Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada – November 12th, 2018 – Clayoquot Wilderness Resort has been announced as the World’s Most Sustainable Hotel and the Americas’ Most Sustainable Hotel in the prestigious 2018 World Boutique Hotel Awards.

The winners of the Boutique Hotel Awards 2018 were announced on November 8th, 2018 at the glittering awards ceremony held at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London. The annual ceremony brought together an array of boutique hotel owners, travel and lifestyle press and travel industry influencers from all four corners of the world. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort General Managers, Bradley Goian and Antonella Puglisi, received the awards from guest presenter, Game of Thrones actress, Laura Pradelska.

“We are incredibly honoured. These awards truly mean the world to our team,” says Puglisi. “Our number one priority is protecting our magnificent natural environment and operating the resort in a way that reflects that.” Goian says, “We strive to be leaders of sustainability in the hospitality industry.  If we can educate and empower our guests to help protect Clayoquot Sound and take their learnings home to their own communities, we are doing our job.”

In addition to its lengthy list of green operations across the property and ongoing salmon habitat restoration projects, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort donated $100,000 to local organization Clayoquot Cleanup earlier this year and launched its Coastal Ambassador Program, offering guests the chance to participate in hands-on coastal restoration work.

Judges commended Clayoquot’s highly-trained, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff; the length in which the resort goes to in order to preserve the natural habitat in which it resides; and the Executive Chef Michael Pataran and his team who work night and day to provide guests with culinary delights, featuring a 9-course “Faith” tasting menu.

 “For those seeking adventure, this luxury tented resort will astound and beguile from the get-go.”
2018 Boutique Hotel Awards Judge

“The huge investment this resort has put in to their Environmental Legacy Program is simply astounding and cannot go unnoticed.”
2018 Boutique Hotel Awards Judge

Sustainability is one of the most hotly contested award categories in the entire competition. To win the title of World’s Best, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort was selected over these truly outstanding regional winners:

  • Pumpkin Island
  • Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge
  • Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort GM’s Antonella Puglisi and Bradley Goian accept the World’s Most Sustainable Hotel award and the Americas’ Most Sustainable Hotel award in London

The Boutique Hotel Awards is the first and only international awards organization exclusively dedicated to recognizing unique excellence among boutique hotels. The Awards, now in its 8th year, honours the people behind these outstanding properties and brings together members of The Master Key Society, where relationships are built exclusively among the Award Winners by facilitating hotel exchange visits between them.

What makes a Boutique Hotel Award meaningful? Simply put, the hotels and private villas are actually visited. It is the only independent awards organization in hospitality where each and every property is visited personally by an experienced hotel judge, who specializes in each category, and where decisions on winners depend on true first-hand guest experience at the property.

The winners were selected from over 300 Nominees in over 80 countries. Each entrant was nominated by a member of the Awards Nomination Committee, comprising 70 leading trailblazing travel experts, whose business it is to be ‘in the know’ concerning the extraordinary boutique hotels. The Awards then coordinate judge evaluation visits with each shortlisted nominee. The judges document all aspects of the guest experience covering six categories: dining and entertainment, design, facilities, location and, most importantly, staff service and overall emotional impact. Finally, these extensive hand-written evaluations are meticulously studied by our Awards Panel, which decides our regional and World’s Best Award winners.

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About Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is a Relais & Châteaux all-inclusive eco-safari resort destination located near Tofino on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Accessible only by seaplane, helicopter or boat, the resort is situated in a UNESCO-designated protected Biosphere Reserve amidst some of the last ancient temperate rainforests in the world. Guests enjoy luxurious tented accommodations, artfully prepared gourmet coastal cuisine, restorative spa and wellness experiences as well as an impressive menu of marine and land-based adventures, including whale and bear watching, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, yoga and heli-adventures. Truly an escape to the heart of the wild, in the lap of luxury.

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