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Andrew Harper unveils 2018 Grand Award winners from the year in travel

The travel editorial brand’s annual list includes the best-of-the-best experiences in luxury travel, including accommodations, restaurants, amenities and more.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Andrew Harper, a travel editorial brand that inspires transformative experiences worldwide, announced its annual Grand Awards featuring the best in travel from 2017. The highlights of the year are reflected in a special magazine edition of Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report, the original monthly member-exclusive publication delivering candid reviews and recommendations. Andrew Harper's 2018 Grand Award selections can be found at

Each January, Andrew Harper recalls the travel experiences of its editorial staff from the year prior, focusing on the hotels and resorts that proved the most memorable. In 2017, Andrew Harper editors flew more than 125,000 miles, visited 16 countries and stayed in nearly 150 hotels. Of those, very few were selected to be recommended hotels and even fewer have the honor of receiving a Grand Award.

In addition to the Hideaway of the Year and Favorite Hotels of the Year, the 2018 Grand Awards include Restaurants of the Year, Hospitality Awards, Best Amenities, Hotel Standouts, Best Travel Experiences and Indelible Memories. Special recognition is given to Chef of the Year, Sommelier of the Year, Owners of the Year, Best Pool, Best Beach, Most Unique Luxury Amenity, Hotel We Most Hated to Leave, Best Train Journey and Best Wildlife Experience of the Year, among others.

To be considered for Andrew Harper's Grand Awards, properties must be relatively small in size, possess strong personalities and demonstrate a consistent devotion to personal service. Hotels must also have been reviewed in a 2017 edition of The Hideaway Report. Andrew Harper's team of editors evaluate properties using decades of travel experience, going beyond a checklist to distinguish the truly enchanting from the merely excellent.

"We take the recommendation process very seriously at Andrew Harper. Our longtime members, as well as our newest readers, can attest to the level of service and the quality of accommodations and amenities we expect. Our brand is pleased to announce the 2018 Grand Award winners this year, as we reveal the secret hideaways and transformative travel experiences now available across the globe," said Andrew Harper's editor-in-chief. As with all Andrew Harper editors, the editor-in-chief travels anonymously to maintain independence in the process of reviewing hotels and hideaways for the brand.

Delivering content since 1979, Andrew Harper inspires exceptional and transformative high-end travel through honest, independent reviews of the world's 1,000 best hideaways and hotel experiences. Members of the Andrew Harper community are exclusively privy to recommendations and travel notes from the team of trusted editors in Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report; The Andrew Harper Collection, a glossy guidebook series; and

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