Global Traveler, the only monthly magazine for business and leisure luxury travelers, announces the winners of its fourth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards. The winners will be feted at a cocktail reception tonight, May 19, 2016, on the rooftop of Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Global Traveler’s elite Globility Board and the highly experienced magazine staff made nominations in each category. Global Traveler’s Globility Board consists of well-traveled subscribers who act as a direct link between the magazine and our readers. From these nominations, Global Traveler’s esteemed Advisory Board selected the final winners. The Advisory Board is comprised of well-traveled executives across a broad range of industries. The awards are announced in Global Traveler’s fourth annual Leisure Lifestyle Edition, available now. The issue also includes articles on heritage travel, airline vacation companies, hotel collections, LGBT tours and solo travel. For the third year, Global Traveler named Special Achievement Awards. For their Hello Kitty-themed airplanes, EVA Air was recognized for Outstanding Customized Service. Airbus’ eco-efficiency and environmentally friendly strides earned them the Outstanding Environmental Initiatives recognition. The Outstanding Innovations honor went to Royal Caribbean International’s unique Robotic Bartender. Air Canada received the Outstanding Social Awareness accolade for the 2012 creation of its Air Canada Foundation. A complete list of winners is as follows: Best Beaches Turks and Caicos Best Caribbean Island US Virgin Islands Best Island in Europe Santorini Best Island Pacific Rim Cook Islands Best Adventure Travel Destination India Best Historical Attractions Spain Best Shopping in the World The Dubai Mall Best Small-Ship Cruise Line Paul Gauguin Cruises Best Large-Ship Cruise Line Cunard Line Best Cruise Line Entertainment Royal Caribbean International Best Cruise Line Dining Azamara Club Cruises Best Luxury Cruise Line Silversea Cruises Best Adventure Cruise Line Lindblad Expeditions Best Family Cruise Line Celebrity Cruises Best River Cruise Line Viking River Cruises Best Cruise Line Suites The Haven by Norwegian Best Cruise Ship Excursions Princess Cruises Best Cruise Line Rewards Program Mariner Society, Holland America Line Best Luxury Leisure Hotel Group in the World Meliá Hotels International Best Hotel Chain Resorts Westin Hotels & Resorts Best Pet-Friendly Hotel Loews Hotels & Resorts Best Leisure Lifestyle Hotel Group in the World Vida Hotels and Resorts Best Family Resort Chain in the World Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Best Family Resort in North America Mohonk Mountain House Best Family Resort in the Gulf Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai Best Hotel Restaurant Al Mahara at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Best Leisure Airline Hawaiian Airlines Best Premium-Economy Class China Airlines Best Pet-Friendly Airline United Airlines Best Luxury Tour Company Abercrombie & Kent Best Luxury Train The Royal Canadian Pacific Best Car Rental for Leisure Hertz Best Luxury Vehicle Cadillac Favorite Luxury Fashion Brand Louis Vuitton Favorite Luxury Watch Brand TAG Heuer Favorite Luxury Jewelry Brand Tiffany & Co. Outstanding Customized Services EVA Air Outstanding Environmental Initiatives Airbus Outstanding Innovations Royal Caribbean International Outstanding Social Awareness Air Canada For more information about Global Traveler, visit globaltravelerusa.com. About Global Traveler Global Traveler, the only AAM-audited U.S.-based magazine for the international business traveler, is a business travel and lifestyle publication with an AAM-audited paid circulation of 111,000+. About FXEXpress Publications, Inc. FXExpress Publications, Inc., based in Yardley, Pa., is a privately held company publishing Global Traveler, China Global Traveler, eFlyer USA, eFlyer Asia, Trazee Travel and several annuals; and also operating globaltravelerusa.com, globaltravelerusa.com/blog, china-globaltraveler.com and trazeetravel.com.
The Hamilton Hotel, located steps from the White House, was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend getaway. Upon arrival, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful with a quick check-in process. The lobby was immaculate with shining marble flooring, velvet couches and an arched ceiling design that brought a sense of sophistication. For added security, the elevators are only accessible to those who have a key card to a guestroom.
Luxury destinations around the country partnered with Bryte to introduce The Restorative Bed and enhanced sleep programming at their hotels. The revolutionary, AI-powered Restorative Bed uses real-time technology to intuitively adjust based on the individual’s needs and preferences. An embedded sensory network detects biometrics, like heart rate and breathing patterns, when a sleeper enters the first stage of sleep, triggering cooling features and lulling sleepers into deep sleep. Computer-controlled air cushions alleviate pressure points, and the technology also leads sleepers naturally out of sleep.
Tauck announced plans to fully restart its U.S. tours by July 1. Departures of the Southern Charms: Savannah, Hilton Head and Charleston tour have already begun, with other popular tours across the country relaunching in the coming months. Check the Open for Travel page for information on specific tour departures.
Turkish Airlines resumed its premium onboard dining and hot meal service on all business- and economy-class flights longer than two hours and 15 minutes. The resumption of service is in accordance with all health and hygiene applications.
Coffee is the pillar to almost everyone's morning and, in a way, it's part of a routine you need to get right in order to have your day go smoothly. There are many different brands, types, flavors, coffee shops and ways to make the bold morning beverage.
With the vaccine rolling out and U.S. air travel expected to pick up in the upcoming months, the personal finance website WalletHub released a report on 2021’s Best Frequent-Flyer Programs, to help travelers make the best decision for their wallets.