Global Traveler Announces Fifth Annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards

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GT announces the winners in its fifth annual Leisure Lifestyle Edition

Global Traveler, the only monthly magazine for business and leisure luxury travelers, announces the winners of its fifth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards. The winners were feted at a cocktail reception May 18, 2017, on the rooftop of Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

Global Traveler’s readers, 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 were announced in Global Traveler’s fifth annual Leisure Lifestyle Edition, available now. The issue also includes a cruise line update, a look at pilgrimage tourism, an article on honeymoon trends and a Caribbean island overview.

For the fourth year, Global Traveler named Special Achievement Awards. For its flexible check-in and check-out times, personalized pillowcases and unique amenities, The Peninsula Beverly Hills was recognized for Outstanding Customized Service. Alaska Airlines’ sustainable biofuel flight earned it the Outstanding Environmental Initiatives recognition. The Outstanding Innovations honor went to United Airlines for its unprecedented Polaris business class. National Geographic Expeditions received the Outstanding Social Awareness accolade for its conservation and sustainability efforts in the destinations they visit.

A complete list of winners is as follows:

Best Historical Attractions

Best Adventure Destination

Best Beaches
Cayman Islands
Best Caribbean Island
U.S. Virgin Islands

Best Island in Europe

Best Island Pacific Rim
Cook Islands

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

Best Family Cruise Line
Royal Caribbean International

Best River Cruise Line

Best Cruise Line Suites
Crystal Cruises Penthouses

Best Cruise Ship Excursions
Princess Cruises

Best Cruise Line Rewards Program
Crown & Anchor Society, Royal Caribbean International

Favorite Cruise Ship
ms Koningsdam, 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
Kimpton Hotels & Resorts

Best Family Resort Chain in the World
Westin Hotels & Resorts

Best Leisure Airline
Hawaiian Airlines

Best Premium-Economy Class

Best Pet-Friendly Airline
United Airlines

Best Luxury Vehicle

Favorite Luxury Fashion Brand
Ralph Lauren

Favorite Luxury Watch Brand
TAG Heuer

Favorite Luxury Jewelry Brand
David Yurman

Favorite Athleisure Brand

Outstanding Customized Services
The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Outstanding Environmental Initiatives
Alaska Airlines

Outstanding Innovations
United Airlines

Outstanding Social Awareness
National Geographic Expeditions

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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, eFlyer USA, eFlyer Asia, Trazee
Travel and several annuals; and also operating, and

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