Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam is the country winner for Luxury Heritage Hotel at the 2018 edition of the World Luxury Hotel Awards, while Royal Heritage Haveli by Niraamaya Retreats, Jaipur has won two honours at The World Boutique Hotel Awards.
It has been a fabulous award season 2018 for Niraamaya Retreats. After having won the prestigious World Spa Awards citation as ‘India’s Best Wellness Retreat’, we have won three more. Our clifftop retreat Niraamaya Retreat’s Surya Samudra, Kovalam is the country winner in the Luxury Heritage Hotel category at the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards.
It is a double celebration for Royal Heritage Haveli by Niraamaya Retreats, Jaipur. It has been adjudged as ‘Asia’s Best Classic Hotel, 2018’ and ‘Asia’s Best Honeymoon Hideaway, 2018’ at The World Boutique Hotel Awards, 2018. We are raising the champagne to both the properties for these spectacular wins.
Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam
Besides being one of the most innovative wellness retreats in India, Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam is also a discrete luxury getaway along the country’s picturesque southern coastline.
The 22-acre property offers several luxurious experiences — bespoke dining options conceived by Chef Prakash and the Niraamaya team; luxurious Tharavad villas with elegant interiors and open-to-the-sky bathrooms; our recognition of Kerala’s rich heritage in the form of design, epicurean delights at our gourmet restaurants, and Ayurveda-backed spa and wellness programmes; as well as the stellar location – on a cliff-edge flanked by the Arabian Sea. As the people behind the World Luxury Hotel Awards say on their website, “Nestled in a verdant coconut grove, this Relais & Châteaux property is dotted with traditional teak-cottages that celebrate Kerala’s heritage and culture. The heritage rooms overlook the azure waters of the Arabian Sea and are all delightfully married to modern comforts.”
World Luxury Hotel Awards
Established in 2006, the World Luxury Hotel Awards honours hotels with world-class luxury offerings and experiences that are tailored to the destinations they are located in. These independent awards are decided on votes sent in by guests, travellers and industry insiders. The 2018 edition was hosted at the AYANA Resort and Spa, Bali.
Royal Heritage Haveli by Niraamaya Retreats, Jaipur
This storied heritage property is a former hunting lodge built in the 18th century by Maharaja Madho Singh of Jaipur. It is now managed by Angilique Singh, the erstwhile Maharaja’s niece, and her family, who add their personal touch to things and are a fount of knowledge about Jaipur, its secrets and Rajasthan’s royalty.
Its intimate 19 suites, including the Heritage Premium Suites with their private sit-outs, are a peaceful oasis of serenity amidst the colour and buzz of Jaipur city, which sees both Indian and international travellers throng to its ancient bazaars, palaces and other such wonders. The lavish interiors with suites designed to reflect Rajasthan’s design heritage but equipped with all modern comforts and luxuries, the lush gardens and the quintessential Rajput courtyard, besides its dining options that marry Rajasthani flavours with international cuisine, make it a standout property in a city full of interesting options.
This secluded Royal Heritage Haveli, marked by colourful painted ceilings, will make you feel right at home even as you explore the royal lifestyle it recreates, made it an apt choice for both ‘Asia’s Best Classic Hotel’ and ‘Asia’s Best Honeymoon Hideaway’ at The World Boutique Hotel Awards, 2018.
The World Boutique Hotel Awards
The annual award recognises excellence in the luxury boutique hotels space. The nominee hotels are judged by a selected panel of jury made up of industry experts, professionals and peers. The winners are chosen based on their ability to transport guest into a unique world chiselled into perfection by the history of the retreat’s location, its heritage, beauty, cultural references and its stylistic flair.