Top award for One&Only Reethi Rah

(Hong Kong, June 14, 2010)  – Bespoke Maldivian hideaway One&Only Reethi Rah was voted ‘International Hotel of the Year’ in the inaugural Quintessentially Awards, honouring the finest purveyors of luxury and excellence from across the globe.

The secluded resort designed by world famous architect Jean Michel Gathy offers discerning travellers unprecedented privacy in the world’s largest luxury resort villas scattered around 12 idyllic beaches along six kilometres of private shoreline.

Unrivalled style and service twinned with a sublime spa, gastronomic cuisine and an extensive wine cellar housing more than 700 premium labels complement the winning formula.

Quintessentially is the world’s leading private members’ club and concierge service and its inaugural awards ceremony in London on June 1 honoured the world’s most admired fashion, travel and lifestyle brands.

This private members’ club offers 24-hour global concierge service handing members the virtual keys to most major cities in the world – whether for travel, music, art, food, drink, hotels, clubs, spas, restaurants, tickets or – most particularly – service.

Award-winning One&Only Reethi Rah is home to 130 of the most luxurious and spacious villas in the Indian Ocean, ranging from splendid beach villas with large verandas and direct ocean access to grand water villas featuring magnificent sunbathing platforms, ocean hammocks and extensive leisure areas.

Insulated by the rest of the resort, One&Only Spa by ESPA is an oasis of tranquillity and relaxation immersed in lush tropical gardens with unbroken views of the Indian Ocean.  With wellbeing in mind, skilled ESPA therapists offer revitalising holistic treatments, including Thai massages and European aromatherapies.

The resort boasts three spectacular restaurants: Reethi Restaurant is an elegant and spacious main dining room, serving a fusion of Far Eastern, Mediterranean and international cuisine with a spectacular wine cellar.  Tapasake serves tapas-style Japanese cuisine in an over-water setting. Fanditha is an exotic restaurant and bar serving Middle Eastern cuisine in a chic beach setting.

Recreation options includes scuba diving, water sports, fitness centre, tennis courts by Peter Burwash International Academy, snorkelling, private sandbank excursions, KidsOnly and teenage activity programs.

Guests wishing to participate in eco-activities can also join the National Geographic Aquatic Discovery Dive programme, the resort’s environmental initiative to conserve the coral reef surrounding the resort.

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