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106172 29 Oct 2018

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort Presented with Multiple Awards at International Gala Ceremony

The resort received four of the most respected awards.

  • Private island resort recognised at the 4th Annual World Spa Awards
  • U.A.E news anchor chosen to host the event due to strong Middle Eastern connection

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort hosted the 4th Annual World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony on Friday 26th October, where the much-anticipated unveiling of the 2018 winners took place. A total of 96 countries participated in the awards, however the luxury island resort still managed to make their mark on a national and international level, due to the property’s world renowned overwater Iridium spa.

The resort received four of the most respected awards including, the ‘Maldives’s Best Resort Spa 2018’, ‘Indian Ocean’s Best Resort Spa 2018’, the ‘World’s Best Resort Spa 2018’, and the ‘World’s Best Spa Signature Treatment 2018 for its Caviar Journey’.

Katie Fielder, a media representative and news anchor for Dubai One’s Emirates News and Emirates 24/7 channels was specifically chosen to host the ceremony, due to the strong connection between the The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort and affluent amount of Middle Eastern guests that the hotel receives each year.

Upon receiving the four rewards, Alexander Blair, General Manager, said: “These awards are a truly great honour for the resort and puts in the spotlight the most breath-taking spa anywhere on the planet.”

“From the stunning architecture to the experiences on offer to guests, the spa is the crown jewel of St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. It has such a strong appeal to guests from the Middle East as it combines modern luxury with privacy and the very latest in treatments.”

“Guests from the Middle East are very important to us and have played a key part in winning these awards. They provide constant feedback and challenge us to be the very best resort we can be – not only in the Maldives but against other once-in-a-lifetime destinations across the world,” says Blair.

The resort’s Iridium spa offers the most luxurious and sought-after restorative wellness practices, including the award winning, Caviar Journey. The 210 minute treatment consists of a deep breathing exercise, an exfoliation using bamboo and fruit enzymes. Utilizing anti-aging caviar proteins to firm, tone, refine, and deeply hydrate the skin, results are immediate, leaving skin looking supple, healthy, and luminescent. This is followed by a therapeutic massage and a memorable lavender bath, overlooking the Indian Ocean.

The spa also provides the latest personalised services curated by Ayurvedic and acupuncture experts and features six private couple treatment suites, a steam room, sauna and the Blue Hole Pool, the Maldives’ largest heated seawater hydrotherapy pool.

Designed by WOW Architects, the resort incorporates aspects of contemporary architecture and interior design inspired by Maldivian traditions, marine life and culture. From the hotel’s iconic Whale Bar to the stunning Iridium Spa, design and architecture are the key elements to the property’s success.

The World Spa Awards is a dynamic awards programme, launched in 2015, and is designed to drive up standards within spa and wellness tourism by rewarding the organisations that are the leaders in the field. Launched by the World Travel Awards, itself inaugurated in 1994, as a sister programme to the World Ski Awards and World Golf Awards, World Spa Awards is focused on the rapidly evolving spa and wellness sector.

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About The St. Regis Vommuli Maldives Resort 

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, which opened in November 2016, is nestled on a private island in a secluded Maldivian atoll, amidst thriving marine life. Just 40 minutes from Male by seaplane, guests are transported into a newfound paradise in the Dhaalu Atoll.

The resort draws inspiration from nature itself. Designed by WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design (Singapore), the unusual contemporary design of The St. Regis Maldives draws inspiration from the natural setting of the resort. This is represented by the manta ray shaped lagoon villas, a signature bar in the shape of a whale shark, a lobster-inspired spa and a spiral shell shaped library.

There are six distinct dining venues, including an Asian specialty restaurant, a modern Italian restaurant that features a grand staircase, an underground wine cellar restaurant, a shack style restaurant, a signature overwater bar that rolls out stunning views of dramatic sunset, and a pop-up restaurant in the middle of the resort. Additionally, guests can also enjoy the Iridium Spa, which presents six overwater treatment rooms, including two that are dedicated to healing Ayurvedic treatments. Spa guests can also enjoy a Blue Hole pool, which contains heated seawater with different water jets – a system with proven benefits to the body.

The St. Regis Maldives Resort have received the following awards since opening in November 2016:

Prix Versailles
- Continental Special Prize Winner Exterior Hotels Africa and West Asia
World of Fine Wines - World's Best Wine List 2017 - 3 stars

World Travel & Spa Awards - Maldives Leading Luxury Island Resort 2017
Indian Ocean's Leading New Luxury Resort 2017
Indian Ocean's Leading Luxury Resort 2017
World's Leading Luxury New Resort 2017
World's Leading Luxury Island Resort 2017
World's Leading Luxury Resort Design 2017
Maldives' Best Resort Spa 2017
Indian Ocean's Best Resort Spa 2017
World's Best Spa Design 2017
Indian Oceans Leading Luxury Island Resort 2018
Maldives' Leading Luxury Resort 2018

Indian Ocean’s Best Resort Spa 2018
World’s Best Resort Spa 2018
World’s Best Spa Signature Treatment 2018: Caviar Journey at Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort 2018

Maldives’s Best Resort Spa 2018: Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort 2018

AHEAD (Awards for Hospitality, Experience and Design) - Best Event Space category for Vommuli House Nature Discovery Center 2018
Best Suite Category - John Jacob Astor Estate 2018
World Luxury Spa Awards - Best Luxury Boutique Spa Continent Winner
Best Luxury Wellness Spa Regional Winner
Wine Spectator - Restaurant Award Winner - Decanter 2 glass
Haute Grandeur - Best Pool Villa Resort - Indian Ocean
SBID International Design Award - Overall Winner
European Hospitality Awards - International Beach Resort of the Year