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Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2023

18 Oct 2023 by Business Traveller Asia Pacific
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The 2023 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards were announced on Wednesday 18 October, by the publishers of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific magazine, Panacea Media.

It marks an important post-Covid milestone for the awards, with all global markets having reopened for travel. This means that some award categories including those for lounges have returned, now that facilities have reopened.

This year saw Singapore Airlines walk away with six awards, for Best Airline, Best Asia-Pacific Airline, Best First Class, Best Business Class, Best Premium Economy Class, and Best Economy Class.

Meanwhile Cathay Pacific won three awards, for Best Chinese Airline, Best Frequent Flyer Programme, and Best Airport Lounge (for the The Pier, First Class Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport).

In the battle for the Best Independent Lounge, Plaza Premium First Lounge, Hong Kong came out top, ahead of SATS Premier Singapore, and American Express Centurion Lounge, Hong Kong.

In the hotel categories Grand Hyatt was voted Best Business Hotel Brand in the World, while Courtyard by Marriott won Best Mid-Market Hotel Brand in the World, The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts won Best Independent Hotel Brand, and the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong was voted Best Business Hotel in the World.

For the full results of the 2023 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards, see below.

The Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards are voted for by readers of the magazine, with the results authenticated by an independent auditing company, and are widely recognised as the market’s benchmark for excellence.

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2023 – Results

AIRLINES

Best Airline

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Qatar Airways
  3. Cathay Pacific

Best Asia-Pacific Airline

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

Best European Airline

  1. Lufthansa
  2. British Airways
  3. Swiss International Air Lines

Best North American Airline

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

Best Middle Eastern/African Airline

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Emirates
  3. Etihad Airways

Best Chinese Airline

  1. Cathay Pacific
  2. Air China
  3. China Southern

Best Low-Cost Airline

  1. AirAsia
  2. Scoot
  3. IndiGo

Best First Class

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Emirates
  3. Cathay Pacific

Best Business Class

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Qatar Airways
  3. Cathay Pacific

Best Premium Economy Class

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

Best Economy Class

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Emirates
  3. Cathay Pacific

Best Frequent Flyer Programme

  1. Cathay Pacific – Cathay
  2. Singapore Airlines – KrisFlyer
  3. British Airways – Executive Club

Best Airport Lounge

  1. Cathay Pacific – The Pier First Class Hong Kong
  2. Qantas – First Class Sydney
  3. Singapore Airlines – SilverKris First Class Singapore

Best Independent Airport Lounge

  1. Plaza Premium First Hong Kong
  2. SATS Premier Singapore
  3. American Express Centurion Hong Kong

CITIES

Best Business City in Asia

  1. Singapore
  2. Hong Kong
  3. Bangkok

Best Business City in the World

  1. Singapore
  2. London
  3. Hong Kong

Best Leisure City in Asia-Pacific

  1. Bangkok
  2. Singapore
  3. Tokyo

AIRPORTS

Best Airport in the World

  1. Singapore Changi Airport
  2. Hong Kong International Airport
  3. Hamad International Airport, Doha

Best Airport in Asia-Pacific

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

Best Airport for Tax Free Shopping in the World

  1. Incheon International Airport
  2. Singapore Changi Airport
  3. Dubai International Airport

ACCOMODATION / HOTELS

Best Serviced Residence Brand in Asia-Pacific

  1. Ascott
  2. Frasers Suites
  3. Pan Pacific Serviced Suites

Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific

  1. Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore
  2. Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
  3. Fraser Suites Singapore

Best Business Hotel Brand in the World

  1. Grand Hyatt
  2. Shangri-La
  3. Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Best Business Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific

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

Best Business Hotel Brand in Europe

  1. InterContinental
  2. Hilton
  3. Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Best Business Hotel Brand in North America

  1. JW Marriott
  2. Marriott Hotels
  3. Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Best Business Hotel Brand in Middle East/Africa

  1. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts
  2. Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
  3. Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Best Luxury Hotel Brand in Asia Pacific

  1. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
  2. Shangri-La
  3. Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Best Mid-Market Hotel Brand in the World

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

Best Independent Hotel Brand

  1. The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts
  2. Capella Hotels & Resorts
  3. The Peninsula Hotels

Best Business Hotel in the World

  1. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
  2. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
  3. The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

Best Business Hotel in Asia Pacific

  1. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
  2. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
  3. Shangri-La Singapore

Best Airport Hotel in Asia Pacific

  1. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
  2. Regal Airport Hotel, Hong Kong
  3. Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott

Best Independent Hotel in Asia Pacific

  1. The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
  2. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
  3. 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok

Best Hotel Loyalty Programme

  1. Marriott Bonvoy
  2. Hilton Honors
  3. ALL – Accor Live Limitless

Best Business Hotel in Bangkok

  1. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
  2. JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok
  3. Shangri-La Bangkok

Best Business Hotel in Beijing

  1. Grand Hyatt Beijing
  2. Regent Beijing
  3. China World Summit Wing Beijing

Best Business Hotel in Chengdu

  1. The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
  2. Niccolo Chengdu
  3. The St. Regis Chengdu

Best Business Hotel in Guangzhou

  1. Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
  2. Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou
  3. The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou

Best Business Hotel in Hanoi

  1. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
  2. JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi
  3. InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72

Best Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

  1. Park Hyatt Saigon
  2. Caravelle Hotel Saigon
  3. Sofitel Saigon Plaza

Best Business Hotel in Hong Kong

  1. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
  2. JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
  3. Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

Best Business Hotel in Jakarta

  1. JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta
  2. Grand Hyatt Jakarta
  3. Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta

Best Business Hotel in Kuala Lumpur

  1. Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
  2. Hilton Kuala Lumpur
  3. Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Best Business Hotel in Macau

  1. Grand Hyatt Macau
  2. JW Marriott Hotel Macau
  3. Mandarin Oriental, Macau

Best Business Hotel in Manila

  1. Shangri-La The Fort Manila
  2. The Peninsula Manila
  3. Makati Shangri-La, Manila

Best Business Hotel in Melbourne

  1. Grand Hyatt Melbourne
  2. Park Hyatt Melbourne
  3. Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

Best Business Hotel in Seoul

  1. Grand Hyatt Seoul
  2. Lotte Hotel Seoul
  3. JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul

Best Business Hotel in Shanghai

  1. Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai
  2. Pudong Shangri-La
  3. JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square

Best Business Hotel in Shenzhen

  1. JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen
  2. Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen
  3. Grand Hyatt Shenzhen

Best Business Hotel in Singapore

  1. Shangri-La Singapore
  2. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
  3. Raffles Singapore

Best Business Hotel in Sydney

  1. Park Hyatt Sydney
  2. Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
  3. Hilton Sydney

Best Business Hotel in Taipei

  1. Shangri-La Far Eastern, Taipei
  2. Grand Hyatt Taipei
  3. Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel

Best Business Hotel in Tokyo

  1. Park Hyatt Tokyo
  2. Shangri-La Tokyo
  3. Imperial Hotel Tokyo
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