LUX* Resorts & Hotels is delighted to announce the success of two of its properties, LUX* Maldives and LUX* Ile de la Réunion at the 21st Annual World Travel Awards for Africa & Indian Ocean. For the third year running, LUX* Maldives has been named the “Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Resort” while LUX* Ile de la Réunion as “Reunion Island’s Leading Hotel”.
The ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry’, the World Travel Awards™ is voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, and this accolade recognises the commitment to excellence which both LUX* Maldives and LUX* Ile de la Réunion have demonstrated in the last twelve months. In 2013, over 500,000 individual votes were casted by travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers. The World Travel Award Gold Shield was presented to LUX* Maldives and LUX* Ile de la Réunion last night at the prestigious, Africa and India Ocean Gala Ceremony 2014 in Nigeria.
LUX* Ile de la Réunion is Reunion Island’s first five-star beach resort. The property presents a glistening beach by day and the shimmering Saint-Gilles lagoon by night. Gardens scattered with Creole villas, coconut palms and filao trees provide the perfect setting for this unique beach resort in Reunion.
As the only settlement on the island of Dhidhoofinolhu in South Ari Atoll, LUX* Maldives offers real insight into unspoiled island living. A spontaneous atmosphere provides delights at every turn, with anything from impromptu cinema screenings on the beach to pop-up musical performances. The lagoon is ideal for snorkelling and whale shark spotting, while two pools and a spa offer a welcome break from the beach.
Both these resorts showcase the LUX* Resorts & Hotels philosophy- encouraging guests to celebrate life.
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer & Executive Director, Julian Hagger, said; “It is with great pride that we accept these prestigious awards on behalf of everyone at LUX* Maldives and LUX* Ile de la Réunion for the third year running. Both these resorts showcase the LUX* Resorts & Hotels philosophy - encouraging guests to celebrate life in an unconventional and exhilarating way. LUX* Resorts & Hotels now look forward to the future where we aim to continue creating unforgettable memories for all our guests.”