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  ‘World's Best’ Winners Lauded

- Hammond’s Hotel, Resort and Cruise Line Clients Earn Top Honors for 2010 -

NEW YORK, July 14, 2010 – Travel + Leisure magazine has recently published the results of its 15th annual readers survey of the “World’s Best” hotels, resorts and cruise lines. Among the winners are 20 clients of Lou Hammond & Associates, a New York-based public relations agency that has specialized in travel and tourism for the past 25 years.
 
“If it’s possible to judge someone by the company they keep, we are very proud to be affiliated with our clients that have won for 2010,” stated Lou Rena Hammond, the firm’s founder and chairman. “The management and staff at these hotels, resorts and cruise lines demonstrate daily that they understand every nuance of the word hospitality.”

Winners were chosen by Travel + Leisure readers. A questionnaire developed by the editors, in association with ROI Research Inc., was made available at TLWorldsBest.com from Dec. 15, 2009, to March 31, 2010. The categories and characteristics readers rated were:


Chairman/Founder Lou Hammond

  • Hotels/resorts – rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food, value
  • Cruise lines – cabins, food, service, itineraries/destinations, activities, value
Award-winning agency clients include one of the top 10 hotels in Central/South America, Europe and the U.S./Canada, respectively; two of the top 10 large-ship cruise lines; one of the top 15 resorts in Asia; four of the top 25 resorts in the Caribbean as well as in Asia; four of the top 50 large-city hotels; and one of the top 50 resorts in the U.S./Canada. (See list below.)

Additionally, a Hammond client made the “20 to Watch” list created by Travel + Leisure editors as part of the 2010 World’s Best Awards report. The list highlights standout properties that editors expect will appear on World’s Best Awards lists in years to come.

  

L-R: Senior Vice President Terry Gallagher, Vice President Cathy Decker,
Chairman and Founder Lou Hammond, Vice President Katie Barr-Cornish,
President Stephen Hammond and Vice President Emily Santos
celebrate accolades at the HSMAI Awards held this past February in New York.  

Lou Hammond & Associates, consistently ranked one of the nation’s top PR firms, is known for producing creative and effective travel public relations and marketing communications programs for destinations, airlines, hotels/resorts, spas and cruise lines worldwide. Hammond proudly serves more luxury and premium travel clients than any other agency. For client press releases and downloadable photography, media may access www.louhammond.com.

TRAVEL + LEISURE 2010 WORLD’S BEST AWARDS WINNERS

Lou Hammond & Associates Client

Ranking

Category

Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai

9

Top 15 Resorts in Asia

Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

7

Top 25 City Hotels in Asia

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

 

20 to Watch

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

9

Top 25 City Hotels in Asia

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

24

Top 25 City Hotels in Asia

Mandarin Oriental, New York

45

Top 50 Large City Hotels in US/Canada

Mandarin Oriental, Prague

2

Top 10 Small City Hotels in Europe

Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco

41

Top 50 Large City Hotels in US/Canada

Oceania Cruises

3

Large-Ship Cruise Lines

Planters Inn, Charleston

6

Top 10 Small City Hotels in US/Canada

Reefs Hotel & Club, Bermuda

15

Top 25 Resorts in Caribbean, Bermuda, Bahamas

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

2

Large-Ship Cruise Lines

Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa, St. Lucia

24

Top 25 Resorts in Caribbean, Bermuda, Bahamas

Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa, Jamaica

18

Top 25 Resorts in Caribbean, Bermuda, Bahamas

Sofitel Buenos Aires

9

Top 10 City Hotels in Central/South America

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

43

Top 50 Large City Hotels in US/Canada

Sofitel Lafayette Sqare, Washington, DC

8

Top 50 Large City Hotels in US/Canada

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

14

Top 25 Hotels in Asia

The Atlantic Hotel, Fort Lauderdale

45

Top 50 Resorts in US/Canada

Tucker's Point Hotel & Spa, Bermuda

7

Top 25 Resorts in Caribbean, Bermuda, Bahamas

 
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Contact:

Lou Hammond & Associates
Gary Gerbino
garyg@lhammond.com

Gina Stouffer
ginag@lhammond.com

561-655-3836
www.louhammond.com
www.twitter.com/louhammondpr

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