ONE&ONLY RESORTSCELEBRATED INTRAVEL+LEISURE’SWORLD’S BEST AWARDS 2017

  • One&Only Resorts #6, Top 15 Hotel Brands
  • One&Only Royal Mirage #3: Best Resorts in North Africa and the Middle East
  • One&Only The Palm #5: Best Resorts in North Africa and the Middle East
  • One&OnlyCape Town #5:Top City Hotels in Africa

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 July 2017 — One&Only Resorts is honoured to once again be recognised in the annual Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. Selected by travellers from around the world through a reader’s survey, Travel + Leisure has released the 2017 World’s Best Awards, celebrating the best of the best in hotels, destination spas, airlines, cruise lines, islands, cities, tour operators, and more. One&Only Resorts has been celebrated as #6 in the Top 15 Hotel Brands; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm are recognised as #3 and #5 of Best Resorts in North Africa and the Middle East respectively, as well as One&Only Cape Town ranked in the top five City Hotels in Africa. The 22nd annual World’s Best Awards are featured in Travel + Leisure’s August 2017 issue, on newsstands 28 July, and the list is also included on the magazine’s website.

Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only Resorts are conceived as hallmarks of excellence and set amongst some of the most beautiful locales in the world. The award-winning collection continues to evolve with the recent announcement of One&Only Nature Resorts (One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in Rwanda, building on the success of Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in Australia), One&Only Urban Resorts, and One&Only Private Homes.

“To be celebrated as a brand, and have three of our resorts, on this prestigious list is quite an honour,” says Philippe Zuber, President and Chief Operating Officer, One&Only Resorts. “As a global collection of ultra-luxury resorts, we always strive to provide our guests with memorable experiences in incredible locations with distinctive style, unparalleled service, and genuine hospitality. For One&Only to continue to be revered by our esteemed guests is a testament to the incredible work of our colleagues across the globe.”

One&Only Royal Mirage, situated on a kilometer of private beachfront in Dubai, provides guests with an authentic expression of timeless Arabian hospitality. The resort, celebrated by Travel + Leisure as #3 on the “Best Resorts in North Africa and the Middle East” list, is conjured of three distinct environments — The Palace, a regal domain with a private entrance; Arabian Court, crafted in the spirit of the Orient; and Residence & Spa, an intimate atmosphere with exclusive culinary offerings and a Beach Garden Villa — all overlooking Palm Island Bay. The resort also features eight dining venues, offering an array of local and international cuisine, including Jetty Lounge and Eauzone, a majestic restaurant featuring floating majilis and overlooking the Arabian Gulf and transparent pool. For spa goers, the One&Only Spa features a traditional Hamman, offering a unique Moroccan experience.

On the shores of Palm Island, lies Dubai's most intimate beachfront resort — One&Only The Palm. An elegant, secluded beachfront oasis, One&Only The Palm has been recognised by Travel + Leisure readers as one of the “Best Resorts in North Africa and the Middle East” (#5). Commanding an enviable spot on the private peninsula and offering one-of-a-kind views of the New Dubai skyline, One&Only The Palm offers guests the first Guerlain Spa in the United Arab Emirates, complete with treatments designed exclusively for the resort; a private marina; four fashionable beachfront villas; culinary experiences including ZEST, 101 Dining Lounge and Marina, as well STAY by Yannick Alléno, a three-Michelin star chef; and much more.

One&Only Cape Town, the premier One&Only Urban Resort providing panoramic views of Table Mountain, is situated at the centre of Cape Town’s fashionable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The iconic resort has been honoured as a “Top Five City Hotels in Africa” by Travel + Leisure readers, and recently unveiled the Champagne Suite by Dom Pérignon at One&Only Cape Town — the first in Africa. The resort is also an epicurean haven with two stellar restaurants — the first Nobu in Africa, serving guests traditional Japanese with a Peruvian twist, and Reuben’s, the urban restaurant of South African Celebrity Chef Reuben Riffel. Featuring one of the best spas in the city, the One&Only Spa located on its own private island amongst the lush waterways of the marina is perfect for indulgent, pampering days.

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