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The results of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2011 are in…

Condé Nast Traveler today 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 from 18th October 2011) and are derived from the Condé 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. Top Cities: United States 1. Charleston, South Carolina 2. San Francisco 3. Santa Fe Top Cities: Europe 1. Florence 2. Barcelona 3. Rome Top Cities: Asia 1. Kyoto 2. Bangkok 3. Hong Kong Top Cities: Africa/Middle East 1. Cape Town 2. Beirut 3. Byblos, Lebanon Top Cities: Canada 1. Quebec City 2. Vancouver 3. Victoria, British Columbia Top Cities: Oceania 1. Sydney 2. Queenstown, New Zealand 3. Melbourne Top Cities: Mexico 1. San Miguel de Allende 2. Oaxaca 3. Mérida Top Cities: Central/South America 1. Buenos Aires 2. Cuzco 3. Antigua de Guatemala Top Islands: Caribbean/Atlantic 1. Bermuda 2. St. John 3. Nevis Top Islands: Oceania 1. Bora Bora 2. Great Barrier Reef 3. Moorea Top Islands: Asia 1. Maldives 2. Bali 3. Phuket Top Islands: United States 1. Maui 2. Kauai 3. Kiawah, South Carolina Top Islands: Europe 1. Bozcaada and the Turkish Aegean Islands 2. Mykonos and the Cyclades 3. Madeira 3. Mallorca and the Balearics Top Resorts: Asia 1. Ayana Resort & Spa, Bali 2. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan 3. Four Seasons, Chiang Mai 3. Oberoi Vanyavilas, Rajasthan Top Resorts: Mexico 1. One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos 2. Rancho La Puerta, Tecate 3. The Tides, Riviera Maya Top Resorts: Africa 1. Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh 1. Safari Lodges at Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa 3. Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp, Tanzania Top Resorts: Europe 1. Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri 2. Perivolas, Santorini 3. Park Hotel Kenmare, County Kerry Top Resorts: Hawaii 1. Travaasa Hana (formerly Hotel Hana-Maui) 2. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea 3. Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk Top Resorts: Atlantic 1. The Reefs, Bermuda 2. Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos 3. One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas Top Resorts: Middle East 1. Burj Al Arab, Dubai 2. Ritz-Carlton, Dubai 3. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi Top Resorts: Oceania 1. Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, New Zealand 2. Four Seasons, Bora Bora 3. Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa, French Polynesia Top Resorts: Mainland U.S. 1. Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast, California 2. Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain, Avon, Colorado 3. Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina Top Small Resorts: Mainland U.S. 1. Keswick Hall at Monticello, Virginia 2. Mii Amo, Sedona 3. Amangani, Jackson Hole Top Resorts: Canada 1. King Pacific Lodge (Rosewood), British Columbia 2. Emerald Lake Lodge, British Columbia 3. Long Beach Lodge Resort, Vancouver Island Top Resorts: Caribbean 1. Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis 2. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia 3. Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia Top Resorts: Central/South America 1. Four Seasons Resort Carmelo, Uruguay 2. Xandari Resort & Spa, Costa Rica 3. Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort, Belize Top Cruise Lines: Small-Ship Lines 1. Seabourn 2. Silversea 3. Windstar Top Cruise Lines: Medium-Ship Lines 1. Crystal Cruises 2. Regent Seven Seas Cruises 3. Disney Top Cruise Lines: Large-Ship Lines 1. Celebrity 2. Princess 3. Royal Caribbean Top Cruise Lines: River Cruises 1. Uniworld Boutique River Cruises 2. Grand Circle Travel 3. Viking River Cruises Top Foreign Airlines 1. Singapore Airlines 2. Virgin Atlantic 3. Emirates Top U.S. Airlines 1. Virgin America 2. JetBlue Airways 3. Hawaiian Airlines Top Small Airlines 1. OpenSkies 2. Porter Airlines 3. Air Tahiti Nui Top Hotels: Southern Europe 1. Hôtel de Paris, Monte Carlo 2. Il San Pietro di Positano, Italy 3. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet Top Hotels: Northern Europe 1. Mandarin Oriental, Prague 2. Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne 3. Regent Berlin Top Small Hotels: Europe 1. Palazzo Sasso, Ravello 2. Château de La Chèvre d’Or, Côte d’Azur 3. Villa San Michele, Fiesole, Tuscany Top Hotels: Central America 1. Lapa Rios Ecolodge, Costa Rica 2. Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua Guatemala 3. Inn at Robert’s Grove, Belize Top Hotels: Oceania 1. Observatory Hotel, Sydney 2. Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay 3. The Langham, Auckland 3. Westin Sydney Top Hotels: British Isles 1. Culloden House, Inverness, Scotland 2. Chewton Glen, Hampshire 3. The Halkin, London Top Hotels: Caribbean/Atlantic 1. Peninsula House, Dominican Republic 2. The Caves, Jamaica 3. Eden Rock, St. Barts Top Hotels: Asia 1. Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong 2. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok 3. The Peninsula, Tokyo Top Hotels: Africa 1. Steenberg Hotel, Cape Town 2. The Saxon, Johannesburg 3. Cape Grace, Cape Town Top Hotels: Canada 1. Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa, Cambridge, Ontario 2. Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City 3. Hôtel Nelligan, Montreal Top Hotels: Mexico 1. Las Mañanitas, Cuernavaca 2. La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo 3. Casa de Sierra Nevada, San Miguel de Allende Top Hotels: United States 1. Elysian Hotel, Chicago 2. 21c Museum Hotel, Louisville 3. The Peninsula, Chicago Top Small Hotels: United States 1. Colonial Houses, Williamsburg, Virginia 2. Fairbanks House, Amelia Island 3. Fearrington House Inn, Pittsboro, North Carolina Top Hotels: South America 1. Hotel Fasano, São Paolo 2. Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires 3. Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt, Buenos Aires Top Hotels: Middle East 1. Park Hyatt Dubai 2. Al Faisaliah Hotel (Rosewood), Riyadh 3. Four Seasons, Doha

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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