights

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