Minor Hotel Properties in the Maldives Wins Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

PUBLISHED October 09, 2022 | updated October 09, 2022 02:57

Minor Hotels, the hotel owner, operator and investor behind the Anantara, Avani, Tivoli, NH Collection and Elewana hotel brands, has announced a total of 35 accolades awarded to its properties worldwide in the 2022 Condé Nast Traveler US and UK Readers’ Choice Awards including its three properties in the Maldives.  

Exclusive luxury island haven, Naladhu Private Island Maldives, was voted #9 in the Best 25 Resorts in the Indian Ocean. In addition, the winners in this highly competitive category include ultimate over water villa experience Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas at #14 and serene surfers’ paradise Niyama Private Islands Maldives at #25.  

“Despite the challenges of the past three years, we are proud that the Minor Hotels community has risen to the occasion to earn this coveted recognition. On behalf of the team, I would sincerely like to thank the readers of Condé Nast Traveler in the US and the UK for acknowledging our mission to deliver the best possible travel experiences in the world,” commented Mr. Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels. “It gives me great pride to see the names of our hotels and resorts, both new and established, listed in the awards pages of this prestigious title. And even more so, to have been put there by its readers who have shown profound loyalty to our brands throughout.” 

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. Each year, the publications conduct an online survey in which readers rate their travel experiences to provide a veracious account of the best hotels, resorts, cities, countries, islands, spas, trains, airlines, airports and cruises in the world. This year an astounding 240,000 readers cast their votes across these categories to award impeccable service and memorable travel moments. The 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on the Condé Nast Traveler US and UK websites and celebrated in the November issues of the magazines.  

Currently with a portfolio of over 530 hotels, resorts and branded residences across six continents, Minor Hotels continues to take the lead on the global hospitality stage with these prestigious awards that signal the luxury lifestyle and travel community’s unwavering confidence in the group’s brands. 


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