The World Luxury Awards 2023 were presented on 28 October 2023 in the ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Athens. More than 3,200 hotels, spas, restaurants and tourism specialists from all over the world were nominated. The World Luxury Awards were founded in 2006 by former hotel manager Brandon Lourens in South Africa. His objective was to create an international award and platform for pioneers, exemplary representatives and specialists in the upscale hotel industry. Over the past 17 years, an elaborate process has been developed assess infrastructure, concept and product, as well as quality of the implementation and service. The rating has also been adapted to reflect the changing demands and needs of both guests and industry. The Luxury Award Trophies are now awarded not only to hotels, but also to spas since 2010, to restaurants since 2015, and to travel and tourism companies since 2020. The World Luxury Hotel Awards nomination process begins with entrants applying in the categories that best represent their unique selling points. The World Luxury Commission selects the nominees based on official guest reviews. In the subsequent four-week public balloting phase, international travellers, guests and industry representatives around the world cast their votes. The awards are presented at global, continental, national and regional levels.