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Logo?s Fourth Annual ?NewNowNext Treveler?s Choice? Winners Declared

NewNowNext.com Reader?s Pick Their Hottest Travel Services and Destinations

NEW YORK, December 4, 2012 ? Logo?s NewNowNext.com today announced the winners of its fourth annual travel awards. ?The newly-named ?NewNowNext?Traveler?s?Choice? honors the best of the most stylish, most exciting and hottest destinations and travel services of tomorrow.? Staying on the pulse of tomorrow?s trends today, several new categories were added to this year?s list including ?Bossest Beach? and ?Critical Event.?

Always in the know, fans have picked their favorites, including: Royal Phoenix (Montreal) as the ?Sexiest Gay Bar,? Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as their favorite ?Indulgent Hotel Chain? and Virgin America as their favorite ?High Flying Airline.?

Logo appointed a nominating panel of global travel experts to determine what destinations, hotels, airlines and events best emulate the ?next best thing? in the travel industry.? Joining the panel this year were noted travel editors and writers from Cond? Nast Traveler, Cond??Nast?Traveller UK, Sherman?s?Travel, Lonely Planet, New York magazine, Travel & Leisure, Out, The Advocate, Fodor?s, The?New?York?Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Robb Report and Harper?s Bazaar Australia.

However, it was the fans of NewNowNext who determined which nominees deserved the title of ?NewNowNext Traveler?s Choice.?? Travel enthusiasts voted for their favorites on NewNowNext.com.

Voters also shared their top ?NewNowNext Traveler?s Choice? categories on Facebook, which ?then alerted and encouraged a voter?s friends or followers to sound-off on which nominees deserve such titles as ?Sexiest Gay Bar,? ?Ultimate Resort,? ?Hottest Locals? and ?Style Capital.?

Winners of the Fourth Annual ?NewNowNext Travel?s Choice? (winners are bolded):

Sexiest Gay Bar

  • The Abbey (West Hollywood)
  • Berghain (Berlin)
  • XL (NYC)
  • Akbar (Los Angeles)
  • The Week (Rio de Janeiro)
  • Royal Phoenix (Montreal)

Ultimate Resort

  • Oberoi Udaivilas India
  • Amangiri Utah
  • Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
  • Singita Lebombo, South Africa
  • Rosewood Mayakoba, Mexico


Hottest Locals

  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Medellin, Colombia
  • New York, NY
  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina


Comeback City

  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Johannesberg, South Africa
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Naples, Italy
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • New Orleans, Louisiana


Indulgent Hotel Chain

  • Aman Resorts
  • Oberoi Hotels & Resorts
  • Oetker Collection
  • The Peninsula Hotels
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Firmdale Hotels


Bossest Beach

  • Tulum Beach, Mexico
  • Punalu?lu Black Sand Beach, Hawaii
  • Fire Island, New York
  • Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
  • Byron Bay, Australia


Critical Event

  • Art Basel (Miami Beach)
  • Coachella (Palm Springs)
  • Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival
  • Madrid Pride (Spain)
  • SXSW (Austin)
  • Wimbledon (London)


High Flying Airline

  • Virgin America
  • Air New Zealand
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Emirates
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Porter Air


Style Capital

  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • Paris, France
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Istanbul, Turkey


NNN Destination 2012

  • Burma
  • Marseilles, France
  • Cuba
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Antwerp, Flanders


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NewNowNext is the online destination for influencers who want to stay ahead of the curve with relevant, up to the minute lifestyle news.? The site?s tireless editors don?t follow trends, they anticipate them, with a finger on the pulse of what?s about to break big in music, TV, movies, culture, travel, style, design and tech.

NewNowNext?s Webby-award honored team of expert journalists, columnists, and video personalities feeds its aspirational audience?s increasing need for original ideas and advice on the new and about to be huge ? be it the next ?Downton Abbey,? the latest emerging fashion designer, a potentially awesome fitness novelty, or the everyone?s-about-to-talk-about-it hotel. With the help of the site?s savvy writers and consultants ? some regular contributors or the celebrities, designers, artists and influencers the editors keep on speed-dial ? NewNowNext whips together witty, sharp interviews, articles and videos on the topics everyone?s going to be about NEXT.


Logo celebrates one-of-a-kind personalities, unconventional stories and discovering what?s next?all through a mix of original and acquired entertainment that?s outrageous, smart and inclusive.? Entertaining a social, savvy audience of gay trendsetters, Logo also attracts a straight audience that wants to be ahead of the curve.? Launched in 2005, Logo is in over 51 million homes across the United States, and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LogoTV.com, NewNowNext.com, AfterEllen.com, AfterElton.com, and DowneLink.com. ?Logo is part of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), which features a roster of popular and highly targeted brands that include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.