Dubai’s Burj Al Arab, Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney, Le Touessrok in Mauritius, Waldorf Astoria (New York), and Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris have emerged as the favorite hotels of the world among readers of Ultratravel luxury travel magazine published by The Daily Telegraph.
Burj Al Arab, the standard bearer in the luxury industry, took home the title at the Ultratravel awards 2013, being names the best hotel in the world. Burj Al Arab maintains also last year title of the Best Hotel in the Middle East.
Virgin Atlantic scored the award for best long-haul airline and best airline lounge for its Clubhouse at London’s Heathrow airport. British Airways took top nods in the best short-haul airline category, and Singapore Airlines won in the category of best cabin crew.
The Big Apple was named the best city in the world, proving that travelers love New York. The unusual “best country” on the planet award went to Australia
Ultratravel readers have voted across 20 categories, from best hotel, airline and airport to favourite city and country. This week their favourites were announced at the 2013 Ultratravel 100 awards in London’s Dorchester Hotel.
Here are the other winners of the Ultratravel awards for 2013:
Best hotel in Australasia: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Best hotel in Africa and the Indian Ocean: Le Touessrok, Mauritius
Best hotel in the Americas: Waldorf Astoria, New York
Best hotel in Europe: Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
Best hotel in the Middle East: Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Best hotel in Asia: Raffles Singapore.
Best short-haul airline:
Best long-haul airline:
Best airline lounge:
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Heathrow Terminal 3
British Airways, Heathrow Terminal 5
Qatar Airways, Doha
Singapore Airlines, Changi.
Best luxury hotel chain:
Best golf resort in the world:
The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland.
La Manga Club, Spain
Pebble Beach Resorts, United States
St Andrews, Scotland
Turnberry Resort, Scotland.
Best luxury cruise line:
Best city in the world:
Best country in the world:
Best large luxury tour operator:
Best small luxury tour operator:
Best river cruise line:
Viking River Cruise
Best airport in the world:
London Heathrow Terminal 5
Hong Kong International.