13 May 2013 – Celebrating 40 years of Tourism, the Maldives proudly hosted the 20th edition of World Travel Awards – Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony last night with a world ‘first’ red carpet event ever organized on a tropical island. Among an array of 58 different accolades presented during the event, LUX* Resorts & Hotels is delighted to announce the success of two of its properties, respectively LUX* Maldives as Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Resort, as well as Reunion Island’s Leading Hotel for LUX* Ile de la Réunion.
The World Travel Awards is voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, and this accolade recognises the commitment to excellence that winning resorts have demonstrated over the last twelve months. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, it is regarded as the highest achievement within the travel industry.
LUX* Ile de la Réunion is Reunion Island’s first five-star property, while LUX* Maldives is the group’s largest five-star property in the Maldives. LUX* Resorts & Hotels Chief Executive Officer Paul Jones 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. Without the passion and dedication of our fantastic team, we would not be where we are today. LUX* Resorts & Hotels now look forward to 2014 where we aim to continue creating unforgettable memories for all our guests.”