One&Only Reethi Rah secures triple win at Maldives Travel Awards
One&Only Reethi Rah has won three prestigious awards at the annual Maldives Travel Awards.
Rasa Sangheran, the Director of Finance at One&Only Reethi Rah, received the Leading Food and Beverage Resort, Leading Human Resources Management and Leading Family Resort awards at the Maldives Travel Awards Gala held on November 23 at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi resort.
Set on one of the largest islands in North Male Atoll, the all-villa One&Only Reethi Rah resort offers an unparalleled array of luxurious options to create an unforgettable holiday. Sleek and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy, One&Only Reethi Rah inspires extraordinary journeys for the soul. From extensive outdoor adventure options, including snorkelling and diving in the exotic underwater world, to the mesmerising One&Only Spa, guests are spoilt for choice.
The resort has completed enhancements to its stunning 122 thatch-roofed villas and introduced new culinary experiences, including the new Botanica restaurant, which offers the ultimate in organic garden-to-fork cuisine, Rabarbaro, which offers genuine Italian fare, and a new superfoods breakfast menu.
One&Only Reethi Rah has also launched new spa experiences including private sunrise yoga classes on a secluded sandbank, a ‘Twilight Spa Rendezvous’ massage experience under the stars, ‘foot rehab’ – a new concept created by the resident yoga instructor and the Bastien Gonzalez therapist which combines yoga and foot massage, Barber+Blade – a new men’s grooming and shaving studio and a new Spa Courtyard featuring a vitality pool, outdoor sauna and steam room.
The resort has recently been crowned the Best Hotel in Asia and Africa at The ULTRAS 2017 awards and the Best Island Resort in the World at the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel and Spa Awards as well as one of the best hotels in the world by global luxury lifestyle guide Elite Traveler and by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2017.
Initiated in 2012 by Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO), Maldives Travel Awards celebrate and honour the best tourism and hospitality products in the Maldives, while fostering relationships with suppliers and local travel agents. From 20 categories in 2012, the awards have now expanded into three editions totalling 55 categories.
This year, MATATO has for the first time branched out the prestigious awards into three categories; the People’s Edition, which recognises successful pioneers and long serving individuals in the tourism industry, a Guesthouse Edition, which celebrates the outstanding performance of the up and coming guesthouse sector, and the Grand Gala, which is exclusive for winners in the categories for resorts, airlines and liveaboards.
As the first event held under the Maldives Travel Awards brand, Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi hosted the People’s Edition on July 13, where 10 individuals were recognised for their immense contributions to the development of the Maldives tourism industry.
The Guesthouse Edition, held in the island of Maafushi on October 30, expanded on the recognitions awarded to guesthouses by MATATO as part of the Maldives Travel Awards, and celebrated the outstanding performance of the guesthouse sector.
The Gala Edition held at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi resort on November 23 recognised the best products and services available in the resorts, airlines and liveaboards segments.
Main photo: Ibrahim Asad