Top Airlines in the World

The World Airline Awards is a bench marking tool for Passenger Satisfaction levels of airlines throughout the world. The survey measures passenger satisfaction across indicators of airline front-line product and service – including check-in, boarding, on-board seat comfort, cabin cleanliness, food, beverages, in-flight entertainment and staff service. The results shown below show the final Global Airline Rankings in the 2013 World Airline Awards.

1. Emirates
2. Qatar
3. Etihad

Here’s why they are the best:
Since launching in 1985, Emirates has grown into the world’s leading international airlines. It is the largest and most dynamic airlines in the world and has transformed Dubai into a major connecting hub for global air travel.Last year over 39 million customers flew with Emirates and it’s easy to see why. Emirates constantly strives to offer their customers consistent, world-class service that extends from the moment they make their booking to the moment they arrive home at the end of their journey. Online is extensive innovations, including the industry leading in-flight entertainment system ice, offering over 1,500 channels of entertainment.Emirates has been, and continues to be, a leader in revolutionizing air travel.

The Doha-based airline received the Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh consecutive year and the Best Airline Staff Service award in the Middle East, as well as begin named second airline in the world. This shows that they truly are a favourite airline among today’s global travellers. Qatar’s achievements reflect the high standards it sets for itself and the hard work and commitment of the staff continue to make Qatar Airways the success it is today.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker hailed the achievements as “fantastic recognition” of all employees at Qatar Airways for the dedication and commitment to their job. “I am extremely proud of the adulation given once again by the very people who fly – the travelling public, for their support and faith in Qatar Airways,” said Al Baker.

Etihad is honored to take home the top honors in ever First Class category. In just 10 years, Etihad operations have risen rapidly in Skytrax rankings. While the airline believes in investing in new innovative products, they believe that world-class hospitality should not be limited to hotels and restaurants. Etihad wants to bring the best hospitality to every point of the journey, even in the air.

Luxury Hotels in Paris

The city of lights offers some of the world’s best luxury hotels. From old-world charm to modern contemporary, the French capital has the best inventive and prestigious luxury hotels, and here is some of our favorites.

The Ritz
TheRitzEstablished in 1898, The Ritz is nothing less than legendary. Located on Place Vendôme, The Ritz has inspired and housed the elite. In was here, Marcel Proust wrote “In Search of Lost Time” here, and Coco Chanel lived at The Ritz for years. The prestigious suits have hosted the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Ernest Hemingway. Each of the 56 suits are decorated in classical French style, has a particulate theme or mood, and has astonishing views of the Place Vendôme. Only the best drinks and meals can be fond at the Ritz, from the Michelin-star restaurant L’Espadon to the Hemingway bar.

Hotel de Crillon
Hotel de CrillonThe Hotel de Crillon is one of Paris’ oldest luxury hotels. It was built in 1758, under King Louis XV, and it has a true classical setting. The Hotel de Crillon has 147 lavishly decorated rooms and suits with breathtaking views of Paris. Each suit and room is full of 17th and 18th century tapestries, furniture, and sculptures. On the top floor is the Leonard Bernstein suite. It’s named after the honored pianist and hold one of Bernstein’s pianos. The Hotel de Crillon is home to the gourmet and prestigious restaurant t Les Ambassadeurs, run by chef Christopher Hache.

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
Four Seasons Hotel George V, ParisJust off the Champs-Elysées, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris is located in the heart of the most fashionable quarter of Paris. This Parisian Four Sessions is housed in a building that dates to 1928. Within the 245 rooms, the hotel includes 59 suites in which 30 suits and deluxe rooms have terraces or balconies offering astonishing Parisian city views. Each of the 245 rooms are decorated in classic French furnishings and Parisian style that created a real elegance to the atmosphere of the Four Seasons Hotel George V. Le Cing is the main restaurant and has two lounges, Le Galarie and Le Bar. There’s also a luxury spa and sauna to complete the Parisian Four Seasons stupendous hotel.

Le Meurice
Le MeuriceLe Meurice has been home to English aristocrats and artists since it’s opening, as well as Dali and Kipling. Today its clients range from film stars, CEOs, and families. Le Meurice centrally located from the Louve and rue St-Honoré. When guests walk into the hotel, they will see a frosted mirror in the entrance hall where guests can doodle or sign their autograph. The rest of the hotel is full of chandeliers and marble, the 160 rooms and suits decorated in pastel-colored silks and bergère chairs à la Louis XVI. The suites are larger than most apartments in Paris and are extravagant. The 1st-floor Presidential suite looks over the Tuileries and the Belle Etoile penthouse has its own private lift, butler’s pantry and 360° views from its rooftop terrace. Le Meurice houses several fine dinning options, such as Restaurant Le Meurice and Le Dali. There is also a private dinning room, The Table d’Yquem which hosts special wine and food pairings with Château Yquem.