Elsa's Kopje an Andrew Harper 2012 Grand Award Winner

4 January 2012

New York, NY - Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report, the most respected publication in luxury travel, today revealed its 2012 Grand Award winners. We are pleased to announce that Elsa's Kopje was named on the prestigious list, which is comprised of Mr. Harper's favorite 19 properties he visited within the past calendar year.

The Hideaway of the Year and the 18 Grand Award winners around the world are identified in the January 2012 issue of Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report and online at


Each of Mr. Harper's Grand Award winners possesses exceptional character, a commitment to classic hospitality and a profound sense of place. Mr. Harper does not evaluate hotels by means of a checklist, but uses his three decades of experience to distinguish the truly enchanting from the merely excellent.

"This year, I was thrilled to find sophisticated hideaways in places as unexpected as China, Ecuador and Panama. But 2011 also yielded striking discoveries in classic destinations such as Rome, Corsica and the south of France," says Mr. Harper.

As well as Elsa's Kopje (Kenya), some other 2012 Grand Award winners were:

Southern Ocean Lodge, Australia

Ocean House, Rhode Island

Glenmere Mansion, New York

Jumby Bay, Antigua

Hôtel Le Toiny, St. Barths

Casa Manni, Italy

La Coquillade, France

Domaine de Murtoli, France

Amanfayun, China

Four Seasons Hangzhou, China

Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Australia

The Louise, Australia

Trump International Hotel, Chicago

The Resort at Pelican Hill, California

You can view the full list of winners and their reviews, including Special Recognitions and Indelible Memories of 2011, by downloading the complimentary January 2012 Grand Awards issue.