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Hospitality Awards in 2009

Updated on December 23, 2009

Hospitality Awards in 2009

- Jaipur-based Raj Palace hotel voted as ‘World’s Best Heritage Hotel’ by World Travel Awards

- Ayana Named Asia’s Leading Luxury Resort Following Rebranding

- Jonathan Raggett, Managing Director of Red Carnation Hotels, has just been voted 2009 Hotelier of the Year

- The London Hilton on Park Lane is  ‘England’s Leading Business Hotel’ at the 2009 World Travel Awards

- At the 2009 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Travel Awards, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts was Named Best Business Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific

-The Leading Hotels of the World, recognised Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives and Taj West End Bangalore for its excellence and service for its properties.

- Worldwide Hospitality Awards 2009 Winners

Best Communication Campaign | B&B Hôtels

Best e-Commerce Strategy | Louvre Hôtels - HotelForYou

Best Initiative in Sustainable Development | InterContinental Hotels Group "Innovation Hotel"

Best Programme in Human Resources Management| Citizen M

Best Initiative in Hotel Management Training | Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Best Innovative Concept in Limited Service Hotels | The Pod Hotel New York

Best Concept in Full Service Hotels | Méridien Hotels - Arrival Experience

Best Customer Relationship Management | Plaza Athénée Paris - Very Important Children

Best Hotel Novelty of the Year | Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme - Healthy Living

Best General Manager | Kai Speth - Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoï

UAE's Leading Hotels

UAE's Leading Business Hotel Grosvenor House Dubai
UAE's Leading Destination Management Company Gulf Ventures
UAE's Leading Hideaway Resort Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa
UAE's Leading Hotel Burj Al Arab, Dubai
UAE's Leading Hotel Apartments Arjaan, Dubai Media City
UAE's Leading Resort Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
UAE's Leading Spa Resort Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai
UAE's Leading Tour Operator Orient Tours


Asia's Leading Hotels

Asia's Leading Airline Malaysia Airlines
Asia's Leading Airport Singapore Changi Airport
Asia's Leading Airport Hotel Pan Pacific, Kuala Lumpur Airport
Asia's Leading Beach Resort Shangri-La’s Mactan Island Resort
Asia's Leading Boutique Hotel Lan Kwai Fong Hotel, Hong Kong
Asia's Leading Business Hotel Pan Pacific Singapore
Asia's Leading Car Hire Avis
Asia's Leading Casino Resort Resorts World Genting, Malaysia
Asia's Leading City Hotel Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Asia's Leading City Resort Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
Asia's Leading Conference Centre Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre
Asia's Leading Conference Hotel Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers
Asia's Leading Cruise Line Costa Cruises
Asia's Leading Cruise Port Shanghai - China (port)
Asia's Leading Design Hotel Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Asia's Leading Destination India
Asia's Leading Family Resort Resorts World Genting, Malaysia
Asia's Leading Golf Resort Mission Hills Resort, China
Asia's Leading Green Hotel Banyan Tree Bangkok, Thailand
Asia's Leading Hotel Trident Gurgaon, India
Asia's Leading Hotel Brand Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Asia's Leading Lifestyle Hotel Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
Asia's Leading Luxury Resort AYANA Resort and Spa Bali
Asia's Leading Marketing Campaign Malaysia - Truly Asia
Asia's Leading New Hotel The St. Regis Singapore
Asia's Leading Resort Taj Lake Palace, India
Asia's Leading Spa Resort The Oberoi Wildflower Hall, India
Asia's Leading Suite Durbar Mahal Suite, The Raj Palace
Asia's Leading Themed Resort Orange County Coorg Resort, India
Asia's Leading Tour Operator Diethelm Travel Group
Asia's Leading Tourist Board Incredible India
Asia's Leading Travel Agency Diethelm Travel Group
Asia's Leading Travel Exhibition Asia Luxury Travel Market
Asia's Leading Villa Fuchun Villa, Fuchun Resort, China
Asia's Responsible Tourism Award Orange County Resorts


For the seventh consecutive year, Raffles Hotel is the "Best Luxury Hotel" by TTG Travel Awards 2009.


Resorts Magazine best resorts:

1) Four Seasons Resort Maldives and Landaa Giraavaru
2) Four Seasons Resort Langkawi
3) Banyan Tree Al Areen
4) Burj Al Arab
5) Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
6) Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace
7) Amanjiwo
8) One & Only Reethi Rah
9) The Oberoi Rajvilas
10) Shanti Ananda Maurice


Karambir Singh Kang of the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai, Wins the Coveted 'Virtuoso Hotelier of the Year 2009' Award


Ajay K Bakaya, Executive Director, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts, bags 'Best Hotelier' award


Conrad Bangkok voted one of the world’s best hotels properties by Expedia Insiders Select 2009

Asia's Top 20 restaurants 2009/2010 by The Miele Guide

1. L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Hong Kong, China
2. Iggy's, Singapore
3. Robuchon a Galera, Macau, China
4. Jaan par Andre, Singapore
5. Les Amis, Singapore
6. Mozaic, Bali, Indonesia
7. Gunther's Modern French Cuisine, Singapore
8. Laris, Shanghai, China
9. Ku De Ta, Bali, Indonesia
10. Yung Kee, Hong Kong, China
11. Bukhara, New Delhi, India
12. Beijing Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant, Beijing, China
13. Zanotti II Ristorante Italiano, Bangkok, Thailand
14. M on the Bund, Shanghai, China
15. Nobu, Hong Kong, China
16. Caprice, Hong Kong, China
17. Antonio's, Cavite, Philippines
18. Aubergine, Manila, Philippines
19. Fook Lam Moon, Hong Kong, China
20. L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Tokyo, Japan


Expedia® Insiders' Select list of the world’s favourite hotels

The Oberoi Grand in Kolkata
The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra;
The Oberoi, Mumbai;
Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi
and Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort, Goa.

Chateau Beauvallon, near the town of Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada was named the world’s favourite hotel


Anuraag Bhatnagar, General Manager, Le Royal Meridien, has bagged the Five─Star Diamond Award, in the Asia Pacific Region, from The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences

The T+L top 15 hotels of the world

#15 Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa Cape Town
#14 Inn at Palmetto Bluff Bluffton, South Carolina
#13 Eagle Island Camp Okavango Delta, Botswana
#12 Kirawira Camp Western Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
#11 Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
#10 Jack’s Camp Kalahari Botswana
#9 Governors’ Camp Masai Mara, Kenya
#8 Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur
#7 Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle Chiang Rai, Thailand
#6 Singita Sabi Sand Sabi Sand Wildtuin, South Africa
#5 Inn at Manitou McKellar, Ontario
#3 Jade Mountain St. Lucia
#3 Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve (Earth Lodge) Sabi Sand Wildtuin, South Africa
#2 Oberoi Vanyavilas Ranthambhore, India
#1 Bushmans Kloof Cedarberg Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa

Tripadvisor 2009 Winners

-- Best Bargain (World) - Hotel Vecchio Asilo, San Gimignano, Italy

-- Best for Families (World) - Hotel Princesa Playa, Ciudadela, Spain

-- Best Hidden Gem (World) - Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece

-- Best Inns & B&Bs (World) - Brewery Gulch Inn, Mendocino, California, US

-- Best for Romance (World) - Etu Moana, Aitutaki, Cook Islands

-- Best Service (World) - Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece

-- Best Luxury (World) - Aria Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

-- Best Bargain (India) - Sunder Palace Guest House, Jaipur, India

-- Best Luxury (India) - The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

-- Best Brand - Ritz-Carlton

Galileo Express TravelWorld Awards 2008

Best Premium Hotel Brand | Winner: ITC Hotels

Best First Class Hotel Brand| Winner: Trident Hotels

Best Regional Hotel Brand | Winner: Royal Orchid Hotels

TATA AIG Lifetime Achievement Award | Winner: HH Arvind Singh Mewar


If I have missed some awards please let me know by comments or writing to me at


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