Guest Review Awards 2016, Booking.Com Achieved by Sun Siyam Resorts

Sun Siyam Resorts, Including The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives and Sun Aqua Pasikudah in Sri Lanka has bagged the Guest Review Awards 2016 by Booking.com.

Olhuveli Beach & Spa MaldivesThe guest Review awards is one of the most respected award of its kind, as the awards are ultimately based on honest views from guests all around the world. The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has the highest rating in the group at 8.8, meanwhile Sun Aqua Vilu Reef and Sun Aqua Pasikuda’s rating is at 8.5 and Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives is 8.1.

Aqua Villa - Sun Aqua Vilu ReefIt goes to show that each and every staff member at each of the Sun Siyam Resort works with passion and diligence to provide personalized and attentive to detail service so that our guests leave with great experiences imprinted in their minds. This award portrays that their hard work is recognized by all the guests who have visited our properties and that they were more than satisfied.

Sun Aqua Pasikudah - Sri Lanka“It is a great honour to be recognized by our guests. As a group our goal is to ensure the highest quality of service to each and every guest and to provide them with unique experiences. This award showcases that we have reached that standard we aim for day in and day out.” said Evgenia Boyankova, Group Director of Business Development, Sun Siyam Resorts.

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, the flagship property of the group is set in the unspoilt Noonu atoll with stretches of white sandy beaches on its 52 acres.

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef is set amidst lush tropical foliage and a mass of turquoise blue around. It is simply a marvel of nature.

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives is located at the tip of South Male’ Atoll surrounded by greenery. A place where you can become one with nature.

Sun Aqua Pasikudah is a true showcase of the world renowned Maldivian hospitality together with the Sri Lankan charm. Perfect for that spontaneous getaway.

Sun Siyam Group is a collection of hotel & resort brands born from the inspiration of Mr. Ahmed Siyam Mohamed. Led by his passion for creating a difference in the Maldives

Tourism Industry that redefine the luxury hospitality experience. Each of our property has something for everyone. Be as active or as quiet as you want.

A Grand Event in Collaboration with Embassy of The Republic of Maldives in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Sun Siyam Resorts, together with the Embassy of the Republic of Maldives hosted a special evening in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh on the 13th of February at Four Points by Sheraton hotel.

Ambassador of Maldives to the Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaThe special event held to mark the opening of the Sun Siyam Group representation in Riyadh was focused on “A Glimpse into the Sunny Side of Life”. This was mainly to provide the much needed information of Maldives as a destination, which has maintained its popularity in the Middle East.

Group Director of Business DevelopmentThe evening was brought to a start with the opening speech by His Excellency Abdullah Hameed, Ambassador of Maldives to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Manager for Saudi AirlinesIt was followed by a presentation by Director of Business Development of Sun Siyam Resorts, Evgenia Boyankova, who covered the topic on “Traveling to Maldives: Everyone can find something special”. True to its title, Maldives definitely caters to one’s own needs. It is a destination for families, couples, singles, honeymooners, friends, the adventurous and the relaxed spa goers alike.

EventWith the easy flight connections available from the KSA, Mr. Mamdouh AbdullRhaman AlMallouhi, Sales Manager for Riyadh from Saudi Airlines covered the convenience and ease “Connecting the Kingdom and Maldives”and shared the future plans to launch direct flights from Jeddah to Maldives.

EventDuring the event, there were raffles drawn with holidays to Maldives sponsored by Sun Siyam Resorts and tickets to Maldives sponsored by Saudi Airlines. With a great turnout from the media and trade, it was a successful event with dinner and networking.

Sun Siyam Resorts

A collection of hotel & resort brands born from the inspiration of Mr. Ahmed Siyam Mohamed. Led by his passion for creating a difference in the Maldives Tourism Industry that redefine the luxury hospitality experience. Sun Siyam Resorts has an esteemed portfolio of boutique luxury resorts operating in the Maldives, including:

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives

Sun Aqua Pasikudah, Sri Lanka

Maldives to host the Grand Finale of World Travel Awards 2016

Maldives received the honour of hosting the Grand Finale of the World Travel Awards 2016. As this year marks the 23rd anniversary of the World Travel Awards, the prestigious event is set to take place at Olhuveli Beach Resort & Spa on the 2nd December 2016.

Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the “Travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscar’s” the World Travel Awards are the most comprehensive and most prestigious awards program in the global travel industry.  The World Travel Award was established back in 1993. Every year the World Travel Awards holds Gala ceremonies for Regional winners and a Grand Finale event is held to award the Global winners. Over the years, the platform has been reputed as the highest level of achievement in the Travel and Tourism Industry. Since then Maldives has won in numerous categories at the World Travel Awards

The Grand Finale of the World Travel Awards will be attended by industry’s key stakeholder, decision makers and gains the attention of the most influential Travel Trade media.

During the World Travel Award 2015 Grand Finale Maldives won the award for the World Leading Beach Destination. For the Grand Finale of 2016 Maldives different resorts and companies have been nominated for the following categories:

As the event day draws closer final preparation are underway at the Olhuveli Beach Resort and Spa.

Olhuveli to Host World Travel Award 2016 Finals

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort has been chosen as the host of this year’s World Travel Award finals, to be held on December 2nd.

The resort, nestled amid lush tropical vegetation in the turquoise waters of South Male’ Atoll, will welcome the winners of this year’s regional heats to contest for the 2016 grand prizes.

“It is an honour to reveal the World Travel Awards will return to the Maldives in December for our Grand Final 2016,” said World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke.

“This is truly one of the most sought after destinations anywhere on earth, and it will be our pleasure to welcome our nominees to what promises to be the highlight of the tourism calendar.”

The Maldives performed admirably at this year’s Indian Ocean regional event, winning prizes for the best beach, diving, and honeymoon destination.

“Our group, Sun Siyam Resorts, has already won a couple of accolades at the regional ceremonies and cannot wait for the global announcements in December,” said Evgenia Boyankova, Group Director of Business Development, Sun Siyam Resorts.

Sun Siyam’s Iru Fushi resort picked up prizes as the leading family resort at April’s ceremony in Zanzibar.

Maldivian resorts were awarded prizes as the best overall destination – with Baros Maldives (Maldives’ Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2016, Maldives’ Leading Boutique Resort 2016 & Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort 2016) in particular singled out for its romantic atmosphere – while Maldives Airports Company Limited (Ibrahim Nasir International Airport – Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport 2016) and Trans Maldivian Airlines (Indian Ocean’s Leading Seaplane Operator 2016) were recognised as leaders in aviation services.

The archipelago’s more established resorts swept the boards, with Kurumba Maldives (Maldives’ Leading Resort 2016 & Indian Ocean’s Leading MICE Hotel 2016), Constance Moofushi (Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Resort 2016), and Hulhule Island Hotel (Indian Ocean’s Leading Leisure Hotel 2016) taking prizes.

These prize-holders will now compete with current winners from Africa, Europe, Central America, and South America. Gala events in Jamaica, Dubai, and Vietnam in the coming weeks will determine the final contestants from the Caribbean & North America, Middle East, and Asia & Australasia regions.

The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. It is recognised as the ultimate hallmark of quality, setting the standards to which others aspire.

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort

Nestled amid lush tropical vegetation and shaded by graceful palms. Encircled by stretches of powdery sandy beach and a vast crystal clear lagoon, a truly breathtaking island with plenty of secluded sandbanks where paradise seekers escaping from the pressures of daily modern life can forget the outside world and let go of all inhibitions.

Beautifully designed villas stand over turquoise waters, fusing modern flair with traditional architecture, white sandy beaches giving way to endless sea views that stretch for miles. It is truly a place where mind and body can relax, the senses can be invigorated and spirit will feel soothed.

Set in the turquoise heart of the Indian Ocean that is Maldives, Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort is situated at the tip of South Malé Atoll and offers one of the best luxury water villa accommodations, restaurants and recreation activities.

Olhuveli is accessible by a 45-minute exhilarating speedboat transfer from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.