Hurawalhi, Ayada, JA Manafaru win Seven Stars Luxury award
Hurawalhi Maldives, Ayada Maldives and JA Manafaru have won the 2017 Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Award.
Officials from Ayada Maldives were present at the gala, which took place at the exclusive The Ecali Club in Greece on September 23, to collect the highest, most exclusive award in the industry; the Signum Virtutis seal of excellence.
Set in the relatively unexplored Gaafu Dhaalu atoll in the south of the Maldives, Ayada Maldives offers 122 spacious villas and suites, with private pools, butler service and thoughtful five-star detailing. Traditional thatched-roof water villas stand on stilts over the resort’s peaceful lagoon, while beach villas offer absolute privacy amid tropical greenery alongside powder soft palm-lined white beaches.
Accessible via a 75-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport or by a 45-minute domestic flight to Hanimaadhoo Airport followed by a 35-minute luxury speedboat transfer, JA Manafaru is a peaceful haven situated in the northernmost atoll of Haa Alif, where world-class service is delivered amidst dazzling turquoise waters, white sand beaches, distinct Maldivian architecture and lush vegetation.
Officially inaugurated in January, the five-star Hurawalhi resort is accessible by a 40-minute scenic seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport, and offers 90 villas, including 60 Ocean Villas and 30 Beach Villas, for grown-ups who are seeking luxury and innovation. The villas are stylishly and beautifully conceived featuring soothing décor, sumptuous linens on king size beds, bleached wooden floors, and private terraces with panoramic views.
After a cocktail reception filled with media and photographers, the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards Gala Ceremony was opened by the beautiful and talented celebrity presenter Ece Vahapoglu. Greek sensation Nina Lotsari entranced the audience with a spectacular performance accompanied by live music.
Special awards were also handed out on the night to companies which outclassed their rivals in particular sectors. Included in these special awards were Deer Jet, Mantis Collection, Hanging Gardens of Bali, Green, The Ecali Club, Italian Hospitality Collection, The Greek Villas, Despina Miraraki, Super Strom Vatsinas and Transcorp Hilton Abuja.
The Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards Gala Ceremony was a first for Greece, and witnessed the participation of CEOs, Presidents, Managing Directors, Owners and GMs, royalty, and celebrities from around the globe.
Khalil El-Mouelhy, Chairman, President and Founder, commented: “Today marked the fifth anniversary of the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards, and we feel honoured to have been able to celebrate this very special evening here in Greece and to have had the privilege to work with such an elite and distinguished organisation like The Ecali Club. I would like to express my appreciation for the winners for making this a global celebration and I would like thank The CEO of the Ecali Club, John Georgakakis, and the members of his team for their input, efficiency and unwavering dedication to excellence.”
Georgakakis, CEO of Ecali S.A., said: “The Ecali Club is famous in Greece for the high-profile events that took place in its premises in the past. Tonight we are deeply honoured to have been chosen to host the unique awards ceremony of the internationally recognised organisation ‘Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards’. These awards represent true excellence, just like the Ecali Club, which represents the concept of eclectic living in luxurious hospitality.”
Now in its fifth year, the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards is designed to identify and to separate the exceptional from the very best by bestowing the Signum Virtutis, the seal of excellence upon the most exceptional luxury hospitality and lifestyle properties and products worldwide. The number of winners each year is capped in order to provide maximum exclusivity and benefit for the winners.