10 Oct 2019
Minor Hotels Celebrates 32 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
Minor Hotels is pleased to announce that a total of 32 accolades in the annual 2019 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards across its brands, Anantara, Avani, Tivoli, and Elewana. Readers of the prestigious magazine recognised Minor Hotels’ properties across the highly coveted categories and ranked them among the very best hotels in the world.
Condé Nast Traveler is a luxury and lifestyle travel magazine published by Condé Nast, a global media company headquartered in New York and London that produces some of the world’s leading print, digital, video and social brands including Vogue, GQ, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair. Celebrating its 32nd anniversary, these Readers’ Choice Awards are among the most prestigious in the travel industry, ranking the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, airports, and cruise lines in the world.
Anantara and Avani properties were recognised throughout the Asia region with resorts from Thailand, Bali and Sri Lanka featuring in the relevant leaderboards. In the colourful city of Bangkok, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel reigned supreme as it was voted #1 Top Hotel in Bangkok. For Top 20 Resorts in Thailand, based on impeccable service, delicious food and incredible atmosphere, loyal fans voted Anantara Hua Hin Resort #3 Top Resort in Thailand, closely followed by the jungle paradise Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort as #4, Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas #6, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort #7, Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort #10, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort #11, Avani+ Samui Resort #15, Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas #16 and Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort #19. The charming Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort was awarded #10 for the Top 20 Resorts in Asia, and the beautiful Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort was voted #6 for the Top 20 Resorts in Bali.
Amongst the Top 30 Resorts in the Indian Ocean, Minor Hotels’ properties received great results in the Top 30. Naladhu Private Island Maldives was awarded #1 for its enchanted beauty and heavenly seclusion for the third year in a row, followed by blissful environment and flawless service Anantara Veli Maldives Resort #4, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas at #6, Niyama Private Islands Maldives #8, and Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort #14.
In Middle East, Anantara properties received fantastic results, claiming five spots. The well-heeled readers recognised top quality service and voted Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort #2 Resort in Middle East, followed by #4 Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, #5 Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort, #6 Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara and #10 Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. Furthermore, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli was ranked #11 among the Top 15 Hotels in Middle East.
Further afield, Elewana Elsa’s Kopje was ranked #5 Top Resort in Africa, followed by Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp #8, Elewana Tarangire Treetops #12, Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp #17 and Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort #28. Meanwhile, The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara was voted #16 Top Hotel in Africa.
Additionally, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa was voted #4 and Tivoli Palácio de Seteais #7 Top Hotel in Spain & Portugal while Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort was named #15 in the Top 30 Resorts in Europe.
Full rankings were as follows:
TOP 10 HOTELS in Bangkok
#1 Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel
TOP 20 RESORTS in Thailand
#3 Anantara Hua Hin Resort
#4 Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
#6 Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas
#7 Anantara Chiang Mai Resort
#10 Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort
#11 Anantara Layan Phuket Resort
#15 AVANI+ Samui Resort
#16 Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas
#19 Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
TOP 20 RESORTS in Asia
#10 Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort
TOP 20 RESORTS in Bali
#6 Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort
TOP 30 RESORTS in the Indian Ocean
#1 Naladhu Private Island Maldives
#4 Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
#6 Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
#8 Niyama Private Islands Maldives
#14 Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort
TOP 10 RESORTS in Middle East
#2 Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort
#4 Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
#5 Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts
#6 Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara
#10 Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
TOP 15 HOTELS in Middle East
#11 Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli
TOP 30 HOTELS in Africa
#16 The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara
TOP 30 RESORTS in Africa (not including South Africa)
#5 Elewana Elsa's Kopje
#8 Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp
#12 Elewana Tarangire Treetops
#17 Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp
#28 Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort
TOP 20 HOTELS in Spain & Portugal
#4 Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa
#7 Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
TOP 30 RESORTS in Europe
#15 Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort