Kihaa Maldives wins three ‘five-star’ accolades at Asia Pacific Hotel Awards 2019

Kihaa Maldives has won three prestigious awards at the regional edition of the International Hotel Awards.

At the Asia Pacific Hotel Awards 2019, Kihaa Maldives was named the Best Luxury Hotel and the Best Luxury Sustainable Hotel in Maldives.

The resort was also recognised as an ‘International Five Star Hotel’.

Set within the sparkling waters of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa atoll, Kihaa Maldives is located on a picturesque 600m-long island festooned with jungle foliage, a white sandy beach which stretches the entire circumference of the island and a lively coral reef.

There are 124 villas, which combine contemporary and classic features such as elegant furniture, romantic four poster beds and exotic rattan lounge seats. Complementing these villas is the 10-bedroom The Kihaa Signature Residence, the largest resort villa in Maldives. The residence comes with its own infinity swimming pool, an outdoor jacuzzi, luxury yacht, private beach and a Kihaa Spa, as well as a well-equipped gym featuring sauna and steam room.

Kihaa Maldives has recently unveiled an exquisite new infinity pool and bar along with a delightful extension to the Malaafaiy Restaurant, and new a cozy Wine Loft, Hanifaru Bay Tea House with private sand castle dining where guests can expect the same quality of service throughout.

The overwater Kihaa Spa is a serene sanctuary surrounded by soothing views and sounds of the ocean, where guests can fully enjoy tranquility and relaxation. The spa features six spa treatment rooms: three treatment rooms for couples, one treatment room for a person, one room for foot massage, manicure and pedicure, one room for Thai massage. Shared sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi are available, as well as spa relaxation lounge and spa boutique shop. The Kihaa Spa has been twinned with a tranquil garden spa offering a wide range of comprehensive spa experiences.

Scuba diving is one of the most popular activities at Kihaa, which is accessible by a 20-minute domestic plane ride from the main Velana International Airport. Guests can explore the area’s top dive sites featuring mega fauna including whale sharks and manta rays, and also visit the famous Marine Protected Area of Hanifaru Bay for snorkelling.

The International Hotel Awards are the international five-star standard of hotel ratings. It is the only organisation to provide five-star accolades at an international level. The International Hotel Awards global competition determines the finest hotels and hospitality companies in the world.

The International Hotel Awards were developed to identify, highlight and reward excellence throughout the global hospitality industry throughout a wide range of areas. In addition to categories for several types of specialty hotels and categories by hotel size, there are also categories for best hotel architecture, construction, interior design, marketing and website.

The awards are split into regions covering Asia Pacific, Arabia and Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe and UK. Participants enter at their relevant national level and are judged by a highly experienced team of professionals who cover the whole range of hospitality disciplines. Companies selected as winners are invited to attend a glittering awards dinner in their region and have the right to use the prestigious logo in their marketing.

The awards are open to hoteliers, hotel developers and builders, interior designers, architects, public relations companies, advertising agencies and web designers. Hotels under development can be entered at any stage of construction provided planning approval has been granted. Companies may submit single or multiple entries.

There are 17 categories to choose from. Five-star awards for each category are awarded on a national level before going on to compete on a regional level. The regional winners are automatically entered into the overall International Awards, which ultimately determine the world’s finest resorts and hotels.

For more information and bookings, please visit www.kihaamaldives.com

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