Niyama Maldives Named Best New Sensation at Tatler Travel Awards 2012
Maldives Promotion House – Per AQUUM announced that its newest property NIYAMA Maldives won Best New Sensation at the Tatler Travel Awards held at the Ritz Hotel, London on 26th November 2012.
The prestigious Tatler Travel Awards are held in extremely high esteem and this year’s awards were no exception with the magazine’s new Travel Editor Francisca Kellett taking the stand to honor the award winners. An expert panel made up of Tatler’s editorial team select the winners, each hotel has been visited by Tatler and is chosen from the 101 hotels featured in the annual travel guide. To be awarded Best New Sensation the property must have recently opened and feature something inspiring and new to the world of travel. Tatler editors cite NIYAMA as: “Fresh, surprising and unexpected, this is the Maldives with a clear-cut twist. It is catch-your-breath stunning.” Previous award winners of the Best New Sensation include Viceroy Anguilla, Devi Ratn and La Residence South Africa.
Brian Gardiner, General Manager of NIYAMA was at the event to collect the award and commented; “As part of the Per AQUUM difference we wanted to create an iconic property that stands out not only in the Maldives, but globally and brings an element of stimulation and fun to the destination. This award is a direct reflection of this achievement. I am very proud to be part of such a visionary team that dares to be different at every turn and it is an absolute honor to receive this award on behalf of NIYAMA and Per AQUUM.”
Neil Palmer, CEO of Per AQUUM was also thrilled with the award; “To have Per AQUUM’s newest addition be named Best New Sensation is a fantastic achievement. A tribute and thanks to our NIYAMA owners, Dr. Ibrahim and Sanjay Maniku and our very dedicated teams both at NIYAMA and Per AQUUM.”
NIYAMA is the newest addition to Per AQUUM’s award winning portfolio. It brings an edgy, modern twist to the traditional Maldivian escape by balancing tranquillity with a sense of discovery, stimulation and fun. NIYAMA is home to the world’s first underwater music club, Subsix that was recently launched by global superstars Tinie Tempah and DJ Poet Name Life.
NIYAMA offers 86 Studios and Pavilions, with both beach and over water options available. LIME Spa is open both day and night and offers the perfect tropical oasis to relax and rejuvenate. The culinary experience at NIYAMA goes beyond guests’ wildest imagination, from Tribal the modern day campsite experience to Edge which plays on the theme of molecular gastronomy to the Deli where guests can grab and go during their Maldivian adventure.