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2014 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards

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26 September 2014
– The results are in! The winners of this year’s Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Travel Awards were revealed earlier today at a special presentation luncheon held at the Conrad Hong Kong hotel.

Celebrating its 23rd anniversary, the venerable awards cover 57 categories within the hospitality industry – including the newly added “Best In-flight Catering”.

The winners were chosen directly by the highly discerning readership of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific, with 10 per cent of them taking more than 60 flights a year. The hospitality arena is fiercely competitive. Getting to the top is hard; staying at the top is even harder. Despite this, the majority of our defending champions are celebrating repeat victories.

Singapore Airlines has swept the board once again, winning Best Airline in Asia-Pacific and Best Airline in the World for the 14th year in a row, as well as Best First, Business and Economy Class. It also managed to become the first winner of Best In-flight Catering.

Air China, Lufthansa, United Airlines and Qatar Airways successfully defended their titles as the Best China Airline, Best European Airline, Best North American Airline and Best Middle Eastern/African Airline respectively while Air Asia has again been voted the Best Low-Cost Airline. Singapore Changi continues to impress travellers, winning Best Airport in the World again, while Incheon Airport has been recognised as offering the Best Duty Free in the World once more.

Cathay Pacific had a good haul, snagging a number of trophies including Best Premium Economy for the second time in a row, as well as retaining the honour of having the Best Airline Lounge in Asia-Pacific and Best Frequent-Flyer Programme.

On the hotel front, Grand Hyatt secured its position as the Best Business Hotel Brand in the World, an accolade it also won in 2002, 2009 and 2013. The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore made a comeback with the Best Boutique Hotel award, having won Best New Business Hotel in Asia-Pacific last year – an honour that goes to Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore this year. Holiday Inn and Regal Airport Hotel continue their winning streaks as the Best Mid-Market Hotel Brand and Best Airport Hotel, respectively. Bali was again the setting for the Best Resort Hotel in Asia-Pacific, but this time it was W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak that took home the award, returning after a year’s break from the winners’ circle.

In the serviced residence sector, Ascott has a lot to celebrate, winning Best Serviced Residence Brand in Asia-Pacific as well as Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific with the Ascott Raffles Place Singapore.

As for the best places for work and play, Business Traveller Asia-Pacific readers have again chosen Hong Kong as the Best Business City in Northeast Asia and the World, and Singapore as the winner in Southeast Asia. Bangkok retains its title as the Best Leisure Destination in Asia-Pacific.

Presenting the awards this year was well-known National Geographic presenter and conservationist Hayden Turner. Over the past 12 years, the former zookeeper from Sydney’s Taronga Zoo has travelled extensively to more than 35 countries. He reports from some of the wildest and most scenic places on earth, transmitting passion and expertise with each broadcast.

In addition to handing out the trophies to our worthy winners, the Australian household name gave an inspirational keynote address, outlining some of the ways the hospitality industry can work towards sustainable travel and practices. 

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 18.02 per cent, and results were compiled by market research leader Ipsos.

The full results will appear in the October 2014 issue of the magazine. Business Traveller leads the portfolio of titles belonging to international publishing house Panacea Publishing, which is headquartered in London. Business Traveller Asia-Pacific is one of 11 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.

 

2014 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards
 
AIRLINES

Best Airline

Best Airline1. Singapore Airlines
2. Cathay Pacific
3. Emirates







Best Asia-Pacific Airline

Best Airline1. Singapore Airlines
2. Cathay Pacific
3. Thai Airways







Best China Airline

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







Best European Airline

Lufthansa 1. Lufthansa
2. British Airways
3. Swiss







Best North American Airline

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







Best Middle-East/African Airline

Qatar Airways1. Qatar Airways
2. Emirates
3. Etihad Airways







Best Low Cost Airline

AirAsia1. AirAsia
2. Jetstar
3. Easyjet







Best First Class

Best Airline1. Singapore Airlines
2. Cathay Pacific
3. Emirates







Best Business Class

Best Airline1. Singapore Airlines
2. Cathay Pacific
3. Emirates







Best Premium Economy Class

Cathay Pacific1. Cathay Pacific
2. British Airways
3. Qantas Airways







Best Economy Class

Best Airline1. Singapore Airlines
2. Cathay Pacific
3. Emirates







Best Frequent-Flyer Programme

Cathay Pacific1. Cathay Pacific – Asia Miles
2. Singapore Airlines - Krisflyer
3. Thai Airways – Royal Orchid







Best Airline Lounge in Asia-Pacific

Cathay Pacific1. Cathay Pacific – Hong Kong International Airport
2. Singapore Airlines – Changi Airport
3. Qantas Airways - Sydney Airport







Best Airline Inflight Catering

Best Airline1. Singapore Airlines
2. Cathay Pacific
3. Emirates







AIRPORTS

Best Airport in the World

Changi Airport1. Changi Airport
2. Hong Kong International
3. Dubai Airport







Best Airport in Asia-Pacific

Changi Airport1. Changi Airport
2. Hong Kong International
3. Incheon Airport







Best Duty-Free in the World

Incheon Airport1. Incheon Airport
2. Hong Kong International
3. Changi Airport







Best Business City in Northeast Asia

Hong Kong1. Hong Kong
2. Tokyo
3. Shanghai







Best Business City in Southeast Asia

Singapore1. Singapore
2. Bangkok
3. Kuala Lumpur







Best Business City in the World

Hong Kong1. Hong Kong
2. London
3. New York







Best Leisure Destination in Asia-Pacific

Bangkok1. Bangkok
2. Bali
3. Singapore







HOTELS

Best Business Hotel Brand in the World

Grand Hyatt 1. Grand Hyatt
2. InterContinental
3. JW Marriott







Best Business Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific

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







Best Business Hotel Brand in Europe

InterContinental 1. InterContinental
2. Hilton Hotels & Resorts
3. Sofitel







Best Business Hotel Brand in North America

Hilton Hotels & Resorts1. Hilton Hotels & Resorts
2. Four Seasons
3. JW Marriott







Best Business Hotel Brand in Middle East/Africa

Jumeirah 1. Jumeirah
2. InterContinental
3. Sheraton







Best Mid-Market Hotel Brand in the World

Holiday Inn 1. Holiday Inn
2. Courtyard by Marriott
3. Novotel







Best Mid-Market Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific

Holiday Inn 1. Holiday Inn
2. Courtyard by Marriott
3. Novotel







Best Business Hotel in the World

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore1. Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
2. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
3. Four Seasons, Hong Kong







Best Business Hotel in Asia-Pacific

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong1. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
2. The Peninsula, Hong Kong
3. Four Seasons, Hong Kong







Best Airport Hotel in Asia-Pacific

Regal Airport, Hong Kong1. Regal Airport, Hong Kong
2. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Singapore
3. Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott







Best New Business Hotel in Asia-Pacific

Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore1. Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore
2. The Westin, Singapore
3. Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur







Best Resort Hotel in Asia-Pacific

W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak1. W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak
2. The St. Regis, Bali
3. W Koh Samui







Best Boutique Hotel in Asia-Pacific

The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore1. The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore
2. Hotel Quote Taipei
3. Hotel Indigo, Hong Kong
 




 
 
BEST BUSINESS HOTELS 

Best Business Hotel in Bangkok

Grand Hyatt Erawan1. Grand Hyatt Erawan
2. Mandarin Oriental
3. Shangri-La







Best Business Hotel in Beijing

Grand Hyatt Beijing1. Grand Hyatt
2. Shangri-La
3. Park Hyatt






Best Business Hotel in Guangzhou

The Westin1. The Westin
2. Langham Place
3. Garden Hotel







Best Business Hotel in Hanoi

Sofitel Legend Metropole1. Sofitel Legend Metropole
2. Hilton Hanoi Opera
3. InterContinental Hanoi Westlake







Best Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Park Hyatt1. Park Hyatt
2. Sheraton
3. InterContinental Asiana Saigon
    






Best Business Hotel in Hongkong

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







Best Business Hotel in Jakarta

Grand Hyatt Jakarta 1. Grand Hyatt
2. Shangri-La
3. The Ritz-Carlton







Best Business Hotel in Kuala Lumpur

Mandarin Oriental1. Mandarin Oriental
2. Grand Hyatt
3. Hilton







Best Business Hotel in Macau

Grand Hyatt Macau1. Grand Hyatt
2. The Venetian
3. Conrad Macao, Cotai Central







Best Business Hotel in Manila

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







Best Business Hotel in Melbourne

Grand Hyatt Melbourne 1. Grand Hyatt
2. Park Hyatt
3. Hilton







Best Business Hotel in Mumbai

The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower1. The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
2. Grand Hyatt
3. Leela







Best Business Hotel in New Delhi

The Oberoi1. The Oberoi
2. Taj Palace Hotel
3. Shangri-La – Eros







Best Business Hotel in Osaka

The Ritz-Carlton1. The Ritz-Carlton
2. Swissotel
3. Hyatt Regency







Best Business Hotel in Seoul

Lotte Hotel1. Lotte Hotel
2. The Shilla
3. Grand Hyatt







Best Business Hotel in Shanghai

Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai1. Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai
2. Park Hyatt
3. Mandarin Oriental







Best Business Hotel in Shenzhen   

Futian Shangri-La1. Futian Shangri-La
2. Grand Hyatt
3. Langham






 
Best Business Hotel in Singapore

Shangri-La Hotel1. Shangri-La Hotel
2. Grand Hyatt
3. Mandarin Oriental







Best Business Hotel in Sydney

Park Hyatt1. Park Hyatt
2. InterContinental
3. The Westin







Best Business Hotel in Taipei

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







Best Business Hotel in Tokyo

Park Hyatt1. Park Hyatt
2. Conrad
3. Shangri-La







Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific

Ascott Raffles Place Singapore1. Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
2. Four Seasons Place, Hong Kong
3. Ascott Sathorn Bangkok







Best Serviced Residence Brand in Asia-Pacific

Ascott1. Ascott
2. Fraser
3. Marriott Executive Apartments









 
















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