St. Regis Maldives defends regional, country titles at World Travel Awards

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has defended multiple regional and country titles at World Travel Awards 2019.

At the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, which took place at Sugar Beach – A Sun Resort in Mauritius on June 1, The St. Regis Maldives was crowned Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Resort and Maldives’ Leading Luxury Resort.

The St. Regis Maldives had won the title of Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Island Resort in 2018 and 2017, as well as Maldives’ Leading Luxury Island Resort and Maldives’ Leading Luxury Resort awards in 2017 and 2018. The resort was also crowned World’s Leading Luxury Island Resort in 2017 and 2018.

The St. Regis Maldives 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, 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 seven 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 signature Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives 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.

Meanwhile, the John Jacob Astor Estate at The St. Regis Maldives won the regional title of Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa and the country title of Maldives’ Leading Luxury Hotel Villa.

A three-bedroom, two-story overwater bungalow, the John Jacob Astor Estate is a boutique hotel unto itself. Its 990 sqft infinity pool is surrounded by daybeds, sofas and sun loungers, offering a private and comprehensive outdoor experience. Stairs lead from the pool straight into the ocean for underwater exploring. Inside, modern furnishings and custom artwork create a soothing environment, with a gym, cinema and spa all encompassed within the space. Classic St. Regis butler service tops off the luxurious experience.

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

Each year, World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region. World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries and international print and broadcast media.

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