Conrad Maldives Resort Named Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel and Leading Culinary Hotel
Today, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has once again been recognized for its outstanding accommodation and world-class food and beverage by one of the most distinguished industry award programs, the World Travel Awards. The resort claimed the top spot for Indian Ocean hotels in two categories, being named the Indian Ocean’s Leading Culinary Hotel, as well as the Leading Hotel overall for the region. The awards round off a great season of recognition for Conrad Maldives, as the World Travel Awards closely follow the resort being named to TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame as a recipient of the site’s Certificate of Excellence for the past five consecutive years – the result of positive feedback received from guests on TripAdvisor.
“We are incredibly honored to have been recognized as the leading hotel in the region for both culinary and overall hotel experiences,” said Lyle Lewis, general manager of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. “The recognition is a testament to what we deliver to our guests on a daily basis – the finest food and beverage with the widest variety available in the Maldives; personalized and anticipatory service; and an intimate connection to the lush surroundings of the Maldives and the Indian Ocean. For our world-class chefs and resort staff on the island, the awards from the industry via the World Travel Awards along with the recognition from guests via TripAdvisor lend encouragement to continually deliver the best for our guests each day.”
In lieu of being named the Indian Ocean’s Leading Culinary Hotel, Conrad Maldives is celebrating big anniversaries for two of its most distinguished restaurants this year. Ithaa, the world’s first undersea restaurant – which helped the resort to achieve global renown as a dining destination – celebrated the tenth anniversary of its opening this past April. Submerged beneath the waves, the all-glass restaurant enjoys panoramic views of the surrounding coral reef and its colorful marine inhabitants, while serving contemporary European cuisine with an emphasis on luxury ingredients. Meanwhile, Ufaa by Jereme Leung, the Maldives’ first authentic Chinese restaurant, will celebrate its first anniversary this September. Blending contemporary and classical elements, as well as Chinese and Maldivian style in all aspects of offerings and décor, the restaurant is a concept of star chef Jereme Leung, and serves everything from dim sum to hot pot on the beach, while featuring Chinese experiential elements such as dedicated Mahjong and KTV rooms.
While these two restaurants shine a spotlight on the food and beverage served at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, the sheer variety of cuisine available on the island across the resort’s 12 culinary venues help explain its title of Leading Culinary Hotel in the Indian Ocean. From Japanese-style live cooking at the open-air Koko Grill to the over 1,400 different wine labels to be found in The Wine Cellar, Conrad Maldives clearly understands that a remote location needn’t prohibit fine dining and good wines: the resort has something to satisfy every gourmand’s appetite.
Beyond food and beverage, Conrad Maldives offers exceptional accommodation, service, and environments that help to explain how it claimed the title of Leading Hotel overall in the Indian Ocean. The luxury resort offers three different experiences across two islands: the typical get-away-from-it-all Maldivian hideaway on tiny Rangali Island; the larger and livelier main island (linked to it by a 500m bridge), Rangalifinolhu, featuring water sports and various other facilities; and the over-water destination The Spa Retreat that operates as a resort-within-a-resort set 100m off the tip of the main island. No matter where they stay, guests can enjoy all the resort’s facilities in full, and will also benefit from the world-class anticipatory service of the resort’s exceptional staff – whether via simple bespoke requests or through full wedding and event planning available on the island.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hotel is located in the Alifu Dhaalu Atoll of the Maldives. The Maldives comprises over a thousand islands, with stunning reefs and remote, exotic locales. The coral, sea life, and warm waters of the Indian Ocean make the area one of the world’s best diving destinations. Arrivals at the Male International Airport are met by Conrad Maldives Rangali Island staff and take a 30-minute seaplane trip to the resort.
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