Surface Travel Awards

Surface Travel Awards

Our inaugural tribute to the best in travel and design showcases a group of winners shaping the world around us: environmentally, aesthetically, and technologically. This year’s list is expansive in scope, from a blockbuster cultural institution in Germany to an ethereal resort on a windswept Mexican shore to Seoul’s new raised public park and botanical garden that wends its way through its urban center. We also call out the must-bring products, gadgets, and luggage for travelers setting out on their next journey.

Click on the links below to view the 21 spaces, places, and faces taking home the blue ribbons. Click here to learn more about the trophy, custom-crafted by Cosentino.

CITY/DESTINATION Miami

CULTURAL INSTITUTION Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

SMALL HOTEL (FEWER THAN 100 ROOMS) The Silo, Cape Town

LARGE HOTEL The Ned, London

RESORT Mar Adentro Hotel, Mexico

SPA Yunfeng Spa Resort, Yunnan Province, China

RESTAURANT Flora Bar, New York

BAR Himitsu, Atlanta

RETAIL SPACE Casa Perfect, Los Angeles

POP-UP SPACE Gaggenau Restaurant 1683, New York

TRAVEL BEAUTY PRODUCT Byredo Kabuki Powder Perfume Brushes

HEADPHONES Master & Dynamic for Ermenegildo Zegna Couture

TRAVEL GADGET Snapchat Spectacles

LUGGAGE (DISRUPTOR) Away

LUGGAGE (HIGH-END) Rimowa

INSTAGRAM (BRAND) @Pantone

INSTAGRAM (INDIVIDUAL) @ThisMintyMoment

PARK/PUBLIC SPACE Skygarden, Seoul

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Eurostar Lounge at Gare du Nord, Paris

AVIATION Cathay Pacific's The Pier Business Class Lounge, Hong Kong

TRAVEL DESIGNER OF THE YEAR Anda Andrei