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Finalists announced for LLM Readers’ Travel Awards 2021

By LLM Reporters  |  July 21, 2021
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The 2021 LLM Readers’ Travel Awards will recognise and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the luxury travel and tourism industry. As hard hit as it has been this year and the last, now is the time, more than ever, to lend support to the industry and this is why we are asking our readers to have their say.

Our team of experts have, for the fourth year running, worked hard in order to identify everything from the very best hotels, airlines and tour operators through to highlighting the most sought-after destinations.

Now it is over to our 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 a three-night night stay at the five-star Carrossa Hotel, Spa and Villas in Mallorca. More information on this fantastic prize can be read here.

The deadline for voting is 11.59pm on 14/11/21.

HOTELS (UK based entries only):

Best Beach/Coastal Hotel

Ballygally Castle Hotel, Northern Ireland
Carbis Bay Estate, Cornwall, England
Culloden Estate and Spa, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland
Hotel Tresanton, Cornwall, England
Mercure Brighton Seafront, The Norfolk Hotel, Brighton, England
Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Northern Ireland
The Nare, Cornwall, England

Best Boutique Hotel

Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Francis Hotel Bath, Somerset, England
Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland
Hotel Endsleigh, Dartmoor, Devon, England
Hotel Tresanton, Cornwall, England
Linthwaite House, Windermere, Lake District, England
Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf Course, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Palé Hall, Dee Valley, Wales
Queens Hotel Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
The Academy, Bloomsbury, London, England
The Airds Hotel & Restaurant, Argyll, Scotland
The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, Mayfair, London, England
The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, London, England
The Samling Hotel, Lake Windermere, Cumbria, England

Best City Hotel

Castle Hotel Windsor, Berkshire, England
COMO Metropolitan London, Park Lane, London, England
COMO The Halkin, London, England
Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Francis Hotel Bath, Somerset, England
Grand Central Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Hotel Brooklyn, Manchester, England
HYATT House Hotel Manchester, England
Mercure Inverness Hotel, Inverness, Scotland
Queens Hotel Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, Mayfair, London, England
The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, London, England
The Glasshouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Resident Covent Garden, London, England
The Resident Liverpool, England
The Resident Soho, London, England

Best Hotel for Business

Castle Hotel Windsor, Berkshire, England
COMO The Halkin, London, England
Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Fairmont Windsor Park, Egham, England
Grand Central Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
HYATT House Hotel Manchester, England
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester, England
Queens Hotel Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Best Hotel for Design

Hotel Endsleigh, Dartmoor, Devon, England
Hotel Tresanton, Cornwall, England
HYATT House Hotel Manchester, England
Mercure Perth Hotel, Perth, Scotland
Nhow London, England

Best Hotel for Families

Bovey Castle, Devon, England
Castle Hotel Windsor, Berkshire, England
Fairmont Windsor Park, Egham, England
Francis Hotel Bath, Somerset, England
Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland
Hotel Endsleigh, Dartmoor, Devon, England
Hotel Tresanton, Cornwall, England
HYATT House Hotel Manchester, England
Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel, East Yorkshire, England
Queens Hotel Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Best Hotel for Food

Fairmont Windsor Park, Egham, England
Francis Hotel Bath, Somerset, England
Hotel Endsleigh, Dartmoor, Devon, England
Linthwaite House, Windermere, Lake District, England
Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel, Gloucester, England
Palé Hall, Dee Valley, Wales
Queens Hotel Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, London, England
The Samling Hotel, Lake Windermere, Cumbria, England

Best Hotel for Golf

Bovey Castle, Dartmoor, Devon, England
Linthwaite House, Windermere, Lake District, England
Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf Course, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Mercure Ayr Hotel, Ayrshire, Scotland
Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Northern Ireland

Best Hotel for Romance

Castle Hotel Windsor, Berkshire, England
COMO The Halkin, London, England
Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Fairmont Windsor Park, Egham, England
Francis Hotel Bath, Somerset, England
Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland
Hotel Endsleigh, Dartmoor, Devon, England
Hotel Tresanton, Cornwall, England
Linthwaite House, Windermere, Lake District, England
Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland
Palé Hall, Dee Valley, Wales
The Airds Hotel & Restaurant, Argyll, Scotland
The Samling Hotel, Lake Windermere, Cumbria, England

Best Hotel for Wine

COMO The Halkin, London, England
Fairmont Windsor Park, Egham, England
Linthwaite House, Windermere, Lake District, England
Queens Hotel Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
The Samling Hotel, Lake Windermere, Cumbria, England

Best Spa/Wellness Hotel

Carbis Bay Estate, Cornwall, England
COMO The Halkin, London, England
Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Fairmont Windsor Park, Egham, England
Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa, Warwickshire, UK
Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Northern Ireland
The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath, England
YTL Monkey Island Estate, Bray, Berkshire, England

LLM Readers’ Travel Awards 2021

HOTELS (Overseas entries)

Best Hotel in Africa

Anantara Sahara Tozeur Resort & Villas, Tozeur, Tunisia
Wilderness Safaris DumaTau, Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, Botswana
Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, Mahe, Seychelles
La Sultana Marrakech, Morocco
La Sultana Oualidia, Morocco
Leeu Estates, Franschhoek, South Africa
Lepogo Lodges, Limpopo, South Africa
Morukuru Family, Beach Lodge, De Hoop Nature Reserve, South Africa

Best Hotel in Asia

Akyra Manor, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Akyra Thonglor, Bangkok, Thailand
Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi Resort & Spa, Pranburi, Thailand
Alma Resort, Cam Ranh peninsula, Vietnam
Amilla Resorts and Residences, Baa Atoll, Maldives
Azerai La Residence, Hue Vietnam
Banyan Tree Samui, Thailand
Chiva-Som, Hua Hin, Thailand
COMO Cocoa Island, South Male Atoll, Maldives
COMO Metropolitan Bangkok, Thailand
COMO Point Yamu, Phuket, Thailand
COMO Shambhala Estate, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
COMO Uma Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
COMO Uma Punakha, Bhutan
Dharana at Shillim, nr Mumbai and Pune, India
Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, Shaviyani Atoll, Maldives
Fauchon L’Hotel Kyoto, Japan
Heritance Aarah, Maldives
Higashiyama Niseko Village, Hokkaido, Japan
Huvafen Fushi, North Male Atoll, Maldives
Melia Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand
Ozen Life Maadhoo, Maldives
Ozen Reserve Bolifushi, Maldives
Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort, Maldives
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Vietnam
Tanah Gajah, A Resort by Hadiprana, Ubud, Bali
The Anam, Cam Ranh peninsula, Vietnam
The Datai, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Thailand
Velaa Private Island, Noonu Atoll, Maldives

Best Hotel in Oceana

Bannisters by the sea, NSW, Australia
COMO The Treasury, Perth, Australia
Le Taha’a Island Resort and Spa, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide, Australia
QT Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
The Langham, Sydney, Australia

Best Hotel in Europe

Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel, Budapest, Hungary
Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, Portugal
Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benhavis Marbella Resort, Spain
Argos in Cappadocia, Uchisar, Turkey
Capri Palace Jumeirah, Capri, Italy
CAYO Exclusive Resort & Spa, Crete, Greece
COMO Castello Del Nero, Tuscany, Italy
D Maris Bay, Marmaris, Turkey
D-Resort Gocek, nr Fethiye, Turkey
D-Resort Sibenik, Croatia
Fauchon l‘Hotel, Paris, France
Hillside Beach Club, Fethiye, Turkey
Hotel Bahia del Duque, Tenerife, Spain
Hotel Castello di Reschio, Umbria, Italy
Hotel Chais Monnet & Spa, Cognac, France
Hotel Le Coucou, Meribel, France
Hotel Lou Pinet, Saint-Tropez, France
Iniala Harbour House & Residences, Valletta, Malta
Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, Mallorca, Spain
Kulm Hotel, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Marbella Club, Malaga, Spain
MarBella Corfu, Greece
MarBella Elix, Parga, Greece
Marbella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas, Corfu, Greece
Naturhotel Forsthofgut, Leogang, Austria
NH Collection Amsterdam Doelen, Amsterdam, Netherlands
NH Collection Barcelona Gran Hotel Calderon, Barcelona, Spain
NH Collection Firenze Palazzo Gaddi, Florence, Italy
NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi, Amalfi, Italy
NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, Netherlands
NH Collection Madrid Gran Via, Madrid, Spain
NH Collection Madrid Suecia, Madrid, Spain
NH Collection Prague Carlo IV, Prague, Czech Republic
NH Collection Venezia Murano Villa, Murano, Italy
Nhow Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
OMMA Santorini, Greece
Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel & Spa, Ostuni, Italy
Rosselli, Valletta, Malta
Sao Lourenco do Barrocal, Alentejo, Portugal
Severin’s The Alpine Retreat, Lech, Austria
The Elounda Peninsula, All Suite Hotel, Elounda, Greece
The Magnolia Hotel, Quinta do Lago, Portugal
The Marker Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
Tivoli Avenida Liberdade, Lisbon, Portugal
Tivoli Palacio de Seteais, Sintra, Portugal

Best Hotel in North America

COMO Metropolitan, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, California, USA
NH Collection Guadalajara Providencia, Guadalajara, Mexico
NH Collection Mexico City Centro Historico, Mexico City, Mexico
NH Collection New York Madison Avenue, New York, USA
Sands Hotel and Spa, California, USA
Tranquility Bay Beachfront Resort, Florida, USA
TWA Hotel JFK Airport, New York, USA

Best Hotel in South America

Hotel Emiliano, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
NH Collection Bogota Teleport Royal, Bogota, Columbia
NH Collection Buenos Aires Crillon, Buenos Aires, Argentina
NH Collection Santiago Casacostanera, Santiago, Chile
Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, Colombia
Tierra Chiloe Hotel and Spa, Castro, Chile

Best Hotel in the Caribbean

Belmond Cap Juluca, Anguilla
BodyHoliday, St.Lucia, West Indies, St. Lucia
COMO Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands
Montpelier Plantation and Beach, St Kitts and Nevis
Sandy Lane Hotel, St. James, Barbados
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, St Lucia

LLM readers will get the chance to vote for their favourite cities in the UK

DESTINATIONS

Best UK City

Bath, England
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Cardiff, Wales
Durham, England
Edinburgh, Scotland
Exeter, England
Liverpool, England
London, England
York, England

Best City (outside of the UK)

Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Bangkok, Thailand
Barcelona, Spain
Budapest, Hungary
Copenhagen, Denmark
Melbourne, Australia
New York City, USA
Palma, Mallorca, Spain
Pula, Croatia
Quito, Ecuador
Salzburg, Austria
St. Petersburg, Russia

Best Honeymoon

Amalfi Coast, Italy
Maldives
Paris, France
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Santorini, Greece
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Bali, Indonesia

Best Island

Bermuda
Crete, Greece
Ko Samui, Thailand
Maui, Hawaii
Santorini, Greece
St. Lucia
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
The Islands of Tahiti
Velaa Private Island, Noonu Atoll, Maldives
Bali, Indonesia

Best Ski Resort

Courchevel, France
Courmayeur, Mont Blanc, Aosta Valley, Italy
Higashiyama Niseko Village, Hokkaido, Japan
Murren, Switzerland
Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Resort, Hokkaido, Japan
Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria

The very best travel companies in the world will be put to the public vote

TOUR OPERATORS

Best Specialist Tour Operator

@luxurylondonguy Ltd
Charitable Travel
Health Travel by Bluebird Travel
Luxtripper
Orange DMC, India
Ultimate Driving Tours
White Desert
Wilderness Safaris

Best Tour Operator

@luxurylondonguy Ltd
Charitable Travel
Luxtripper
White Desert

Best Tour Operator for Adventure

Charitable Travel
Luxtripper
White Desert

AIRLINES

Best Airline

British Airways
Cathay Pacific
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Qatar Airways
Singapore Airlines

Best Airport

Changi Airport, Singapore
Farnborough Airport, England
Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar
Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan
Heathrow Airport, England
Hong Kong International Airport
Munich Airport, Germany

CRUISE

Best Ocean Cruise Line

Azamara
Celebrity Cruises
Cunard Line
Princess Cruises
Royal Caribbean

OTHER

Best Travel Website

@luxurylondonguy Ltd
ALTIDO property management company
Health Travel by Bluebird Travel
Luxtripper
Tuscany Now & More
Villatravellers in Sicily

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