Awards

Business Traveller China Awards 2018 results

16 Nov 2018 by BusinessTravellerAsiaPacific
Business Traveller China Awards 2017

Around 250 key individuals from the travel industry were honoured today at the 14th annual Business Traveller China Awards ceremony. The prestigious event took place over a lavish dinner at the Wanda Reign on the Bund, Shanghai.

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

Prolific winner Singapore Airlines was once again crowned Best Airline in the World, and also picked up awards for its quality premium cabin products in the Best Airline First Class and Best Airline Business Class categories. It also managed to keep hold of the award for Best Asian Airline serving China. Meanwhile, close rival Cathay Pacific retained the title for Best Frequent Flyer Programme thanks to its Marco Polo Club programme. Sister airline Cathay Dragon also once again won the award for Best Airline Economy Class.

A massive change for Best American Airline saw last year’s winner Delta Air Lines knocked off the podium, replaced by this year’s victor American Airlines. Other regional winners included Hainan Airlines, Lufthansa and Qatar Airways for Best Chinese/European/Middle-Eastern Airline serving China, respectively.

There were some shifts for the best airport categories too. Having been toppled from the top spot by Hong Kong Airport for Best Airport Duty Free in the World last year, long-time winner Incheon Airport reclaimed the title in 2018. But it wasn’t all bad news for Hong Kong International Airport, which kept a hold of its leadership in the Best Airport in China category. However it was not enough to unseat Singapore Changi Airport as the Best Airport in the World for another year running.

In the hotel categories, Grand Hyatt has once again been named Best Hotel Brand in the World, while Shangri-La held on to its title of Best Hotel Brand in China.

Jostling in the luxury categories saw Wanda Reign on the Bund take home the award for Best Luxury Hotel in China, unseating last year’s winner Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund. Meanwhile newly opened The Middle House, Shanghai took the number one position for Best Design Hotel in China. Another newcomer, the Kerry Hotel Hong Kong took home the trophy for Best MICE Hotel in China and this year’s Best New Business Hotel in China award went to the Bellagio Shanghai.

The Business Traveller Asia-Pacific and China Charity Auction 2018 has started. All proceeds will go to the Chi Heng Foundation, which helps thousands of children and youngsters affected by HIV and AIDS in rural China.

Airlines

Best Airline in the World

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Cathay Pacific
  3. Emirates

Best Chinese Airline serving China

  1. Hainan Airlines
  2. Air China
  3. China Eastern

Best Asian Airline serving China

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Cathay Pacific
  3. Cathay Dragon

Best American Airline serving China

  1. American Airlines
  2. Delta Air Lines
  3. United Airlines

Best European Airline serving China

  1. Lufthansa
  2. British Airways
  3. Finnair

Best Middle-Eastern Airline serving China

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Emirates
  3. Turkish Airlines 

Best Airline First Class

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Emirates
  3. Cathay Pacific

Best Airline Business Class

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Cathay Pacific
  3. Emirates

Best Airline Economy Class

  1. Cathay Dragon
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Cathay Pacific

Best Frequent Flyer Programme

  1. Cathay Pacific – Marco Polo Club
  2. Singapore Airlines – KrisFlyer
  3. United Airlines – MileagePlus

Airports

Best Airport in the World

  1. Singapore Changi Airport
  2. Hong Kong International Airport
  3. Paris CDG Airport

Best Airport in China

  1. Hong Kong International Airport
  2. Shanghai Pudong International Airport
  3. Beijing Capital International Airport

Best Airport Duty Free in the World

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

Hotels

Best Hotel Brand in the World

  1. Grand Hyatt
  2. JW Marriott
  3. Shangri-La

Best Hotel Brand in China

  1. Shangri-La
  2. Wanda
  3. Jin Jiang

Best Mid-Market Hotel Brand in China

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

Best New Business Hotel in China

  1. Bellagio Shanghai
  2. Cordis Shanghai, Hongqiao
  3. The Sukhothai Shanghai

Best Luxury Hotel in China

  1. Wanda Reign on the Bund
  2. Rosewood Beijing
  3. Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

Best Design Hotel in China

  1. The Middle House Shanghai
  2. Hotel Éclat Beijing
  3. The Temple House Chengdu

Best MICE Hotel in China

  1. Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong
  2. Grand Hyatt Shanghai
  3. Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou

Best Resort Hotel in China

  1. The Sanya EDITION
  2. Fairmont Yangcheng Lake
  3. Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay

Best Golf Resort in China

  1. Mission Hills Resort Haikou
  2. Sofitel Zhongshan Golf Resort Nanjing
  3. Mission Hills Resort Shenzhen

 Best Loyalty Programme in China

  1. Starwood Preferred Guest
  2. Shangri-La Golden Circle
  3. Marriott Rewards

 Best Serviced Residence Brand in China

  1. Frasers Hospitality
  2. Ascott
  3. Marriott Executive Apartments

Best Luxury Serviced Residence Brand in China

  1. Ascott
  2. Frasers Hospitality
  3. Marriott Executive Apartments

Best New Serviced Residence in China

  1. Tianfu Square Serviced Suites by Lanson Place
  2. Fraser Suites Dalian
  3. Hyatt House Shanghai Hongqiao DBD

Best Serviced Residence in China

  1. Ascott Raffles City Beijing
  2. Beijing Kerry Residence
  3. Lanson Place Jin Qiao Shanghai

Best Business Hotel In…

Sanya

  1. Shangri-La’s Sanya Resort and Spa
  2. Mandarin Oriental
  3. Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay

Shanghai

  1. Grand Hyatt
  2. Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai
  3. Grand Kempinski 

Dalian

  1. Shangri-La
  2. Conrad
  3. New World 

Guangzhou

  1. Shangri-La
  2. LN Garden Hotel
  3. Langham Place 

Tianjin

  1. The Ritz-Carlton
  2. Shangri-La
  3. The St. Regis 

Beijing

  1. Park Hyatt
  2. China World Summit Wing, Beijing
  3. NUO Hotel

Changsha

  1. InterContinental
  2. The St. Regis
  3. Kempinski Hotel

 Changchun

  1. Shangri-La
  2. Hyatt Regency
  3. Sheraton Changchun Jingyuetan

Chengdu

  1. Waldorf Astoria
  2. Shangri-La
  3. Grand Hyatt

 Xian

  1. Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xian
  2. Grand Hyatt
  3. Shangri-La

Shenyang

  1. Sofitel Shenyang Lido
  2. Shangri-La
  3. Grand Hyatt

Hangzhou

  1. Hyatt Regency
  2. Midtown Shangri-La
  3. JW Marriott

Wuhan

  1. Wanda Reign
  2. Shangri-La
  3. Marco Polo 

Qingdao

  1. Hyatt Regency
  2. Shangri-La
  3. The Westin 

Nanjing

  1. Jinling Hotel
  2. Shangri-La
  3. InterContinental 

Chongqing

  1. Niccolo
  2. Kempinski Hotel
  3. Hilton

Haikou

  1. The Langham
  2. Shangri-La
  3. Renaissance

Suzhou

  1. W Suzhou
  2. Hyatt Regency
  3. InterContinental

Shenzhen

  1. Futian Shangri-La
  2. Grand Hyatt
  3. Hilton Shenzhen Futian

Xiamen

  1. Marco Polo
  2. Langham Place
  3. Shangri-La

Hong Kong

  1. Island Shangri-La
  2. Grand Hyatt
  3. Four Seasons 

Macau

  1. Grand Hyatt
  2. JW Marriott
  3. The Venetian

Destinations

Favourite Business City in the World

  1. Hong Kong
  2. Singapore
  3. Shanghai

 Favourite Leisure City in the World

  1. Bangkok
  2. Singapore
  3. Tokyo
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