Bushmans Kloof Earns #1 Spot in Conde Nast Traveler's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection

DELRAY BEACH, FL, Oct. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection regularly wins top awards as each property is thoroughly committed to their pursuit of excellence. The company is extremely proud to announce that seven of their award-winning boutique hotels have been honored as the "Best in the World" by Condé Nast Traveler's prestigious 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat in South Africa's Cederberg Mountains earned the #1 spot among the "Top 25 Resorts and Safari Camps in Africa" with a stellar score of 98.9. This score also placed Bushmans Kloof 3rd among the Readers' Choice "Top 100 Hotels and Resorts in the World." Bushmans Kloof's outstanding sister properties in South Africa, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa (94.2) and The Oyster Box (93.3) were also honored, placing 4th and 6th in the "Top 15 Hotels in Africa."

In London, honors went to '41' (95.4), The Chesterfield Mayfair (92.7), and The Rubens at the Palace (88.2), which earned the 2nd, 4th, and 14th spots among the "Top 35 Hotels in the United Kingdom." '41' was also awarded a spot in the "Top 100 Hotels and Resorts in The World."

Ireland's stunning Ashford Castle, the newest member of The Red Carnation's family of hotels, earned a score of 92.1, placing it in the top 10 on the list of "Top 20 Resorts in Europe."

"We are so proud and thrilled with the latest recognition of our properties," said Mrs. Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. "These awards have been earned by each and every team member of our hotels, as it is their unwavering commitment and hard work that got us here today."

The complete results will be published in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, available on the newsstands next week or at www.cntraveler.com/readers-choice-awards.

Condé Nast Traveler's annual Reader's Choice Awards were first tabulated in 1988. The survey reflects the combined ratings of more than 46,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers regarding the cities, islands, and hotels they visited in the past year, as well as the airlines and cruise ships they traveled with. Hotels were rated based on Rooms, Service, Food, Location, Design, and Activities. Because of the range and depth of the survey and responses, the Readers' Choice Awards are a unique and trusted source of travel advice respected around the world.

About The Red Carnation Hotel Collection
The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is an award-winning collection of five- and four star family-run boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Geneva, Palm Beach, South Africa and Ireland. Each property has its own individual character and unique location that reflects the local environment, culture and cuisine. They all share the qualities central to the Red Carnation's ethos that win them so many prestigious awards - splendid luxury, generous hospitality, inventive and traditional cuisine, private art collections, passionate service and loyal staff committed to creating richly rewarding experiences for all their guests.

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