20th March 2018 - One Great George Street scooped the title of ‘The World’s Most Prestigious Meeting Venue’ and was also highly commended as a Press Conference Venue at the Prestigious Star Awards on Friday evening.
30 winners were announced at One Whitehall Place on Friday 16th March in London. From a shortlist of over 2,000 global venues reviewed, 200 were nominated in the awards and only 30 were crowned as winners. Nominated venues were voted for by event bookers in July when 3 finalists were shortlisted in each category. An in-depth review by Prestigious Venues global ambassadors, venue specialists and event planners in August, led to the 30 winners being selected.
In addition to being ‘Highly Commended’ as a Press Conference Venue, One Great George Street scooped the title of ‘The World's Most Prestigious Meeting Venue’. There were also eight runners up for this title including the Conrad Bali which became a finalist and Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam which was ‘Highly Commended’.
Other winners on the night included The Natural History Museum (UK), Atlantis The Palm Dubai (UAE), Vila Monte (Portugal), Ritz Carlton Bali (Indonesia), Nobu Eden Roc (USA) and The Langham, Melbourne (Australia).
The awards evening brought together 140 distinguished individuals from the Prestigious Venues network, including senior representatives from leading international venues, corporate partners, prestigious event suppliers, and VIP clients from a wide range of sectors. This black tie grand ball featured captivating burlesque performances, sleight of hand magic, extravagant guest prizes and the finest hospitality.
In a spectacular first, the evening revived the old-world tradition of ballroom dancing to Shostakovich’s Waltz No. 2. Set in motion by City Academy, this element of the awards evening was thoroughly enjoyed and will be a key element of future celebrations at the Prestigious Star Awards.
Now in their ninth year, the Prestigious Star Awards celebrate the quality, performance and reputation of the world’s best venues qualified to host the most memorable events. The awards program is run annually by Prestigious Venues. Venue performance in the awards is used to make recommendations and develop a series of international rankings, including ‘Top 100 Venues’ worldwide.
About One Great George Street
One Great George Street is an award-winning Grade II listed central London venue located just a stone's throw away from the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St James's Park. Built between 1910-13 and home to the Institution of Civil Engineers, this magnificent glass-domed Edwardian building offers 21 flexible function rooms including the magnificent Great Hall with up to 400-guest capacity, an expert in-house catering team serving delicious modern European cuisine, and an exceptional on-site Audio Visual team.
Renowned for its high quality of standards, service, ideal location and excellent transport links, One Great George Street is ideal for:
- Conferences & Events
- Filming Location
- Private & Fine Dining
- Gala Diners
- Press Conferences
- Product Launches
- Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions
- Lectures & Seminars (2 Theatres with Tiered Seating)
- Fashion Shows
- Exhibitions (Small & Medium)
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