Sussurro, Mozambique

Hotel of the Year

The inclusion of local craftsmanship gives Sussurro an original, locally rooted design which provokes thought and emotional response from its guests. The owners' commitment to create a more conscious and authentic African experience is reflected throughout the design. Judges also acknowledged "the challenge of achieving this quality of design and construction in a remote setting without access to commercial contractors, or typically off-the-shelf construction materials has been embraced and used as a feature rather than a drawback, or limitation in the design."