Cape Town in South Africa was named a "runner up" in the Favorite Cities Worldwide category in the UK's Telegraph 2011 Travel Awards. The City of New York won the category, while Venice in Italy was the other runner up.
The La Residence in Franschhoek, along with Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah in Oman, was voted "runner up" in the Favourite Hotel Worldwide category, which was won by the Villa d'Este at Lake Como in Italy.
The Telegraph opened the voting polls in August 2011 and a total of 23.000 readers were surveyed on their favorite travel places, experiences, and tourism and hospitality service providers. The Telegraph 2011 Travel Awards honor top destinations and companies in various categories.