Since the beginning of its operations in 1995, Princess Heights Luxury Boutique Condo Hotel started running as a small family operated property in Dutch St. Maarten. The experience acquired during the early years of operations served to understand that besides the comfort and luxury of our accommodations, dedicated, personalized service is what makes of Princess Heights an actual home away from home for our clientele; a place where they know they will be treated as family.
After more than 20 years of continuous operations, this is still the very essence of our work: committed, personalized service for every guest. This genuine guest-centered culture of Princess Heights staff over the years has brought a result a well-deserved recognition from the hotel and travel expert community around the world.
These awards and recognitions could not have been possible without the effort, hard work and commitment of our complete staff over the years, as well as the support of our loyal valued guests who entrust us with the comfort and relax of their vacations year over year.
Green Key Certificate 2015 & 2016
First and only hotel awarded the Green Key International Certificate for eco-friendly practices
Early in 2015, Princess Heights Luxury Boutique Hotel officially became the first hotel in St. Maarten awarded with the “Green Key Certificate” by the International Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Green Key is a non-governmental, non-profit, independent Programme. It is recognized and supported by the World Tourism Organization and UNEP.Green Key is presently the largest global eco-label for accommodation and has a national administration centre in each participating country. Recently in 2016, the property was awarded again after a complete year of consistency and improvement in all the requirements.
After years of committed work from the hotel’s management and staff regarding eco-friendly practices along with the guidance the Green Key Programme staff, Princess Heights accomplished this certification granted by an entity that has awarded over 2200 establishments in more than 40 countries worldwide, whose main goal is to raise awareness of leisure properties, increase sustainability in operations and run environmentally responsible businesses while reducing energy and resources.
The International Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) expressed his satisfaction about Princess Heights being in compliance with the Green Key criteria, which contains more than 130 points related to environmental management and awareness aspects. He explained also that St. Maarten is the third Caribbean country to implement the program.
Tripadvisor.com Excellence Awards for 7 years in a row
Member of Tripadvisor’s ‘Hall of Fame’ for seven-time consecutive Certificates of Excellence awards on the World’s Largest online review site
Since 2010 and over the last 7 years, Princess Heights Luxury Boutique has been recognized with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.com. The ‘Hall of Fame’ was created to honor those businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive.
When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
Princess Heights has achieved to remain in the top 5 of over 70 hotels in the last 6 years, with more tan 750 reviews of satisfied guests who certify the top quality and service of a typical Princess Heights experience. TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site, making up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 225 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions.
World Travel Awards Winners 2013, 2014 & 2016
Winner of St Maarten’s leading Hotel
During three out of the four last years, Princess Heights Luxury Boutique Hotel has been named “the Leading Hotel in St. Maarten”, by the World Travel Awards (WTA) in their 2013, 2014 and 2016 Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony (also nominated in 2015 and 2017's edition). Heralded by The Wall Street Journal as the “Oscar’s of the travel industry,” the WTA has developed into the most prestigious and comprehensive awards program in travel and tourism, and is known worldwide as the hallmark of industry excellence that recognizes the commitment to excellence that hospitality businesses worldwide have demonstrated in the last twelve months.