Leisure Lifestyle Awards 2018 Recap

Photo: © NICOLAS BATES

By - September 1, 2018

WITH A PICTURE-PERFECT SUNSET as our backdrop, Global Traveler lauded the winners of the 2018 Leisure Lifestyle Awards during an evening cocktail reception at The Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

Now in its sixth year, the Global Traveler Leisure Lifestyle Awards honors the cream of the crop in destinations, airlines, cruise lines and hotels in the leisure and lifestyle travel categories. Sofitel’s beautiful rooftop venue, overlooking Beverly Hills, was our host for the third year as acceptees and guests set sail with GT.

For the cruise-themed event, Liz Watts and Company treated guests to sailor-inspired swing dance while the accompanying band played a range of hits from multiple decades.

WINNERS’ CIRCLE

BEST HISTORICAL ATTRACTIONS
Turkey

BEST BEACHES
Costa Rica

BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL DESTINATION
Thailand
Second Consecutive Year

BEST CARIBBEAN ISLAND
Saint Lucia

BEST ISLAND IN EUROPE
Santoríni
Fifth Consecutive Year

BEST ISLAND PACIFIC RIM
Cook Islands
Third Consecutive Year

BEST LEISURE DESTINATION IN THE UNITED STATES
Nashville

BEST LEISURE DESTINATION IN EUROPE
Lisbon

BEST LEISURE DESTINATION IN ASIA
Taipei

BEST LEISURE DESTINATION IN LATIN/SOUTH AMERICA
Buenos Aires

BEST LEISURE DESTINATION IN MEXICO
Cabo San Lucas

BEST WEEKEND DESTINATION IN THE UNITED STATES
Savannah

BEST WEEKEND DESTINATION IN THE WORLD
Bermuda

BEST GLAMPING DESTINATION
The Resort at Paws Up

BEST BABYMOON DESTINATION
Key West

BEST NORTH AMERICAN SKI DESTINATION
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

BEST INTERNATIONAL SKI DESTINATION
Whistler, British Columbia

BEST FAMILY CRUISE LINE
Regent Seven Seas Cruises

BEST CRUISE LINE SPA
Regent Seven Seas Cruises

BEST LUXURY CRUISE LINE
Silversea Cruises
Third Consecutive Year

BEST CRUISE LINE SUITES
Silversea Cruises

BEST ADVENTURE CRUISE LINE
Windstar Cruises

BEST SMALL-SHIP CRUISE LINE
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Third Consecutive Year

BEST LARGE-SHIP CRUISE LINE
Cunard Line
Third Consecutive Year

BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

BEST CRUISE LINE ENTERTAINMENT
MSC Cruises

BEST CRUISE LINE DINING
Viking Cruises

BEST CRUISE SHIP EXCURSIONS
Princess Cruises
Third Consecutive Year

BEST CRUISE LINE REWARDS PROGRAM
MSC Voyagers Club

FAVORITE CRUISE SHIP
Celebrity Reflection
Celebrity Cruises

BEST LUXURY LEISURE HOTEL GROUP IN THE WORLD
Meliá Hotels International
Fourth Consecutive Year

BEST HOTEL CHAIN RESORTS
Westin Hotels & Resorts
Fourth Consecutive Year

BEST PET-FRIENDLY HOTEL
Westin Hotels & Resorts

BEST FAMILY RESORT CHAIN IN THE WORLD
Westin Hotels & Resorts
Second Consecutive Year

BEST ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORTS
Sandals Resorts

BEST LEISURE AIRLINE
Hawaiian Airlines
Fourth Consecutive Year

BEST PREMIUM-ECONOMY CLASS
Scandinavian Airlines

BEST AIRPORT FOR LAYOVERS
Hamad International Airport

BEST AIRPORT FOR RECREATION
Munich Airport

BEST AIRLINE FOR ONBOARD ENTERTAINMENT
Asiana Airlines

BEST LUXURY VEHICLE
Maserati

BEST LUXURY WATCH BRAND
TAG Heuer
Third Consecutive Year

BEST LIQUOR BRAND
Johnnie Walker Blue

BEST LUXURY TOUR OPERATOR
Elegant Resorts

BEST LEISURE CAR RENTAL
Hertz

CRUISE LINE OF THE YEAR
Azamara Club Cruises

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

OUTSTANDING CUSTOMIZED SERVICES
Denver International Airport

OUTSTANDING ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Hurtigruten Cruise Line

OUTSTANDING INNOVATIONS
Singapore Changi Airport

OUTSTANDING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Omni Hotels & Resorts

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