Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2015 results

27 Jun 2016 by ahmarshah

The winners of the region’s most prestigious travel awards were announced today at an exclusive presentation luncheon at the Conrad Hong Kong Hotel.

The Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards is now in its 24th year and still growing, with the addition of two new categories for 2015: Best Hotel Loyalty Progamme; and Best Luxury Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific.

One of the reasons why the awards are so revered, and so popular, is that they are chosen by people who travel for a living, frequently using airports, airlines and hotel services, and visiting regional destinations. These people are the readers of and subscribers to Business Traveller Asia-Pacific. A good proportion of them travel particularly frequently, racking up tons of miles along the way!

This year a number of brands have held their award winning positions from 2014, reflecting their popularity and pursuit of excellence. But there were some significant new winners, particular among the hotels, perhaps reflecting the growth in new properties springing up in the region.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Singapore Airlines again reigned supreme, winning the overall award for Best Airline in the world and for Best Asia-Pacific Airline for the 15th year running. The airline also managed to scoop the awards for: Best Airline First ClassBest Airline Business ClassBest Airline Economy Class; and Best In-flight Catering.

Lufthansa won the award for Best European Airline, while awards for Best North American AirlineBest Middle Eastern/African Airline and Best China Airline were won by United AirlinesQatar Airways and Air China, respectively. All four airlines also won the same awards last year. British Airways won the Best Premium Economy Class award.

Cathay Pacific also enjoyed some prestige at the event, winning the Best Frequent Flyer Programme award, and also the Best Airline Lounge in Asia-Pacific.

The Grand Hyatt won the award for Best Business Hotel Brand in the World, marking its third consecutive year in the top spot, while the Shangri-La won the award for Best Business Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific.

Island Shangri-La Hong Kong and The Peninsula Hong Kong won Best Business Hotel in the World and Best Business Hotel in Asia-Pacific, respectively. The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore won the Best Boutique Hotel in Asia-Pacific for the second year running, while The Westin Singapore won theBest New Business Hotel in Asia-Pacific.

Mandarin Oriental took out the inaugural award for Best Luxury Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific, while the new award for Best Hotel Loyalty Programme was won by Starwood Preferred Guest.

In the awards for serviced residences, Ascott remain undefeated in the category ofBest Serviced Residence Brand in Asia-Pacific since 2004, when the award was introduced. Fraser Suites Top Glory Shanghai won the award for Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific.

For work and play destinations, Hong Kong and Bangkok once again won awards for Best Business City in the World and Best Leisure Destination in Asia-Pacific, respectively.


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. Results were compiled and tabulated by market research leader Ipsos. The full results will appear in the October 2015 issue of the magazine.

Business Traveller leads the portfolio of titles belonging to international publishing house Panacea Publishing, which is headquartered in London. Business TravellerAsia-Pacific is one of 13 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.

2015 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards
Singapore Airlines A350-900


Best Airline
1. Singapore Airlines
2. Emirates
3. Cathay Pacific
Best Asia-Pacific Airline
1. Singapore Airlines
2. Cathay Pacific
3. Thai Airways
Best China Airline
1. Air China
2. China Eastern
3. China Southern
Best European Airline
1. Lufthansa
2. British Airways
3. Swiss
Best North American Airline
1. United Airlines
2. Delta Air Lines
3. American Airlines
Best Middle-East/African Airline
1. Qatar Airways
2. Emirates
3. Etihad Airways
Best Low Cost Airline
1. Air Asia
2. Jetstar Asia
3. Scoot
Best First Class
1. Singapore Airlines
2. Etihad Airways
3. EmiratesBest Business Class
1. Singapore Airlines
2. Cathay Pacific
3. Qatar Airways
Best Premium Economy Class
1. British Airways
2. Qantas Airways
3. Cathay Pacific
Best Economy Class
1. Singapore Airlines
2. Thai Airways
3. Emirates
Best Frequent-Flyer Programme
1. Cathay Pacific – Marco Polo Club
2. Singapore Airlines – Krisflyer
3. Thai Airways – Royal Orchid
Best Airline Lounge in Asia-Pacific
1. Cathay Pacific – Hong Kong International Airport
2. Singapore Airlines – Changi Airport
3. Thai Airways – Suvarnabhumi Airport
Best Airline Inflight Catering
1. Singapore Airlines
2. Qantas Airways
3. Cathay Pacific
Amazing London skyline with Tower Bridge during sunset


Best Airport in the World
1. Changi Airport
2. Hong Kong International Airport
3. Incheon Airport
Best Airport in Asia-Pacific
1. Changi Airport
2. Hong Kong International Airport
3. Incheon Airport
Best Duty-Free in the World
1. Incheon Airport
2. Changi Airport
3. Hong Kong International Airport
Best Business City in Northeast Asia
1. Hong Kong
2. Shanghai
3. Seoul
Best Business City in Southeast Asia
1. Singapore
2. Bangkok
3. Kuala Lumpur
Best Business City in the World
1. Hong Kong
2. London
3. New York
Best Leisure Destination in Asia-Pacific
1. Bangkok
2. Singapore
3. Tokyo
Grand Hyatt Changsha


Best Business Hotel Brand in the World
1. Grand Hyatt
2. Shangri-La
3. Intercontinental
Best Business Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific
1. Shangri-La
2. Grand Hyatt
3. Intercontinental
Best Business Hotel Brand in Europe
1. Intercontinental
2. Sofitel
3. Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Best Business Hotel Brand in North America
1. Marriott
2. Sheraton
3. Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Best Business Hotel Brand in Middle East/Africa
1. Jumeirah
2. Intercontinental
3. Sheraton
Best Mid-Market Hotel Brand in the World
1. Holiday Inn
2. Novotel
3. Courtyard by Marriott
Best Mid-Market Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific
1. Holiday Inn
2. Novotel
3. Four Points by Sheraton
Best Luxury Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific
2. Four Seasons
3. The Ritz-Carlton
 Best Hotel Loyalty Programme
2. Hyatt Gold Passport
3. Marriott Rewards
Best Business Hotel in the World
1. Island Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong
2. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
3. Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Best Business Hotel in Asia-Pacific
1. The Peninsula, Hong Kong
2. Shangri-La, Singapore
3. Conrad Hong Kong
Best Airport Hotel in Asia-Pacific
1. Regal Airport, Hong Kong
2. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Singapore
3. Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand
Best New Business Hotel in Asia-Pacific
1. The Westin, Singapore
2. Rosewood Beijing
3. JW Marrriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Best Resort Hotel in Asia-Pacific
1. W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak
2. Anantara Phuket Villas
3. Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
Best Boutique Hotel in Asia-Pacific
1. The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore
2. Hotel Quote Taipei
3. Keraton at the Plaza Jakarta
Westin Hamburg spa


Best Business Hotel in Bangkok

1. Grand Hyatt Erawan
2. Sofitel So
3. W Bangkok
Best Business Hotel in Beijing
1. China World Summit Wing, Beijing
2. Grand Hyatt
3. The Westin Beijing Chaoyang
Best Business Hotel in Guangzhou
1. Four Seasons 
2. Garden Hotel
3. The Westin
Best Business Hotel in Hanoi
1. Sofitel Legend Metropole
2. Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake
3. Sheraton
Best Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
1. Park Hyatt
2. The Caravelle
3. Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers
Best Business Hotel in Hong Kong
1. Island Shangri-La
2. Grand Hyatt
3. Conrad
Best Business Hotel in Jakarta
1. Grand Hyatt
2. Hotel Indonesia Kempinski
3. Pullman Jakarta Indonesia Thamrin CBD
Best Business Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
1. Grand Hyatt
2. Shangri-La
3. Hilton
Best Business Hotel in Macau
1. Grand Hyatt
2. The Venetian
3. Mandarin Oriental
Best Business Hotel in Manila
1. Makati Shangri-La
2. Fairmont Makati
3. New World Manila Bay
Best Business Hotel in Melbourne
1. Grand Hyatt
2. Park Hyatt
3. The Westin
Best Business Hotel in Mumbai
1. The Taj Mahal Palace
2. Grand Hyatt
3. Four Seasons
Best Business Hotel in New Delhi
1. The Taj Mahal Hotel
2. The Oberoi
3. The Imperial
Best Business Hotel in Osaka
1. The St. Regis
2. The Westin
3. Hilton
Best Business Hotel in Seoul
1. Lotte Hotel
2. Grand Hyatt
3. Conrad
Best Business Hotel in Shanghai
1. Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai
2. The Langham Shanghai, Xintiandi
3. Grand Hyatt
Best Business Hotel in Shenzhen   
1. The Ritz-Carlton
2. Futian Shangri-La
3. Grand Hyatt
Best Business Hotel in Singapore
1. Grand Hyatt
2. Shangri-La Hotel
3. The Fullerton
Best Business Hotel in Sydney
1. Park Hyatt
2. Intercontinental
3. Shangri-La
Best Business Hotel in Taipei
1. W Taipei
2. The Regent
3. The Okura Prestige
Best Business Hotel in Tokyo
1. Park Hyatt
2. Conrad
3. The Imperial
Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific
1. Fraser Suites Top Glory, Shanghai
2. Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
3. Gloria Residence Taipei
Best Serviced Residence Brand in Asia-Pacific
1. Ascott
2. Fraser
3. Marriott Executive Apartments
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