Travel + Leisure South East Asia Hongkong & Macau recently announced the winners of the prestigious Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023. The event was held in Bangkok on 5 June 2023 and celebrated brands and individuals that play an instrumental role in shaping the travel industry.
The Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of luxury hotels in the Maldives swept up 8 awards in total under various categories. The accolades were allocated based on votes given by Travel + Leisure South East Asia’s dedicated readers. The voters aimed to recognize excellence in the luxury travel industry and emphasize the remarkable experiences offered by the resorts. Some of the titles won by the resorts include Top 10 Best Resorts, Top 5 Best Resort Spas, Top 5 Most Outrageous Villas, Top 5 Best GMs, Top 5 Best House Reefs, Top 5 Best Family Hotels and Top 5 Best Resort Pools.
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands secured a spot among the coveted top 10 best resorts in the Maldives, showcasing its commitment to providing unmatched luxury and exceptional guest experiences. The property also took home a win for The Ritz-Carlton Spa which was distinguished as one of the top 5 best resort spas. The remarkable spa is set amidst picturesque surroundings and offers a sanctuary of rejuvenation and wellness in the Maldives.
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort bagged an accolade for The John Jacob Astor Estate which received a slot among the top 5 most outrageous villas in the Maldives. The stunning villa sets the benchmark for new standards and heights of luxury accommodation in the competitive Maldivian scene.
W Maldives was acknowledged for its mesmerizing house reef which was ranked in the top 5 best house reefs. The resort offers guests unparalleled opportunities to explore the vibrant marine life of the archipelago right from their doorstep. Additionally, Idu Ribeiro, General Manager of W Maldives was also honoured with a place among the top 5 best GMs for the second year in a row. This stands as evidence of his exceptional leadership and management skills and the crucial role he plays in crafting unforgettable experiences.
JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa shined in 3 different categories including the top 5 best GMs, top 5 best Family Hotels and top 5 Best Resort Pools. The awards paid tribute to the resort’s General Manager, Marc Gussing for leading a winning team and for putting the Maldives on the forefront of preferred destinations. Moreover, earning a distinction as a family hotel underscores the property’s numerous inclusions such as the FAMILY by JW Little Griffins Kids Club and its family-friendly range of amenities.
The Top 5 Best Resort Pools also reserved a position for JW Marriot Maldives Resort & Spa, commending the resort’s riveting swimming pool for its beauty and elegance as well as its ability to provide guests with the ultimate relaxation and leisure experience in the Maldives.
The Managing Director of Marriott International Luxury Asia Pacific (excluding China), Orio Montal expressed his enthusiasm for the stellar performance of the four luxury hotels in the Maldives. He enthused, "We are honoured to receive this accolade from Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023. These awards are a testament to the unparalleled dedication of our associates in providing extraordinary experiences for our guests and will motivate us to continue delivering exceptional experiences."
Marriott Bonvoy’s luxury portfolio of resorts in the Maldives comprises The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa and W Maldives, each located on their own private island and offering the ideal dream getaway.