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06 Sep 2014 | By Sun International

Royal Livingstone Hotel Wins at 2014 World Travel Awards

The Royal Livingstone Hotel has been named Zambia’s Leading Hotel in the World Travel Awards 2014, making this the 10th time the 5-star Sun International property has deservedly scooped the award.

The prestigious accolade comes hot on the heels of the hotel’s recent acknowledgement as one of Travel & Leisure's Top 500 Hotels in the World. The luxurious Victoria Falls hotel has also been voted amongst the Top 25 Resorts in Africa by Conde Naste, and previously achieved top honours at the Imvelo Awards for Responsible Tourism.

Hallmark of quality

Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards seek out and reward the very best travel organisations around the globe, especially those brands pushing the boundaries of excellence and implementing ground-breaking ideas.

Recognised internationally as a hallmark of quality, the award is regarded as the highest achievement in global leisure and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.

Achieving excellence as a leading destination in Zambia

The 5-star Royal Livingstone Hotel lives up to its reputation as the leading destination in Zambia by offering the highest levels of service and a great selection of Victoria Falls activities.

Located on the banks of the Zambezi River, within both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, guests at The Royal Livingstone get an opportunity to enjoy elephant safaris, walk with cheetahs, embark on Big Five safaris, exult in helicopter rides over the Victoria Falls or savour stunning spa treatments on the river's edge.

This sumptuous Victoria Falls accommodation derives its name from explorer David Livingstone. As such, the hotel's colonially-inspired interior reflects the elegance of a bygone Africa. Complete with a butler to indulge every whim, all 173 spacious guest rooms boast a private verandah overlooking the mighty Zambezi River, and are luxuriously furnished with crisp white linen and large comfortable beds, Victorian bathtubs and spacious showers.

Offering a unique African experience

Admired for its spectacular location on the edge of the Victoria Falls, The Royal Livingstone Hotel provides a compelling combination of excitement, entertainment and sophisticated luxury in one of the most aesthetically magnificent settings in the world.

In the past few years, the resort introduced a unique dinner experience aboard the Royal Livingstone Express, which combines the luxury of the Royal Livingstone Hotel with the vintage charm of rail travel.

Setting the benchmark

Speaking after receiving the award, Joanne Selby, general manager of Sun International Zambia said: "to be declared Zambia’s Leading Hotel once again, by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, is an accolade for my team and we are truly proud and delighted to have been recognised for The Royal Livingstone’s commitment to excellence." She attributes the recognition to the gracious warmth and hospitality provided by her capable Royal Livingstone team.

Winners of the World Travel Awards are regarded as special brands commited to being the very best in every aspect of customer experience. This award ensures that the the Royal Livingstone remains clearly on the radar of the global travel and tourism industry.