Madeira took centre stage recently, not only as an award-winning holiday destination but as the perfect country to host the annual World Travel Awards (WTA). Winning the ‘Europe’s Leading Island Destination’ for another consecutive year (6th time) means that not only has the island solidified its outstanding reputation but shows that Madeira has a heart and soul that is unique throughout Europe. But it wasn’t just the island that was celebrated during the ceremony.
Hotel Quinta Bela Vista won two titles, Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel and Portugal’s Leading Boutique Hotel. The Hotel Pestana CR7 Hotel took Portugal’s Leading Boutique and Portugal’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel awards, while the Galomar Resort won for the third year running the Leading Green Resort title. The event host hotel, The Belmond Reid’s Hotel was presented with the award for Europe’s Leading Island Hotel and Portugal Leading Hotel. This year Porto Santo was recognised as the Pestana Porto Santo Hotel was honoured with the title of Europe’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort.
It was a magical night for Madeira.