The much awaited Readers’ Choice Awards for the year 2011 was announced by Conde Nast Traveler today. The Editor in Chief Klara Glowczewska in her keynote address said that the demand for excellence in travel has gone very high and the readers of Conde Nast Traveler are the world’s most discerning travelers who select the best on the basis of most exacting standards. The details of the 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, luxury hotels, and resorts worldwide will be published in the November issue which will be available on the newsstands on October 18.
China, in the recent years, has been taking giant strides in the field of luxury. The focus of the entire luxury industry has shifted to China including luxury travel and boasts of some of the most expensive hotel rooms in the world. The Readers’ Choice Awards also prove it as The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, China has been named the top hotel in the world by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine in the U.S. It was an exciting day for the luxury hotel as two top awards were bestowed upon the hotel in one evening, Best Hotel in Asia Pacific, and then Overall Best Hotel in the World.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company President, Herve Humler collected the awards on behalf of the hotel. The award will give another boost to luxury travel in China and inspire the other hotels in the country to deliver a much better experience to its guests as the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai has raised the bar. These prestigious awards are derived from the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice survey and the 24th edition saw record 28,876 readers cast a combined eight million votes on thousands of properties and destinations around the world.