Celebrating the world's most outstanding hotels and venues in the romance travel space, the inaugural Love Travel Awards took place at Westin Europa and Regina in Venice as part of the first Amour travel trade show, dedicated exclusively to romance travel. Witnessed by over 230 industry professionals during a lavish, black-tie ceremony, twenty hotels, resorts and hotel brands received a 2017 Love Travel Award in a variety of categories. These included 'Best Wedding Hotel', 'Most Romantic City Hotel', 'Most Romantic Resort Hotel' and 'Most Romantic Hotel Brand', subdivided by location.

Peter Gould, Chairman of Amour and the Love Travel Awards said: “The Love Travel Awards were devised to recognise extraordinary hotels around the world that exist to make people's dreams come true, and that mantra really sums up this year's list of winners. It was an honour to present the first ever Love Travel Awards, and everyone nominated should be immensely proud of their achievement.”

The winners of the 2017 Love Travel Awards are:

Best Wedding Hotel - Asia Pacific

Winner: Conrad Koh Samui


Best Wedding Hotel - Indian Ocean

Winner: Velaa Private Island


Best Wedding Hotel - Europe

Winner: Ca'Sagredo


Best Wedding Hotel - Middle East & Africa

Winner: Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa


Best Wedding Hotel - North America

Winner: Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort


Best Wedding Hotel - South America

Winner: Belmond Copacabana Palace


Best Wedding Hotel - Caribbean

Winner: COMO Parrot Cay


Most Romantic Resort Hotel - Asia/Pacific

Winner: Hanging Gardens of Bali


Most Romantic Resort Hotel - Indian Ocean

Winner: Soneva Fushi


Most Romantic Resort Hotel -  Middle East & Africa

Winner: Chalkley Treehouse


Most Romantic Resort Hotel - Europe

Winner: Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort


Most Romantic Resort Hotel - North America

Winner: Post Ranch Inn


Most Romantic Resort Hotel - South America

Winner: Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa


Most Romantic Resort Hotel - Caribbean

Winner: Jade Mountain


Most Romantic City Hotel - Asia Pacific

Winner: Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai


Most Romantic City Hotel - Europe

Winner: Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel


Most Romantic City Hotel - Middle East & Africa

Winner: La Mamounia


 Most Romantic City Hotel - North America

Winner: The Setai


Most Romantic City Hotel - South America

Winner: Faena Hotel Buenos Aires


Most Romantic Hotel Brand

Winner: Small Luxury Hotels of the World