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Leisure Lifestyle Awards 2016 Recap

by Kimberly Inlander

Sep 1, 2016
2016

For the fourth consecutive year, Global Traveler honored the best of the best in the world of leisure lifestyle travel, including destinations, airlines, cruise lines and hotels, at its annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards celebration. For the first time we feted the winners at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, enjoying a picture-perfect evening overlooking Beverly Hills from the hotel’s rooftop venue.

Industry elite enjoyed themed cuisine and cocktails as the sun set over the City of Angels. The Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills enjoys an enviable location and offers multiple options for hosting successful meetings and elegant affairs. Our May 19 celebration of the 2016 Leisure Lifestyle Awards was no exception.

Despite the beautiful setting, one furry guest in particular stole the show that evening: Seven, an Australian shepherd and pet actor on hand to help present United Airlines with the Best Pet-Friendly Airline award. A special thanks to Seven for bringing a bit of four-legged fun to the evening.

Among the most prestigious in the leisure travel industry, Global Traveler’s Leisure Lifestyle Awards highlight the standouts in the leisure travel and lifestyle worlds. Nominations in each category came from our elite Globility Board as well as our highly experienced magazine staff. From these nominations, our esteemed Advisory Board selected the final winners.

WINNERS’ CIRCLE

Best Historical Attractions Spain

Best Beaches Turks & Caicos

Best Adventure Travel Destination India

Best Caribbean Island U.S. Virgin Islands

Best Island in Europe Santoríni

Best Island Pacific Rim Cook Islands

Best Shopping in the World The Dubai Mall

Best Family Cruise Line Celebrity Cruises

Best Luxury Cruise Line Silversea Cruises

Best Cruise Line Suites The Haven by Norwegian

Best Adventure Cruise Line Lindblad Expeditions

Best Small-Ship Cruise Line Paul Gauguin Cruises

Best Large-Ship Cruise Line Cunard Line

Best River Cruise Line Viking River Cruises

Best Cruise Line Entertainment Royal Caribbean International

Best Cruise Line Dining Azamara Club Cruises

Best Cruise Ship Excursions Princess Cruises

Best Cruise Line Rewards Program Mariner Society by Holland America Line

Best Luxury Leisure Hotel Group in the World Meliá Hotels & Resorts

Best Hotel Chain Resorts Westin Hotels & Resorts

Best Pet-Friendly Hotel Loews Hotels & Resorts

Best Lifestyle Leisure 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

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.

Special Achievement Awards

Outstanding Customized Service EVA Air’s Hello Kitty Jets

Outstanding Environmental Initiatives Airbus

Outstanding Innovations Robotic Bartender, Royal Caribbean International

Outstanding Social Responsibility Air Canada

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