The Platinum List

Celebrated Living’s panel of experts has chosen the world’s top hotels, resorts, restaurants and travel adventures. Your votes helped determine the winners.
The Platinum List

Thank you very much for your interest in Celebrated Living’s 2017 Platinum List Awards, our annual selection of the world’s finest hotels, restaurants and travel experiences. A link is provided with each nomination so you may read more about it. Voting is now closed and winners will be announced in the September/October issue.

Again, thank you very much for your interest in Celebrated Living’s Platinum List Awards.

Eric Newill
Editor-in-Chief
 

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THE EXPERTS
 

 
Samantha Brown
 
For more than a decade, Samantha Brown hosted numerous shows for The Travel Channel, from Great Vacation Homes and Girl Meets Hawaii to Great Hotels and The Trip. In 2011, she launched her own line of luggage.
 
Tory Burch
 
Tory Burch is one of the most respected names in fashion. Since debuting her namesake brand in 2004, she has opened more than 190 stores from New York to Paris to Shanghai. She began the Tory Burch Foundation in 2009 to empower women entrepreneurs.
 
Maneet Chauhan
 
Maneet Chauhan is the executive chef and co-owner of Tansuo and Chauhan Ale & Masala House, as well as co-owner of Mantra Artisan Ales, all in Nashville, Tennessee. Chef Chauhan is a resident judge on the Food Network's Chopped, a James Beard Award recipient and author of the cookbook Flavors of My World. She also consults with American Airlines on its premium cabin menus served on U.S. outbound flights.
 
Nina Compton
 
In 2015, Saint Lucia native Nina Compton opened Compère Lapin in New Orleans, quickly becoming the Times-Picayune’s Restaurant of the Year. She also gained the runner-up slot in season 11 of Top Chef.
 
Richard Ekkebus
 
Mandarin Oriental Landmark Hotel Hong Kong executive chef Richard Ekkebus earned two Michelin stars for his in-house restaurant, Amber. He also oversaw the kitchens at Mauritius’ Royal Palm Hotel and Sandy Lane in Barbados.
 
Ann Getty
 
Ann Getty is a San Francisco-based furniture and interiors designer. In 2003, she launched the Ann Getty House collection, a series of original pieces and authentic reproductions inspired by the Ann and Gordon Getty Collection and her extensive travels throughout the world.
 
Lorena Garcia
 
After apprenticing at the Ritz in Paris, Venezuelan-American chef Lorena Garcia opened Food Café and Elements Tierra in Miami’s Design District. She has been featured on numerous television competitions and is the author of Lorena Garcia’s New Latin Classics.
 
Alex Hitz
 
Lauded as “the very best host in the world” by The Wall Street Journal, Alex Hitz is known for his splendid private events combining Southern charm with continental élan. Author of My Beverly Hills Kitchen, he writes regularly for House Beautiful and Town & Country.
 
Fern Mallis
 
Fern Mallis is the founder of New York Fashion Week and was the executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. A founding board member of the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, she now leads her own international fashion and design consultancy.
 
Eduardo Marcos
 
Eduardo Marcos is the president of American Airlines Vacations, a division of American Airlines. With 16 years of experience in the airline industry, he currently oversees the team responsible for all aspects of the AA Vacations business, including sales, technology, customer service, product and partnerships.
 
Richard Meier
 
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier has created more than 40 acclaimed structures throughout the world, including the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles’ Getty Center and the Atheneum in New Harmony, Indiana.
 
Richard Quest
 
Richard Quest is CNN’s international business correspondent and host of Quest Means Business. He also hosts CNN Business Traveller, which reports on how to make the most of doing business on the road, and Quest Express, broadcast from the New York Stock Exchange.
 
Mark Sargeant
 
British chef Mark Sargeant has won many Michelin stars during his career, especially under Gordon Ramsay at Aubergine and Claridge’s, where he was awarded Chef of the Year. He has designed a menu for American Airlines first-class passengers travelling from London to the U.S.
 
Michael S. Smith
 
California native Michael S. Smith acted as designer for the Obamas, and in 2010 was appointed to the Committee for the Preservation of The White House. He was named Designer of the Year by Elle Decor and is regularly on Architectural Digest’s AD 100 list.


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