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Success for Maldives at Condé Nast Johansens Awards

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Soneva Fushi

Maldives.net.mv – It was another night of celebration for hotels from Maldives at the Condé Nast Johansens 2016 Awards for Excellence.  Number of top hotels from Maldives was named as winners at the 34th annual Awards Dinner on 2nd November at The May Fair Hotel in London.

The world-renowned Awards for Excellence are a trusted mark of quality recognised by consumers and travel professionals alike.

Winners from Maldives are:

  • Best Destination Hotel – Soneva Fushi, Maldives

One of the Maldives’ largest islands, Kunfunadhoo is tropical paradise found in the Indian Ocean. Part of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, Soneva Fushi resort spans the entirety of this fantasy isle covered in lush jungle.

  • Best Newcomer – Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

The Eden of the Indian Ocean, Gili Lankanfushi is a favourite with spa aficionados and stressed-out professionals seeking pampered solace. With sunrise yoga, on-site Chocolatiers, world-class diving and a “Mr/Ms Friday” (butler) service, experiences at this extra-ordinary resort range from the exceptional to out-of-this-world with a firm focus on indulgent relaxation.

  • Best Destination Spa – Coco Body Hithi, Maldives

Luminous waters, virgin-white sand, coconut palms and cloudless skies. This is the scene you wake up to at Coco Bodu Hithi in the North Malé Atoll. From the sustainable hospitality leaders, Coco Collection, this 100-villa, six restaurant resort is as eco friendly as it is luxurious.

  • Best for Couples – One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

Imagine paradise and see One&Only Reethi Rah. Occupying the largest Maldivian island of the awesome North Malé Atoll, this is the land of endless white sand coves and turquoise bays, surrounded by the warm Indian Ocean.

  • Best for Service – Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

As the first luxury Maldives resort south of the equator, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is a once-in-a-lifetime destination. Amidst lush vegetation, beside white sandy beaches and on the ocean itself, this all-villa resort has an exceptional boutique-style atmosphere.

 

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Ifuru Island Maldives introduces new perfume

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Ifuru Island Maldives has done it again, blowing minds with their latest addition to the resort: the tantalizing Ifuru Maldives perfume, a must-try for all guests.

In collaboration with Essence On, the resort has crafted a delightful scent inspired by the invigorating Sea Breeze. This fragrance is infused with fresh, floral notes of Tangerine, Almond, and Nectarine, and enhanced by Orchid, Coconut, and Jasmine. Additionally, Heliotrope, Cedarwood, and Vanilla have been added to provide a deeper, more complex aroma.

The result is a light, fresh fragrance that is both intimate and rich. Perfect for any occasion, this unisex perfume evokes memories of the Maldivian breeze, white sandy beaches, and hot sunny days at Ifuru Island Maldives.

“I love that a scent can make memories come alive. Scent is the most powerful memory and we wanted you to take a bit of magic home with you,” says Rochelle Kilgariff, General Manager and Island Vibe Boss.

The fragrance is available for purchase at $50 plus taxes from the resort’s retail boutique.

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Lily Beach, Hideaway Beach announce exciting Eid ul-Adha celebrations

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As Eid ul Adha approaches, Lily Hotels has announced spectacular celebrations for Lily Beach Resort & Spa and Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa. These celebrations will be from 16th to 20th June 2024.

Located in the heart of South Ari atoll, Lily Beach Resort & Spa, will kick off their festivities in the evening with a vibrant ‘Maali’ parade. This traditional parade showcases the rich cultural folklore of the Maldives, featuring participants dressed as iconic characters from ancient tales.

On the 17th June, guests are invited to Vibes for a night filled with festive drinks, live music, and dancing. Celebrate Eid in style with an evening of joy and entertainment. The celebrations conclude with a friendly football match between the Lily Beach team and guests at the beautiful football grounds at Lily Beach, fostering camaraderie and fun to cap off the Eid festivities on the 18th of June.

In the tucked away, Haa Alif atoll in the Maldives, the celebrations for Eid begin on the 17th June at Hideaway with the traditional Bodu Mas parade. This captivating parade features a large fish made from thatch, accompanied by the rhythmic beats of Bodu Beru drums. The day continues with a spectacular Eid-themed buffet at Matheefaru restaurant, followed by live music entertainment and a DJ.

On the following day, guests may inulge in a special Arabian nightcap with 40% off on drinks, perfect for a relaxing evening under the stars. The celebrations conclude with an exquisite Arabian-themed barbecue dinner at Oasis Long Beach, complemented by soft live music. Throughout the celebration period, guests can enjoy special discounts at the spa and on various food and beverage options, including the luxurious floating breakfast in-villa.

Both resorts offer an array of festive activities designed to immerse guests in the spirit of Eid ul Adha, ensuring a memorable holiday experience.

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Westin doubles down on sleep with refreshed product, enhanced design, and globally acclaimed wellness programming

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In a significant move to reinforce its reputation as a leader in the wellness hospitality sector, Westin Hotels & Resorts, a member of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio, has announced the global debut of its next generation Heavenly® Bed. This new iteration of their iconic bed is designed to offer guests an even more restorative sleep experience, an essential component of Westin’s 360-degree wellness approach.

The debut comes as the sleep sector is experiencing tremendous growth, projected to expand by over $400 billion through 2028. Recognizing sleep as a cornerstone of well-being, Westin has incorporated feedback from sleep experts, associates, and guests to refine the Heavenly Bed. Since its original launch in 1999, the Heavenly Bed has sold over 500,000 units, proving its popularity among travelers seeking unparalleled comfort.

“An industry benchmark was set with the launch of our legacy Heavenly Bed in 1999, and it now serves as a testament to our unwavering commitment to provide the very best sleep experiences for guests around the world,” said Brian Povinelli, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Marketing and Brand, Marriott International. “Understanding the devoted fanbase the legacy bed has garnered over the years; our goal was to listen and carefully review every aspect of the guest and associate experience, ensuring each update was both intentional and impactful. We are confident that it will exceed the expectations of both loyal and future Westin guests across the globe and again raise the bar for the comfort of our guests.”

The next generation Heavenly Bed features several enhancements aimed at elevating sleep quality. These include a plush-top mattress with an innovative silver fiber weave, temperature-regulating gel-infused memory foam, and hypoallergenic bedding components. The new design also incorporates a charcoal blanket and full-frame piping on pillowcases, delivering a warm, residential feel and a sophisticated aesthetic.

Experience the Next Generation Heavenly Bed at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

Travelers eager to experience the new Heavenly Bed can do so at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, one of the prime destinations in Westin’s global portfolio. Nestled on the stunning Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, this resort offers a perfect blend of luxury, relaxation, and adventure.

The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort features a range of accommodations including overwater villas and beachfront suites, all designed with a focus on wellness and comfort. Each room is now equipped with the next generation Heavenly Bed, ensuring guests enjoy a superior sleep experience amidst the serene beauty of the Maldives.

In addition to the upgraded sleeping arrangements, the resort provides an array of wellness amenities. Guests can indulge in holistic treatments at the Heavenly Spa by Westin™, participate in fitness activities at the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, and savor nutritious and delicious meals at the resort’s dining venues.

For those looking to blend luxury travel with wellness, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort represents an ideal getaway. Guests can immerse themselves in the tranquil surroundings, partake in water sports and excursions, or simply relax and rejuvenate, all while enjoying the comfort of the new Heavenly Bed.

With its commitment to enhancing the well-being of its guests through innovations in sleep technology and design, Westin Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for wellness in hospitality. The introduction of the next generation Heavenly Bed is a testament to this dedication, promising travelers an unparalleled sleep experience that extends beyond their stay and into their overall well-being.

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