Business Traveller China 2015

20 Nov 2015 by Clement Huang

Leading players of the travel industry were honoured today at the eleventh annual Business Traveller China (BTC) Awards ceremony, held during dinner at the New World Beijing Hotel. The prestigious event was attended by some 250 key individuals.

The results were tabulated based on votes by the highly discerning readership of Business Traveller China, representing crucial customer feedback.

Prolific winner Singapore Airlines once again retained its title of Best Airline in the World, and was recognised for its continued excellence in offering quality premium cabin products by picking up awards in the Best Airline First Class and Best Airline Business Class categories. Meanwhile, Cathay Pacific also continued its winning streak, picking up the Best Asian Airline Serving China award for the second year, while sister airline Dragonair, was voted Best Airline Economy Class. Chinese carriers did not go home empty handed, with Air China named as the Best Chinese Airline serving China.

This year also saw the addition of the Best Frequent Flyer Programme category, which was picked up by Cathay Pacific, in recognition for the excellence of its Marco Polo Club programme.

There were no changes for the best airports, with Incheon Airport, Hong Kong International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport retaining the titles of Best Airport Duty Free in the World, Best Airport in China and Best Airport in the World respectively.

There were familiar names on the hotel categories front too, with Grand Hyatt once again being named as the Best Hotel Brand in the World, while Shangri-La held on to its title of Best Hotel Brand in China.

New winners this year included Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund for the Best Luxury Hotel in China category, The Temple House Chengdu as the Best Design Hotel in China, and China World Beijing for Best MICE Hotel in China. Another new entrant was the Rosewood Beijing, which beat off stiff competition for the Best New Business Hotel in China crown.

Two new awards were added to the serviced residence category, with Fraser Suites and Aromas Garden Serviced Suites by Lanson Place, Shanghai being the inaugural winners of the Best Luxury Serviced Residence Brand in China and Best New Serviced Residence in China awards respectively.

A full list of the winners will appear in January/February 2016 issue of Business Traveller China. 

The Business Traveller Asia-Pacific and China Charity Auction 2015 is also now open for bids. All proceeds will be going towards the Chi Heng Foundation, which helps thousands of children and youngsters affected by HIV and AIDS in rural China.

2015 Business Traveller China Awards


Best Airline in the World 

1. Singapore Airlines

2. Cathay Pacific

3. Lufthansa

Best Chinese Airline serving China

1. Air China

2. China Eastern

3. Hainan Airlines

Best Asian Airline serving China

1. Cathay Pacific

2. Singapore Airlines

3. Dragonair

Best American Airline serving China

1. United Airlines

2. Delta Air Lines

3. American Airlines

Best European Airline serving China

1. Lufthansa

2. British Airways

3. Air France

Best Middle-Eastern Airline serving China

1. Qatar Airways

2. Emirates

3. Eithad Airways

Best Airline First Class

1. Singapore Airlines

2. Cathay Pacific

3. Emirates

Best Airline Business Class

1. Singapore Airlines

2. Cathay Pacific

3. Emirates

Best Airline Economy Class

1. Dragonair

2.Singapore Airlines

3. Cathay Pacific

Best Frequent-Flyer Programme

1. Cathay Pacific – Marco Polo Club

2. Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

3. United Airlines – MileagePlus


Best Airport in the World 

1. Singapore Changi Airport

2. Hong Kong International Airport

3. Incheon Airport

Best Airport in China

1. Hong Kong International Airport

2. Beijing Capital International Airport

3. Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Best Airport Duty Free in the World 

1. Incheon Airport

2. Singapore Changi Airport

3. Hong Kong International Airport


Favourite Business City in the World 

1. Hong Kong

2. Shanghai

3. Singapore

Favourite Leisure City in the World 

1. Singapore 

2. Bangkok

3. Tokyo


Best Hotel Brand in the World

1. Grand Hyatt

2. InterContinental

3. Shangri-La

Best Hotel Brand in China

1. Shangri-La 

2. Sheraton

3. Jin Jiang

Best Loyalty Programme in China

1. Starwood Preferred Guest

2. Shangri-La Golden Circle

3. Marriott Rewards

Best Mid-Market Hotel Brand in China

1. Holiday Inn 

2. Four Points by Sheraton

3. Courtyard by Marriott

Best New Business Hotel in China  

1. Rosewood Beijing

2. Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai

3. Waldorf Astoria Beijing

Best Luxury Hotel in China

1. Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

2. Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou

3. Rosewood Beijing

Best Design Hotel in China

1. The Temple House Chengdu

2. Hotel Éclat Beijing

3. The Puli Hotel and Spa, Shanghai

Best MICE Hotel in China

1. China World Beijing

2. Langham Place Guangzhou

3. Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai

Best Resort Hotel in China

1. Pullman Lijiang Resort and Spa

2. Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake

3. Mandarin Oriental, Sanya

Best Golf Resort in China

1. Sofitel Zhongshan Golf Resort Nanjing

2. Mission Hills Resort Haikou

3. Mission Hills Resort Shenzhen

Best Serviced Residence Brand in China

1. Ascott 

2. Fraser

3. Marriott Executive Apartments

Best Luxury Serviced Residence Brand in China

1. Fraser

2. Ascott

3. Marriott Executive Apartments

Best New Serviced Residence in China

1. Aroma Garden Serviced Suites by Lanson Place, Shanghai

2. Ascott Heng Shan Shanghai

3. Somerset Victoria Park, Hong Kong

Best Serviced Residence in China

1. Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai

2. Fraser Suites Nanjing

3. Ascott Raffles City Beijing



1. Grand Hyatt

2. China World Summit Wing

3. The Regent


1. Shangri-La 

2. Sheraton Changchun Jingyuetan

3. New Century Grand


1. Shangri-La

2. The Ritz-Carlton

3. The St. Regis


1. Kempinski

2. The Westin

3. JW Marriott


1. New World 

2. Grand Hyatt

3. Conrad


1. The Garden Hotel

2. Four Seasons

3. Mandarin Oriental


1. Kempinski Hotel Haitang Bay Sanya

2. Shangri-La's Sanya Resort & Spa

3. The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay


1. JW Marriott 

2. Hyatt Regency

3. Shangri-La

Hong Kong

1. InterContinental

2. Conrad

3. Grand Hyatt


1. Grand Hyatt

2. The Venetian

3. Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central


1. Jinling Hotel 

2. InterContinental

3. The Westin


1. The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi

2. The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

3. Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai


1. Sofitel Shenyang Lido

2. Grand Hyatt

3. Kempinski


1. Futian Shangri-La 

2. InterContinental

3. The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan


1. InterContinental  

2. Hyatt Regency

3. Shangri-La


1. The St. Regis

2. The Ritz-Carlton

3. Shangri-La


1. Marco Polo

2. The Westin

3. Shangri-La


1. Marco Polo 

2. The Westin

3. Langham Place


1. The Westin

2. Sofitel Xian On Renmin Square

3. Shangri-La

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