Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Winners revealed at the inaugural Quintessentially Awards

The inaugural Quintessentially Awards in association with The British Virgin Islands took place last night at Freemasons’ Hall, London. The awards, hosted by Claudia Winkleman, represent the luxury market across the fashion, travel and lifestyle sectors as voted for by Quintessentially members. Winners included Pefume House of the Year - Hermés, as well as Interior Designer of the Year - Candy & Candy. To celebrate the inaugural awards people flew from all over the world including representatives from Clinique la Prairie in Switzerland (Winners of Retreat Spa of the Year), Simon Hammerstein from The Box- New York (International Nightclub or the Year) and 3 Michelin starred chef Heinz Beck from La Pergola who was nominated for International Restaurant of the Year. Full list of winners from the awards are below:

· International Hotel of the Year – One&Only Reethi Rah Hotel - Maldives

· International Nightclub of the Year - The Box – New York

· International Restaurant of the Year - El Bulli – Roses, Spain

· London Bar of the Year - Nobu Berkeley

· London Nightclub of the Year – Boujis

· London Private Members Club of the Year - Soho House

· Private Island of the Year - Necker Island

· Air Travel of the Year - Singapore Airlines

· Art Exhibition of the Year - Frieze Art Fair - London

· Car of the Year - Aston Martin One-77 & Jaguar XJ (same number of votes)

· Fine Jeweller of the Year - Van Cleef & Arpels

· Interior Designer of the Year - Candy & Candy

· Menswear Fashion Designer of the Year - Tom Ford for Tom Ford

· Perfume House of the Year - Hermès

· Watch Brand of the Year- Cartier

· Womenswear Fashion Designer of the Year - Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel

· Yacht Charter of the Year - Sunseeker

· Retreat Spa of the Year - Clinique La Prairie – Switzerland

· UK Restaurant of the Year - The Fat Duck – Bray on Thames

· UK Hotel of the Year- The Connaught - London

· Urban Spa of the Year - Mandarin Oriental Spa – London

· Quintessentially Award for Excellence - Natalie Massenet Net-a-Porter