BY MARK SIMMONS — The Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort walked away with “Best Resort Asia Pacific” at a recent awards ceremony by the leading travel trade publication in Asia, Travel Weekly Asia. Forty-five winners were honored with Readers Choice Awards at the two Michelin-starred restaurant Shisen Hanten in Singapore on Oct. 17, and recognized in 12 categories: Airline, Hotel, Resort, Serviced Residence, Airport, Car Rental, Cruise, Travel Agency, GDS, Travel Insurance, Attraction and Destination.
“Just like every year, we engaged the Travel Weekly Asia and Travel Weekly China readers to vote for their best choice of travel companies,” said Irene Chua, group publisher, Travel Weekly Asia. “Our winners are the very best in the industry.”
Attended by close to 100 international travel industry leaders and influencers, awardees included prestigious hospitality companies such as Marriott International for Best Hotel International Hotel Chain; Meritus Hotels and Resorts for Best Regional Hotel Chain; The Mulia Bali for Best Luxury Hotel; the Mira Moon for for Best Boutique Hotel and One Farrer Hotel & Spa left for Most Innovative Hotel.
I was thrilled to represent Outrigger Resorts in accepting this honor.