BY, ARNELLE KENDALL
VICE PRESIDENT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
DELRAY BEACH, Fla., July 12, 2017 –
The Travel Corporation (TTC) is pleased to announce that three of its brands earned top honors in Travel + Leisure’s coveted World’s Best Awards 2017. The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Lion World Travel and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection were all voted into top positions by Travel + Leisure readers, garnering 17 total awards in eight categories, including a No. 1 placement, and four spots on the ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World’ list.
Red Carnation properties proudly dominated the ‘Top 10 Hotels in London’ category, winning five of the 10 spots. Hotel 41, the flagship, five-star property, earned the No. 1 position for the second consecutive year while The Milestone Hotel came in at No. 2 on the list, The Egerton House Hotel at No. 3, The Chesterfield Mayfair at No. 6, and The Rubens at the Palace at No. 9.
‘41,’ The Milestone and The Egerton also won the No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 spots, respectively, in the ‘Top 15 City Hotels in Europe’ category, and the three hotels earned the No. 55, No. 56, and No. 72 spots in the ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World’ category.
Other Red Carnation winners include Ireland’s Ashford Castle, which picked up the No. 59 spot on the ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World’ list, the No. 2 spot in the ‘Top Resort Hotels in the UK and Ireland’ category, and the No. 6 spot in the ‘Top 15 Resort Hotels in Europe’ category. The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa in Cape Town rounds out the list, earning the No. 2 place in the ‘Top City Hotels in Africa’ category.
For the second year running, Lion World Travel was named No. 7 in the ‘Top 10 Safari Outfitters’ category. With over 50 years of expertise, Lion World is one of North America’s largest and most highly esteemed African travel companies. Extraordinary service, affordable luxury and value for money are what keep clients coming back to Lion World Travel, whose safari specialists all have first-hand knowledge of the destinations they recommend, allowing them to create safari adventures that fulfill clients’ specific interests and budgets.
And finally, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection was named No. 2 in the ‘Top River Cruise Lines’ category based on its personalized itineraries, quality service and outstanding fleet of beautifully designed ships. With fewer staterooms and a higher staff-to-guest ratio than other cruise lines, Uniworld offers the highest level of attention and a variety of immersive experiences that set it apart as the world’s best.
“These awards are a testament to our company-wide philosophy of ‘Driven by Service,’ the skill and dedication of our global staff, and the loyal support of our phenomenal guests,” said TTC Chief Executive Officer Brett Tollman. “The Travel Corporation is committed to consistently delivering outstanding service, experience and value, and we are incredibly proud that our brands were honored in so many categories.”
The Travel + Leisure annual World’s Best Awards recognize the best destinations, hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines and tour and safari operators around the world, based on a survey of the publication’s readers.