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22 October 2012 - WMC TV

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives, has been named as the Indian Ocean's Leading Spa Resort and Maldives' Leading Luxury Resort at the World Travel Awards 2012, a red-carpet gala awards ceremony that took place in beautiful Singapore last night, as part of TravelRave 2012 - the region's premier travel and tourism gathering under the patronage of the Singapore Tourism Board.

Rewarding and celebrating excellence in all sectors of the travel and tourism industry since 1993, the World Travel Awards programme is hailed as the "Oscars of the travel industry" by the global media, recognizing winning brands as hallmarks of quality and benchmarks for others.

An intimate coral island in a sparkling lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villa accommodations, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives, is an upmarket boutique resort that stands at the forefront of the eco-luxury sector and acts as a benchmark for luxury resorts. Hidden away on Lankanfushi Island, in a lagoon on the North Male Atoll, all of its 45 over-water villas, crafted in a traditional style from natural materials, reflect the harmony of life by the water's edge. All villas at this luxury resort offer a private water garden, open air bathroom, roof-top terrace and over-water sundecks. For ultimate privacy, guests can opt to stay in one of the seven Crusoe residences or the Private Reserve, accessible only by personal boat.

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives, boasts unparalleled views of the stunning natural surroundings, enough to also clinch the Indian Ocean's Leading Spa Resort Award in the World Travel Awards 2012. Built right over the sea, amidst the best that nature has to offer, Meera Spa provides a nurturing, soothing haven that looks to water as its main elemental reference.

The prestigious Indian Ocean's Leading Spa Resort Award and Maldives Leading Luxury Resort Award adds to the growing list of international accolades for Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives as well as for hotel owners - HPL Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Hotel Properties Limited and operator of hospitality establishments throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

"It is a truly an honor to be recognized at the World Travel Awards 2012," said Iain McCormack, General Manager of Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives.

"It is a tremendous privilege to serve our guests and provide them with the best hospitality experience possible and to have this recognized in this way by our industry is especially meaningful. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the hosts and wonderful staff members at the resort for their patience, dedication, commitment and hard work; maintaining a level of service beyond expectations, in particular during the whole transition period of hotel ownership," continues Iain.

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives marks the parent company - Hotel Properties Limited's fifth property in the Maldives. The other properties within the group are Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru; Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma; and Rihiveli Beach Resort. Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives is the 12th hotel managed by HPL Hotels & Resorts.

Source: WMC TV


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