Winners Announced at Luxury Travel Advisor Awards of Excellence Ceremony

The winners of the Luxury Travel Advisor Awards of Excellence were announced to the crowd of luxury travel professionals Tuesday evening at the awards ceremony held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas.

Nominees for each award were hand-selected by the Luxury Travel Advisor Nomination board, comprised of the elite group of luxury advisors that have graced the cover of Luxury Travel Advisor since 2005, and final winners were determined by the votes of the Luxury Travel Advisor readers.

Luxury Travel Advisor is a sister publication of Travel Agent.

Airline with the Best First-Class Service

Singapore Airlines

Airline with the Best Business-Class Service

Singapore Airlines

Best Private Jet Company


Best Cruise Line for Luxury Ocean Cruises

Crystal Cruises

Best Cruise Line for Luxury Small Ships/River Cruises


Best Luxury Tour Operator/Wholesaler

Abercrombie & Kent

Best Luxury Car Rental Company


Best City Center Luxury Hotel in Europe

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris

Best City Center Luxury Hotel in North America

The Peninsula, Beverly Hills

Best Luxury/Resort Hotel in Asia

The Peninsula, Hong Kong

Best City Center Luxury/Resort Hotel in South Pacific/Australia

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

Best City Center Luxury/Resort Hotel in Caribbean/Bermuda/Bahamas

Four Seasons Resort Nevis

Best City Center Luxury/Resort Hotel in Mexico/Central/South America

One&Only Palmilla Resort, Cabo San Lucas

Best Luxury Resort Hotel in Africa/Indian Ocean

Singita Boulders Lodge, Kruger National Park

Best Hotel/Resort in the Middle East

Burj Al-Arab, Dubai

Best Luxury Hotel Group

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Top Luxury Suite in a Hotel/Resort Worldwide

Burj Al-Arab, Royal Suite, Dubai

Top Villa in a Hotel/Resort Worldwide

Four Seasons Villas, Punta Mita

Best City Center Hotel Spa Worldwide

The Oriental Spa at The Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Best Luxury Family Resort Worldwide

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Top General Manager of a Luxury Hotel/Resort Worldwide

Dan Flannery, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, New York

Top Luxury Destination Management Company Worldwide

Abercrombie & Kent

Top Custom Ground Operator Worldwide

Abercrombie & Kent

Top Educator

Maureen Jones, All Horizons Travel, Inc.

Top Humanitarian

Jennifer Wilson-Buttgieg, Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc.

Hotel Innovator

Geoffrey Gelardi, The Lanesborough


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