For the fourth edition of these awards, Hôtel & Lodge
did a preliminary selection of 25 hotels in 2011 for the "Best Resort" category. The selected hotels all presented a very high profile and the list was then submitted to a jury composed of journalists, photographers and important readers.
In the category where Long Beach was a competitor, three hotels were nominated, namely Long Beach; the Six Senses Con Dao, located on an island in the north of Vietnam; and Kenoa, an ultra-design beach hotel in the Nordeste in Brazil.
Alexandre Espitalier Noël, commercial manager of Sun Resorts in France, was officially presented with this prize at a gala evening at the Park Hyatt Vendôme in Paris on Thursday 12 January 2012. On accepting the award, he said: "It is a great honour for us to note that this commendation for Long Beach brings the hotel at the level of other hotels of the like of Amangiri, the Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat or still the Seven."
In September 2011, Long Beach had already been included in the '100 Best Hotels in the World' 2011 list by The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
, Britain's leading travel magazine. "Only nine months after its opening, Long Beach wins another world class commendation. This contributes to position Long Beach as an exceptional and unique contemporary hotel in Mauritius and the region. I congratulate the management and team members of Long Beach in their endeavour to transform the hotel into one of the best resorts in the region," comments Arnaud Martin, chief marketing officer of Sun Resorts.