Fifteen UK hotels were among nearly 200 properties to be recognised at the European heats of the World Travel Award 2011.
Held at the Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa in Antalya, Turkey, the winning hotels received awards following a ballot of 183,000 travel professionals in 160 countries.
As well as awards for individual hotels, London was also named as Europe's Leading Destination, while InterContinental Hotels & Resorts was named Europe's Leading Hotel Brand.
The UK winners included the five-star, 90-bedroom Dukes hotel in London, which carried off the title of England's Leading Boutique Hotel. General manager Debrah Dhugga said she and her team were thrilled to win.
"Following various recent developments including the introduction of the new cigar garden, the Perrier-Jouët Champagne Lounge and the brand new restaurant, Thirty Six By Nigel Mendham, Dukes is going from strength to strength and this award really highlights this," she said.
The full list of UK winners at the World Travel Awards is:
Jumeriah Carlton Tower, London - Europe's Leading Business Hotel
InterContinental Park Lane, London - England's Leading Conference Hotel
The De Vere Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands - England's Leading Golf Hotel
The Lanesborough, London - England's Leading Hotel and UK's Leading Hotel
Champneys Resort, Tring, Hertfordshire - England's Leading Resort
Hoar Cross Hotel, near Yoxall, Staffordshire - England's Leading Spa Resort
Hilton Templepatrick Hotel and Country Club, Templepatrick - Northern Ireland's Leading Business Hotel
Lough Erne Golf Resort, Enniskillen, Fermanagh - Northern Ireland's Leading Golf Resort
Cullodean Hotel, Belfast - Northern Ireland's Leading Hotel
Draycott Hotel, London - UK's Leading Boutique Hotel
Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham - UK's Leading Country Hotel and UK's Leading Spa Hotel
Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire - UK's Leading Resort
Sofitel London Heathrow - Europe's Leading Airport Hotel
Hotel Missioni, Edinburgh - Europe's Leading New Hotel
All the European winners will now go forward to the world finals, which will be held in Qatar on 29 November.
By Janet Harmer
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