Duniye Spa recognised as Leading Wellness and Spa Brand at Maldives Travel Awards
Leading Maldives spa brand Duniye Spa has been recognised as Leading Wellness and Spa Brand at the annual Maldives Travel Awards.
Top officials from sister company Crown and Champa Resorts received the trophy at the Maldives Travel Awards Gala held on November at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi resort.
Founded in 2002 by a group of international hotel owners, Duniye Spa has become a leading spa management and consultancy company in the Maldives and in the Indian Ocean region.
The brand’s spas are located in every resort owned and managed by Crown and Champa Resorts, including Komandoo Island Resort and Spa, Meeru Island Resort and Spa, Kuredu Island Resort and Spa, Hurawalhi Maldives, Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa, and Veligandu Island Resort and Spa. Several other resorts in the Maldives such as Mirihi Island Resort, Vakarufalhi Island Resort and Spa, and Robinson Club Maldives also house spas managed by Duniye Spa.
In addition to a wide range of relaxation, beauty and well-being offerings, Duniye Spa has also curated a list of products that combine traditional healing practices and natural resources.
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