Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas scooped multiple awards at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia which took place in Dubai on October 1st. Anantara Lawana in Koh Samui was named Asia’s Most Romantic Resort, Anantara Hua Hin was awarded Asia’s Leading Green Resort, and Anantara Bangkok Sathorn was named as Thailand’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel. In addition, Mr. William E. Heinecke, Chairman and Chief Executive of Minor Hotel Group, Anantara’s owning company, was honoured as Asia’s Leading Travel Personality.
The prestigious awards ceremony was attended by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum and was hosted at Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, the most recent addition to the Anantara fold, which opened in September marking the upscale Asian operator’s first opening in Dubai.
With its 14 acres of luxuriantly landscaped gardens and lagoon pools, Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa has received ‘Asia’s Leading Green Resort’. Echoing the design of an ancient Thai village, the resort features 187 garden and sea-view guest rooms and suites, plus a range of facilities and activities to suite every traveller, including meeting facilities, seven restaurants and bars, an award-winning Anantara Spa, a fitness centre, tennis courts and two infinity-edge pools. Its renowned tropical gardens were the creation of globally acclaimed landscape designer Bill Bensley who describes the results as “biologically interesting by making five distinct sub-gardens; the white garden, the heliconia garden, the red garden, the palm garden and the yellow garden”.