Win a luxury hotel stay at the five-star Rixos Premium Magawish Suites and Villas in Egypt

Finalists announced for LLM Readers’ Travel Awards 2022

From the very best hotels, airlines and tour operators through to highlighting the most sought-after destinations, voting is now open for our awards.

By LLM Reporters  |  July 15, 2022
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The 2022 LLM Readers’ Travel Awards recognises and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the luxury travel and tourism industry.

Our team of experts have, for the fifth 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 an all-inclusive, five-night stay for two at the five-star Rixos Premium Magawish hotel in Hurghada, Egypt. More information on this fantastic prize can be read here.

The deadline for voting is 11.59pm on 06/11/22.

HOTELS (UK based entries only)

Best Beach/Coastal Hotel

Ballygally Castle Hotel, Northern Ireland
Chapel House PZ, Penzance, Cornwall
Kylesku Hotel, Lairg, Scotland
Newton Lodge, Lairg, Scotland
Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch, Scotland
Royal Marine Hotel Brora, Scotland
The Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Cornwall, England
The St Enodoc Hotel, Rock, Cornwall

Best Boutique Hotel

Coppa Club, The Swan at Streatley, Berkshire, England
DUKES London, St. James’s Mayfair, London, England
Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland
Kylesku Hotel, Lairg, Scotland
Linthwaite House, Windermere, Lake District, England
Murrayshall Country House Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland
Newton Lodge, Lairg, Scotland
Royal Marine Hotel Brora, Scotland
South Place Hotel, London, England
The Airds Hotel and Restaurant, Argyll, Scotland
The Arden Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
The Bradley Hare, Wiltshire, England
The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, London, England
The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione, Knightsbridge, London, England
The Georgian, Coppa Club, Surrey, England
The Gore London – Starhotels Collezione, Kensington, London, England
The Great House at Sonning, Coppa Club, Berkshire, England
The Guardsman, Buckingham Gate, London, England
The Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Cornwall, England
The Laslett, Notting Hill, London, England
The Pelham London – Starhotels Collezione, South Kensington, London, England
The Samling Hotel, Lake Windermere, Cumbria, England
YTL Monkey Island Estate, Berkshire, England

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Best City Hotel

DUKES London, St. James’s Mayfair, London, England
Francis Hotel, Bath, Somerset, England
Grand Central Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Hart Shoreditch, London, England
Hotel Brooklyn, Manchester, England
Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, Marylebone, London, England
ME London, the Strand, London, England
Middle Eight, Covent Garden, London, England
Nhow London, England
South Place Hotel, London, England
St Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, London, England
The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, Knightsbridge, London, England
The Culloden Estate and Spa, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Fellows House Cambridge, Curio Collection by Hilton, Cambridge, England
The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione, Knightsbridge, London, England
The Gore London – Starhotels Collezione, Kensington, London, England
The Guardsman, Buckingham Gate, London, England
The Pelham London – Starhotels Collezione, South Kensington, London, England
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, Edinburgh, Scotland

Best Hotel for Business

Castle Hotel Windsor, Berkshire, England
Francis Hotel Bath, Somerset, England
Grand Central Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Hotel Brooklyn, Manchester, England
Middle Eight, Covent Garden, London, England
Queens Hotel Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
South Place Hotel, London, England
The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, Knightsbridge, London, England
The Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Everglades Hotel, Derry, Northern Ireland
The Stormont Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Best Hotel for Design

Hotel Brooklyn, Manchester, England
ME London, the Strand, London, England
Middle Eight, Covent Garden, London, England
South Place Hotel, London, England
The Bradley Hare, Wiltshire, England
The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, Knightsbridge, London, England
The Fellows House Cambridge, Curio Collection by Hilton, Cambridge, England
The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione, Knightsbridge, London, England
The Guardsman, Buckingham Gate, London, England
The Pelham London – Starhotels Collezione, South Kensington, London, England

Best Hotel for Families

Castle Hotel Windsor, Berkshire, England
Coppa Club, The Swan at Streatley, Berkshire, England
Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Francis Hotel Bath, Somerset, England
Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland
Hotel Brooklyn, Manchester, England
Kylesku Hotel, Lairg, Scotland
Newton Lodge, Lairg, Scotland
Queens Hotel Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch, Scotland
Royal Marine Hotel Brora, Scotland
The Georgian, Coppa Club, Surrey, England
The Great House at Sonning, Coppa Club, Berkshire, England
The Grove, Hertfordshire, England
The Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Cornwall, England
The Pelham London – Starhotels Collezione, South Kensington, London, England
The St Enodoc Hotel, Rock, Cornwall

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The Idle Rocks Hotel in Cornwall’s village of St Mawes is up for a number of nominations in the UK hotels category, does it get your vote? Image credit: Drew Gibson

Best Hotel for Food

DUKES London, St. James’s Mayfair, London, England
Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland
Hotel Brooklyn, Manchester, England
Kylesku Hotel, Lairg, Scotland
Linthwaite House, Windermere, Lake District, England
Middle Eight, Covent Garden, London, England
Murrayshall Country House Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland
South Place Hotel, London, England
The Airds Hotel and Restaurant, Argyll, Scotland
The Bradley Hare, Wiltshire, England
The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, Knightsbridge, London, England
The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione, Knightsbridge, London, England
The Guardsman, Buckingham Gate, London, England
The Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Cornwall, England
The Samling Hotel, Lake Windermere, Cumbria, England
The St Enodoc Hotel, Rock, Cornwall

Best Hotel for Golf

Linthwaite House, Windermere, Lake District, England
Murrayshall Country House Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland
Rockliffe Hall, County Durham, England
Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch, Scotland
Royal Marine Hotel Brora, Scotland
The Grove, Hertfordshire, England
The St Enodoc Hotel, Rock, Cornwall

Best Hotel for Romance

Billesley Manor Hotel and Spa, Warwickshire, England
Castle Hotel Windsor, Berkshire, England
Chapel House PZ, Penzance, Cornwall
Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland
Linthwaite House, Windermere, Lake District, England
Murrayshall Country House Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland
The Airds Hotel and Restaurant, Argyll, Scotland
The Bradley Hare, Wiltshire, England
The Culloden Estate and Spa, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione, Knightsbridge, London, England
The Gore London – Starhotels Collezione, Kensington, London, England
The Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Cornwall, England
The Samling Hotel, Lake Windermere, Cumbria, England

Best Hotel for Sustainability

Kylesku Hotel, Lairg, Scotland
Newton Lodge, Lairg, Scotland
Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch, Scotland
Royal Marine Hotel Brora, Scotland
The Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Cornwall, England
The St Enodoc Hotel, Rock, Cornwall

Best Hotel for Wine

DUKES London, St. James’s Mayfair, London, England
Linthwaite House, Windermere, Lake District, England
The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, Knightsbridge, London, England
The Guardsman, Buckingham Gate, London, England
The Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Cornwall, England
The Samling Hotel, Lake Windermere, Cumbria, England
The St Enodoc Hotel, Rock, Cornwall

Best Spa/Wellness Hotel

Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Mallory Court Country House Hotel and Spa, Warwickshire, UK
Rockliffe Hall, County Durham, England
The Culloden Estate and Spa, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Grove, Hertfordshire, England
YTL Monkey Island Estate, Berkshire, England

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The city of Bath is up for Best UK City, and it’s easy to see why if you’ve ever visited. Image credit: Visit Bath

HOTELS (Overseas entries)

Best Hotel in Africa

Earth Lodge at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort and Spa, Mahe, Seychelles
La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco
La Sultana Marrakech, Morocco
Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge, Manyara Region, Tanzania
Lepogo Lodges, Limpopo, South Africa
Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge, Karatu, Tanzania
Riad Eleganica, Marrakech, Morocco
Thanda Island, Nr Tanzania
The Residence Mauritius
The Residence Tunis, Tunisia
The Residence Zanzibar, Kzimkazi, Tanzania
Wilderness Safaris’ DumaTau, Linyanti Wilderness Reserve, Botswana

Best Hotel in Asia

Akyra Manor, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Akyra Thonglor, Bangkok, Thailand
Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi Resort and Spa, Pranburi, Thailand
Aleenta Phuket-Phang Nga Resort and Spa, Phang Nga, Thailand
Alma Resort, Cam Ranh peninsula, Vietnam
Argos in Cappadocia, Uchisar, Turkey
Azerai La Residence Hue, Vietnam
Banyan Tree Krabi, Thailand
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, Shaviyani Atoll, Maldives
Farovon Khiva Hotel, Khiva, Uzbekistan
Hillside Beach Club, Kalemya Bay Fethiye, Turkey
Jumeirah Al Naseem, Dubai, UAE
Jumeirah Al Qasr, Dubai, UAE
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island, North Male Atoll, Maldives
Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Dubai, UAE
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai, UAE
Melia Chiang Mai, Thailand
Melia Phuket Mai Khao, Thailand
Pangkor Laut Resort, Perak, Malaysia
RAKxa, Bangkok, Thailand
Regent Phu Quoc, Kien Giang, Vietnam
Renaissance Pattaya Resort and Spa, Pattaya, Thailand
Tanah Gajah, A Resort by Hadiprana, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Tanjong Jara Resort, Dungun, Malaysia
The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah, Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Maldives
The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Thailand

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

Amada Colossos Resort, Rhodes, Greece
Aristi Mountain Villas and Resort, Zagori Region, Greece
As Janelas Verdes Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal
Burgenstock Hotel and Resort, Lake Lucerne, Switzerland
Capri Palace Jumeirah, Capri, Italy
CAYO Exclusive Resort and Spa, Elounda Bay, Crete, Greece
ELIVI Skiathos, Greece
Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Crete, Greece
Gatsby Athens Hotel, Athens, Greece
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Lake Como, Italy
Hostal de la Gavina, Girona, Spain
Hotel Chais Monnet and Spa, Cognac, France
Hotel Crillon Le Brave, Provence, France
Hotel Le Coucou, Meribel, France
Hotel Lou Pinet, Saint-Tropez, France
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Ikos Andalusia, Malaga, Spain
Il Sereno Hotel, Lake Como, Italy
Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa, Port de Soller, Spain
Le Domaine de Rochebois, Vitrac, France
MarBella Corfu, Greece
MarBella Elix, Parga, Greece
MarBella Nido Suite Hotel and Villas Corfu, Greece
Naturhotel Forsthofgut, Leogang, Austria
NH Collection A Coruna Finisterra, A Coruna, Spain
NH Collection Amsterdam Doelen, Netherlands
NH Collection Barcelona Gran Hotel Calderon, Spain
NH Collection Copenhagen, Denmark
NH Collection Firenze Palazzo Gaddi, Florence, Italy
NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi, Amalfi, Italy
NH Collection Madrid Abascal, Madrid, Spain
NH Collection Madrid Gran Via, Madrid, Spain
NH Collection Madrid Suecia Madrid, Spain
NH Collection Prague Carlo IV, Czech Republic
NH Collection Venezia Murano Villa, Murano, Italy
Nhow Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nhow Brussels Bloom, Belgium
Nobu Hotel Barcelona, Spain
Nobu Hotel Santorini, Greece
Parga Beach Resort, Parga, Greece
Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Limassol, Cyprus
Pavillon Faubourg Saint-Germain, Paris, France
Rosselli, Valletta, Malta
Savoy Palace, Madeira
Severin*s The Alpine Retreat, Lech, Austria
Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey
The Magnolia Hotel, Quinta do Lago, Portugal
The Pavilions Rome, The First Arte, Rome, Italy
The Xara Palace, Mdina, Malta
Valle dell’Erica Thalasso and Spa Resort, Sardinia, Italy
Xenodocheio Milos, Athens, Greece

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Maldives is up for nomination, it’s certainly a luxury destination, but is it your favourite?

Best Hotel in North America

Chable Yucatan, Mexico
COMO Metropolitan, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, 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

Best Hotel in South America

Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Cusco, Peru
Hilton Barra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
NH Collection Bogota Teleport Royal, Bogota, Colombia
NH Collection Bogota Terra 100 Royal, Colombia
NH Collection Bogota WTC Royal, Colombia
NH Collection Buenos Aires Crillon, Argentina
NH Collection Buenos Aires Jousten, Argentina
NH Collection Medellin Royal, Colombia
NH Collection, Vitacura, Santiago Casacostanera, Chile

Best Hotel in the Caribbean

BodyHoliday, St.Lucia, West Indies, St. Lucia
Jade Mountain Resort, Mamin, St. Lucia
Jamaica Inn, Jamaica, West Indies
Ladera Resort Saint Lucia
Montpelier Plantation and Beach, St Kitts and Nevis
The Landings Resort and Spa, St. Lucia
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, St Lucia

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
San Diego, California, USA

Santorini
Santorini is a popular destination, it’s not hard to see why luxury lovers flock here

Best Honeymoon

Amalfi Coast, Italy
Antigua and Barbuda
Bali, Indonesia
Madeira, Portugal
Maldives
Paris, France
Santorini, Greece
St Lucia
Tahiti

Best Island

Antigua and Barbuda
Bali, Indonesia
Madeira, Portugal
Maldives
Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
St. Lucia
Tahiti
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Thanda Island, Nr Tanzania

Best Ski Resort

Courmayeur, Mont Blanc, Aosta Valley, Italy
Deer Valley, Utah, USA
Mürren, Switzerland
Obertauern, Salzburg, Austria
Saalbach, Austria
Verbier, Switzerland

TOUR OPERATORS

Best Specialist Tour Operator

Elevate Destinations
Global Travel Moments
Health Travel
Star Clippers (represented by Fred Olsen Travel)
The Luxury Travel Book
Ultimate Driving Tours
White Desert
Wild Frontiers
Wilderness Safaris

Best Tour Operator

Elevate Destinations
Global Travel Moments
The Luxury Travel Book
Ultimate Driving Tours
White Desert
Wild Frontiers

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Star Clippers – represented by Fred Olsen Travel – are up for nomination

Best Tour Operator for Adventure

Elevate Destinations
Ultimate Driving Tours
White Desert

AIRLINES

Best Airline

British Airways
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Eva Air
Qatar Airways
Singapore Airlines

Best Airport

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

CRUISE

Best Ocean Cruise Line

Azamara
Celebrity Cruises
Cunard Line
Princess Cruises
Royal Caribbean
Star Clippers (represented by Fred Olsen Travel)

Best River Cruise Line

Amadeus
Aqua Expeditions
Crystal
Riviera Travel
Uniworld
Viking

OTHER

Best Travel Website

Global Travel Moments
Health Travel
Onefinestay
Tuscany Now and More
Villatravellers
Virtuoso
Wigwam Holidays

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