Dusit Thani Maldives makes record with five awards in one day

Dusit Thani Maldives has scooped a record five awards in one day to finish off a multi-award winning first quarter of 2018.

March 29 proved to be a day full of success for the Dusit Thani Maldives’ team with awards and recognition received across a range of categories and international ceremonies.

Two of the awards were given at the Dusit Gracious Awards gala held at sister property Dusit Thani Bangkok. These internal awards recognise and reward hotels and individual colleagues across the entire Dusit International group who demonstrate exemplary behaviour in implementing Dusit’s vision, mission and values.

The resort’s General Manager Reinhold Johann collected The Planet Award, which recognises outstanding sustainable development and CSR contribution within the Dusit Hotels and Resorts group. The resort has many sustainable and environmental activities in place and new ideas are in constant development. Each year, Dusit Thani Maldives raises funds for tree and coral planting among its many green and social initiatives.

Winning the coveted award of Rising Star was Mohamed Akram, Assistant Restaurant Manager in the resort, who was recognised for his exceptional performance, innovative approaches and the ultimate goal of providing meaningful experiences for each guest. A true Dusit ambassador, Akram constantly inspires his team to deliver excellent service and counts them as his extended family.

Mohamed Akram receives the Rising Star award. PHOTO/ DUSIT THANI MALDIVES

Returning to the stage that night, General Manager Johann also collected the award for Hotel of the Year 2017. This accolade is awarded to the best performing hotel within the Dusit group based on a variety of criteria evaluated over the year, including employee opinion survey results and highest average room rates.

On the same evening in the Maldives, the resort also picked up two awards from the Baa Atoll Council for outstanding contribution to local communities.

Ibrahim Nihad receives the awards from Baa Atoll Council. PHOTO/ DUSIT THANI MALDIVES

Collecting the awards was Director of Rooms Ibrahim Nahid, who received the award for Unconditional Commitment and Dedicated Services to the Secretarial of Baa Atoll Council 2016 and 2017 as well as the Most Distinguished Service Resort — the most prestigious award given by any atoll council in the Maldives and awarded for continuous support to Baa atoll communities. This is the second consecutive year that the resort has taken home these two awards.

“What a night for the entire team for Dusit Thani Maldives,” General Manager Johann said.

“To receive any award is a great testament to the team’s ongoing hard work and commitment, but to be given five awards during one evening at different events around the world reinforces the team spirit we have in the resort and their desire to provide excellent service to all our guests. I am extremely proud of everyone who continuously demonstrates their passion and drive in supporting Dusit’s core values of Care, Commit Can do.”

Located on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll — the Maldives’ first ever UNESCO biosphere reserve — Dusit Thani Maldives blends gracious Thai hospitality with the unparalleled luxury setting of the Maldives. This luxury island resort comprises 95 villas encircled by white sandy beaches, a stunning 360 degree house reef and a turquoise lagoon. With a unique combination of beach and lagoon accommodation, Dusit Thani Maldives provides an unmatched luxurious escape for all travellers.

The resort offers a 360 degree vibrant house reef compliment with a turquoise lagoon, a 750-square metre infinity swimming pool with a lush Banyan tree in the centre, five restaurants and bars with breathtaking views and a Kids Club that is committed to making children’s dreams come true.

The award-winning Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Maldives encompasses six deluxe treatment pods, which sit elevated amongst the island’s palm trees. For those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on the ground, the spa has also developed two stunning ground level treatment rooms. Manicure and pedicure-dedicated area, private outdoor pool, steam and sauna are exclusively available for spa guests.

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