Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has been honored in the coveted annual Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards list. Anchored in the timeless heritage of Hilton’s iconic luxury brand Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, the 119 all-pool-villa resort paradise came in at a resounding third place amongst the Top 15 Resort Hotels in Asia and fifth amongst the Top 100 Hotels in the World.

In addition to the awards picked up by Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, the Waldorf Astoria brand was also recognized as one of the Top 25 Hotel Brands in the World, coming in alongside other luxury brand stalwarts. Now in its 25th year, the Travel + Leisure’s Awards program celebrates the ultimate in hospitality and travel, recognizing the world’s finest providers of luxury-travel experiences, from the most impressive hotels, destinations, cities, and more.

Having just celebrated its first year since opening in July last year, we are truly delighted to see the positive impression Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has left on our guests, which is testament through these outstanding accolades the resort received. As the island opened to guests once again from August, I have every confidence the team will continue to deliver the unparalleled level of hospitality and service that will position the resort at the top of mind for discerning travelers to the Maldives.

Paul Hutton, Hilton’s vice president, operations, South East Asia said.

Situated in one of the most beautiful, sought-after locations in the world, the award-winning Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi offers guests unparalleled, bespoke service and unforgettable experiences. Set in a tropical paradise, the resort features 119 all-pool Beach, Reef, and Overwater villas across three interlinking islands.

Guests can select from 10 indulgent dining venues such as The Ledge, which was created by Dave Pynt, the culinary mastermind behind Singapore’s Michelin-starred Burnt Ends restaurant, and features elevated barbecue that can be savored against the stunning backdrop of the Indian Ocean. Discerning guests can also dine amongst the treetops at Terra while enjoying spectacular views of the ocean and horizon, or bask in the magnificent sunset at Amber, the resort’s signature bar.

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