St. Regis Maldives shines at 2018 Haute Grandeur Awards

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has won multiple awards at the 2018 Haute Grandeur Global Awards.

At the Haute Grandeur Global Awards gala ceremony held at the Palazzo Versace Dubai on November 1, The St. Regis Maldives won a global level recognition for the Best Family Villa. Two country awards were also presented to the resort, for being the leading New Resort (less than three years) and Hideaway Resort in Maldives.

Meanwhile, the Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives received a global award for the best Spa Design. The spa also won country awards in these categories: Ayurveda Spa, Luxury Spa and Private Island Spa.

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, which recently won three awards the 2018 World Travel Awards African and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, is nestled on a private island in the secluded Dhaalu atoll, amidst thriving marine life. Just 40 minutes from the main Velana International Airport by seaplane, guests are transported to a newfound paradise.

Designed with great respect to its natural surroundings, the resort is surrounded by a large house reef and the island is defined by several distinct ecological areas: lagoon, beach coastal and jungle. At The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, guests have the luxury of staying in one of the 77 island and overwater villas, shrouded in lush tropical flora, each with a private pool.

There are six distinct dining venues, including an Asian specialty restaurant, a modern Italian restaurant that features a grand staircase, an underground wine cellar restaurant, a shack style restaurant, a signature overwater bar that rolls out stunning views of dramatic sunset, and a pop-up restaurant in the middle of the resort.

The Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. PHOTO/ ST. REGIS MALDIVES

The signature Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort promises a transformative journey in an oasis of tropically inspired sophistication. Alighting atop the scintillating waves of the Indian Ocean, the 1,850-square-metre overwater sanctuary features plush furnishings set against white oak interiors to create an ambience of elegant tranquility.

Each of the six couple’s treatment suites — including two Ayurvedic suites with private steam rooms — offers a refined retreat. Sliding glass doors allow guests to admire unfettered sea vistas from their spa beds while private terraces with soaking bathtubs ensure relaxation enhanced by fresh ocean breezes. En-suite showers and bathrooms provide unsurpassed privacy and convenience. Additional pampering can be found in the spa’s steam rooms, saunas and cold-drench showers.

Situated on a covered terrace and commanding picturesque ocean vistas, the Blue Hole Pool is the most expansive hydrotherapy pool in the Maldives. Heated seawater and an array of whirlpool jets melt away tension while offering curative benefits for both mind and body. Guests are also invited to unwind on comfortable poolside chaises.

Offering a holistic approach to wellness and rejuvenation, the spa’s treatments are enhanced by Natura Bissé products, hand-selected for their therapeutic benefits. Each visit begins in the serene Iridium Room, where guests can sip the exclusive Iridium tea while taking in views of vibrant marine life through glass floors. An Ayurvedic specialist, acupuncturist and other expert staff are at the ready to curate bespoke rituals to fulfil each individual’s wellness needs, from Balinese and Thai massages and herbal body scrubs to facials, manicures, and pedicures that will leave each guest feeling refreshed.

Refreshing snacks and juices from a spa cuisine menu can be enjoyed in a relaxation lounge, while there is a boutique that allows guests to take exclusive product lines home.

The Haute Grandeur Global Awards is the world’s leading, most respected luxury hospitality awards initiative, honouring establishments that continuously excel through remarkable hospitality experiences. The awards recognise exceptional contributions by hotels, lodges, casinos, resorts, retreats, spas and restaurants worldwide.

In the world of award initiatives, Haute Grandeur is unmatched. Excellence is recognised through feedback from guests and not quantity of votes by the general public or a panel of judges. This fair and transparent process guarantees unbiased results – a concept exclusive to Haute Grandeur.

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