The Platinum List 2017 Winners

Celebrated Living’s panel of experts and knowledgeable readership came together to choose the world’s top hotels, resorts, restaurants and travel adventures. See the winners below.
The Platinum List 2017 Winners

Thank you very much for your interest in Celebrated Living’s 2017 Platinum List Awards, our annual selection of the best of the best in luxury travel. Fourteen esteemed experts in the fields of media, hospitality, fashion and the arts provided the nominees; the winners were chosen by the readers of Celebrated Living in an online poll. Congratulations to this year’s extraordinary winners.

Eric Newill
Editor-in-Chief

 


2017 Platinum List Awards
 

HOTELS

BEST CITY HOTELS

Claridge’s, London

Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris

JW Marriott, Mexico City

Palace Hotel, San Francisco

The Peninsula, Shanghai

 

BEST BOUTIQUE HOTELS

The Inn Above Tide, Sausalito, CA

The Inn at Little Washington, Washington, VA

Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

Library Hotel, New York City

Le Sirenuse, Positano

 

BEST INNS

The Black Walnut, Asheville, NC

Da Gelsomina, Capri

San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara

 

BEST COUNTRY HOUSE HOTELS

Castello del Nero, Tuscany

Cliveden House, Berkshire

Trasierra, Seville

 

BEST HOTELS OPENED IN THE PAST YEAR

Ace Hotel, New Orleans

Hoshinoya, Bali

The Shore Club, Turks and Caicos

 

BEST HOTEL INNOVATORS

Alaya, Tulum, Mexico

The St. Regis Resort, Bal Harbour, FL

Whitepod, Valais, Switzerland

 

BEST HOTEL DESIGN

Le Bristol, Paris

The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur

1 Hotel, Miami Beach

The Rosewood, London

 

RESORTS

BEST BEACH RESORTS

Cliff House, Cape Neddick, ME

The Dunmore, Bahamas

Four Seasons, Bora Bora

Four Seasons at Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica

Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica, CA

 

BEST WELLNESS RESORTS

Cal-a-Vie, Vista, CA

Canyon Ranch, Tucson

Mandarin Oriental, Sanya, China

Mii Amo Spa, Sedona

 

BEST SPORTING RESORTS

The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs

Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, WY

Four Seasons Resort at Wailea, Maui

 

FOOD & DRINK

BEST STAR CHEF RESTAURANTS

Alinea, Chicago

Brae, Victoria, Australia

Chez Panisse, Berkeley

Frenchie, Paris

Zibu, Acapulco

 

BEST RESTAURANTS INSIDE HOTELS

Ai Fiori, New York City

É, Las Vegas

Emiliano, São Paulo

Le Louis XV, Monte-Carlo

Zuma, Miami

 

BEST CLASSIC RESTAURANTS

Le Bernardin, New York City

Joe’s Stone Crab, Miami Beach

Latin Grill, Santiago, Chile

Restaurante Arzak, San Sebastián

Savoy Grill, London

 

BEST RESTAURANT SCENES

Le Café Marly, Paris

Otto’s, Fredericksburg, Texas

Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire

Tao, Las Vegas

21 Club, New York City

 

BEST HOTEL BARS

The Chandelier, Las Vegas

King Cole Bar, New York City

M Bar, Hong Kong

The Sazerac Bar, New Orleans

 

BEST INTIMATE BARS AND LOUNGES

Dante, New York City

The Dead Rabbit, New York City

Employees Only, Miami Beach

French 75, New Orleans

28 HongKong Street, Singapore

 

EXPERIENCES

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUES

Café Carlyle, New York City

Ronnie Scott’s, London

The Spotted Cat Music Club, New Orleans

 

BEST PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP CLUBS

Century Club, New York City

Harry’s Bar, London

Soho Beach House, Miami Beach

 

BEST VINEYARD EXPERIENCES

Cliff Lede Vineyards, Yountville

Jordan Winery, Healdsburg, CA

Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux

 

BEST BOUTIQUE CRUISING EXPERIENCES

SeaDream I: Athens & the Mediterranean

Silversea Silver Cloud: Antarctica Expedition Cruise

Uniworld Queen Isabel: Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley

Wind Star: Greece & the Amalfi Coast

 

BEST LUXURY TOURS

Abercrombie & Kent: Essence of Italy Tour

Adventurous Appetites: Madrid Tapas Tour

Private Tours Paris: In the Footsteps of the Impressionists

Tauck: Botswana, South Africa & Zambia Tour

 


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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