Voting has concluded and the results have been tallied for the Best of Kunming Awards 2013. This year we had unprecedented participation, both on the website and Wechat. Thank you to everyone who took the time to cast a ballot. Winners will be recognized at our inaugural awards ceremony on the evening of January 6. Details are included below. And now, without further ado, the winners for the Best of Kunming...
Best Chinese Cuisine
Winner: 1910 La Gare du SudRunner up: Tusheng Shiguan
Best International Cuisine
Winner: Salvador's Coffee HouseRunner up: Moonlight Corner (Green Lake location)
Best Minority Cuisine
Winner: Yingjiang Dai RestaurantRunner up: Simao Wild Food Restaurant
Winner: Salvador's Coffee HouseRunner up: Prague Café (Wenlin Jie location)
Winner: O'Reilly's Irish PubRunner up: Alei Lounge Club & Tapas Bar
Best Live Music Venue
Winner: The MaskRunner up: Camel Bar
Best Night Club
Winner: Club VervoRunner up: Babi
Winner: Green Lake HotelRunner up: InterContinental Kunming
Best GuesthouseCloudland International Youth Hostel
Best Mandarin SchoolKunming College of Eastern Language and Culture
This year GoKunming proudly presents the inaugural Best of Kunming Awards Ceremony. The evening will begin with a short presentation of the long-awaited GoKunming site redesign. The website has an updated appearance, improved functionality and features a responsive design. It looks great across mobile devices, laptop and desktop computers. Despite the changes, the new GoKunming maintains obvious connections to its seven-year history.
The new website walkthrough is set to be followed by our awards ceremony. Winners in our ten Best of Kunming categories will be recognized. Each business will receive four free tickets to the event and a complimentary bottle of Prosecco. They will also be presented with free promotional space on GoKunming during the ceremony.
Live music throughout the night will be provided by Dos Amigos and Friends. They have an eclectic evening of music planned. Sets will feature jazz, ethnic fusion and Spanish music performed by Alex (guitar and xiaoruan), Holly (vocals), Will (piano and beatbox), Charlie (trumpet and percussion) and Sean (guitar, guzheng, ruan and sanxian).
Advance tickets to the event cost 30 yuan and can be purchased at Alei Lounge Club & Tapas Bar, O'Reilly's Irish Pub and Salvador's Coffee House. Only a limited supply of advance tickets are available. Tickets at the door cost 40 yuan.
GoKunming would like to thank sponsors Alei Lounge Club & Tapas Bar and Sapore Italia and we encourage all who are attending to dress up in cocktail party attire. Congratulations again to all of this year's winners! We hope to see you January 6.