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American Airlines’ Celebrated Living magazine reveals Platinum List Award winners

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Showcasing the best of the best in luxury travel

[London and Dallas] American Airlines’ Celebrated Living magazine, the premium-class publication created by global travel media company Ink, has today announced the winners of its prestigious 2017 Platinum List Awards. Fourteen handpicked, expert judges nominated the best of the best in international luxury travel, a selection that was then opened up to be voted on by American’s loyal frequent flyers.

The awards are a “Hot List” of the best of the best in luxury travel and have been selected across 21 categories. Fourteen judges who are noted connoisseurs in media, fashion, architecture and hospitality chose the nominees. The judges included: Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier, PBS and Travel Channel host Samantha Brown and Michelin-starred chef Mark Sargeant.

Thousands of votes were cast, counted and compiled to create a definitive list of the best resorts, hotels, luxury cruises and tours, fine dining and nightlife spots around the world. Those that want a truly luxurious travel experience will want to consider private jet charters, from companies like Jettly, to get to all the globe’s hottest spots in style – often at the drop of a hat!

“Our Platinum List Awards issue of Celebrated Living magazine is a highlight of the year, when we join our own experiences and knowledge with that of experts in the field and, most importantly, our loyal and affluent readers,” said Celebrated Living magazine Editor-in-Chief Eric Newill.

“We’re delighted to showcase the best of the best in luxury travel, as these awards represent the most inspiring places, people and destinations that are making travel memorable and exciting today. We hope the Platinum List Awards will stimulate readers to book their next trip.”

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized by the Celebrated Living Platinum Awards,” said The Hartling Group’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Karen Whitt, which opened The Shore Club Turks & Caicos earlier this year.” “Upon our debut the January 2017, The Shore Club has strived to offer an unmatched level of Caribbean luxury, giving our guests hand crafted and authentic experiences in combination with excellent service and amenities. We are excited to continue that tradition of excellence to make The Shore Club better than ever.”

The winners appear in the September/October issue of Celebrated Living magazine for American Airlines (online and inflight

On October 13, 2017, the Platinum List will come to life with a panel discussion during the renowned New York City Wine & Food Festival. Experts and winners will speak about this year’s awards and what constitutes superior quality in hospitality. For more info, visit

“The victors represent a widely diverse group, from iconic properties like London’s Claridge’s hotel and Tucson’s Canyon Ranch resort to innovators such as the Whitepod in Valais, Switzerland, which houses guests in mountainside pods, and Miami Beach’s 1 Hotel, which is setting a new standard in eco-minded luxury,” added Newill. “We recognize leading names in the culinary world-from Basque pioneer Juan Mari Arzak to gastronomic magician José Andrés-and nightlife fixtures including Singapore’s 28 HongKong Street and Las Vegas’ Tao. We also travel to Paris to profile acclaimed chef Gregory Marchand, whose bistro Frenchie has captivated food lovers throughout the world.

“Featured also are celebrity Platinum List experts including chef Nina Compton, who steps inside New Orleans’ classic French 75 at Arnaud’s, and television host Samantha Brown, who visits the venerable King Cole Bar in New York’s St. Regis. We know this issue will become a must-read for luxury travelers everywhere.”


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