Traveler’s Choice Awards 2012: We Have Winners…

After four weeks of voting, it’s time to reveal the winners of the NewNowNext Traveler’s Choice 2012!

1. Sexiest Gay Bar


Nominees:
The Abbey (West Hollywood)
Berghain (Berlin)
XL (NYC)
Akbar (Los Angeles)
The Week (Rio de Janeiro)

Winner:
Royal Phoenix (Montreal)


2. Ultimate Resort


Nominees:
Oberoi Udaivilas India
Amangiri Utah
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Singita Lebombo, South Africa

Winner:
Rosewood Mayakoba, Mexico


3. Hottest Locals


Nominees:
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Zurich, Switzerland
Medellin, Colombia
Tel Aviv, Israel
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Winner:
New York, NY


4. Comeback City


Nominees:
Mexico City, Mexico
Johannesberg, South Africa
Las Vegas, Nevada
Naples, Italy
New Orleans, Louisiana

Winner:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


5. Indulgent Hotel Chain


Nominees:
Aman Resorts
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts
Oetker Collection
The Peninsula Hotels
Firmdale Hotels

Winner:
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts


6. Bossest Beach


Nominees:
Tulum Beach, Mexico
Punalu’lu Black Sand Beach, Hawaii
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Byron Bay, Australia

Winner:
Fire Island, New York


7. Critical Event


Nominees:
Art Basel (Miami Beach)
Coachella (Palm Springs)
Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival
SXSW (Austin)
Wimbledon (London)

Winner:
Madrid Pride (Spain)


8. High Flying Airline


Nominees:
Air New Zealand
Delta Air Lines
Emirates
Singapore Airlines
Porter Air

Winner:
Virgin America


9. Style Capital


Nominees:
Brooklyn, New York
Paris, France
Tokyo, Japan
Berlin, Germany
Istanbul, Turkey

Winner:
Stockholm, Sweden


10. NNN Destination 2012


Nominees:
Burma
Marseilles, France
Seoul, South Korea
Nashville, Tennessee
Antwerp, Flanders

Winner:
Cuba


Congratulations to the 2012 winners! And thanks to everyone who voted, and to our illustrious Travel Academy — Dan Allen, Matt Bell, Adam Graham, Darren Frei, Heidi Mitchell, Kevin Raub, Emma Sloley, Jennifer Ceaser, Nathan Lump, Duane Wells and NNN Editor-at-Large John Polly who collectively did a fantastic job coming up with nominees.



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