Back for its 9th edition, TTG China Travel Awards 2016 culminates on this night to celebrate the stellar achievements of 61 winners who are the crème de la crème of the Greater China travel trade industry.
Surpassing their peers, 23 new winners debuted among the elite ranks of Greater China’s travel trade industry, taking home the signature Hermes trophy home for the first time. They include organisations like Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, and Wanda Hotels and Resorts that have successfully claimed the “Best Global Hotel Chain” and “Best Local Hotel Chain Operating in Greater China” titles respectively – awards that were previously dominated by long-time defenders.
This year, the roll call of debuting winners was most evident in hotel categories. The popular “Best Hotel Within The Regions of China” category which was further segmented into 2 new award categories – “Best Business Hotel” (6 awards) and “Best City Hotel” (6 awards) – this year to better reflect market, location and brand positioning, were monopolised by first-timer winners who bagged 10 out of the 12 awards.
In addition, a new award, “Best Innovative Operator” was added, with debuting winner Costa Cruises, taking home this inaugural title.
With their relentless pursuit of excellence, 9 winners made their remarkable comeback into the awards. Among them are Emirates Airlines and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, reclaiming their titles as “Best Middle Eastern Airline” and “Best Luxury Hotel Brand” in Greater China respectively. Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai and Grand Hyatt Macau also returned to the awards with new titles under their belts as “Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel in Shanghai” and “Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel in Macau”.
While new winners and returning winners made their way into the awards, veteran organisations like Singapore Airlines (Best Asian Airline), Chimelong Hotel Guangzhou (Best Theme Hotel), China International Travel Service (Best Travel Agency in China) and Shanghai (Best BT-mice City in China) held firmly to their titles for at least 5 consecutive years, showing the industry what it takes to be leaders of the pack, constantly raising the bar of excellence for its peers and industry.
The TTG China Travel Awards is a TTG Travel Trade Publishing Event organised by TTG China, held yearly in Shanghai, in conjunction with The Leading International MICE Event in China, IT&CM China and The Leading Corporate Travel Management Conference For China, CTW China.
Voting for the TTG China Travel Awards 2017 will open in December 2016.
More information on the TTG China Travel Awards can be found at: www.ttgchina.com/ttg-awards
Please refer to Annex A for the full list of 2016 winners.
The TTG China Travel Awards has been recognising the best of Greater China’s travel industry since 2008. This prestigious annual event honours stellar Travel Suppliers across Airlines, Hotels & Resorts, Serviced Residences and Travel Services segments in the region. This TTG Travel Trade Publishing event is proudly organised by TTG China, with the support of TTG-BTmice China, TTG Asia, TTG India, TTGmice, TTGassociations and TTG Asia Luxury.
Award Title 2016 Award Winners
Airline Awards – For airlines serving and operating in China
1 Best China Airline China Eastern Airlines
2 Best Asian Airline Singapore Airlines
3 Best European Airline FinnairNEW
4 Best American Airline Air Canada
5 Best Middle Eastern Airline Emirates Airline
Hotel Chain Awards
6 Best Global Hotel Chain Operating in Greater China Hyatt Hotels & ResortsNEW
7 Best Local Hotel Chain Operating in Greater China Wanda Hotels & ResortsNEW
8 Best Luxury Hotel Brand in Greater China Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
9 Best Mid-range Hotel Brand in Greater China Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts
10 Best Economy Hotel Brand in Greater China Ibis
Individual Hotel Awards
11 Best Luxury Hotel in Beijing Waldorf Astoria BeijingNEW
12 Best Luxury Hotel in Shanghai Jing An Shangri-La, West ShanghaiNEW
13 Best Luxury Hotel in Guangzhou/Shenzhen JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen
14 Best Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong The Peninsula Hong Kong
15 Best Luxury Hotel in Macau The Ritz-Carlton, Macau
16 Best Mid-range Hotel in Beijing Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing
17 Best Mid-range Hotel in Shanghai Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Xujiahui
18 Best Mid-range Hotel in Guangzhou/Shenzhen Holiday Inn Guangzhou Shifu
19 Best Mid-range Hotel in Hong Kong Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees
20 Best Mid-range Hotel in Macau Holiday Inn Macau
21 Best Business Hotel in Beijing The Westin Beijing Financial Street
22 Best Business Hotel in Shanghai The Westin Bund Center Shanghai
23 Best Business Hotel in Guangzhou/Shenzhen LN Garden Hotel, Guangzhou
24 Best Business Hotel in Hong Kong The Mira Hong Kong
25 Best Business Hotel in Macau MGM Macau
26 Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel in Beijing Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center
27 Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel in Shanghai Kerry Hotel Pudong Shanghai
28 Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel in Guangzhou/Shenzhen Langham Place, Guangzhou
29 Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel in Hong Kong InterContinental Hong Kong
30 Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel in Macau Grand Hyatt Macau
31 Best New Hotel in Beijing NUO Hotel BeijingNEW
32 Best New Hotel in Shanghai Shanghai Marriott Hotel ParkviewNEW
33 Best New Hotel in Guangzhou/Shenzhen White Swan Hotel Guangzhou NEW
34 Best New Hotel in Hong Kong Hotel Sáv Hong KongNEW
35 Best New Hotel in Macau The St.Regis Macao, Cotai CentralNEW
36 Best Theme Hotel in China Chimelong Hotel Guangzhou
Hotel Awards in Other Regions within China
37 Best Business Hotel in Northeast China Grand Hyatt Dalian
38 Best Business Hotel in North China (excluding Beijing) The St. Regis Tianjin
39 Best Business Hotel in Northwest China Sofitel XiningNEW
40 Best Business Hotel in East China (excluding Shanghai) Shangri-La Hotel, HefeiNEW
41 Best Business Hotel in Central South China (excluding Guangzhou and Shenzhen) Sheraton Wuhan Hankou HotelNEW
42 Best Business Hotel in Southwest China Niccolo ChengduNEW
43 Best City Hotel in Northeast China Sofitel Wanda HarbinNEW
44 Best City Hotel in North China (excluding Beijing) Sheraton Tianjin Binhai HotelNEW
45 Best City Hotel in Northwest China Wyndham Grand Xian SouthNEW
46 Best City Hotel in East China (excluding Shanghai) Element Suzhou Science and Technology TownNEW
47 Best City Hotel in Central South China (excluding Guangzhou and Shenzhen) InterContinental ChangshaNEW
48 Best City Hotel in Southwest China The Westin Chongqing Liberation SquareNEW
Resort Hotel Awards
49 Best Resort in China (Beach) MGM Sanya
50 Best Resort in China (Non-Beach) Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao
51 Best NEW Resort in China Sheraton Grand XishuangbannaNEW
52 Best Spa Resort in China Banyan Tree Lijiang
Serviced Residence Award
53 Best Serviced Residence Operator in China Ascott China
Travel Services Awards
54 Best Travel Agency in China China International Travel Service
55 Best City in China (Leisure Travel) SuzhouNEW
56 Best City in China (BT-MICE) Shanghai
57 Best Cruise Operator Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
58 Best Innovative Operator Costa CruisesNEW
59 Best Theme Attraction Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
60 Best Overseas NTO in China Singapore Tourism Board
61 Best Overseas NTO in China promoting BT-MICE Tourism Australia