The Budgie$ & Travel Awards, held at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore earlier this month, have named Dusit Thani Maldives Asia Pacific’s Hotel of the Year.
The Budgie$ & Travel Awards celebrate the leadership efforts, accomplishments and ingenuity of Asia’s low cost aviation and travel industries. The awards are held in conjunction with Travel Distribution World Asia, the leading platform for Asian travel suppliers, travel intermediaries and industry partners to assess & access best practices in the travel sector.
Travel Distribution World Asia invites industry innovators, forward thinkers and revolutionaries to share their expertise and industry know-how through a series of talks and panel discussions. With almost three decades of experience spanning the UK, North America, Africa and Asia, COO of Dusit International, Mr David Shackleton, was invited to deliver the keynote presentation “Applying international practice to local brands for sales growth in Asia.” Mr Shackleton also accepted the Asia Pacific Hotel of the Year award on behalf of the Dusit Thani Maldives team.
Honoured for their exemplary customer service standards, impressive location, outstanding facilities and value-added services, Dusit Thani Maldives was chosen out of five finalist hotels by members of the public through an exclusive online global voting system.
Blending graceful Thai hospitality with the unparalleled luxurious setting of the Maldives, Dusit Thani Maldives comprises of 100 villas and residences each offering a haven of modern sophistication with luxurious amenities and technology. Located in the centre of the UNESCO World Biosphere, Dusit Thani Maldives offers guests diving, snorkelling, a 750sqm infinity pool – the largest in the Maldives, fuly-equipped fitness studio, resident marine biologist, children’s play area and club facilities and island boutiques.
Dusit Thani Maldives has attained the Bronze Certified Award from EarthCheck, environmental management program that sets benchmarks for the tourism industry. Since its grand opening in Sep 2012, the resort has received numerous recommendations and raving reviews who consistently recognise the staff’s exemplary service and attention to details. On top of that, Tripadvisor also recently named Dusit Thani as one of the Top Ten Hot New Hotels of 2012.