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Hideaway Report Releases 2020 Editors’ Choice Awards

Hideaway Report Releases 2020 Editors' Choice Awards

Luxury travel site reveals editors’ favorite hotels, restaurants and experiences of the year;

Tennessee’s Blackberry Mountain named Hideaway of the Year


AUSTIN, TEXAS (January 7, 2020) – Known for independent editorial reviews and recommendations of the most incredible hotels and travel experiences around the world, the Hideaway Report today revealed its Editors’ Choice Awards, featuring the best in travel from 2019. The highlights of the year are reflected in the January edition of the Hideaway Report and are online at


Each January, the Hideaway Report recalls the travel experiences of its editorial staff from the year prior, focusing on hideaway hotels and the surrounding experiences that proved the most memorable. To be considered for the Editors’ Choice Awards, properties must be relatively small in size, possess strong personalities and demonstrate a dedication to personal service. Hotels must also have been reviewed in a 2019 edition of the monthly Hideaway Report. Only the most exceptional properties are selected by the editors, who travel anonymously and use a rigorous vetting process to distinguish the truly enchanting from the merely excellent.


“The Editors’ Choice Awards profile the most glamorous and seductive hideaways discovered by our team of writers during 12 months of relentless globe-trotting,” says the Hideaway Report’s editor-in-chief. “This unique selection is a postcard from the cutting edge of luxury travel.” As with all Hideaway Report editors, the editor-in-chief travels anonymously to maintain independence in the process of reviewing hotels and hideaways for the brand.


This year, Blackberry Mountain, a new resort nestled in the Tennessee hills of the Great Smoky Mountains, has taken the top honor of Hideaway of the Year.


The Editors’ Choice Awards also include the best restaurants, cocktail bars, wine tastings and amenities, along with less orthodox awards, like most unconventional indulgence and disappointments of the year. See below for the full list of this year’s winners.



About Hideaway Report:


For over 40 years, the Hideaway Report has provided curated travel content for members by delivering independent editorial reviews and recommendations of the most incredible hotels and experiences in the world. With its editors traveling anonymously and paying their own way, the Hideaway Report uncovers one-of-a-kind hideaways — those places of refuge where you can leave the world behind and experience something genuinely special. The Hideaway Report’s list of recommended properties is constantly evolving: Hotels that fall below the editors’ standards are removed, and new, exceptional finds are added each time they travel.