Conde Nast Traveler has announced the results of its 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and resorts worldwide.
The awards appear in the November issue (on newsstands October 18) and are derived from the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice survey.
This year, a record 28,876 readers cast a combined eight million votes on thousands of properties and destinations around the world.
The list also highlights a few firsts:
- The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, was named the top hotel in the world.
- Charleston, South Carolina grabs the number one spot in Top Cities in the U.S.
- After only two years since the grand opening, Chicago’s Elysian Hotel is named top hotel in the U.S.
- Despite a tough year for Japan, Kyoto claims title as Asia’s top city for the first time.
“The demand for excellence in travel has never been higher, and the results of the 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards reflect the most exacting standards by the world’s most discerning travelers—the readers of Conde Nast Traveler,” said editor-in-chief Klara Glowczewska.
The full list of winners is available at: http://www.concierge.com/tools/travelawards/readerschoice
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