Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2008

Conde Nast Traveler  has announced the results of its 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best cities, cruise lines, airlines, hotels and resorts worldwide. The awards will appear in the November issue of the magazine which is available from newsstands tomorrow. Below are results for the top three winners in each category:

Top Cities- United States:
1. San Francisco
2. Charleston, SC
3. New York City

Top Cities- Europe:
1. Florence, Italy
2. Rome, Italy
3. Tie: Salzburg, Austria and Venice, Italy

Top Cities- Asia:
1. Bangkok, Thailand
2. Chiang Mai, Thailand
3. Hong Kong

Top Cities- Africa/Middle East:
1. Cape Town, South Africa
2. Jerusalem, Israel
3. Damascus, Syria

Top Cities- The Americas
1. Buenos Aires, Argentina
2. Vancouver, British Columbia
3. Tie: Victoria, British Columbia and Quebec City, Quebec

Top Cities- Australia/Pacific:
1. Sydney, Australia
2. Melbourne, Australia
3. Queenstown, New Zealand

Top Hotels- Southern Europe:
1. Il Pellicano, Tuscany, Italy
2. Four Season George V, Paris, France
3. Il San Pietro di Positano, Positano, Italy

Top Hotels- United States:
1. The Peninsula, Chicago, Illinois
2. Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, Amelia Island, Florida
3. Stephanie Inn, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Top Hotels- Canada:
1. Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria
2. Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City
3. Sooke Harbour House, Sooke, Vancouver Island

Top Hotels- Asia:
1. Oberoi Udaivilas, Rajasthan
2. Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
3. The Peninsula, Hong Kong

Top Hotels- Africa:
1. Cape Grace, Cape Town
2. Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town
3. Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town

Top Hotels- Caribbean/Atlantic:
1. Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France, St. Barts
2. Tie: Eden Rock, St. Barts and Le Toiny, St. Barts
3. The Caves, Jamaica

Top Hotels- Middle East:
1. David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
2. Four Seasons, Doha
3. Four Seasons, Amman

Top Hotels- Northern Europe:
1. Four Seasons Gresham Palace, Budapest
2. Ritz-Carlton, Berlin
3. Brenner’s Park-Hotel & Spa, Baden-Baden

Top Hotels- Mexico:
1. Casa Natalia, San Jose del Cabo
2. Hotel at Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas
3. Las Mananitas, Cuernavaca

Top Hotels- British Isles:
1. Milestone Hotel, London
2. Lower Slaughter Manor, Cotswolds
3. Chewton Glen, Hampshire

Top Hotels- Australia/Pacific:
1. Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart
2. Park Hyatt, Sydney
3. The Westin, Melbourne

Top Hotels- South America:
1. Hotel Monasterio, Cuzco
2. Four Seasons, Buenos Aires
3. Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires

Top Hotels- Central America
1. Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua
2. Lapa Rios Ecolodge, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
3. Porta Hotel Antigua, Guatemala

Top Islands- Caribbean/Atlantic:
1. Bermuda
2. St. John
3. St. Barts

Top Islands- Pacific:
1. Maui
2. Kauai
3. Bora Bora

Top Islands- Asia/Indian Ocean:
1. Maldives
2. Bali
3. Phuket

Top Islands- North America:
1. Vancouver Island
2. Kiawah, SC
3. Nantucket, MA

Top Islands- Europe:
1. Mykonos and the Cyclades
2. Capri
3. Sicily

Top Resorts- Asia:
1. Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
2. Oberoi Vanyavilas, Rajasthan
3. Four Seasons Bali at Sayan

Top Resorts- Mexico:
1. Tie: One & Only Palmilla, Los Cabos and The Tides, Riviera Maya
2. JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Cancun
3. Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya

Top Resorts- Africa:
1. Mombo and Little Mombo Camps, Moremi
2. Grande Roche, Paarl
3. Jao Camp, Okavango Delta

Top Resorts- Europe:
1. Penha Longa Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Sintra
2. Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo
3. Tie: Convento do Espinheiro Hotel & Spa, Evora and The Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, Zermatt

Top Resorts- Hawaii:
1. Four Season Maui at Wailea
2. Four Season Hualalai, Big Island
3. Four Seasons Lana’i, The Lodge at Koele

Top Resorts- Atlantic Ocean:
1. One & Only Ocean Club, Bahamas
2. Pink Sands, Bahamas
3. The Reefs, Bermuda

Top Resorts- Middle East:
1. Burj Al Arab, Dubai
2. One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
3. Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Top Resorts- Australia/Pacific:
1. Hotel Bora Bora
2. Huka Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
3. Le Meridien Bora Bora

Top Resorts- Mainland U.S.:
1. Kenwood Inn & Spa, Sonoma
2. Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa, Jackson, NH
3. Sanctuary at Kiawah Island

Top Resorts- Canada:
1. King Pacific Lodge, Princess Royal Island
2. Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, Vancouver Island
3. Long Beach Lodge Resort, Tofino, Vancouver Island

Top Resorts- Caribbean:
1. Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
2. Curtain Bluff, Antigua
3. Petit St. Vincent Resort, Grenadines

Top Resorts- Central/South America:
1. Hotel Punta Islita, Guanacaste
2. Hotel Salto Chico, Patagonia
3. Four Seasons Resort Carmelo, Uruguay

Top Cruise Lines- Large Ships:
1. Crystal
2. Regent Seven Seas
3. Disney

Top Cruise Lines- Small Ships:
1. Seabourn
2. Regent Seven Seas
3. SeaDream Yacht Club

Top Airlines- International Routes:
1. Singapore Airlines
2. Emirates
3. Virgin Atlantic

Top Airlines- Domestic Routes:
1. Virgin America
2. JetBlue Airways
3. Midwest Airlines

Top Airlines- Foreign-Only Routes:
1. SilkAir
2. Jet Airways
3. Air Iceland

Top Car Rental Agencies:
1. Hertz
2. Enterprise
3. Avis

Comments (5)

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  2. Jaco Hagen says:

    I know some of those places and they are beautiful and pretty.

    Thanks for the list!!

  3. So Surprising cape town is number one for africa. maybe Mozambique needs to put somewhere in that list. the country is beyond perfect

  4. Im not suprised to see that Cape Town has the best hotels in Africa. I have been to the Cape Grace and it is absolutely amazing. Top class accomodation!

  5. Bryan Hoare says:

    I remember going to the Hotel Bora Bora back in 1996 when I was working for Orient Express Hotels at the Bora Bora Lagoon Resort. It was a magical place to spend an afternoon; one magical day I spent on the beach, with my then girlfriend from Brazil (Nida Silva) – it was a completely blissful day of 20-something island romance… Amazing!! Bora Bora is also the loveliest island in the world!! :)

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