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Published on : Friday, June 24, 2016
The resort’s Talise spa won the awards for: ‘Best Luxury Wellness Spa,’ in the Maldives. The restaurant Fenesse won ‘Best French Cuisine’ in the Maldives and the Indian restaurant Swarna won ‘Best Indian Cuisine’ in Asia.
Graham Kiy, General Manager at Jumeirah Vittaveli, said: “This is an outstanding recognition for our resort and a tremendous honour for the entire team. Wellness, relaxation and excellent dining offerings are an essential ingredient of a perfect tropical island holiday. We are humbled to have been recognised as leaders in these disciplines.“
The island’s Talise Spa, was recognised earlier in the year at the World Travel Awards when the spa won ‘Maldives’ Leading Spa Resort.’
The spa philosophy evolves around the concept of light and incorporating local ingredients into treatments. The signature treatments such as Kurubaa Kaashi utilises a fresh coconut scrub which is made on the island. The spa also produces its own 100% organic coconut oil which is used in treatments and available for purchase in the boutique.
Swarna opened in September 2015 and was named Asia continent winner for ‘Best Indian Cuisine.’ Passionate Executive Sous Chef, Francis Cornelious, prepares opulent meals for his guests in ancient Emperor Style – all served in private cabanas dotted throughout a serene beachside garden.
Fenesse was named ‘Best French Cuisine’ in the Maldives and serves contemporary and inspired French fine dining cuisine in a stunning overwater venue. Diners are seated on private terraces overlooking the Indian Ocean while dining on mouth-watering delicacies prepared by Chef William Talbot from Mauritius.
Jumeirah Vittaveli also recently won ‘Grand Luxury Resort of the Year’ at the Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards – a step up from the ‘Maldives’ Luxury Resort of the Year’ award in 2015.
The World Luxury Spa Awards gives recognition and thanks to the luxury spa industry, setting benchmarks in quality, innovation and service for spas around the globe. Established as the world’s leading awards initiative for Luxury Spas, The World Luxury Spa Awards sets the spotlight on spas, attracting the attention of global spa-goers and industry experts. Voting is based on service excellence and is cast by spa guests.
The World Luxury Restaurant Awards™ inspires excellence and ignites healthy competition in the luxury restaurant industry. Voting is based on the food experience as a whole, combined with aspects of service excellence, presentation, quality and menu choices. Votes are mainly cast by guests, but also by industry professionals that approve and support the nominated establishments.