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November/December 2005 | Essentials Listings

November/December 2005 | Essentials Listings

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Tahiti Escape

The Sheraton Tahiti
Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, Luxury Collection
Bora Bora Lagoon

Matira Terrace Bar

Bloody Mary?s Bar

Tavarana boat charter
Top Dive
Tiki Village

Getting There
Air Tahiti Nui
Tahiti Tourisme North America
Tahiti Tourisme North America gay microsite

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Readers? Choice Awards


Best Foreign Country
Gold: Italy
Silver: France
Bronze: United Kingdom

Best Island
Gold: The Big Island of Hawaii
Silver: Puerto Rico & Maui (tie)
Bronze: Bali

Best Foreign City
Gold: Paris
Silver: London
Bronze: Sydney & Amsterdam (tie)

Best U.S. City
Gold: New York
Silver: San Francisco
Bronze: Miami

Best Gay Resort Town
Gold: Provincetown
Silver: Key West
Bronze: Palm Springs


Best Mainstream Hotel Chain
Gold: W Hotels
Silver: Four Seasons
Bronze: Ritz-Carlton

Best High-Tech Hotel Chain
W Hotels

Best Hotel Chain for Comfort
Four Seasons & Marriott (tie)

Best Mainstream Property
W New York and Four Seasons, Istanbul (tie)

Best Lesbian Property
Pearl?s Rainbow, Key West

Best Gay Hotel
Hotel Axel, Barcelona

Best Gay B&B
Big Ruby?s, Key West

Best Gay Resort
Turtle Cove, Australia and Island House, Key West (tie)

Best Clothing Optional Resort
INNdulge, Palm Springs

Best Hotel in North America
The Phoenician, Scottsdale

Best Hotel in Europe
The Ritz, Paris

Best Hotel in Africa
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, South Africa

Best Hotel in Asia
The Oriental, Bangkok

Best Hotel in Australia & South Pacific
W Hotel, Sydney

Best Hotel in Latin America:
Le Meridien, Rio de Janeiro

Best Casino Hotel
Bellagio, Las Vegas

Best Hotel for Architecture & Design
Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix

Best Eco-lodge
Maho Bay Camps, U.S. Virgin Islands

Best Ski Lodge
Chateau Whistler, Canada

Best Spa
Four Seasons, Hualalai


Best All-Gay Cruises
Gold: Atlantis
Silver: RSVP
Bronze: Olivia

Best Mainstream Cruise Line
Gold: Royal Caribbean
Silver: Celebrity
Bronze: Holland America

Best Small-Ship Cruise


Best Gay Event in the United States
Gold: San Francisco Pride
Silver: New York Pride
Bronze: Gay Days at DisneyWorld

Best Mainstream Event in the World
Gold: Mardi Gras, New Orleans
Silver: Olympics
Bronze: Carnival in Rio

Best Gay Event in the World
Gold: Sydney Mardi Gras
Silver: Amsterdam Pride
Bronze: NYC Pride


Best Airport
Gold: Schiphol, Amsterdam
Silver: Newark, New Jersey
Bronze: Heathrow, London

Best Airline
Gold: American
Silver: United
Bronze: JetBlue

Best Rental Car Agency
Gold: Avis
Silver: Hertz
Bronze: Enterprise


Best All-Gay Tour Operators
Gold: Atlantis
Silver: RSVP
Bronze: Venture Out

Best Lesbian Tour Operator

Best Mainstream Tour Operator
Liberty Travel

Best Adventure Tour Operator
Alyson Adventures

Best Luxury Tour Operator & Best Safari Outfitter
Abercrombie & Kent


Best Gay Bar/Nightclub in the World
Heaven, London

Best Gay Bar/Nightclub in the U.S.
Sidetrack, Chicago & Roxy, NYC (tie)

Best Lesbian Bar/Nightclub in the World
Wild Rose, Seattle & Sue Ellen?s, Dallas (tie)

Best Gay Restaurant Chain
Hamburger Mary?s

Best Restaurant for Great-Looking Waitstaff & Clientele
Food Bar, NYC

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Wilde Times at Oxford
Le Manoir aux Quat?Saisons
Macdonald Randolph Hotel
Old Parsonage
Courthouse Hotel Kempinksi

The Bear
Mitre Inn
Jolly Farmers

Cherwell Boathouse
Magdalen College


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Alyson Adventures

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Man Around
Big Ruby?s
Hotel Axel

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Malibu Beach Inn

Liberace Contest

Ajune Spa
Four Seasons Los Angeles
Ten Thousand Waves

Page 29

Frenchman?s Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort

Airport Gyms

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Nob Hill Spa


Page 42
Shopping: Puerto Vallarta?s Art Scene
Galler?a Dante
Galer?a C?rsica
Galer?a Omar Alonso

Blue Chairs Beach Resort
Hotel Mercurio
Hacienda San Angel

El Array?n
Boca Bento

Vacation Homes
Venegas Real Estate
Tropicasa Real Estate
Pacific Estates

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Trends: HIV Volunteer Vacations
Cross-Cultural Solutions
Swift USA
Treatment Action Coalition
UN Volunteers
i-to-i Ventures
Global Service Corps

Page 48
Sweat: Sandsurfing in Chile
Sandsurfing Excursions and Lessons
Miguel Combina

Getting There
LAN Airlines
Sky Airlines

Iquique Accommodations
Terrado Suites Hotel & Marina
Hoster?a Cavancha

El Viejo Wagon

Nightlife in Iquique
Buddha Bar

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