Oct162008

Business Traveller 2008 Hotel Awards – SPG Best Hotel Loyalty Program

Business Traveller 2008 Hotel Awards – SPG Best Hotel Loyalty Program

Starwood Preferred Guest came out on top as best hotel loyalty program in the Business Traveller 2008 reader’s survey released last month.  Starwood Hotels Sheraton brand was awarded top hotel brand worldwide.  I just saw a post on Starwood’s The Lobby website about the survey. 

Marriott took top honors for Best Business Hotel Chain in North America. 

All the top honors for Best Business Hotel in North America went to NYC properties with Hilton’s Waldorf-Astoria and Starwood’s St. Regis taking spots behind the Four Seasons New York.   Just remember that hotel loyalty points won’t get you a free night at the Four Seasons.

Hilton ranked as top business chain for Europe.  Starwood Hotels ranked high in the Conde Nast 2008 awards for Europe.  For leisure it seems Starwood’s elegance wins out in Europe and for business Hilton’s a winner. 

Hyatt Hotels only appearance as a chain is for Asia-Pacific region.  Hyatt also scored well in the Conde Nast Traveler 2008 awards earlier this year for Asia-Pacific. 

Business Traveller 2008 Awards Hotel Survey Results 

(Business Traveller link to view extensive airline rankings on BT website)

 

HOTELS

 

Best Hotel Loyalty Scheme

1 Starwood Preferred Guest

2 Hilton HHonors

3 InterContinental Priority Club

4 Marriott Rewards

 

Best Business Hotel Chain Worldwide

1 Sheraton

2 Hilton

3 Four Seasons

4 Marriott

 

Best Business Hotel Chain in the UK

1 Hilton

2 Malmaison

3 Marriott

4 Holiday Inn

 

Best Business Hotel Chain in Continental Europe

1 Hilton

2 Sofitel

3 Sheraton

4 InterContinental

 

Best Business Hotel Chain in North America

1 Marriott

2 Four Seasons

3 Hilton

4 Westin

 

Best Business Hotel Chain in the Middle East

1 Jumeirah

2 Hilton

3 InterContinental

4 Sheraton

 

Best Business Hotel Chain in Asia-Pacific

1 Shangri-La

2 Mandarin Oriental

3 Hyatt

4 InterContinental

 

Best Business Hotel Chain in India

1 Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces

2 Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

3 Hilton/Trident Hilton

4 The Leela Palaces Hotels & Resorts

 

Best Budget Hotel Chain

1 Premier Inn

2 Express by Holiday Inn

3 Ibis

4 Travelodge

 

Best Luxury Hotel Chain

1 Four Seasons

2 Shangri-La

3 Ritz-Carlton

4 Mandarin Oriental

 

 

Best Smaller Hotel Chain

1 Hotel du Vin

2 Malmaison

3 City Inn

4 Jumeirah

 

Best Business Hotel Worldwide

1 Shangri-La Singapore

2 The Peninsula Hong Kong

3 InterContinental Hong Kong

4 Jumeirah Emirates Towers Dubai

 

Best New Business Hotel

1 Grosvenor House Dubai

2 St Regis Singapore

3 Four Seasons Hong Kong

4 Hilton London Canary Wharf

 

Best Business Hotel in Western Europe

1 Four Seasons George V Paris

2 London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel

3 InterContinental London Park Lane

4 Hotel Kamp Helsinki

 

Best Business Hotel in Eastern Europe

1 Four Seasons Gresham Palace Budapest

2 Warsaw Marriott

3 Hilton Prague

4 Hilton Warsaw/

4 Hyatt Warsaw (joint)

 

Best Business Hotel in North America

1 Four Seasons Hotel New York

2 The Waldorf Astoria New York

3 St Regis New York

4 Mandarin Oriental New York

 

Best Business Hotel in the Middle East

1 Jumeirah Emirates Towers Dubai

2 Burj Al Arab Dubai

3 Grosvenor House Dubai

4 Shangri-La Dubai

 

Best Business Hotel in Asia-Pacific

1 Shangri-La Singapore

2 The Peninsula Hong Kong

3 InterContinental Hong Kong

4 The Peninsula Bangkok

 The Peninsula Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

The Peninsula Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Best Resort Hotel

1 Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai

2 Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Muscat

3 Madinat Jumeirah Dubai

4 Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Penang

 

Best Airport Hotel

1 Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong

2 Hilton London Heathrow Airport

3 Sofitel London Gatwick

4 Hilton Copenhagen Airport

 

Best Business Hotel in the UK

1 London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel

2 InterContinental London Park Lane

3 Hilton London Canary Wharf

4 Four Seasons Canary Wharf

 

Business Traveller 2008 Awards Hotel Survey Results 

 

 

 

http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/2008-business-traveller-awards

 

Related link:  Loyalty Traveler post on Conde Nast 2008 Hotel Gold List

http://loyaltytraveler.boardingarea.com/2008/02/13/major-hotel-loyalty-program-brands-on-conde-nast-traveler-2008-hotel-gold-list/

 

 

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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