LCD Awards

We’ve collaborated with the Leading Culture Destinations Awards this year, partnering with them to host the Avis Travellers’ Awards which present the ‘Best Emerging Culture City of the Year’ and the ‘Best Art Hotel of the Year.’


Three exceptional destinations have been nominated in the first category. These are Tong Li, considered to be the Venice of China, the ancient city of Athens which co-hosted the art world’s Documenta 14 this year, and Montpellier in the South of France.


In the art hotel category, three stand-out hotels are up for an award. These are Banksy’s The Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem, The Beaumont in London where you can sleep inside an artwork by Anthony Gormley, and 21C Museums – nestled in various off-the-beaten-track locations across the USA. Each city and hotel is an undiscovered gem, worth exploring.


To celebrate our partnership with ‘the Oscars for Museums’, we sent some of our Inspires contributors to document and share their first hand insights of 24 hours in either a nominated city or hotel.