Friday, September 7, 2007

One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives named Number One Resort in the World


Earlier this week at the Condé Nast Traveller UK Readers’ Travel Awards, the One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives was named number one resort in the world.

In addition, luxury resort was announced the winner in two other categories: Favourite Overseas Leisure Hotel, Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean; and Favourite Overseas Hotel Spa, Worldwide.

The winners, in categories including hotels, destinations, tour operators, airlines and cruise lines, were chosen by readers of Condé Nast Traveller.

Just over two years after opening, the One&Only Reethi Rah has earned recognition among a stylish and sophisticated clientele, with this latest achievement cementing its position on the luxury hotel scene. A high percentage of repeat guests re-affirms the resort’s popularity.

Michael R. Payne, General Manager of One&Only Reethi Rah, said, “We are delighted to have been named as the best in the world by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine. This esteemed publication is a hugely important opinion leader in the UK and abroad, so it is most rewarding to have been recognised in this manner. I would like to personally thank each and every one of our guests who were kind enough to honour us with their vote.”

This 109-acre island in the North Malé Atoll comprises 130 exquisite beach, over-water, and duplex villas (37 of which have a private pool), designed by world famous architect Jean Michel Gathy. Every villa has a specially designated twenty-four-hour villa host, who is on call throughout, while 650 staff members are in situ to pamper and indulge. Surrounded by the wonders of the crystal blue ocean, One&Only Reethi Rah offers an unrivalled level of style, choice, and personalised exploration.

An eclectic and imaginative menu caters to every taste and occasion in three restaurants, including the Japanese specialist Tapasake and the Middle-Eastern influenced beach restaurant and bar, Fanditha. Meanwhile the extensive wine cellar, stocked with more than 700 premium labels and 18,000 bottles on the island, is available for wine tastings and dinner parties. Beach barbecues, champagne parties and gourmet dinners can also be organised.

Guests also have numerous activities to choose from, either at the Peter Burwash Tennis Academy, water sports and scuba diving in the magnificent Maldivian waters, excursions in the resort’s sleekly designed yachts, or simply relaxing on one of the 12 white-sand beaches. For extra pampering, the One&Only Spa by ESPA offers eight stand-alone treatment villas, two private spa suites, vitality pools, crystal steam rooms and saunas and a range of specially devised ESPA holistic treatments.

Source: Asia Travel Tips

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