World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards 2017: The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives & Sun Aqua Vilu Reef wins big!

The Spa by Thalgo at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
Best Luxury Resort Spa, Continent Winner

Sun Aqua Spa at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef
Best Hideaway Luxury Spa, Continent Winner
Best Luxury Destination Spa, Regional Winner
Best Luxury Boutique Spa, Country Winner
Best Luxury Wellness Spa, Country Winner

Trio at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
Luxury Resort Restaurant, Continent Winner
Fine Dining Cuisine, Country Winner

Well Done at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef
Luxury Seafood Restaurant, Continent Winner

World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards Gala event was held at the JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi in Vietnam, on 22nd of July 2017. Attended by guests from over 50 countries, it was a dazzling event of luxury, glamour and style. In attendance were the key people of the fine dining and luxury wellness industry with ample networking possibilities.

The Spa by Thalgo at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives was the continent winner for Best Luxury Resort Spa. Trio restaurant was the continent winner for Luxury Resort Restaurant and country winner for Fine Dining Cuisine.

Sun Aqua Spa at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives was the continent winner for Best Hideaway Luxury Spa, regional winner for Best Luxury Destination Spa and country winner for Best Luxury Boutique Spa and Best Luxury Wellness Spa. Well Done was the continent winner for Luxury Seafood Restaurant.

World Luxury Spa and Restaurant Awards main objective is to inspire and uphold service excellence within the luxury spa and restaurant industry.  The World Luxury Spa Awards aim is to encourage and elevate service standards within the luxury spa industry. It also sets the spotlight on our spas attracting the attention of global spa goers and industry experts. The World Luxury Restaurant Awards aims to highlight special features of restaurants, thereby increasing competition globally and ultimately raising the level of food quality and the standards of service in the luxury restaurant industry.

About 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 transforms the luxury hospitality experience. Sun Siyam Resorts has an esteemed portfolio of boutique luxury resorts operating in the Maldives and Sri Lanka, including:

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives
Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives
Sun Aqua Pasikudah, Sri Lanka

For more information: www.sunsiyam.com

World Travel Awards alights in the Maldives ahead of Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017

World Travel Awards (WTA) has touched down in the Maldives, as the finishing touches are put together in preparation of the Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017.

The prestigious event will take place this Saturday (8th July) at the five star Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, with hospitality leaders from across the region expected to attend to discover who among them has been voted the pinnacle of the travel industry.

Maldivian Idol hosts Moosa Waseem and Aminath Lamha Latheef – two of the most familiar faces on Maldivian television – will compere the event, which will also allow attendees to get in touch with authentic Maldivian culture through traditional dances such as Bandiya and Maafathi. The main act for the evening will be performed by the legendary Maldivian singer Unoosha.

Speaking ahead of the event, WTA President and Founder Graham Cooke, said: “It will be our pleasure to welcome guests to Sun Aqua Vilu Reef. With just days to go until the event, we are putting the finishing touches in place and we look forward to greeting all our guests at what is a wonderful resort in a picturesque tourist hotspot.”

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef offers 103 luxurious rooms and suites – all of which come with deep soaking tubs, complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service.

Beyond the bedrooms, guest can indulge in a signature spice-scented scrub at the spa or borrow a book to read while soaking up the sun on the pristine beach.

When night falls, sample one of Sun Aqua Vilu Reef’s restaurants serving a range of international cuisine, before enjoying a sundowner cocktail while listening to DJ spun tunes.

Evgenia Boyankova, Group Director of Business Development at Sun Siyam Resorts, added: “We are getting ready for World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony with great excitement.

“Myself and the team look forward to welcoming the participants to our boutique resort where Maldivian hospitality, culture and luxury is unrivalled, this Saturday.”

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.

Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

Each year, World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.

World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries and international print and broadcast media.

A full list of nominees for the World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017 can be seen at: www.worldtravelawards.com/nominees/2017/indian-ocean

World Travel Awards celebrates its 24th anniversary this year and is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade.

Attended by senior executives from major travel companies, operators, destinations, WTA events are universally respected as providing established, top-level networking opportunities, regionally and globally.

The brand aims to celebrate those organisations who push the boundaries of industry excellence.

Excitement builds ahead of World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017

Excitement is building for this year’s World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017 as the travel industry’s leading awards programme makes its final preparations for the prestigious event, which is taking place on Saturday 8th July in the Maldives.

The five star Sun Aqua Vilu Reef will welcome hospitality leaders from across the region, as they gather to see who among them has been voted the pinnacle of the travel industry.

The glittering event will kick off with a cocktail reception at 7pm while the gala ceremony and dinner commence at 8 pm and will, this year, be compèred by Maldivian Idol hosts Moosa Waseem and Aminath Lamha Latheef – two of the most familiar faces on Maldivian television.

World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017 will also allow attendees to get in touch with authentic Maldivian culture through traditional dances such as Bandiya and Maafathi. The main act for the evening will be performed by the legendary Maldivian singer Unoosha.

Looking ahead to the Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017, World Travel Awards President and Founder Graham Cooke, said: “It will be our pleasure to welcome guests to Sun Aqua Vilu Reef. With just a two and half weeks to go until the event, we are putting the finishing touches in place and I look forward to greeting all our guests at a wonderful resort in a picturesque tourist hotspot.”

Evgenia Boyankova, Group Director of Business Development at Sun Siyam Resorts, added: “We love hosting world class events! It’s always been a thrill that brings a lot of fun and enjoyment to our guests. We are getting ready for World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony with great excitement. Myself and the team look forward to welcoming the participants to our boutique resort, where Maldivian hospitality, culture and luxury is unrivalled.”

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

Each year, World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.

World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries and international print and broadcast media.

For more information about World Travel Awards, please visit the official website: www.worldtravelawards.com

2nd International Tourism Film Festival Maldives ‘Following The Equator’ event at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

The 2nd edition of International Tourism Film Festival Maldives scheduled for November 2017 has been postponed. Due to popular demand, request from interested participants and partners, the event date is now set for 18th to 20th of April 2018.

The concept being gathering talents of different ages, interests and backgrounds at one place. With the success of the first edition, we hope to have a much grand event this year, with international celebrities and media.

Hon FDr. Ahmed Siyam Mohamed, Chairman & Managing Director of Sun Siyam Group, The 2nd edition of International Tourism Film Festival Maldives at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
Hon FDr. Ahmed Siyam Mohamed, Chairman & Managing Director of Sun Siyam Group

This year’s festival, extended over three days will be filled with special events which are impeccable in its entertaining and educating aspects. It is a platform for innovative work from both professionals and amateurs, in other words the perfect ground for networking.

The 2nd edition of International Tourism Film Festival Maldives at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

Nomination Categories:

Tourism Destinations
Cultural Tourism
Environment & Eco-Tourism
Adventure Tourism
Ethnography & Society
Water
Cultural Connections
Hotels & Resorts
Tourism Services
National Productions (only for Maldivians)
Amateurs & Students (clips not more than 3 minutes)

Genres:

Documentary (not more than 60 minutes)
Promotional (not more than 15 minutes)
Commercials (not more than 60 seconds)

Program:

Master Classes
Opening Ceremony
Top Nominations
Competitions
Experts Discussion Open Forum
Closing Ceremony
Awards Party

An occasion such as this will unite all those with a deep love for art and tourism. We invite filmmakers and producers of all calibers to submit their content to be featured. The deadline to submit all entries is 15th December 2017. If you have not already, this is the perfect opportunity to show your creativity and share with the world your perception. Results will be communicated on 15th of February 2018.

The 2nd edition of International Tourism Film Festival Maldives at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
The 2nd edition of International Tourism Film Festival Maldives at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

About International Tourism Film Festival Maldives:

The International Tourism Film Festival Maldives brings together professionals, celebrities and guests from across the globe to share their passion for traveling and seeing the beauty of it, the love for art, tourism and sports.

Festival entries include movies about interesting and unique places all over the world.  Shedding light into the different cultures and histories of countries and their events: lasting from 1 to 13 minutes.

The first edition held in July 2016 witnessed celebrity figures including Ms. Yang Zi (Actress from China), Ms. Lizzie Cundy (British TV/radio presenter, showbiz, fashion & beauty advisor and model from UK), Ms. Mina Wattan Ramadhan Raheem (Socialite, social media influencer and a travel blogger from Middle East), Mr. Raul Richter (Actor, presenter and voice actor) from Germany with his fiancé  Ms. Valentina Pahde (Actress), Mr. Jumayyil (Maldivian Actor), Ms. Aishath Rishmy Rameez (Maldivian Actress) and Mr. Abdul Fathaah Abdul Gayoom (Maldivian Film Director) together with some amazing journalists from international media. The presence of CCTV6, a top TV channel from China, well known tourism journalists from France, Italy, Middle East and Russia, and of course the local media of Maldives which included Public Service Media, Sun Media and Hotelier Maldives, have covered the 3 day event at Iru Fushi and made great news!

With contribution and sponsorship from major stakeholders in the industry the event was a great success. This year we anticipate the same at a grander level.

The 3-day event screens amazing clips from across the globe with breathtaking content related to tourism and nature. With an opening gala after cocktails at sunset, stretched over the magnificent beach and a grand finale showcasing the top nominees concludes with a grand dinner and awarding of winners.

The 2nd edition of International Tourism Film Festival Maldives at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi MaldivesThe Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

The event takes place at the multi award winning property of Sun Siyam group, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives, which is the flagship property within the group. Located in the unspoiled Noonu Atoll and set within 52 acres of white sands and exotic flora, here guests are immersed in a timeless culture. From the intuitive detail and personalised service that creates the most beautiful moments, to the sublime ambience that permeates each unforgettable taste, touch and experience. Since its brand launch in 2014 as The Sun Siyam, it has gained international recognition across the globe. The most recent ones include the award for the resort’s French Restaurant and Wine Cellar (Flavors) which received two global awards as the Best French Cuisine and Best Wine Selection, and the resort’s Spa (Spa by Thalgo) which received the Best Luxury Spa Resort in the Maldives at the first spa and restaurant gala event that was concluded at the exquisite 5-star Grand Hotel Kronenhof Pontresina, Switzerland, in June 2016. World Travel Awards have recognized the property as winner for the Indian Ocean’s Leading Family Resort and Indian Ocean’s Best Resort Spa in 2016. It is also winner at the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives makes it the perfect venue to host the International Tourism Film Festival Maldives.

For more information on venue: www.thesunsiyam.com
For more information on festival: www.itffm.net

Manta season has kicked off around Olhuveli Beach and Spa Maldives

The Maldives is one of the world’s hotspots for manta ray activity and is home to the largest and most studied populations on the planet. In fact, this archipelago is one of the best places to visit if you want to enjoy diving with mantas. But you might like to know that there is a precise relation between the location you intend visiting and the period of the year you choose.

The reason is that manta rays are filter feeders and eat huge amounts of plankton. While planning your trip, it is important to understand which is the right location to meet mantas, depending on the time of the year.

A haven of natural tranquility, Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives is a top destination for seeing some of the world’s rarest sea creatures. Until November, enjoy the ‘manta ray season’, offering divers, snorkelers and even dry-land spectators an even greater chance of spotting one of nature’s unusual creatures.

They thrive in the Maldives’ waters. Especially during the summer months when the higher level of plankton in the water and prevailing winds and currents of the hot weather entice rays of all sizes to migrate to Olhuveli’s tempting shores. One of the most exciting experiences Olhuveli offers with manta rays is seeing them from the jetty at dusk, when its spotlights entice shoals of frenzied fishy activity.

These muscular creatures flip in and out of the water. A wonderful experience for those wanting to watch nature’s theatre played out to the backdrop of a perfect sunset.

To snorkel or dive with manta rays is an almost indescribable experience. They move through the water with such grace, gently soaring through the turquoise lagoons, over reefs bursting with life. It is truly a magical feeling to see these creatures fly through the water. Manta Rays are inquisitive by nature and if you can control your excitement and remain still, the rays will swim around you with tremendous elegance.

Manta Ray season, Olhuveli Beach and Spa MaldivesOlhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives

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 Maldives is situated at the tip of South Male’ Atoll and offers one of the best luxury water villa accommodations, restaurants and recreation activities. It is made easily accessible by a 45-minute exhilarating speedboat transfer from Velana International Airport.

For more information: www.sunsiyam.com

Luxury Cruiser, MV Sunset Queen relaunched

Since its launch in 2004, it has been one of the most sought after luxury cruiser in the Maldives. The popularity and demand for this cruiser is sure to rise with the relaunch. MV Sunset Queen offers a host of attractions ranging from its contemporary accommodation to its incorporation of open spaces – four decks. One of the highlights is Jacuzzi experience at the top deck coupled with stunning views. Opt to cruise with us for an array of possibilities which awaits you aboard. For divers, snorkelers and surfers alike our cruiser offers you unlimited spots in the pristine and inviting waters of the Maldives. We cater for your every need, with personalized attention to detail on each and every journey.

Why you will love it!

  • Spacious & contemporary designed accommodation. From 9 cabins we have transformed it to 7 spacious cabins.
  • Jacuzzi on the top deck with sun beds. Bask in the sun in style.
  • Host of possibilities for diving and snorkeling sites/ surfing points/ dessert island excursions/ island hopping to local islands/ visit to resorts/ fishing and BBQ.
  • All cabins are air-conditioned as well as restaurant & salon area.
  • En-suite Bathrooms with amenities as well as hot & cold fresh water.
  • Gastronomic delights made from fresh ingredients.
MV Sunset Queen
Sunset Queen

MV Sunset Queen is now available to book for private charters with the option for diving and surfing cruises.

For more information: www.sunsetqueenmaldives.com

Value Added Deals at Sun Siyam Resorts

Uncover Asia – Maldives & Sri Lanka combined offer!

Embark on a journey to uncover Asia’s hidden jewels in Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Book any of the Sun Siyam Resort property in the Maldives together with Sun Aqua Pasikudah in Sri Lanka and get 5% discount.

Included in this package are:

  • 5% discount as stated above on any room type and any meal plan
  • Luxurious villas with daily housekeeping and in-villa amenities
  • Complimentary in villa Wi-Fi

Terms and conditions are:

  • Stay dates from now onwards with no blackout dates, last check out date on November 1st, 2017.
  • Applicable where Maldives (stay at either The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Sun Aqua Vilu Reef or Olhuveli Beach & Spa) and Sri Lanka (Sun Aqua Pasikudah) are booked as a package at the same time.
  • Applicable when Sun Siyam Resorts are booked for the same travelers at the same time.
  • Discount is applicable on room rate based on the meal plan basis.
  • Discount is not applicable for extra person and other supplementary charges (transfer and meal plan supplements).
  • Combinable with other special offers.

Link: http://www.sunsiyam.com/offer/uncover-asia-maldives-sri-lanka-combinable-offer/

Free Dining Plan Upgrade at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives!

Experience a tropical retreat with extreme value additions on your stay! Book on any dining plan and get a complimentary upgrade to the next dining plan, at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives.

Only available for bookings through the official website, www.sunsiyam.com!

  • Book on Bed & Breakfast – Free Dinner on us!
  • Book on Half Board – Free Lunch on us!
  • Book on Full Board – Free upgrade to All Inclusive on us!

Included in this package are:

  • Complimentary meal plan upgrades
  • Complimentary accommodation is offered to children under 12 sharing with parents
  • Complimentary in villa Wi-Fi
  • Villa host
  • Selected non-motorized water sports

Terms and conditions are:

  • Stay dates from now onwards, last check out date September 30th, 2017
  • All offers are subject to availability at the time of reservation.
  • Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offer or contract and do not apply to groups.
  • Rates are per room, per night, vary by arrival date and/or length of stay, and do not include applicable taxes, service charges, levies, resort fees, gratuities or surcharges, unless otherwise noted.
  • Children under 12 stay free sharing parents bed. USD 6 green tax is applicable per child per night as per government regulations.
  • Half Board meal plan includes daily breakfast and dinner
  • Full Board meal plan includes daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • All Inclusive meal plan includes daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and selected beverages

Link: http://www.sunsiyam.com/offer/free-meal-plan-upgrade/

About 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 transforms the luxury hospitality experience. Sun Siyam Resorts has an esteemed portfolio of boutique luxury resorts operating in the Maldives and Sri Lanka, including:

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives
Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives
Sun Aqua Pasikudah, Sri Lanka

For more information: www.sunsiyam.com

Best Spa Hotel in the Maldives and five-star to The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

An international five-star standard for the Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives at the International Hotel Awards 2017

Best Spa Hotel in Maldives including an International five-star Standard is confirmed for The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives at the International Hotel Awards 2017. The announcement of the National and Regional winners and awarding will take place at The Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Bangkok, Thailand at the Gala Event on 26th May.

The International Hotel Awards is the international five-star standard of hotel ratings. It is the only organization to provide five-star accolades at an international level. The International Hotel Awards global competition determines the finest hotels and hospitality companies in the world. Main purpose of these awards is in recognizing excellence in the hotel and hospitality industry on a global scale and to promote international standard. As such winning the much-deserved award brings forth The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives to an even higher level.

With the entire island a sanctuary of natural beauty, there is no need to hide away. Instead, The Spa by Thalgo at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is an open immersion – in organic earth and vibrant sea – the elements from which Ayurveda draws its centuries-old healing power.

At The Spa by Thalgo France, we have perfected this ancient holistic tradition, blending its timeless wisdom with contemporary practices found both East and West. Our resident Ayurvedic Doctor guides our guests on their own personalized journeys to wellness both during their stay and beyond. Meanwhile, expert practitioners – in traditional massage, authentic Maldivian-inspired rituals and world-renowned wellness practices – combine finely honed knowledge with a naturally healing touch. All this in a setting that mirrors the natural splendor of the island.

Wood, stone, water and light – all the fundamental elements of the earth – come together in perfect harmony in the design of the Spa’s 20 treatment rooms. Hydrotherapy pools, steam rooms and saunas are offered to complement your treatments. Meanwhile, dedicated relaxation areas are designed as natural sanctuaries, allowing you to take a moment before emerging renewed.

For more information: www.sunsiyam.com

International Tourism Film Festival Maldives “Following The Equator” 2nd Annual event at the Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

The 2nd edition of International Tourism Film Festival Maldives is to be hosted by Sun Siyam Resorts. It is scheduled from 16th to 18th of November at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives. The concept being gathering talents of different ages, interests and backgrounds at one place. With the success of the first edition, we hope to have a much grand event this year, with international celebrities and media.

This year’s festival, extended over three days will be filled with special events which are impeccable in its entertaining and educating aspects. It is a platform for innovative work from both professionals and amateurs, in other words the perfect ground for networking.

Nomination Categories:

Tourism Destinations
Cultural Tourism
Environment & Eco-Tourism
Adventure Tourism
Ethnography & Society
Water
Cultural Connections
Hotels & Resorts
Tourism Services
National Productions (only for Maldivians)
Amateurs & Students (clips not more than 3 minutes)

Genres:

Documentary (not more than 60 minutes)
Promotional (not more than 15 minutes)
Commercials (not more than 60 seconds)

Program:

Master Classes
Opening Ceremony
Top Nominations
Competitions
Experts Discussion Open Forum
Closing Ceremony
Awards Party

An occasion such as this will unite all those with a deep love for art and tourism. We invite filmmakers and producers of all calibres to submit their content to be featured. The deadline to submit all entries is 21st July 2017. If you have not already, this is the perfect opportunity to show your creativity and share with the world your perception. Results will be communicated on 18th of September 2017.

About International Tourism Film Festival Maldives:

The International Tourism Film Festival Maldives brings together professionals, celebrities and guests from across the globe to share their passion for traveling and seeing the beauty of it, the love for art, tourism and sports.

Festival entries include movies about interesting and unique places all over the world.  Shedding light into the different cultures and histories of countries and their events: lasting from 1 to 13 minutes.

The first edition held in July 2016 witnessed celebrity figures including Ms. Yang Zi (Actress from China), Ms. Lizzie Cundy (British TV/radio presenter, showbiz, fashion & beauty advisor and model from UK), Ms. Mina Wattan Ramadhan Raheem (Socialite, social media influencer and a travel blogger from Middle East), Mr. Raul Richter (Actor, presenter and voice actor) from Germany with his fiancé  Ms. Valentina Pahde (Actress), Mr. Jumayyil (Maldivian Actor), Ms. Aishath Rishmy Rameez (Maldivian Actress) and Mr. Abdul Fathaah Abdul Gayoom (Maldivian Film Director) together with some amazing journalists from international media. The presence of CCTV6, a top TV channel from China, well-known tourism journalists from France, Italy, Middle East and Russia, and of course the local media of Maldives which included Public Service Media, Sun Media and Hotelier Maldives, have covered the 3-day event at Iru Fushi and made great news!

With contribution and sponsorship from major stakeholders in the industry the event was a great success. This year we anticipate the same at a grander level.

The 3-day event screens amazing clips from across the globe with breathtaking content related to tourism and nature. With an opening gala after cocktails at sunset, stretched over the magnificent beach and a grand finale showcasing the top nominees concludes with a grand dinner and awarding of winners.

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

The event takes place at the multi award winning property of Sun Siyam group, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives, which is the flagship property within the group. Located in the unspoilt Noonu Atoll and set within 52 acres of white sands and exotic flora, here guests are immersed in a timeless culture. From the intuitive detail and personalised service that creates the most beautiful moments, to the sublime ambience that permeates each unforgettable taste, touch and experience. Since its brand launch in 2014 as The Sun Siyam, it has gained international recognition across the globe. The most recent ones include the award for the resort’s French Restaurant and Wine Cellar (Flavors) which received two global awards as the Best French Cuisine and Best Wine Selection, and the resort’s Spa (Spa by Thalgo) which received the Best Luxury Spa Resort in the Maldives at the first spa and restaurant gala event that was concluded at the exquisite 5-star Grand Hotel Kronenhof Pontresina, Switzerland, in June 2016. World Travel Awards have recognized the property as the winner for the Indian Ocean’s Leading Family Resort and Indian Ocean’s Best Resort Spa in 2016. It is also a winner at the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives makes it the perfect venue to host the International Tourism Film Festival Maldives.

For more information on venue: www.thesunsiyam.com
For more information on festival: www.itffm.net

Sun Siyam Group hosts a 2nd evening in Riyadh

On the 9th of April 2017 at Holiday Inn Al Qasr, Sun Siyam Resorts together with the Embassy of the Republic of Maldives hosted yet another remarkable evening in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh.

The event was held in order to maintain the popularity that Maldives has gained in the Middle East. The evening brought together diplomats of different countries in Riyadh. It showcased information on Maldives and the properties of Sun Siyam Resorts. Maldives is an exotic destination that offers something for everyone including families, couples, singles, honeymooners, spa enthusiasts, and the adventurous at heart.

The evening was brought to a start with the opening speech by His Excellency Abdullah Hameed, Ambassador of Maldives to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was followed by a presentation by Director of Business Development of Sun Siyam Resorts, Evgenia Boyankova. During the event, there were raffles drawn with holidays to Maldives sponsored by Sun Siyam Resorts.

With a great turnout, it was a successful event with dinner and networking. Sun Siyam Resorts plans to host a series of such events to promote Maldives in the Middle East.

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 and Sri Lanka, including:

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives
Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives
Sun Aqua Pasikudah, Sri Lanka

For more information: www.sunsiyam.com