Luxury Travel Advisor — Luxury Travel Advisor January 2017
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AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

WELCOME TO OUR ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE.
These are Luxury Travel Advisor’s “readers’ choice awards,”
where suppliers and top executives are honored for their
superb performances throughout the year.

The nominees you see on the following pages have been
selected by our advisory board; these are the luxury travel
advisors who have graced the covers of our magazine over
the past 11 years. As we add new cover profiles, the advisory
board grows, creating a diverse array of opinion from year
to year.

Next steps? The ballot now goes out to our general readership
(advisors only, please) to cast the final vote for who
deserves top honors for the best in luxury travel. Voting is
simple; go to LuxuryTravelAdvisor.com/AwardsofExcellence
or to pages 48 and 49 here for a hard copy of the ballot and
fax it as instructed.

Please do voice your opinion, for as you know, every vote
makes a difference. Voting ends March 24, 2017.

BEST CRUISE LINE FOR
LUXURY OCEAN CRUISES

 Crystal Cruises

 Regent Seven Seas Cruises

 Seabourn Cruise Line

 Silversea Cruises

 Viking Cruises

BEST LUXURY RIVER CRUISE
COMPANY

 AmaWaterways

 Avalon Waterways

 Crystal River Cruises

 Scenic Cruises

 Tauck River Cruises

 Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

 Viking River Cruises

BEST LOCAL DESTINATION
MANAGEMENT COMPANY

 Essence of Italy

 Exeter International

 Florencetown, Italy

 Exclusively New Zealand

 Heritage Tours Private Travel Morocco

 IC Bellagio

 Imago Artis Travel, Italy

 Made for Spain

 National Parks Revealed

 Patriot Travel Prague Czech Republic

 Perfetto Traveler, Italy

 Peru Empire Co.

 Remote Lands

 Sea Song Tours, Turkey

 Seasonz Travel, New Zealand

 Tours for You, Portugal

 Trails of Indochina

BEST NEW VILLA 2016

 Spa Sanctuary Villas, Banyan Tree,
Acapulco

 Villa Garrovo at Hotel Villa d’Este, Lake
Como, Italy

 Villa One at One&Only Palmilla, Mexico

 Villa Vision and Villa Monika, St. Barth
Properties

TOP NORTH AMERICA HOTEL
OPENING 2016

 The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor
Resort & Marina, Charleston, SC

 Faena Miami, FL

 Four Seasons Resort O’ahu at
Ko Olina, Hawaii

 Thompson Nashville, TN

TOP MEXICO / CENTRAL
AMERICA OPENING 2016

 Four Seasons Hotel Bogota, Colombia

 Nekupe, Nicaragua

 W Punta de Mita, Mexico

TOP ASIA HOTEL OPENING 2016

 Amanemu, Japan

 Cassia Phuket

 The Chedi Mumbai

 Four Seasons Kyoto

 Mandarin Oriental Chengdu, China

 Meghauli Serai, Chitwan National Park,
(Taj Hotels) Nepal

 Rosewood Phnom Penh

 Shangri-La Hambantota Resort, Sri Lanka

 The Anam, Cam Ranh, Vietnam

 Wanda Reign on the Bund, Shanghai

 W Retreat and Spa Goa

TOP AFRICAN / INDIAN
OCEAN OPENING 2016

 Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay, Morocco

 Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca

 Leeu Estates, South Africa

 Six Senses Zil Pasyon, the Seychelles

 Soneva Jani, Maldives

 Thanda Island, Tanzani

TOP HOTEL OPENING CARIBBEAN 2016

 VILLA MARIE BY MAISONS ET
HÔTELS SIBUET, ST. BARTH

 ZEMI BEACH
HOUSE, ANGUILLA

 KIMPTON SEAFIRE RESORT +
SPA, GRAND CAYMAN

 PINK SANDS CLUB, CANOUAN ISLAND, THE GRENADINES

 LE BARTHELEMY, ST. BARTHS

 INTERCONTINENTAL REAL SANTO
DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

TOP HOTEL OPENING
EUROPE 2016

 Amastan, Paris

 Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort
at Kaplankaya, Turkey

 Hotel Splendide Royal, Paris

 Il Castelfalfi, Tuscany, Italy

 Il Sereno Lago di Como, Italy

 Palazzo Fendi, Rome, Italy

 Park Hyatt Mallorca, Spain

 The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest

 Soho House, Barcelona

 The Gainsborough Bath Spa, U.K.

 W Amsterdam

TOP LUXURY HOTEL
WORLDWIDE

 Amanoi, Vietnam

 Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice

 Brenners Park-Hotel& Spa, Baden-Baden

 Burj Al Arab, Dubai

 Corinthia Hotel London

 Dolder Grand, Zurich

 Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris

 Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat,
A Four Seasons Hotel

 Le Meurice, Paris

 Le Sirenuse, Positano

 Mateya Safari Lodge, South Africa

 Montage Beverly Hills

 Montage Kapalua Bay, Maui

 Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

 Ritz Paris

 Saxon Hotel, Villa and Spa, Johannesburg

 The Brando, French Polynesia

 The Lanesborough London

 The Peninsula Chicago

 The Peninsula Hong Kong

 The Peninsula Shanghai

 Villa d’Este, Lake Como

TOP LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL WORLDWIDE

 Ballyfin Demesne, Ireland

 Hotel Esprit Saint Germain, Paris

 Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como

 Gravetye Manor, Sussex, England

 Hotel Brunelleschi, Florence

 Hotel Byblos, Saint Tropez

 Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi Coast

 Il San Pietro di Positano, Italy

 J.K. Place Capri

 J.K. Place Roma

 Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton
Reserve, Bali
 Meadowood, Napa Valley

 Mercer Barcelona

 The Greenwich Hotel, New York

 The Milestone, London

 The Norman, Tel Aviv

 Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont

TOP MIDDLE EAST OPENING 2016

 ANANTARA AL JABAL
AL AKHDAR RESORT

 FOUR SEASONS HOTEL JAKARTA

 ANANTARA SALALAH RESORT, OMAN

TOP LUXURY HOTEL
IN LONDON

 Claridge’s

 Corinthia Hotel London

 The Beaumont

 The Connaught

 The Dorchester

 The Goring

 The Lanesborough

 The Ritz London

 The Savoy

 The Stafford

TOP LUXURY HOTEL
IN PARIS

 Four Seasons Hotel George V

 Hôtel Plaza Athénée

 La Réserve

 Le Bristol

 Le Meurice

 Peninsula Paris

 Ritz Paris

 Royal Monceau

 Shangri-La Hotel Paris

TOP LUXURY HOTEL
IN ROME

 Hotel de Russie

 J.K. Place Roma

 Portrait Roma

 Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria

 St. Regis Grand Hotel

 The Hassler

TOP LUXURY BEACH HOTEL
WORLDWIDE

 Aman Resort Bali

 Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives

 Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France

 Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

 Esencia, Tulum, Mexico

 Four Seasons Hualalai

 Four Seasons Resort Nevis

 Four Seasons Resort Lanai

 Fregate Island Private, Seychelles

 Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cap d’Antibes

 Laucala Island, Fiji

 Le Guanahani, St. Barth

 Nizuc Resort & Spa Cancun

 North Island, Seychelles

 One&Only Palmilla, Mexico

 Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia

 The Brando, French Polynesia

 Trisara, Phuket, Thailand

TOP LUXURY HOTEL IN NEW YORK

 GANSEVOORT
PARK AVENUE

 THE ST. REGIS NEW YORK

 THE TOWERS AT LOTTE NEW YORK

 BACCARAT HOTEL
& RESIDENCES

 CROSBY STREET HOTEL

 PARK HYATT NEW YORK

 THE PENINSULA

 THE RITZ-CARLTON NEW YORK,
CENTRAL PARK

 THE PLAZA

 THE PIERRE, A TAJ HOTEL

 THE LOWELL

 THE MARK HOTEL

 FOUR SEASONS HOTEL
NEW YORK DOWNTOWN

TOP RENOVATION FOR 2016

 The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, London

 Flemings Mayfair, London

 Four Seasons Resort Lanai

 Hotel Pulitzer, Amsterdam

 Ritz Paris

 The Berkeley, London

 The Langham, London

 The Logan, Philadelphia’s Hotel (formerly The
Four Seasons)

 The Peninsula Beijing

 Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills

AIRLINES: BEST FLATBED
BUSINESS CLASS SERVICE

 American Airlines

 British Airways

 Cathay Pacific Airways

 Delta Air Lines

 Emirates

 Etihad Airways

 Air New Zealand

 Qatar Airways

 Singapore Airlines

 Turkish Airlines

 Virgin Atlantic

BEST CHAUFFEURED
SERVICES WORLDWIDE

 Air Brook Limousine

 Avalon Chauffeured Services

 Carey International

 Chabé, France

 First Limousine, Paris

 Music Express

 RideCentric

 Vitesse Worldwide

BEST FIT OPERATOR

 Abercrombie & Kent

 Absolute Travel

 Anastasia’s Africa

 &Beyond

 Classic Vacations

 Cox & Kings

 Imperial Tours China

MOST ANTICIPATED HOTEL
OPENING FOR 2017

 Banyan Tree, Bodrum (Turkey)

 Capella Shanghai

 Four Seasons Hotel London at
Ten Trinity Square

 Hotel Barrière Les Neiges Courchevel

 Hotel Sensatori, Dubrovnik

 Jumeirah Al Naseem, Dubai

 Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, London

 Oberoi, Marrakech

 Park Hyatt, St. Kitts

 Six Senses Krabey Island (Cambodia)

 Six Senses Fiji

 The Ned, London

 The Silo, Cape Town (South Africa)

 Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

TO LUXURY SALES EXECUTIVE
WORLDWIDE

 Denise Bruzzone, Mandarin Oriental

 Karime Buraye, Aman

 Mary Gallo, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

 Caroline Goux, Oetker Collection

 Cindy Holloway, Belmond

 James Kareka, Classic Vacations

 Jeremy McClellan, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Company

 Cynthia Reed, Abercrombie & Kent

 Helen Smith, Dorchester Collection

 Kim Westhoff, Waldorf Astoria Collection,
Conrad Hotels

TOP GENERAL MANAGER
WORLDWIDE

 Nicolas Béliard, Peninsula Paris

 Max Binda, The Connaught, London

 Olivia Brown, Bellagio Resort & Casino,
Las Vegas

 Claudio Ceccherelli, Park Hyatt
Paris-Vendôme

 Rainy Chan, The Peninsula Hong Kong

 Fabio Datteroni, Castello del Nero
Hotel & Spa, Italy

 Francois Delahaye, Hôtel Plaza Athénée,
Paris

 Hermann Elger, Baccarat Hotel New York

 Geoffrey Gelardi, The Lanesborough, London

 Samy Ghachem, Le Sereno St. Barths

 Simone Giorgi, Hotel Villa Cora Florence

 Franka Holtmann, Le Meurice, Paris

 Paolo Lorenzoni, Gritti Palace, Venice

 David Morgan-Hewitt, The Goring

 John O’Sullivan, Four Seasons Resort
Punta Mita

 Stuart Procter, The Stafford, London

 Maria Razumich-Zec, The Peninsula Chicago

 Tom Roelens, Four Seasons Resort Lanai

 Nathalie Seiler-Hayez, Beau Rivage,
Lausanne

 José Silva, Four Seasons Hotel
George V Paris

 John Stauss, Four Seasons Hotel London
at Park Lane

 Philip Truelove, The Greenwich Hotel
New York
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