27 September 2019, Singapore – LUX* South Ari Atoll has been awarded Leading Eco-Friendly Resort in the Maldives at the 2019 South Asian Travel Awards (SATA), held at Amari Galle in Sri Lanka on 20 September 2019. The prestigious award was received by LUX* Resorts & Hotels’ representative Mario Attanayake, Business Development Manager at Viluxur Holidays. All winners of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry were officially announced during the fourth edition of the regional travel awards, with more than 500 travel and tourism businesses operating in the South Asian region nominated.
Voting for the nominees closed in July 2019, whilst nominee evaluations were conducted by a four-member jury in major cities in the region, including Colombo, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kathmandu and Dhaka.
SATA is the first ever regional travel awards endorsed by multi national associations, providing the tourism sector of the South Asian region with recognition towards their facilities and service excellence. It aims to encourage and raise service standards in the region’s tourism industry.
“We have recently launched the world’s largest solar sea panels by Swimsol, and this is just the start of the many initiatives we plan to undertake to care for our planet. Sustainable development is at the core of everything we do, and we will continue to take full responsibility for as long as we exist. This award is so important for us as we pave the way for eco-tourism, and we could not be prouder. A big thank you to each and every vote and to the SATA jury for encouraging our hard work” says Jonas Amstad, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll.
Mario Attanayake (second from left), Business Development Manager at Viluxur Holidays, receives award for Leading Eco-Friendly Resort, Maldives, on behalf of LUX* South Ari Atoll at the South Asian Travel Awards held in Galle, Sri Lanka.
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About The Lux Collective
The Lux Collective is a global hotel operator headquartered in Singapore and manages brands LUX*, SALT, Tamassa, SOCIO and Café LUX*. Other properties managed by The Lux Collective include Hotel Le Recif, Reunion Island as well as Ile des Deux Cocos, Mauritius, a private paradise island. Successful hospitality experiences are created through hard work, passion and the collaboration of people with diverse skills. The Lux Collective work together with some of the most passionate and creative thinkers and doers. Together with their team members, stakeholders, vendors and partners, they create and deliver some of the leading hospitality experiences in the world. Putting people first is the core of their culture as well as staying true to its values of being passionate, responsible and innovative in all that they do. The Lux Collective make each moment matter by caring about what matters. An affiliate member of IBL, a major economic player in the Indian Ocean, and a leader of the “TOP 100” Mauritian companies, IBL is active in key sectors of the Mauritian economy, representing a portfolio of approximately 300 subsidiaries and associated companies.
The Lux Collective currently owns and/or manages:
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Mauritius: LUX* Grand Gaube Resort & Villas, LUX* Belle Mare Resort & Villas, LUX* Le Morne Resort, and LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences (opening 2020)
Maldives: LUX*North Malé Atoll Resort & Villas and LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas
Ile de la Reunion: LUX* Saint Gilles Resort
Turkey: LUX* Bodrum Resort & Residences
China: LUX* Tea Horse Road Lijiang, LUX* Tea Horse Road Benzilan, LUX* Tea Horse Road Dali (opening mid 2020), LUX* Zhuhai (opening 2020) and LUX* Luxelakes, Chengdu (opening 2022)
Vietnam: LUX* Phu Quoc (opening 2020)
France: LUX* La Baraquette (opening 2021)
Italy: LUX* Tuscany (opening 2021)
UAE: LUX* Al Zorah, Ajman (opening 2021)
Mauritius: SALT of Palmar
China: SALT of Wolong, Sichuan (opening 2020)
Mauritius: Tamassa Bel Ombre
Mauritius: SOCIO Trianon (opening 2021)
About LUX* Resorts & Hotels
LUX* Resorts & Hotels helps people to celebrate life by delivering consistently on the promise of a different kind of luxury; hospitality that is Lighter. Brighter. LUX* stages exceptional experiences in different locales – whether on the Beach, in the City or in Nature – by banishing thoughtless patterns and being more simple, fresh and sensory than our competitors.
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