The MUSE Hotel Awards is a part of the MUSE Awards Program, which was created by the International Awards Associate (IAA) in 2015. IAA’s inception was based on a mission to honor, promote and encourage creative and design works, and over the years that evolved into honoring excellence in an individual’s craft. This newfound mission is the cornerstone of MUSE Hotel Awards’ goals.
We want to bring out the best of world-class hotels and other hospitality establishments in the world. Each year, thousands of international travelers and industry stars vote on their favorite establishment during a month-long period to determine the winners. World-class hotels can enter the MUSE Hotel Awards by selecting hotel categories that highlights their extraordinary locations, facilities, designs and top notch guest services.
The MUSE Awards is designed for the convenience of our entrants by way of online registrations and submissions.
Any luxury hotel is eligible, regardless of property size.
MUSE Hotel Awards categories are divided into 8 main hotel categories - Hotel, Resort, Cottage & Lodge, Villa, Boutique Hotel, Retreat, Spa, Hotel/Hospitality Marketing.
During voting period, anyone can vote for their favorite luxury hotel. The accumulated votes will account for 50% of the total score.
Entries are judged at random without comparison to other entries of the same category.
Blind judging is enforced. All entrants’ data are removed from entries to prevent bias/conflict of interest.
Judges will score on a scale of 1-100 based on aspects such as luxurious experience, excellence, uniqueness, reputation, brand awareness, and personalization.
What we pay attention to most are the flair, character and experience that make it unique.
Hotels owners/representatives may self-nominate (enter directly) for the MUSE Hotel Awards or be nominated by guests, travel agents or tour operators through the user-friendly form on our website.
Consistent feedback from guests about their visit helps us to evaluate properties for eligibility.
Qualifying hotels will be formally invited (or accepted) for participation and registration in the awards program.
Accepted nominees are automatically invited to participate in the following year’s awards.
The judges' evaluation score (50%) and public voting (50%) on the hotel will be submitted to the panel and will form the basis for their decision to confirm the winning status of each hotel.
Entries with a score between 85 and 100 points are Regal MUSE winners, whereas entries with a score between 60 and 84 points are Royal MUSE winners.
(Jan 13 - Feb 11, 2021)
(Feb 12 - Mar 11, 2021)
(Mar 12 - Apr 15, 2021)
|1st Category entry||$350 - $550||$450 - $650||$550 - $750|
|Additional 3rd Category and Above||$350||$450||$550|
* Fees are not refundable. If you withdraw your entry, or if it is withdrawn by the MUSE Awards for noncompliance with the rules, your entry fee will NOT be refunded.
One or more entries must be submitted with your initial entry in order to be counted as “additional entries”.
The entry fee and a complimentary voucher for a 3 nights’ stay are required for entry to the MUSE Hotel Awards. The fee covers the extensive marketing we provide to winners throughout the year, and the voucher is reserved for conducting site inspections. Though encouraged, the latter is not a requirement for you to enter the competition.
Register online here, or log in if you are already registered.
Luxury hotels’ owners/representatives may self-nominate (enter directly) for the MUSE Hotel Awards, or be nominated by guests, travel agents, or tour operators, through the user-friendly form on our website.
Consistent feedback from guests about their visit helps us to evaluate properties for eligibility. Qualifying hotels will be formally invited (or accepted) for participation and registration in the awards program. Accepted nominees are automatically invited to participate in the following year’s awards.
Submit Your Entry Online
1. Fill out the online submission form. 2. Upload at least 5 JPEG/PNG and/or PDF files, as needed. 3. Add to Cart. Then, you may select multiple categories, or head directly to checkout and pay.
Tips & Requirements
Up to 10 images (JPG/PDF) and 1 PDF can be submitted per entry. For best results, please ensure that your images are in JPG/PNG format cropped to a 4:3 format, being at least 1920px wide and no larger than 4MB. For PDF files, please save as “screen view”, and limit it to only 6 pages per file with a maximum file size of 4MB.
Entries should also include as much details as possible, including images of each side of the building or environment along with the contextual surroundings. Please include floor and small-scale (8.5”x11”) site plans showing the project in its context.
In the case that the project is a group of buildings, entrants should provide a rendering that fully illustrates the complete project. If the entry contains an alteration or restoration, please include both “before” and “after” images.
Entries can be submitted as completed, in-progress or conceptual works.
Description of the project should be limited to 500 words or less.
Anyone can vote online during the designated voting period.
Entries are judged at random, without comparison to other entries in a category. Blind judging will be enforced. All entrants’ data are removed from entries to prevent bias/conflict of interest. Judges will score on a scale of 1-100, based on aspects such as luxurious experience, excellence, uniqueness, reputation, brand awareness, and personalization. What we pay attention to most are the flair, character and experience that make it unique.
The judges’ evaluation score (50%) and public voting (50%) on the hotel will be submitted to the panel and will form the basis for their decision to confirm the winning status of each hotel. Entries with a score between 85 and 100 points are Regal MUSE winners, whereas entries with a score between 60 and 84 points are Royal MUSE winners.
Winners and the Gala Awards Ceremony
Winners are determined after the judging is concluded at the end of the voting period, and interim results are then released to the respective hotels. Participants will be invited to attend the Gala Awards Ceremony, where the official winners are announced, also revealing the category and level of the award achieved (Regal MUSE/Royal MUSE).
Stay connected for more information regarding our awards ceremony and location.
Winner Hotel Listing
Each winner receives a customized online profile that highlights the property’s unique qualities and location. Each profile contains:
MUSE Hotel Awards provides a free website platform where travellers can browse and make reservations with the hotel of their choice.
This awards program was created by the prestigious International Awards Associate (IAA) in 2019 to be an avenue to promote and award luxurious hotels who, in their pursuit of excellence, have pushed the boundaries of hospitality to new paradigms.
MUSE Hotel Awards aim to discover and promote pioneers, and honor established veterans in the luxury hotel industry. We believe that recognition should be awarded to hotels who help inspire or comfort others with their establishments.
Each year, more than 40 international jurors will evaluate your work in your establishment.
Your institution will be displayed on our MUSE Awards website for 5 years to celebrate your win and achievement.
Network with hoteliers globally and build new relationships by connecting at premier events.
Customized MUSE statuettes can be purchased to commemorate your years of winning.
As our partner, AGODA can assist you in achieving the coverage and recognition you want in your establishment.
Most Regal and Royal Muse Hotel winners will be featured on our MUSE Media Partner website - Muse.World, an international blog for creative inspiration.
Our 8 award programs include: Hotel, Resort, Cottage & Lodge, Villa, Boutique Hotel, Retreat & Others, Spa, and Hotel/Hospitality Marketing.
With simple entry steps for online registration, joining an award has never been easier.
After winning, there will not be additional acceptance fees for the winners.
Increase your brand visibility to new audiences worldwide.
Joining MUSE Hotel Awards will bring your establishment to international levels, giving you recognition, respect and acknowledgement on a global scale.
Winning hotels will receive exposure that can significantly increase your sales, allowing you to profit more from the win.
A win with MUSE Hotel Awards will increase job satisfaction, productivity and raise morale among employees.
Raise your visibility among your target audiences and demographics.
Reel in more guests to your establishment and be a world-class institution.