Six Senses Resorts & Spa’s is delighted to announce that Soneva Gili by Six Senses resorts has been honored with two awards at the World Travel Awards 2011, hailed by Wall Street Journal as the ‘Oscars’ of travel and tourism. The ceremony took place in the Egypt Hall, Soho Square, Sharm el Sheikh and it was attended by a phenomenal 213,000 industry professionals participated in the voting process for the prestigious awards.
Soneva Gili resort, a short boat ride from the capital Malé, is set in a sparkling lagoon, with jetties threading across the shallow waters to over-sized, luxury villas. The 44 stilted accommodations – plus the vast Private Reserve - continue the Soneva philosophy of Intelligent Luxury. They offer private rooftop and overwater sundecks, with every room delivering spectacular water views. Sumptuous daybeds complement the rustic chic interiors and all villas feature a host of creature comforts. The spa at Soneva Gili features glass paneled floors beneath the massage beds, heightening the sensual experience for guests, with a view to the spectacular Indian Ocean.
"It is a tremendous honour to be named the Indian Ocean's Leading Luxury Resort in addition to the Maldives' Leading Luxury Hotel”, commented Iain McCormack, General Manager of Soneva Gili by Six Senses resorts. "We are proud to be recognised as the standard-bearer for luxury resorts in the region, and these awards are representative of our hosts tireless efforts to provide the highest levels of service to our guests whilst constantly striving to surpass our own achievements, I am honoured to collect the awards on behalf of the entire team."