The best airlines, hotels, and airport lounges for business travellers, ranked

By Ian Schofield / ShutterstockBusiness Traveller annually ranks the best airports, hotels, and airlines in the world.

In October, the latest iteration of the Business Traveller Awards was revealed. Voted for by readers, then authenticated by an independent audit company, the corporate traveller magazine annually ranks airlines, first-class cabins, business-class cabins, business hotels, luxury hotels, and more, both worldwide and broken down by region.

Qatar Airways took home four awards across all categories, including Best Airline and Best Long-Haul Airline, Best Business Class and Best Middle Eastern Airline. British Airways was another highly-recognised airline, winning Best Short-Haul Carrier, Best Frequent Flyer Program, and Best Airport Lounge. (Oneworld, which includes British Airways, was also named Best Airport Alliance.)

On the airport side, Singapore’s renowned Changi Airport was named the Best Airport in the World by Business Traveller for the 32nd year in a row. For hotels, The Peninsula Hotels won Best Luxury Brand, while the brand’s Hong Kong property was named the Best Business Hotel Worldwide.

Here are the winners, ranked, across select categories.



View the full list of winners across all categories on Business Traveller’s website.


Best Airline: Qatar Airways

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  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Emirates
  4. British Airways
  5. Cathay Pacific


Source:
Business Traveller


Best First Class: Emirates

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  1. Emirates
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. British Airways
  4. Etihad Airways


Source:
Business Traveller


Best Business Class: Qatar Airways

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  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Emirates
  4. EVA Air
  5. Oman Air


Source:
Business Traveller


Best Airport Hotel: Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong

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  1. Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong
  2. Sofitel London Heathrow
  3. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Singapore
  4. Hilton London Heathrow Airport


Source:
Business Traveller


Best Airport Lounge: British Airways Concorde Room, London Heathrow T5

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  1. British Airways Concorde Room, London Heathrow T5
  2. Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, London Heathrow
  3. Cathay Pacific The Pier, First Class, Hong Kong
  4. Cathay Pacific, London Heathrow


Source:
Business Traveller


Best Airport Worldwide: Singapore Changi Airport

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  1. Singapore Changi Airport
  2. Hong Kong International Airport
  3. London Heathrow Airport
  4. Hamad International Airport, Doha
  5. Dubai International Airport


Source:
Business Traveller


Best Business Hotel Brand in North America: Marriott Hotels

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  1. Marriott Hotels
  2. Hilton Hotels and Resorts
  3. InterContinental Hotels and Resorts
  4. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts


Source:
Business Traveller


Best Business Hotel Brand Worldwide: InterContinental Hotels and Resorts

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  1. InterContinental Hotels and Resorts
  2. Hilton Hotels and Resorts
  3. Marriott Hotels
  4. Mandarin Oriental
  5. Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts


Source:
Business Traveller


Best Luxury Hotel Brand: The Peninsula Hotels

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  1. The Peninsula Hotels
  2. Oberoi Hotels and Resorts
  3. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  4. Waldorf Astoria


Source:
Business Traveller


Best Business Hotel Worldwide: The Peninsula Hong Kong

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  1. The Peninsula Hong Kong
  2. Shangri-La Singapore
  3. Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong
  4. Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong


Source:
Business Traveller

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