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Finalists announced for LLM Readers’ Travel Awards 2018

By LLM Reporters on 20th February 2018

The LLM Readers’ Travel Awards 2018, in partnership with leading drinks brand Salcombe Gin, recognise and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the luxury travel and tourism industry.

Our team of experts have scoured the globe and travelled extensively in order to identify everything from the very best hotels, airlines and tour operators through to highlighting the most innovative digital travel companies.

Now it’s over to our tens of thousands of discerning readers to vote for their favourites from the impressive selection of finalists below. And we’re offering one very lucky voter the chance to win an eight night stay at the luxurious Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa, worth a whopping £6,450. More information on this fantastic prize can be read here.

ALL FINALISTS

HOTELS (UK based entries only):

Best Beach/Coastal Hotel
South Sands Hotel
Airds Hotel & Restaurant
The Lugger
Cary Arms & Spa
Soar Mill Cove Hotel
Talland Bay Hotel
Seaham Hall
The Headland Hotel and Spa
Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland

Best Boutique Hotel
South Sands Hotel
The Plough at Lupton
Airds Hotel & Restaurant
The Lugger
Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club
Storrs Hall
Hotel Gotham
The Dunstane Houses
Cotswold House Hotel & Spa
Cary Arms & Spa
The Ampersand Hotel
Soar Mill Cove
The Capital Hotel
Seaham Hall
Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course
Langley Castle Hotel
No.15 Great Pulteney
Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa
The Alverton Hotel
Feversham Arms Hotel
Buckland-Tout-Saints Hotel

Best City Hotel
Hotel Gotham
The Dunstane Houses
La Suite West
The Grand Hotel & Spa, York
London Marriott Hotel County Hall
The Ampersand Hotel
The Landmark London
The Capital Hotel
St James Hotel
Hilton London Bankside
The Midland
The Savoy
The Alverton Hotel
No.15 Great Pulteney
The May Fair Hotel
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel

Best Hotel for Business
London Marriott Hotel County Hall
The Landmark London
The Crowne Plaza Nottingham
Hilton London Bankside
Culloden Estate & Spa
Tewkesbury Park
The Midland
Mour Hotel
The Grand Hotel & Spa

Best Hotel for Design
The Plough at Lupton
Hampton Manor
Hotel Gotham
The Ampersand Hotel
Hilton London Bankside
Titanic Spa
Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course
De Vere Orchard Hotel
The May Fair Hotel

Best Hotel for Families
South Sands Hotel
Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club
Cary Arms & Spa
Soar Mill Cove Hotel
The Landmark London
The Grove
Belton Woods Hotel

Best Hotel for Food
South Sands Hotel
The Plough at Lupton
The Vineyard Hotel
Hampton Manor
Llangoed Hall
Airds Hotel & Restaurant
Storrs Hall
Hotel Gotham
Cliveden House
Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa
Moor Hall
The Grand Hotel & Spa, York
London Marriott Hotel County Hall
Cotswold House Hotel & Spa
The Ampersand Hotel
Soar Mill Cove Hotel
The Capital Hotel
Stoke Park
Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course
The Whitebrook
Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa
Eckington Manor
The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa
Brockencote Hall Hotel
The Savoy
The Midland
Hilton London Bankside
Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa
Cary Arms & Spa
Talland Bay Hotel

Best Hotel for Golf
Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club
Whitlebury Hall Hotel & Spa
Stoke Park
The Grove
The Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club
Belton Woods Hotel
Tewkesbury Park
Fairmont St Andrews
Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course
Bovey Castle

Best Hotel for Romance
South Sands Hotel
Hartwell House
Hampton Manor
Llangoed Hall
Airds Hotel & Restaurant
Storrs Hall
Cliveden House
Moor Hall
London Marriott Hotel County Hall
Cotswold House Hotel & Spa
Cary Arms & Spa
Soar Mill Cove Hotel
The Landmark London
Stoke Park
The Walton Hotel
The Savoy
Seaham Hall
Langley Castle Hotel
Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa
The Whitebrook
Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa
Feversham Arms Hotel
Headlam Hall
Eckington Manor
Buckland-Tout-Saints Hotel
The Arden Hotel
Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course
The Grove
Tewkesbury Park
Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa

Best Hotel for Sustainability
Llangoed Hall
De Vere Orchard Hotel
Titanic Spa
The Whitebrook

Best Hotel for Wine
The Vineyard Hotel
Hampton Manor
Llangoed Hall
Moor Hall
Cotswold House Hotel & Spa
Soar Mill Cove Hotel
Cockliffe Country House Hotel
Kelham House Country Manor Hotel
Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa
Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa
Faversham Creek Hotel

Best Newcomer
Moor Hall
Mour Hotel
Tewkesbury Park
No.15 Great Pulteney

Best Spa/Wellness Hotel
Cliveden House
Whitlebury Hall Hotel & Spa
Culloden Estate & Spa
The Grand Hotel & Spa, York
Cotswold House Hotel & Spa
Cary Arms & Spa
Titanic Spa
Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat
Soar Mill Cove Hotel
The Landmark London
Stoke Park
The Grove
Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa
The Midland
Hoar Cross Hall
Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa
Seaham Hall
Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa
Feversham Arms Hotel
Headlam Hall
Kings Head
The May Fair Hotel
Bovey Castle

OVERSEAS HOTEL:

Best Hotel in Europe
Gran Hotel Miramar, Spain
Thalatta Seaside Hotel, Greece
MarBella Corfu, Greece
Elounda Peninsula, Greece
Skiathos Princess Hotel, Greece
Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel, Portugal
DreamBox Mýkonos Suites, Greece
The Serras Hotel, Spain
Il Sereno Hotel, Italy
Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort, Greece
The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Switzerland
Hôtel Plaza Athénée, France

Best Hotel in Asia
The Nai Harn, Thailand
JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay, Vietnam
Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives
Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Banyan Tree Samui, Thailand
La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa, Vietnam
Shinta Mani Angkor, Cambodia
Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa, Sr Lanka
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Vietnam
The Sarojin, Thailand
Chiva-Som, Thailand
The Park Baga River Goa, India
Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taiwan
Viceroy Bali, Indonesia

Best Hotel in Africa
Essque Zalu Zanzibar, Tanzania
Jardin des Douars, Morocco
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, South Africa
Almanara Luxury Resort, Kenya
Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano, Egypt|
One&Only Cape Town, South Africa
Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius

Best Hotel in North America
UNICO 20°N 87°W Riviera Maya Hotel, Mexico
Loews Regency New York Hotel, USA
Loews Miami Beach Hotel, USA
Le Sereno Hotel, St. Barths
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Canada
Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, USA
Loews Regency San Francisco Hotel, USA
The Hotel Alyeska, USA
The Mark Hotel, USA
Port Ferdinand Barbados, Caribbean

Best Hotel in South America
Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador
Belmond Copacabana Palace, Brazil
Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Singular Patagonia, Puerto Bories Hotel, Chile
Carmel Charme Resort, Brazil

Best Hotel in Australasia
The Star Gold Coast, Australia
The Darling Hotel, Australia
Hotel DeBrett, New Zealand
Park Hyatt Melbourne, Australia
The Grand Papua Hotel, Papua New Guinea
The Langham, Sydney, Australia

DESTINATIONS

Best UK City
Bath
London
Liverpool
Manchester
Oxford
Bristol
Edinburgh
Belfast
York
Exeter

Best Honeymoon
Maldives
Bora Bora
Venice
Fiji
St Lucia
Paris
Florence
Seychelles
Tahiti
Dubrovnik
Mauritius
Madeira

Best City (World)
Philadelphia
New York
London
Paris
Rome
Moscow
Madrid
Munich
Stockholm
Tokyo
Dubai
Palm Springs

Best Island
Sicily
Bali
The Maldives
Mauritius
Fiji
Palawan
Santorini
Sardinia
The Bahamas
Madeira

Best Ski Resort
Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA
L’Alpaga, Megève, France
The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland
Vestlia Resort, Geilo, Norway
The Little Nell, Aspen Snowmass, USA

AIRLINES

Best Short Haul Airline
Surf Air
Norwegian
Swiss
KLM
Lufthansa

Best Long Haul Airline
Vietnam Airlines
British Airways
Emirates
Ethiad
Virgin Atlantic
Qatar Airways
EVA Air

Best Airport
London Heathrow Airport
Munich Airport
Zurich Airport
Doha International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport
Singapore Changi International Airport

CRUISE

Best Small Cruise Line
Silversea Cruises
Azamara Club Cruises
SeaDream Yacht Club
Star Clippers
Tauck
Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises
Ponant
Paradise Cruise

Best Large Cruise Line
P&O Cruises
Crystal Cruises
Celebrity Cruises
Royal Caribbean International
Cunard
Princess Cruises

Best River Cruise Line
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
Amadeus
Tauck
Crystal River Cruises
Emerald Waterways
Aqua Expeditions
Pandaw

OTHER

Best Tour Operator
Sovereign Luxury Travel
Velocity Black
Experience Travel Group
Premiere Neige Ltd
Tropic Breeze
Nomdic Thoughts (Worldwide Travel)
Tauck
Limos4
Wix Squared Travel & Events
Aardvark Safaris
Citalia
Abercrombie & Kent

Best Travel App/Guide
LUXE City Guides
Cruise Critic
Citymapper
Tripit
Time Out
Deia VIP

Best Travel Booking Website
Stratajet
Altovita
Wigwam Holidays
AlltheRooms.com
Expedia