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cn traveler 2018-11-30 03:44:34

The best in travel took home the honours at the Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2018. The 8th edition of India’s most influential travel awards took place at The Lodhi, New Delhi last evening.

Winners across 32 categories were picked by Conde Nast Traveller’s discerning and well-travelled readers through a detailed survey earlier this year. Delhi emerged as India’s favourite city, The Oberoi Udaivilas was India’s favourite leisure hotel, Vistara was awarded India’s favourite airline, while Changi Airport, Singapore was picked as the world’s best airport yet again.

Four outstanding Indians were presented were Excellence Awards, including one to art collector and curator Kiran Nadar, in association with Forest Essentials.

Here’s the full list of winners at Readers’ Travel Awards 2018:

FAVOURITE INDIAN CITY

Winner: Delhi
Runner-up: Jaipur

FAVOURITE EMERGING INDIAN DESTINATION

Winner: Kashmir
Runner-up: Gujarat

FAVOURITE INDIAN LEISURE DESTINATION

Winner: Goa
Runner-up: Kerala

FAVOURITE INDIAN BUSINESS HOTEL

Winner: The Leela Palace New Delhi
Runner-up: The Oberoi, Mumbai

FAVOURITE NEW BUSINESS HOTEL IN INDIA

Winner: JW Marriott Jaipur Resort & Spa
Runner-up: Conrad Bengaluru

FAVOURITE DOMESTIC AIRLINE

Winner: Vistara
Runner-up: IndiGo

FAVOURITE INDIAN LEISURE HOTEL

Winner: The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
Runner-up: Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

FAVOURITE NEW LEISURE HOTEL IN INDIA

Winner: The Park Baga River Goa
Runner-up: Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty

FAVOURITE INDIAN BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Winner: The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg
Runner-up: Samode Haveli, Jaipur

FAVOURITE SAFARI LODGE IN INDIA

Winner: SUJÁN JAWAI, Jawai Bandh
Runner-up: Samode Safari Lodge, Bandhavgarh

FAVOURITE DESTINATION WEDDING HOTEL IN INDIA

Winner: Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Runner-up: Grand Hyatt Goa

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IN AN INDIAN HOTEL

Winner: Indian Accent at The Lodhi, New Delhi
Runner-up: The China Kitchen at Hyatt Regency Delhi

FAVOURITE SPA IN AN INDIAN HOTEL

Winner: Jiva Spa at Taj Bekal Resort & Spa
Runner-up: Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa at ITC Mughal, Agra

FAVOURITE COUNTRY
Winner: Turkey
Runner-up: Singapore

FAVOURITE OVERSEAS CITY

Winner: Paris
Runner-up: London

FAVOURITE EMERGING OVERSEAS DESTINATION

Winner: Santorini, Greece
Runner-up: Iceland

FAVOURITE HOTEL IN ASIA

Winner: One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
Runner-up: AYANA Resort and Spa, Bali

FAVOURITE HOTEL IN EUROPE

Winner: Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
Runner-up: The Dorchester, London

FAVOURITE HOTEL IN AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

Winner: Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
Runner-up: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

FAVOURITE HOTEL IN THE AMERICAS

Winner: Four Seasons Hotel New York
Runner-up: Bellagio, Las Vegas

FAVOURITE HOTEL IN AUSTRALASIA

Winner: Park Hyatt Sydney
Runner-up: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

FAVOURITE NEW OVERSEAS HOTEL

Winner: Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa
Runner-up: Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IN AN OVERSEAS HOTEL

Winner: Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Runner-up: Armani/Amal at Armani Hotel Dubai

FAVOURITE SPA IN AN OVERSEAS HOTEL

Winner: Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai
Runner-up: Jiva Spa at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives

FAVOURITE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE

Winner: Etihad Airways
Runner-up: Singapore Airlines 

FAVOURITE AIRPORT

Winner: Changi Airport, Singapore
Runner-up: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai

FAVOURITE ONLINE TRAVEL AGENT

Winner: MakeMyTrip.com
Runner-up: Booking.com

FAVOURITE SPECIALIST TOUR OPERATOR

Winner: Cox & Kings
Runner-up: Thomas Cook

FAVOURITE TRAVEL APP

Winner: Skyscanner
Runner-up: TripAdvisor

FAVOURITE CRUISE LINE

Winner: Royal Caribbean International
Runner-up: Princess Cruises

FAVOURITE HOTEL LOYALTY PROGRAMME

Winner: Marriott Rewards
Runner-up: Trident Privilege

FAVOURITE DESTINATION SPA

Winner: Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand
Runner-up: Atmantan Wellness Centre, Pune

Readers’ Travel Awards 2018 were held at The Lodhi, New Delhi. In association with Forest Essentials. Celebration partner: The Glenlivet. Readers’ prizes courtesy Preferred Hotels & Resorts

 

 

 

 

 

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