On Monday at the New York Palace, HOTELS Magazine feted the winners of its 2011 Hotelier of the World awards – Katie Taylor from Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Geoffrey Gelardi of The Lanesborough in London.
More than 200 industry leaders, family and friends of the winners, and supporters of HOTELS were in attendance to watch Taylor and Gelardi formally receive their awards and offer inspiring words about the industry they love. The crowd then gathered in another ballroom for a lavish cocktail reception to cap off the happy occasion.
Here is an initial gallery of images from the gala, including photos from the awards ceremony and reception. More photos will be included in the January/February print edition of HOTELS.