World Spa Awards 2016

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi wins two prestigious awards at World Spa Awards 2016

The Spa by Thalgo awarded for:

Indian Ocean’s Best Resort Spa | Maldives’s Best Resort Spa


3 Ms Patrizia Di Patrizio, Sales Representation, Director of The Luxury Lab, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi,  Mr Graham Cooke, President & Founder, World Spa Awards

Patrizia Di Patrizio, Sales & Marketing Representative of The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi in Italy | Graham Cooke, President & Founder of World Spa Awards

Among its ever-expanding list of accolades, the multi-award-winning resort, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has been recognized for its luxurious and innovative Spa by Thalgo, receiving two awards this year from the prestigious World Spa Awards: Indian Ocean’s Best Resort Spa and Maldives’s Best Resort Spa.

“Spa by Thalgo’s double-recognition at the World Spa Awards is a wonderful affirmation of our efforts to provide both sophisticated travelers and spa visitors to Maldives with a flawless and contemporary spa experience connected to authentic influences and ancient rituals,” said The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s General Manager, Abdulla Thamheed. “The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s now nine awards and accolades for 2016 are a testament to the brand’s commitment toward setting new benchmarks for luxury experiences in Maldives.”

The winner of the World Spa Awards 2016 were announced at a red carpet Gala Ceremony held on 4th September 2016, at the Forte Sardina Resort in Italy.  Winners marked the highlight of a year-long search for the very best spas on the global front, commending and recognizing outstanding achievements in service excellence. Its programme rewards those spas that have raised the bar within a highly competitive industry over the past year, putting the spotlight on those representing only the finest standards.

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During the event, Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort was announced as the host for the Grand Finale of the World Travel Awards 2016. Set to take place on December 2nd, the event will welcome hospitality leaders from around the world to the Maldivian resort.

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort is the perfect host for the event. The world renowned location stands in a unique tropical island setting surrounded by turquoise waters and is only a 45 minutes speed boat ride from the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.

The resort is a world of its own, with a wide choice of beachfront and over water villas, restaurants, pools, water sports activities and entertainment, on a magnificent island where guests can be as active or relaxed as they wish.

Evgenia Boyankova, Group Director of Business Development of Sun Siyam, said: “Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort is very proud to host the Grand Finale of World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony 2016. Our resort is unique; located in a beautiful island and is a pioneer in the hospitality industry of Maldives. We at the Sun Siyam, look forward to welcoming the World Travel Awards community to this prestigious event.”

About The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi and Spa by Thalgo

Located among the unspoiled islands of Noonu Atoll in the Maldives, a scenic 45-minute sea plane journey from Male, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is where nature’s simplicity and beauty is in abundance – it’s a world away from the everyday.

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi features 221 luxury oceanfront villas, including 70 over-water bungalows, inspired by traditional Maldivian architecture. In addition to 14 restaurants and bar choices, the resort’s unrivalled range of leisure activities and excursions include a fully equipped PADI five-star dive facility and a water sports center, tennis and badminton courts, kids club and multiple swimming pools.The Spa by Thalgo 3

The Spa by Thalgo set amongst lush landscapes and winding pebble paths offers twenty treatment rooms affording ultimate privacy and luxury. These treatment rooms are equipped with foot baths and vitality baths, whilst offering unique treatments. It is also the only spa in Maldives to offer Fish Spa therapy.

The Spa by Thalgo offers the widest variety of treatments including: Anti-Ageing Facials, Body Therapies, Facial Therapies, Slimming Treatments, Massage Therapies, Ayurvedic Therapies, Ayurvedic Rituals, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Traditional Maldivian Treatments, Signature Experiences and also Spa Packages & Spa Days. The island’s expert also guides guests on a journey of self-discovery through series of classes on yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, Pranayama and Pilates.

About World Spa Awards

Ms Ela Clark - Host,  Ms Patrizia Di Patrizio, Sales Representation, Director of The Luxury Lab, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

World Spa Awards is a dynamic awards programme, launched in 2015 and designed to drive up standards within spa tourism by rewarding the organizations 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.

World Spa Awards was established in response to overwhelming demand from the spa industry for a programme that was fair and transparent; a programme with a mission to serve as the definitive benchmark of excellence, and to help to foster a new era of growth in spa tourism.

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