WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS GRAND FINAL CEREMONY 2016 –
IN THE TROPICAL BLISS OF THE SUN SIYAM IRU FUSHI MALDIVES
WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS TOURISM PIONEER (HOTELS & RESORTS) 2016 – HON FDR AHMED SIYAM MOHAMED
WORLD’S LEADING WATER VILLA RESORT – SUN AQUA VILU REEF, MALDIVES
The gala event for World Travel Awards 2016 was held, under a starry sky complimented by sand beneath and the sound of the waves grazing the shores of The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives, on the 2nd of December. It brought together the world winners on a wonderful setting on the beach, with a grand dinner and thrilling entertainment showcasing the best of the Maldives.
A praiseworthy accolade as Tourism Pioneer (Hotels & Resorts) was attained by Hon FDr Ahmed Siyam Mohamed, Chairman & Managing Director of Sun Siyam group for his contribution to the tourism industry. Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives won the World’s Leading Water Villa Resort.
The Maldives as a destination won World’s Leading Dive Destination, World’s Best Spa Destination and World’s Leading Beach Destination.
“World Travel Awards 2016 at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives was a bedazzling event filled with the top notch people in the perfect setting. Sun Aqua Vilu Reef brought pride to the Sun Siyam Group by attaining the accolade; Leading Water Villa Resort. Maldives as a destination won much deserving awards.” said Evgenia Boyankova, Group Director of Business Development, Sun Siyam Resorts, “They say that a true leader can lead his people to success and we have been blessed with such a leader – Mr Ahmed Siyam Mohamed, who was recognized as a tourism pioneer” .
Since World Travel Awards establishment in 1993, its aim has been to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said: “It has been a real honour to return here to the Maldives, and in particular to bring the Grand Final to The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi for the first time. We have seen the best of international tourism recognized here at the resort tonight. More than 1.1 million votes were cast during our Grand Tour 2016, both from members of the public and from within the hospitality industry, and these voices have been heard. My congratulations to all of our winners this evening and I look forward to greeting many of you next year as we begin our search anew.”
The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is a lush, greenery filled tropical island of the Maldives; located in the heart of Noonu Atoll. From its beaches to its crystal clear turquoise lagoon this idyllic island is a marvel of nature. On offer are an array of 14 restaurants and bars which are a culinary delight, to relax and sunbath the day away or thrill yourselves with a hands on adventure like wakeboarding, the choice is entirely yours. It is your home away from home, there is truly something for everyone to revel in.