The Innovation in Travel Awards took place this Tuesday evening, and we were lucky enough to be invited down to the awards ceremony!
The awards were hosted by Wired magazine and TUMI luggage and took place in the Regent Street TUMI store.
Before we talk about the event itself, check out our list below of who was nominated for each category, with the winners in bold and the runners up in italics.
Best connected hotel or resort:
Base Nyon, Geneva
The Henn-Na Hotel
Sasebo Hotel 1000, Seattle
Mira Hotel, Hong Kong
Virgin Hotel, Chicago
Best in-flight experience:
Air New Zealand Economy Skycouch
Emirates Ice Digital Widescreen
Stelia Aerospace Celeste Seat
Best specialist travel agent or concierge:
Abercrombie & Kent
Best travel influencer:
Cup Of Couple
A Luxury Travel Blog
Roads And Kingdoms
Best travel destination or experience:
Bikini Berlin, Berlin
The Broad, Los Angeles
Em District, Bangkok
Mugaritz, San Sebastian
Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London
Tungestølen Tourist Cabin, Sogn
Best transport hub:
The Ark At JFK Airport, New York
Cathay Pacific Haneda Lounge, Tokyo
King’s Cross Station, London
Pulkovo International Airport, St Petersburg
WTC Transportation Hub, New York
While browsing their amazing range of travel luggage and clothing, we sipped on cocktails and enjoyed a couple of canapes as we waited for the winners to be announced.
The top floor of the shop had a pop up bar where we were able to order from a selection of drinks.
Our favourite cocktail of the night had to be the Royal Martini. It was a delicious blend of vodka and Chambord, topped up with a splash of prosecco.
The canapes circulating were also divine, and our favourites were the Crab Brulee (purely for the excellent pun) and mini yorkshire puddings with roast beef.
We really enjoyed our evening at the Innovation in Travel Awards, and we can’t wait to learn a lot more about the winners of each category!