Triple win for One&Only Reethi Rah at Maldives Travel Awards 2018
One&Only Reethi Rah has once again won three awards at the Maldives Travel Awards 2018.
At the Maldives Travel Awards 2018 gala on December 27, One&Only Reethi Rah won two titles for the Leading Food & Beverage Resort & Leading Human Resource Management for the second consecutive year.
The resort’s Airport Manager Hussain Waheed was also announced as one of the five winners of the People’s Edition Awards. Hussain Waheed has been with the company since 1999 and as the airport representative, he is the first point of contact between the guests and the resort.
“We are thrilled to be the proud winner of these awards, which serve as further recognition of the passion and dedication from our entire team of colleagues. Special recognition goes to the human resources and food and beverage teams over the past year,” Jan B. Tibaldi, General Manager at One&Only Reethi Rah, was quoted in a statement, as saying.
“These awards will only further our commitment to provide guests with memorable experiences and everlasting memories. Our colleague’s are our greatest assets and as a resort we are constantly delivering the genuine and warm service with a smile that guests love.”
Set on one of the largest islands in North Male Atoll, the all-villa ultra-luxury One&Only Reethi Rah resort offers an unparalleled array of luxurious options to create an unforgettable holiday. Sleek and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy, One&Only Reethi Rah inspires extraordinary journeys for the soul. From extensive outdoor adventure options, including snorkelling and diving in the exotic underwater world, to the mesmerising One&Only Spa, guests are spoilt for choice.
The resort offers 122 thatch-roofed villas and a wide range of culinary experiences, including the Botanica restaurant, which offers the ultimate in organic garden-to-fork cuisine, and Rabarbaro, which offers genuine Italian fare, as well as a superfoods breakfast menu.
Guests at One&Only Reethi Rah can also enjoy an array of spa experiences, including private sunrise yoga classes on a secluded sandbank, a ‘Twilight Spa Rendezvous’ massage experience under the stars, ‘foot rehab’ – a concept created by the resident yoga instructor and the Bastien Gonzalez therapist which combines yoga and foot massage, Barber+Blade – a men’s grooming and shaving studio and a Spa Courtyard featuring a vitality pool, outdoor sauna and steam room.
The Maldives Travel Awards gala returned this year to Paradise Island Resort, which played host to the first ever gala of the premier travel event of Maldives in 2012.
The gala saw more than 200 travel industry professionals come together to celebrate the winners in 25 categories of the Gala Edition, which is exclusive for the resorts, airlines and liveaboards operating in Maldives.
Initiated in 2012 by MATATO, Maldives Travel Awards celebrate and honour the best tourism and hospitality products in the Maldives, while fostering relationships with suppliers and local travel agents. From 20 categories in 2012, the awards have now expanded into three editions totalling 55 categories.
Like 2017, MATATO hosted three editions in 2018: the People’s Edition, which recognises successful pioneers and long serving individuals in the tourism industry, a Guesthouse Edition, which celebrates the outstanding performance of the up and coming guesthouse sector, and the Grand Gala, which is exclusive for winners in the categories for resorts, airlines and liveaboards.