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Maldives Nominated For 10 Prestigious Award Categories at The 27th Annual World Travel Awards

A couple enjoying the beautiful paradise of Maldives.
Maldives has been nominated in 10 prestigious award categories at the 27th World Travel Awards™ 2020. Maldives is set to open borders on 15th July 2020

Maldives has been nominated in 10 prestigious award categories at the 27th World Travel Awards™ 2020. The award, established in 1993 acknowledges, rewards, and celebrates excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries and is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. The red-carpet event will take place at Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC), Nairobi, Kenya on 3rd October this year.

The destination has been nominated for the following exciting Indian Ocean’s Leading categories this year;

01- Indian Ocean’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 2020
02- Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination 2020
03- Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Destination 2020
04- Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination 2020
05- Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination 2020
06- Indian Ocean’s Leading Green Destination 2020
07- Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2020
08- Indian Ocean’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination 2020
09- Indian Ocean’s Leading Tourist Board 2020
10- Indian Ocean’s Leading Wedding Destination 2020

Along with the pristine natural beauty, Maldives has continued to provide impeccable services to the tourists. As the voting season has begun across the world, it has given the opportunity to show our love once again to Maldives – one of the best world-class holiday destinations. Please cast your vote for Maldives at this year’s 27th Annual World Travel Awards™ 2020 in the link below, before 22nd August 2020, 04:00 AM (Maldives time).

Maldives has secured multiple awards in various categories over the years. In 2019, Maldives won the prestigious Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination, Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination, Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination and World’s Leading Beach Destination at the Annual World Travel Awards 2019. The destination had also won the famed Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination award 12 times within the past 16 years.

As Maldives is reopening its borders on 15th July 2020, the prestigious nominations at the 27th World Travel Awards™ will aid in strengthening the image of the country.

Feature image by LUX* South
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An Invite to the Front Row: SO/ Maldives Grand Opening Party!

SO/Maldives proudly announces the grand opening party of its exquisite runway.

SO/ Maldives is set to host its grand opening on March 23, 2024. This much-anticipated event of the season is titled ‘An Invite to the Front Row’. The event promises a soirée of collaborative elegance for an unforgettable glamorous experience for its guests.

The Grand Opening Party – An Invite to the Front Row

The grand opening party is set to be a feast for your senses. The resort is bringing culinary delights, fashion-forward statements, avant-garde designs and artistic flair. With this, SO/ Maldives invites guests to take a seat in the front row and witness the convergence of global talent and Maldivian charm.

An invite to the Front Row encapsulates the essence of SO/Maldives- a convergence of global excellence set against the unparalleled beauty of our island. We extend an exclusive invitation to our guests to us on this extraordinary journey with incredible collaborations providing them a truly glamorous stay while embracing our DNA, says Jesper Soerensen – General Manager of SO/Maldives.

Experience one of the First-International Fashion Shows in the Maldives with Milin!

SO/ Maldives will unveil its inaugural fashion show, considered to be one of the first international fashion shows in the Maldives. As the island turns into an oceanfront runway, guests can witness the harmonious blend of haute couture and paradisical setting. The fashion show will showcase the swimwear collection debuted by the esteemed Thai fashion house, Milin.

Partnership with Riffath

SO/ Maldives is partnering with local talent Riffath. Riffath is a distinguished Maldivian High Fashion Brand, launching its exclusive SO/Maldives’ Flying Dress Edits. The resort is also teaming up with Timeless Maldives Photo Studio. The resort’s guests are empowered to unleash their inner models for a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime photo and drone shoot, adorned in a gown with an extended hem that gratefully dances in the wind.

Beach Takeover with Veuve Clicquot Champagne House

Veuve Cliquot Champagne House is taking over the beach at SO/ Maldives to bring an exquisite evening. The beach glam-up is done with the Lazuli Beach Club Bar for a memorable night that redefined elegance and indulgence!

Culinary Delights with Chef Dharshan Munidasa

Chef Dharshan Munidasa, a dual Sri Lankan – Japanese heritage chef hailed for his accolades commands the spotlight at SO/ Maldives. Chef Dharshan’s menu is set to redefine conventional boundaries. Guests are invited to enjoy the exquisite flavours at the Ministry of Crab, Nihonashi Blue, and Carne Diem Grill.

To add to this, Jenna Hemsworth, Australia’s most influential and award-winning female bartender also showcases her creativity. Jenna will be taking over the bar to craft expertly curated cocktails.

Musical Bliss with world-class DJs

Guests are welcome to enjoy a series of live performances from world-class musicians and DJs. Groove to the innovative beats of one of the leading Maldivin bands, YJ Hameed Music. The vibes are set to create a rhythm that resonates with the spirit of the island’s spirit. Lydia Sarunrat Deane, a Thai sensation will also be filling the air with enchanting melodies. End the night as DJ Karrouhat from Dubai takes everyone on an electrifying-after party journey.

The Grand Opening Party will be hosted by Matthew Deane, a well-known Thai-Australian singer, model, actor and television presenter.

Exclusive Wellness & Fitness Retreats

Embark on a transformative fitness journey with the introduction of a week-long detox and fun session by Jumping Fitness, an innovative fitness regimen that originated in the Czech Republic. In collaboration with London-based wellness partner salon C. Steller, renowned for its modern approach to wellness, the resort is set to launch new spa experiences that promise ultimate rejuvenation.

Earth Hour

SO/ Maldives invites guests to experience an eco-conscious revelry. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beauty of nature intertwines with the joy of celebration. Witness as the island runway dims, unveiling a beach bonfire beneath the starlit sky. Immense in the rhythmic beats of Maldivian Boduberu and the serene glow.

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