Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 June 2017 – One&Only Reethi Rah, the ultra-luxury all-villa resort in the Maldives, has been awarded ‘Best Hotel in Africa/Indian Ocean’ at the Ultras 2017, voted for by readers of The Telegraph newspaper’s luxury travel magazine - Ultratravel.
The prestigious awards ceremony, which took place on Monday 22 May at London’s Savoy Hotel and was attended by senior members of the luxury travel industry, saw One&Only Reethi Rah win against runners up including Belmond Mount Nelson, Cape Town; Cape Grace, Cape Town and Royal Mansour, Marrakech.
“We are delighted to have won this prestigious award, particularly at such an exciting time for One&Only, said Philippe Zuber, President and COO of One&Only Resorts. We recently announced that we will be evolving our portfolio beyond award-winning Beach Resorts with One&Only Nature Resorts, One&Only Urban Resorts and One&Only Private Homes. These new openings will complement our existing award-winning resort collection and we are thrilled to be providing the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that our guests seek.”
“Receiving the Ultras 2017 award for ‘Best Hotel in Africa/Indian Ocean’ is something we are incredibly proud of, and is testament to the dedication of the whole team at One&Only Reethi Rah,” commented Jean-Luc Naret, General Manager of One&Only Reethi Rah after accepting the award from HRH Princess Eugenie of York. “We constantly strive to raise the bar for ultra-luxury in the Indian Ocean, offering an unrivalled level of style, truly unique experiences and endless activities for our guests. It is an honour that this has been recognised by the readers of the Telegraph.”
The Ultratravel awards recognise the world's finest providers of luxury-travel experiences, from the most impressive hotels and accomplished tour operators to the best short- and long-haul airlines and cabin crew. The results are drawn from Ultratravel's discerning and exceptionally well-travelled readers; award winners can take pride in a title that is recognised and respected by holidaymakers and tourism-industry insiders alike.
Set on one of the largest islands in North Malé Atoll in The Maldives, the all-villa One&Only Reethi Rah resort offers an unparalleled array of luxurious options to create an unforgettable holiday. Sleek and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy, One&Only Reethi Rah inspires extraordinary journeys for the soul. From extensive outdoor adventure options, including snorkelling and diving in the exotic underwater world, to the mesmerising One&Only Spa, guests are spoilt for choice. The resort has just completed enhancements to its stunning villas and introduced new culinary experiences, including the new Botanica restaurant which offers the ultimate in organic garden-to-fork cuisine, Rabarbaro which offers genuine Italian fare, and a new superfoods breakfast menu. The resort has also recently launched new spa experiences including private sunrise yoga classes on a secluded sandbank, a ‘Twilight Spa Rendezvous’ massage experience under the stars, ‘foot rehab’ – a new concept created by the resident yoga instructor and the Bastien Gonzalez therapist which combines yoga and foot massage, Barber+Blade – a new men’s grooming and shaving studio and a new Spa Courtyard featuring a vitality pool, outdoor sauna and steam room.