W Retreat & Spa Maldives has been named the Best Worldwide Resort Hotel at The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Readers’ Awards 2012 – held in London, 3 December 2012.
W Maldives - a private island and luxury playground in a wonderland of white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breath-taking reefs. W Retreat & Spa Maldives offers jetsetters an exclusive escape, and indulgence in a pristine seaside sanctuary.
Ku, the retreat’s W Insider said, “When our guests visit the retreat, they expect an experience that is a universe away from the norm. In my role, as the ‘W Insider’ I provide our guests with insider access to both the retreat and the destination, Maldives. This award, and the comments published in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine by our guests are a testimony to the service that we provide to our guests on a daily basis. I could not be prouder of the Talent of W Maldives and more grateful to our loyal guests”.
W Maldives was up against stiff competition, however, the readers of The Sunday Times Travel Magazine voted and chose W Maldives ahead of resorts in Thailand, Antigua, Zanzibar and the USA.
Congratulating winners, Editor of The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Ed Grenby said "These are the gongs that matter most. It's real consumers casting real votes on the basis of their real travel experiences over the last twelve months. With more than 100,000 readers, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine is able to call on arguably the largest 'expert panel' in Britain to judge its awards."
The Sunday Times Travel Magazine is Britain's best-selling travel magazine (actively purchased sales figures independently recorded by the UK's Audit Bureau of Circulation). Its Readers' Awards are now firmly established as part of the travel industry's annual calendar, and attract thousands of votes from the magazine's well-travelled readership.