Udaipur wins the Best Indian Leisure Destination

Lake Palace Udaipur

After making us proud by winning the title of “4th Safest City in India”  our “City Of Lakes” gave us another reason to cheer upon.

The beauty, heritage, hotels and environment of Udaipur has made it win the title of “India’s best Leisure Destination Yipppe!! 😀

Also The Best Leisure hotels in India was awarded to : The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur and The Leela Palace, Udaipur. Devi Garh Fort Palace, Udaipur won the Best Boutique hotel in India. ESPA at The Leela Palace, Udaipur also won the Best Spas in India.

Based upon the survey by one of the World’s Leading Travel Magazine ‘Conde Nast Traveller’, Udaipur proved out to be the India’s best Leisure Destination. This award was presented by Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay at a function held in Delhi on Thursday where this award was received by Rajasthan Tourism Minister Bina Kak.

Lake Palace Udaipur

 

Results For Readers’ Travel Awards 2011 :

Contries
1 Thailand 96.11
2 United Kingdom 92.59
Overseas cities
1 London 94.31
2 Paris 93.0
Indian cities
1 Mumbai 94.22
2 New Delhi 91.31
Indian leisure destinations
1 Udaipur 93.55
2 Kerala 92.90
Emerging overseas destination
1 Turkey 93.03
2 The Maldives 91.85
Emerging Indian destinations
1 Leh, Ladakh 90.63
2 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 89.54

 

 

 

 

Overseas business hotels
1 Grand Hyatt Dubai 91.42
2 Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong 90.50
Business hotels in India
1 The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai 94.81
2 The Oberoi, New Delhi 91.16
Overseas leisure hotels
1 Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa 94.50
2 Armani Hotel Dubai 91.09
Leisure hotels in India
1 The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur 95.16
2 The Leela Palace Udaipur 93.11
New overseas hotels
1 W London – Leicester Square 91.09
2 The Chatwal, New York 89.06
New hotels in India
1 Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad 91.66
2 Trident, Bandra Kurla, Mumbai 89.80
Boutique hotels in India
1 Devi Garh Fort Palace, Udaipur 93.50
2 The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur 91.61
New hotels in India
1 Taj Inner Circle, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces 89.07
2 Starwood Preferred Guest, Starwood Hotels & Resorts 87.85

 

 

 

 

Airports
1 Singapore Changi Airport 93.95
2 Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi 91.04
Airlines for business travel outside India
1 Singapore Airlines 95.00
2 Emirates 93.47
Airlines for business travel within India
1 Kingfisher Airlines 93.05
2 Jet Airways 90.80
Airlines for leisure travel outside India
1 Emirates 89.56
2 Singapore Airlines 83.88
Airlines for leisure travel within India
1 Kingfisher Airlines 91.77
2 Jet Airways 91.72
Cruise liners
1 Royal Caribbean International 89.71
2 Princess Cruises 87.40
Specialist tour operators
1 Thomas Cook 90.11
2 Cox & Kings 87.87

 

 

 

 

Overseas hotel spas
1 CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok 90.66
2 One&Only Spa, One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai 87.50
Hotel spas in India
1 Kaya Kalp – the Royal Spa, ITC Mughal, Agra 92.61
2 ESPA at The Leela Palace Udaipur 90.42
Destination spas
1 Sereno Spa at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa 92.63
2 Ananda Spa at Ananda in the Himalayas 92.00

 

Guidelines For Choosing The Best : (Source: www.cntraveller.in)

HOW OUR QUESTIONNAIRE PRODUCED YOUR ‘BEST OF THE BEST’ LIST
Copies of the June-July 2011 issue of Condé Nast Traveller in India, and simultaneously posted online at www.cntraveller.in for the same period. The replies were collated and analysed by an independent market-research company, Market Management, in the UK. The 24 categories for nominations are listed below, with the criteria by which they were judged. Figures for all criteria are percentages representing overall average levels of satisfaction with the facilities or services.
COUNTRIES Culture • Food/restaurants • People/hospitality • Range of accommodation • Value for money • Variety of attractionsOVERSEAS & INDIAN CITIES Aesthetics/architecture • Child-friendliness • Culture • Food/restaurants • Nightlife • People/hospitality • Range of accommodation • Shopping • Value for money • Variety of attractions

LEISURE DESTINATION—INDIA Aesthetics/architecture • Child-friendliness • Climate & scenery • Culture • Food/restaurants • Nightlife • People/hospitality • Range of accommodation • Shopping • Value for money • Variety of attractions

OVERSEAS & INDIAN EMERGING DESTINATIONS Aesthetics/architecture • Child-friendliness • Climate & scenery • Culture • Food/restaurants • Nightlife • People/hospitality • Range of accommodation • Shopping • Value for money • Variety of attractions

OVERSEAS & INDIA BUSINESS HOTELS Ambience/décor • Business systems/facilities available • Conference facilities • Food/restaurants • Leisure facilities • Location • Service/staff • Standard/comfort of accommodation • Value for money

OVERSEAS LEISURE HOTELS Ambience/décor • Family-friendliness • Food/restaurants • Leisure facilities • Location • Service/staff • Standard/comfort of accommodation • Value for money

INDIA LEISURE HOTELS Ambience/décor • Child-friendliness Food/restaurants •Leisure facilities • Location • Service/staff • Standard/comfort of accommodation • Value for money

OVERSEAS & INDIA NEW HOTELS Ambience/décor • Business facilities • Child-friendliness Food/restaurants • Leisure facilities • Location • Service/staff • Standard/comfort of accommodation • Value for money

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