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Congratulations to the JG Black Book Collection Members That Won the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards!

They did it! Sixteen members of the JG Black Book Collection took home a 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award in their respective categories! Every year, Condé Nast asks its readers to share their recent travel experiences by rating the world’s cities, islands, hotels, and resorts – to name a few categories. From stunning safari lodges and private island resorts to luxe hotels and mountain retreats, we could not be happier that our portfolio was recognized. Please join us in giving a warm congratulations to the winners!

Top Resorts in Africa Winners:

Shambala Private Game Reserve: With a pretty river running through camp, the sound of birdcalls in the air and hippos wallowing in the water nearby, Shambala Private Game Reserve is a truly dreamy African bush experience. Ranked #5 of 40 Africa Resorts


Volcanoes Safaris Bwindi Lodge: Overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Volcanoes Safaris Bwindi Lodge offers a truly unique Uganda jungle safari experience.  Ranked #8 of 40 Africa Resorts


Volcanoes Safaris Mount Gahinga Lodge: Nestled in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes, Mount Gahinga Lodge boasts the impressive backdrop of three of the volcanoes themselves. Ranked #13 of 40 Africa Resorts


Volcanoes Safaris Kyambura Gorge Lodge:  The eclectic and contemporary Kyambura Gorge Lodge has been converted from an old coffee processing plant and is an ideal location for safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Ranked #15 of 40 Africa Resorts


Volcanoes Safaris Virunga Lodge: The magnificent Virunga Lodge, perched high on a ridge, is the premier luxury destination for Rwanda wildlife safaris and tracking the endangered mountain gorillas. Ranked #30 of 40 Africa Resorts


Top Resorts in Indian Ocean Winner:

Velaa Private Island: Surpassing the luxury moniker on its way to downright dreamy, Velaa Private Island is that special brand of ultra-select yet warm and welcoming – it is, quite simply, the Maldives’ most exclusive and private of resorts. Ranked #7 of 20 Indian Ocean Resorts


Top Resorts in Atlantic Islands Winners:

Grace Bay Club:  Set on the exclusive island of Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos, Grace Bay Club overlooks crystal-clear turquoise waters and 11 acres of powder-soft white sand on the “World’s Best Beach.” Ranked #7 of 20 Atlantic Island Resorts


West Bay Club: At West Bay Club, a luxury boutique property located on the powdery white sands of Grace Bay Beach, guests are invited to embrace the resort’s stylish, modern-Caribbean design, idyllic location and peaceful ambiance. Ranked #11 of 20 Atlantic Island Resorts


Top Resorts in Colorado Winner:

Sonnenalp: Located in the exclusive Vail Village, just steps away from the slopes of Vail, sits Sonnenalp Hotel, a world-class luxury hotel.  Ranked #12 of 15 Colorado Resorts


Top Hotels in Africa Winner:

Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa: With a history deeply intertwined with that of South Africa, the Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa merges the country’s finest culinary experiences with an unmatched level of luxury. Ranked #5 of 20 Africa Hotels


Top Hotels in Middle East Winner:

The Chedi Muscat: An elegant retreat, with its symmetrical gardens, manicured hedges and soothing pools, The Chedi Muscat sits on a private beach overlooking the Gulf of Oman and the Hajar Mountains. Ranked #10 of 15 Middle East Hotels


Top Hotels in Rome Winner:

Hotel Fortyseven: Stemming from an understanding that true luxury lies in rich experiences rather than objects, Hotel Fortyseven’s ambience is one of indulgence, but also a warm and inviting space in the archaeological center of the Eternal City. Ranked #3 of 12 Rome Hotels


Top Hotels in South America Winner:

CasaSur Recoleta: As classic and distinguished as the Recoleta neighborhood it calls home, CasaSur Recoleta Hotel is close to Quintana and Alvear Avenues, home to myriad art galleries, high-end shopping, green spaces and sightseeing attractions. Ranked #15 of 25 South America Hotels


Top Hotels in Greece Winner:

Andronis Luxury Suites: With a choice of 27 award-winning suites and villas tucked away between the houses of Oia village, Andronis Luxury Suites is the answer to a discreet and exclusive Santorini experience. Ranked #7 of 15 Greece Hotels


Top Hotels in London Winner:

The Stafford London: Quintessentially British, steeped in history and delightfully quirky in character, The Stafford London is one of the last remaining bastions of Great British hospitality. Ranked #19 of 40 London Hotels


Top Hotels in Switzerland Winner:

The Chedi Andermatt: With the majestic Alps as its dramatic setting, The Chedi Andermatt is a modern Swiss chalet with a unique Asian twist. Ranked #7 of 19 Swiss Hotels


Top Hotels in Asia Winner:

Gangtey Lodge: Located in the Kingdom of Bhutan, Gangtey Lodge delivers an insightful experience in one of the world’s most mysterious and undiscovered destinations. The Lodge is the perfect jumping-off point for Himalayan adventures with world-class luxury to return to at day’s end. Ranked #5 of 24 Asian Hotels