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2011 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards

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9 September 2011
 – The coveted Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Travel Awards were announced today at the annual presentation luncheon at Conrad Hotel Hong Kong, which was graced by the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year, Efren Peñaflorida.

In its 20th year, the awards, given out in 55 categories, reflect the highest accolade discerning Business Traveller readers bestow on travel and hospitality providers. They are based on the results from the yearly Readers’ Poll conducted and interpreted by Synovate.

In this increasingly competitive world, businesses need to stay on top of their games and many of our winners have done just that. A majority of last year’s winners kept their top rankings, including InterContinental, which was once again awarded Best Business Hotel Brand in the World, and retained the Best Business Hotel Brand in Europe honour for the third year running. Another of InterContinental Hotels Group’s brands, Holiday Inn, maintained its positions as Best Mid-Market Hotel Brand in the World and in Asia-Pacific. Also a standout was Shangri-La, winner of eight awards including Best Business Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific. Its Singapore property remained the Best Business Hotel in the Lion City and in the World. The group’s hotels in Hong Kong (Island Shangri-La), Manila and Shanghai also kept their titles as the Best Business Hotel in their respective cities. Island Shangri-La has taken its Singaporean sister’s place as the Best Business Hotel in Asia-Pacific and the Bangkok property has moved up two slots as number one in the Thai capital.

After being in a tie last year, Banyan Tree Phuket rose up as the sole winner of Best Resort Hotel in Asia-Pacific, while Ascott proved to be a leader in its sector with another of its property, Ascott Sathorn Bangkok, taking out the Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific award, after its Singapore facility did so in the previous year. 

On the airline front, Singapore Airlines had another home run with five awardsBest Airline, Best Asia-Pacific Airline, and Best Airline in First, Business and Economy classes. Cathay Pacific held on to the title of Best Frequent Flyer Programme with Asia Miles while bagging Best Airport Lounge in Asia-Pacific. Qantas beat fierce competition this year and took home Best Airline Premium Economy.

Changi Airport defended its places as the Best Airport in the World and in Asia-Pacific, but Incheon swept Best Airport Duty-Free in the World.

Which city is best for business? Business Traveller Asia-Pacific readers maintained that it was Hong Kong, again choosing it as the Best Business City in the World and in Northeast Asia, while Singapore remained the Best Business City in Southeast Asia. But when it comes to time-out, they voted Bangkok as the Best Leisure Destination in Asia-Pacific. 

NOTE TO EDITORS:

Between April and June of this year, Business Traveller Asia-Pacific sent out poll forms to its subscribers, who are some of the region’s most frequent travellers. The response rate was 19.87% percent, and the results were compiled by market research leader Synovate. The results will appear in the October 2011 issue of the magazine.

Business Traveller
 leads the portfolio of titles belonging to international publishing house, Panacea Publishing, headquartered in London. Business Traveller Asia-Pacific is one of ten titles around the world, including Business Traveller China.

Since its first issue in 1982, Business Traveller Asia-Pacific has represented a valuable resource for frequent travellers, as well as serving as a platform for their concerns.


2011 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards - Winners

AIRLINES

Best Airline

1. Singapore Airlines
2. Thai Airways
3. Cathay Pacific

 

 

 

Best Asia-Pacific Airline

1. Singapore Airlines
2. Thai Airways
3. Cathay Pacific

 

 



Best China Airline


Air China1. Air China
2. China Eastern
3. China Southern 


 

 


Best European Airline

British Airways1. British Airways
2. Lufthansa
3. Virgin Atlantic

 

 

 

Best North American Airline


United Airlines1. United Airlines
2. American Airlines
3. Air Canada

 

 



Best Middle-East/African Airline

Qatar Airways1. Qatar Airways
2. Emirates
3. South African Airways

 

 

 


Best First Class

Singapore Airlines1. Singapore Airlines
2. Cathay Pacific
3. Malaysia Airlines

 

 

 



Best Business Class

Singapore Airlines1. Singapore Airlines
2. Cathay Pacific
3. Thai Airways

 

 



Best Premium Ecomony Class


Qantas1. Qantas
2. British Airways
3. EVA Air


 

 

 

Best Economy Class


Singapore Airlines1. Singapore Airlines
2. Cathay Pacific
3. Thai Airways


 

 

 

Best Frequent-Flyer Programme

CX Asia Miles1. Cathay Pacific – Asia Miles
2. Thai Airways – Royal Orchid Plus
3. Singapore Airlines - Krisflyer


 

 


Best Airline Lounge in Asia-Pacific

Cathay Pacific – Hong Kong International Airport 1. Cathay Pacific – Hong Kong International Airport 
2. Singapore Airlines – Changi Airport 
3. Thai Airways - Suvarnabhumi Airport

 

 



AIRPORTS

Best Airport in the World

Singapore Changi1. Singapore Changi
2. Hong Kong International 
3. Incheon International

 

 

 


Best Airport in Asia-Pacific

Singapore Changi1. Singapore Changi
2. Hong Kong International 
3. Incheon International

 

 

 


Best Duty-Free in the World

Incheon International 1. Incheon International 
2. Hong Kong International 
3. Singapore Changi



 

 


Best Business City in Northeast Asia


Hong Kong1. Hong Kong
2. Tokyo
3. Seoul

 

 

 

 

Best Business City in Southeast Asia

Singapore 1. Singapore
2. Kuala Lumpur 
3. Bangkok

 

 

 



Best Business City in the World

Hong Kong1. Hong Kong
2. Singapore
3. London


 

 

 


Best Leisure Destination in Asia-Pacific

Bangkok1. Bangkok
2. Hong Kong
3. Singapore



 

 


HOTELS

Best Business Hotel Brand in the World

InterContinental1. InterContinental
2. Four Seasons
3. Hilton




 

 

Best Business Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific


Shangri-la1. Shangri-La 
2. Mandarin Oriental
3. Hyatt


 

 

 

Best Business Hotel Brand in Europe

InterContinental1. InterContinental 
2. Hilton
3. Mandarin Oriental


 

 

 


Best Business Hotel Brand in North America

Marriott1. Marriott 
2. Hilton
3. Hyatt 



 

 


Best Business Hotel Brand in Middle East/Africa


Jumeirah1. Jumeirah
2. InterContinental
3. Hilton



 

 

 

Best Mid-Market Hotel Brand in the World


Holiday Inn1. Holiday Inn
2. Novotel
3. Courtyard by Marriott


 

 

 

Best Mid-Market Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific


Holiday Inn1. Holiday Inn
2. Novotel
3. Courtyard by Marriott


 

 

 

Best Business Hotel in the World


Shangri-La, Singapore1. Shangri-La, Singapore
2. The Peninsula, Hong Kong
3. InterContinental, Hong Kong



 

 

 

Best Business Hotel in Asia-Pacific


Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong1. Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong
2. Shangri-La, Singapore
3. The Peninsula, Bangkok



 

 

 

Best Airport Hotel in Asia-Pacific


Regal Airport, Hong Kong1. Regal Airport, Hong Kong
2. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Singapore
3. Pan Pacific KLIA, Kuala Lumpur

 

 

 

 

Best New Business Hotel in Asia-Pacific

The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore1. The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
2. The Peninsula, Shanghai
3. W Taipei




 

 

 

Best Resort Hotel in Asia-Pacific


Banyan Tree Phuket1. Banyan Tree Phuket
2. Shangri-La’s Boracay
3. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort


 

 

 

Best Boutique Hotel in Asia-Pacific


Hotel Quote, Taipei1. Hotel Quote, Taipei 
2. The Quincy Hotel, Singapore
3. Naumi Hotel, Singapore




 

 

Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific


Ascott Sathorn Bangkok1. Ascott Sathorn Bangkok 
2. Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
3. Somerset Lake Point




 

 

Best Serviced Residence Brand in Asia-Pacific


Ascott1. Ascott
2. Somerset
3. Oakwood




 

 

 

 

BEST BUSINESS HOTELS
 
Best Business Hotel in Bangkok

Shangri-la Bangkok1. Shangri-La 
2. Conrad 
3. Grand Hyatt Erawan  







Best Business Hotel in Beijing


Park Hyatt Beijing1. Park Hyatt
2. Grand Hyatt 
3. China World




 

 


Best Business Hotel in Guangzhou


Garden Hotel Guangzhou1. Garden Hotel
2. The Westin
3. Shangri-La








Best Business Hotel in Hanoi


Sofitel Legend Metropole 1. Sofitel Legend Metropole 
2. Sheraton
3. InterContinental 








Best Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City


Park Hyatt Saigon1. Park Hyatt
2. InterContinental
3. Sheraton
    







Best Business Hotel in Hongkong


Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong1. Island Shangri-La
2. The Peninsula 
3. Conrad








Best Business Hotel in Jakarta


Shangri-la Jakarta1. Grand Hyatt 
2. Shangri-La
3. Kempinski







Best Business Hotel in Kuala Lumpur


Hilton KL1. Hilton 
2. Shangri-La 
3. Traders








Best Business Hotel in Macau


Grand Hyatt Macau1. Grand Hyatt 
2. The Venetian
3. Mandarin Oriental









Best Business Hotel in Manila


Makati Shangri-La1. Makati Shangri-La
2. The Peninsula
3. InterContinental








Best Business Hotel in Melbourne


Grand Hyatt Melbourne1. Grand Hyatt 
2. Sofitel
3. Crowne Plaza








Best Business Hotel in Mumbai


The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower1. The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
2. InterContinental Marine Drive
3. The Oberoi








Best Business Hotel in New Delhi


The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower1. The Taj Palace
2. Imperial
3. Crowne Plaza








Best Business Hotel in Osaka


Ritz-Carlton Osaka1. The Ritz-Carlton 
2. Hilton
3. Sheraton Miyako









Best Business Hotel in Seoul


Lotte1. Lotte 
2. Grand Hyatt
3. Shilla 










Best Business Hotel in Shanghai


Pudong Shangri-la1. Pudong Shangri-La 
2. The Peninsula 
3. The Westin Bund Centre








Best Business Hotel in Shenzhen    


Grand Hyatt Shenzhen1. Grand Hyatt
2. Futian Shangri-La 
3. Sheraton Shenzhen Futian
 






Best Business Hotel in Singapore


Shangri-La, Singapore1. Shangri-La
2. Grand Hyatt 
3. The St. Regis









Best Business Hotel in Sydney


Four Seasons Sydney1. Four Seasons
2. InterContinental 
3. The Westin








Best Business Hotel in Taipei


W Taipei1. W Taipei 
2. Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza
3. Grand Hyatt








Best Business Hotel in Tokyo


Park Hyatt Tokyo1. Park Hyatt
2. ANA InterContinental
3. Conrad






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