Decisions on award winners are given by an expert panel of independent judges.
Sponsorship or the judges' opinions does not imply endorsement of any of the individual award winners by the sponsors or the judges. The judges are selected by the International Hotel Awards organisers for their expertise in a variety of disciplines relating to the design, development and marketing of property.
The awards are given for the quality of design, construction and presentation of individual hotels, interiors, architecture and marketing. The awards are not an endorsement from any sponsor or judge but are a recognition of achievement in a particular category or discipline by an expert judging panel.