Luxury Travel Advisor Reveals Awards Of Excellence 2019 Winners

Malcolm Hendry, GM of The Rubens at the Palace and Hotel 41, London 

Questex Travel Group’s Luxury Travel Advisor magazine has announced the winners of its prestigious Awards of Excellence, recognizing companies considered to be the top luxury suppliers in the travel industry for 2019.

Winners were determined exclusively by travel advisor readers of Luxury Travel Advisor magazine, who voted for nominees selected by an invitation-only advisory board made up of influential travel advisors. Nominees represent hotels, resorts, individuals, cruise lines and professional services that excel at delivering memorable experiences, a hallmark of the luxury travel industry.

“This year in particular, it is heartwarming to be able to recognize the suppliers that make travel experiences so special and filled with great memories,” said Ruthanne Terrero, vice president of  Luxury Travel Advisor. “We congratulate all of our winners and nominees and look forward to the time when they will again be able to provide outstanding customer service delivery and exceed client expectations.”

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This year’s Awards of Excellence winners are:

  • Best Cruise Line for Luxury Ocean Cruises: Viking Ocean Cruises
  • Best Cruise Line for Luxury Small Ships: Silversea
  • Best Luxury River Cruise Company: Viking River Cruises
  • Most Anticipated New Hotel Opening for 2020: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley
  • Top Luxury Sales Executive Worldwide: Alexis Romer, Marriott International Luxury Brands
  • Top General Manager Worldwide: Malcolm Hendry, The Rubens at the Palace and Hotel 41, London 
  • Top Luxury Hotel Worldwide: Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
  • Airlines: Best Premium Cabin Service: Emirates
  • Best Luxury FIT Operator: Abercrombie & Kent
  • Best Luxury Escorted Tour Operator: Tauck
  • Best Local Destination Management Company: Decouvertes
  • Best Luxury Car Rental Company: Hertz Prestige
  • Top North American Hotel Opening 2019: Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards (New York)
  • Top Asia Hotel Opening 2019: Rosewood Hong Kong
  • Top Middle East Hotel Opening: Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah Dubai
  • Top Europe Hotel Opening 2019: Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens
  • Top African/Indian Ocean Hotel Opening 2019: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
  • Top Caribbean Hotel Opening 2019: Hotel Barriere Le Carl Gustaf St. Barts
  • Top Mexico/Central America Hotel Opening 2019: Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas
  • Best Boutique Hotel in London: The Stafford, London
  • Best Boutique Hotel in New York: The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
  • Top Luxury Boutique Hotel in Europe: Hotel Brunelleschi, Florence
  • Top Luxury Hotel in Florida: The Breakers Palm Beach
  • Top Luxury Hotel in California: Rosewood Miramar Beach, Santa Barbara
  • Top Luxury Hotel in Europe: Four Seasons Hotel George V
  • Top Luxury Hotel in Rome: The St. Regis, Rome 
  • Top Luxury Honeymoon Hotel Worldwide: The St. Regis Bora Bora
  • Top Hotel Renovation for 2019: Half Moon Jamaica

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