3 OCTOBER 2011
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British Airways was the 'Airline of the Year' at the Business Traveller Awards 2011 held at Kensington’s Royal Garden Hotel and presented by radio presenter John Humphrys last week.
Sponsored by Heathrow Express and supported by Panasonic Avionics and Aeromobile, the awards have been a fixture in the business travel and hospitality calendar for more than 25 years.
BA also won Best Short Haul Carrier and Best Frequent Flyer Programme. Singapore Airlines continued to show strongly, taking Best Business Class, Best Economy Class, Best Long Haul Airline, Best Asian Airline and Best Cabin Staff. Emirates won Best First Class, with Virgin Atlantic winning Best Premium Economy and also taking the award for Best Airport Lounge for its Clubhouse at Heathrow Terminal 3.
Four Seasons won Best Business Hotel Chain Worldwide, as well as Best Luxury Hotel Chain, and the Four Seasons George V in Paris was named Best Business Hotel in Western Europe. Hilton Hotels and Resorts was voted Best Business Hotel Chain in the UK and Europe with Marriott taking the North America prize for the sixth consecutive year. Jumeirah was first in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row, and Shangri-La continued its 17-year dominance of Asia-Pacific. www.businesstraveller.com
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