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Finalists announced for LLM Readers’ Travel Awards 2019

By LLM Reporters on 1st April 2019

The 2019 Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers’ Travel Awards, in partnership with Blue Bay Travel, will recognise and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the luxury travel and tourism industry.

Our team of experts have once again 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 win a four-night night stay at the luxurious Awei Pila Private Island Resort in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, worth just over £3k. More information on this fantastic prize can be read here.

The deadline for voting is 11.59pm on 21/08/2019.

We’re offering one very lucky voter the chance to win win a four-night night stay at the luxurious Awei Pila Private Island Resort in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, worth just over £3k. Image credit: Florian Dahm

HOTELS (UK based entries only):

Best Beach/Coastal Hotel
Royal Harbour Hotel
Cary Arms & Spa
The Airds Hotel & Restaurant
The Machrie Hotel & Links
The Headland Hotel
Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa
Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa

Best Spa/Wellness Hotel
Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa
Corinthia Hotel London
Stoke Park
Cary Arms & Spa
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
Lucknam Park
Foxhills Club & Resort
The Headland Hotel
Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa
Wynyard Hall
Slieve Donard Resort & Spa
Culloden Estate & Spa
Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa
Bovey Castle
The Grand Hotel & Spa, York
Ockenden Manor
Bovey Castle
Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa
The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa

Best Boutique Hotel
Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa
The Salutation
Royal Harbour Hotel
Flemings Hotel
Cary Arms & Spa
The Eastbury Hotel
The Dundas Arms
The Jack Russell Inn
The Airds Hotel & Restaurant
The Beverley Arms
Borthwick Castle
Linthwaite House
Battel Hall at Leeds Castle
Eccleston Square Hotel
Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa
The Airds Hotel & Restaurant
Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms
Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel

Best Hotel for Food
Langley Castle Hotel
Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa
Corinthia Hotel London
Royal Harbour Hotel
Flemings Hotel
Stoke Park
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
The Eastbury Hotel
The Crab and Boar
The Airds Hotel & Restaurant
Lucknam Park
Borthwick Castle
The Headland Hotel
The Grand Hotel & Spa, York
The Royal Oak
The Museum Inn
Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms
Wynyard Hall
Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa
Cary Arms & Spa
Ockenden Manor
Brockencote Hall Hotel
The Mount Somerset
Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa
The Fife Arms
The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa

Best Hotel for Business
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
Leeds Castle
Borthwick Castle
The Grand Hotel & Spa, York
Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa
Corinthia Hotel London
Eccleston Square Hotel
Wynyard Hall
The Europa Hotel
Grand Central Hotel
Culloden Estate & Spa

Best Hotel for Wine
Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa
The Eastbury Hotel
Lucknam Park
Linthwaite House
Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms
Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa

Best City Hotel
Corinthia Hotel London
Flemings Hotel
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
The Beaumont
The Grand Hotel & Spa, York
Eccleston Square Hotel
The Europa Hotel
Grand Central Hotel

Best Hotel for Families
Cary Arms & Spa
Lucknam Park
The Headland Hotel
Warwick Castle
Wynyard Hall
Slieve Donard Resort & Spa
Ockenden Manor
Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa
The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa

Best Hotel for Romance
Langley Castle Hotel
Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa
The Salutation
Royal Harbour Hotel
Flemings Hotel
Cary Arms & Spa
The Eastbury Hotel
The Crab and Boar
The Airds Hotel & Restaurant
Lucknam Park
Leeds Castle
Borthwick Castle
Linthwaite House
The Headland Hotel
The Grand Hotel & Spa, York
Battel Hall at Leeds Castle
Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa
Wynyard Hall
Stoke Park
Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms
Ballygally Castle
Ockenden Manor
Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa
The Arden Hotel
Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel
The Fife Arms
The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa

Best Hotel for Design
Langley Castle Hotel
Flemings Hotel
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
The Beverley Arms
Borthwick Castle
The Beaumont
The Machrie Hotel & Links

Best Hotel for Golf
Stoke Park
Leeds Castle
Foxhills Club & Resort
The Machrie Hotel & Links
Slieve Donard Resort & Spa
Bovey Castle

The awards will once again celebrate the finest in luxury travel

OVERSEAS HOTEL:

Best Hotel in Europe
Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Gran Hotel Miramar
Borgo Egnazia
Gstaad Palace
Evian Resort
Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Forte Village Resort, Sardinia
Almalusa Baixa/Chiado
JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
Amare Beach Hotel Marbella
Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort
Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay
Kulm Hotel St. Moritz
Argentario Golf Resort & Spa
Fontelunga Hotel & Villas
Zafiro Palace Palmanova
Gennadi Grand Resort
Danai Beach Resort & Villas
The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois
Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel
Aphrodite Hills Resort
D-Resort Gocek
Le Relais de Chambord
Cap Rocat, Spain

Best Hotel in Asia
The RuMa Hotel & Residences
Shinta Mani Wild
Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
The PuXuan Hotel and Spa
The Nai Harn Phuket
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Avani+ Samui Resort
The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
Kandima Maldives
Bliss Sanctuary for Women
Palazzo Versace Dubai
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
Chiva-Som
akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok
akyra Beach Club Phuket
Reef Villa & Spa

Best Hotel in Africa
Azura Quilalea Private Island
Omaanda
Latitude 13° Malawi
The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa
Zuri Zanzibar
Le Quartier Français
Karkloof Safari Villas & Spa
Latitude 15° Zambia
Palais Amani, Morocco

Best Hotel in North America
Chable Resort & Spa
Loews Regency New York Hotel
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Loews Regency San Francisco Hotel
The Mark Hotel
The Hotel Alyeska
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Canada
Fairmont San Francisco Hotel
UNICO 20°N 87°W Riviera Maya Hotel

Best Hotel in Caribbean
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
Bequia Beach Hotel
Coral Reef Club
The Sandpiper
Jamaica Inn

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

The awards will showcase the finest beach resorts across the world

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
Abu Dhabi
Malta
Jamaica
Anguilla

Best City
Abu Dhabi
Philadelphia
New York
London
Paris
Rome
Moscow
Madrid
Munich
Stockholm
Tokyo
Dubai
Palm Springs

Best Ski Resort
Beaver Creek
L’Alpaga
Vestlia Resort
The Little Nell

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

The world’s best hotels will now be put to a public vote

TOUR OPERATORS

Best Tour Operator
Cycling For Softies
Original Travel
True Luxury Travel
Journey Latin America
Sovereign Luxury Travel
Hayes & Jarvis
Citalia

Best Escorted Tour Operator
Andante Travels
Journey Latin America
London Tailored Tours

Best Specialist Tour Operator
Andante Travels
Cycling For Softies
True Luxury Travel
Journey Latin America
Austravel
London Tailored Tours
The Honeymoon Fixer

Best Tour Operator for Adventure
True Luxury Travel
BSpoke Tours
Ski Beat
Cookson Adventures
The Honeymoon Fixer

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
Singapore Airlines

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
Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises
Star Clippers
Paradise Cruise
Azamara Club Cruises
Silversea Cruises
Ponant

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

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

The public will now be voting for their favourite luxury airlines

OTHER

Best Travel App/Guide
Rome2Rio
Travelzoo
Cruise Critic
Insight Guides Trips
Time Out
Citymapper
Tripit
LUXE City Guides


Best Travel Booking Website

Travelzoo
Firefly Collection
Villa Plus
Wigwam Holidays
Stratajet
Altovita
AlltheRooms.com
Expedia

Blue Bay Travel is one of the UK’s leading independent travel agents and operates under three different sub-branches – Caribbean Warehouse, Tropical Warehouse and Xclusivity – priding itself on insider knowledge, excellent service and incredible deals, proven by an 85 strong plethora of awards. Over the years, its team of experts have travelled to every corner of the globe, filling their brains with extensive knowledge of the destinations and resorts that they sell.

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