2018 has been an extraordinary year for World Luxury Hotel Awards. The brand has seen steady growth and is now recognized as the leading luxury awards initiative for hotels and resorts worldwide, which in turn is attracting the most prominent hotel brands and privately-owned properties to this renowned company. These hotels are increasingly seeing the benefits of being part of the awards and in particular the 2018 Gala Dinner Event, where luxury hotels are recognized for world-class service excellence provided to guests. These awards are presented to luxury hotels on a country, regional, continent and global basis. Winners are selected by public vote, providing true recognition that reflects the hard work and dedication exhibited by the staff of all nominees and winners.
The 2018 Award year saw over 800 nominees representing 108 countries and participating in 131 different categories. The World Luxury Hotel Awards is proud to represent luxurious properties from all corners of the globe. In 2018 over 340 000 votes were cast by the public, a record number beating 2017’s 300 000 votes. This is a testament to the dedication and hard work of each property during the voting period.
Each year a new destination and luxury property is sourced and selected to host the gala celebration, where award winners can receive their awards on stage while wining and dining in a luxurious setting. For 2018, the World Luxury Hotel Awards are proud to announce its host property as AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI Indonesia. The event is set to take place on the evening of 10th November 2018. Awards on the night will be bestowed on hotels who excelled on service delivery, décor, luxury amenities and exceptional guest experience.
Set across 90-hectares along Jimbaran’s golden mile, AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI, is a world-class destination resort. As the property approaches its 22nd birthday this November, the privately-owned resort holds more fame than ever. AYANA is recognized for prolific sunset and ocean views, as well as offering a choice of five-star accommodation and facilities, coupled with the genuinely warm Balinese hospitality that has put AYANA on the map. Over the years, AYANA has received many top-shelf accolades including Luxury Honeymoon Resort Global Winner for the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017.
As part of Bali’s only fully integrated resort concept, AYANA invites guests to feel at home with a choice of 775 rooms, suites, and private pool villas. There are 12-designer swimming pools (including 2 adult-only pools and 2 pools featuring children’s waterslides), plus 19 individual restaurants, bars, cafes and entertainment spaces. Amongst the abundance of dining options, which range from traditional Indonesian, Japanese, and Mexican options to Indian, Chinese, and Western favorites, guests have the privileged access to the iconic Rock Bar, BALI where you can experience an exceptional sunset from a bar perched on natural rocks amidst the Indian Ocean.
“I was blown away by the beauty and abundant opulence of AYANA Resort & Spa, BALI. The variety with regards to different hotel buildings, room categories, restaurants, bars, pools as well as spa facilities available on the resort, is enough to impress and overwhelm even the most discerning traveler. Whether you are staying at AYANA, RIMBA or the Villas each section of the resort is magical and has it own unique charm. A trip to Bali, Indonesia is an exceptional experience and we are so blessed to share the AYANA experience with all the World Luxury Hotel Awards clients.” says Michelle Snyman, Brands and Events Manager for the World Luxury Hotel Awards.
Bali is recognized as one of the top tourist destinations in the world and is also known as the Land of the Gods. It appeals through its sheer natural beauty of looming volcanoes and lush terraced rice fields that exude peace and serenity. It is also famous for being a surfer’s paradise.
Bali enchants with its dramatic dances and colorful ceremonies, its arts, and crafts, to its luxurious beach resorts and exciting nightlife. And everywhere, you will find intricately carved temples.
As Bali is located 8 degrees south of the equator, you will find the climate to be the typical tropical, warm and humid all year round with two main distinctive seasons: Dry Season and Rainy Season.
“We are honored and privileged to be welcoming our guests to the spectacular AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI for the prestigious 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards Annual Gala Ceremony. We look forward to our 12th year of celebrating the top luxury properties from around the world and their dedication to providing service excellence” says Tanique Echardt, Executive Manager, World Luxury Hotel Awards.