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Business Traveller Asia Pacific Awards reward travel industry champions

25 Sep 2009

The region’s travel and hospitality industry applauded the highest standards of service delivery at the 2009 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Travel Awards.

Trophies in 52 categories, representing the efforts of airlines, hotels, serviced apartments and cities to please customers were handed out at well attended ceremonies held for the ninth year at the Conrad Hongkong. Perennial emcee, BBC anchor Rico Hizon announced the winners.

Hongkong proved its enduring appeal as a formidable financial hub, garnering Best Business City in the World and Best Business City in Northeast Asia, while close rival Singapore copped Best Business City in Southeast Asia and Bangkok won Best Leisure Destination in Asia-Pacific.

Two new players joined the winners’ circle – W Hongkong for Best New Business Hotel in Asia-Pacific and Hotel LKF by Rhombus Hongkong for Best New Boutique Hotel.

The Chi Heng Foundation, a champion for better education for thousands of AIDS-impacted Chinese children, was the 27-year-old publication’s beneficiary for a Silent Auction of travel products and services. This is the fourth year Panacea Publishing Asia, Business Traveller’s motherhouse, is working with the group to provide a better future for the youngsters, many of whom are orphans and shunned by their communities. The proceeds of the Silent Auction recently funded four reading rooms in the provinces of Anhui and Henan in China.

Renowned cellist Trey Lee, Honorary Patron for Chi Heng, was this year’s guest of honour.

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AIRLINES

SIA singapore airlines award
Best Airline

1.Singapore Airlines
2. Cathay Pacific
3. Emirates = Thai Airways

SIA singapore airlines award
Best Asia-Pacific Airline

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


Best First Class

1. Singapore Airlines
2. Cathay Pacific
3. Emirates


Best Business Class

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


Best Economy Class

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

air china airline award
Best China Airline

1. Air China Airline

2. China Southern
3. China Eastern


british airways airline award
Best European Airline

1. British Airways
2. Lufthansa
3. Virgin Atlantic



emirates airlines award
Best Middle East /African Airline

1. Emirates

2. Eithad
3. Qatar Airways

united airlines award
Best North American Airline

1. United Airlines

2. American Airlines
3. Air Canada


cathay pacific airline award
Best Airline Lounge in Asia-Pacific

1. Cathay Pacific Airways – Hongkong International Airport
2. Singapore Airlines – Changi Airport
3. Thai Airways – Suvarnabhumi Airport


cathay pacific airline award
Best Frequent-Flyer Programme

1. Cathay Pacific Airways 

2. Singapore Airlines
3. Thai Airways = Lufthansa

AIRPORTS

changi airport award
Best Airport in the World

1. Singapore Changi

2. Hong Kong International
3. London Heathrow


changi airport award
Best Duty-Free in the World

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

CITIES


Best Business City in the World

1. Hongkong

2. Singapore
3. Sydney

HK tourism board award
Best Business City in Northeast Asia

1. Hong Kong
2. Tokyo
3. Shanghai

Singapore Tourism Board
Best Business City in Southeast Asia

1. Singapore

2. Bangkok
3. Kuala Lumpur


Best Leisure Destination in Asia-Pacific


1. Bangkok

2. Bali
3. Phuket

HOTELS


Best Business Hotel Brand in the World


1. Grand Hyatt

2. Shangri-La
3. Four Seasons

Shangri-La
Best Business Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific

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


Best Business Hotel in the World


1. Shangri-La Singapore
2. The Peninsula, Hongkong
3. Island Shangri-La, Singapore


Best Business Hotel in Asia-Pacific

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



Hilton
Best Business Hotel Brand in North America

1. Hilton

2. Marriot
3. Four Seasons

Holiday Inn
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. Traders

Hotel LKF
Best Boutique Hotel in Asia-Pacific

1. Hotel LKF by Rhombus Hongkong
2. Naumi, Singapore
3. JIA, Hong Kong

InterContinental Hotels Group
Best Business Hotel Brand in Europe

1. InterContinental

2. Hilton
3. Sheraton

Jumeirah
Best Business Hotel Brand in Middle East /Africa

1. Jumeirah

2. InterContinental
3. Sheraton


Regal Hotels International
Best Airport Hotel in Asia-Pacific

1. Regal
Airport, Hong Kong
2. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Singapore
3. Pan Pacific KLIA, Kuala Lumpur



W Hotels
Best New Business Hotel in Asia-Pacific

1. W Hongkong

2. The St. Regis, Singapore
3. Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen


Best Resort Hotel in Asia-Pacific


1. Banyan Tree Phuket

2. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
3. Conrad Bali

BEST BUSINESS HOTEL IN…

Grand Hyatt
Bangkok

1. Grand Hyatt Erawan = Shangri-La
3. Conrad

Grand Hyatt
Beijing

1. Grand Hyatt
2. China World
3. Hilton

Garden Hotel
Guangzhou

1. Garden Hotel
2. Westin
3. White Swan

Sofitel
Hanoi

1. Sofitel Metropole
2. Hilton Hanoi Opera
3. InterContinental

Park Hyatt
Ho Chi Minh City

1. Park Hyatt
2. Sheraton
3. Caravelle

Island Shangri-La
Hongkong


1. Island Shangri-La
2. Grand Hyatt
3. Conrad

Grand Hyatt
Jakarta

1. Grand Hyatt
2. Shangri-La
3. The Ritz-Carlton

Mandarin Oriental
Kuala Lumpur

1. Mandarin Oriental
2. Shangri-La
3. Westin

Makati Shangri-La
Manila

1. Makati Shangri-La
2. The Peninsula
3. InterContinental

Park Hyatt
Melbourne

1. Park Hyatt

2. Grand Hyatt
3. Westin

The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
Mumbai

1. The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
2. Grand Hyatt
3. The Oberoi

The Oberoi
New Delhi

1. The Oberoi

2. The Taj Mahal
3. Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency
Osaka

1. Hyatt Regency
2. The Ritz-Carlton
3. Nikko

Grand Hyatt
Seoul

1. Grand Hyatt
2. Lotte
3. Westin Chosun

Grand Hyatt
Shanghai

1. Grand Hyatt
2. Pudong Shangri-La
3. Portman Ritz-Carlton

Sheraton Shenzhen Futian
Shenzhen

1. Sheraton Shenzhen Futian
2. Crowne Plaza
3. Kempinski

Shangri-La
Singapore

1. Shangri-La

2. The Ritz-Carlton Millennia
3. Grand Hyatt

Park Hyatt
Sydney

1. Park Hyatt

2. Westin
3. Hilton

Shangri-La\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Far Eastern Plaza
Taipei

1. Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza
2. Grand Hyatt
3. Sheraton

Park Hyatt
Tokyo

1. Park Hyatt
2. Grand Hyatt
= Okura

SERVICED RESIDENCES

Ascott
Best Serviced Residence Brand in Asia-Pacific

1. Ascott 

2. Fraser
3. Oakwood

Ascott Sathorn Bangkok
Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific

1. Ascott Sathorn Bangkok

2. Ascott Kuala Lumpur
3. Ascott Guangzhou



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