Baros Maldives named Resort Hotel of the Year by Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Baros Maldives has been acclaimed as the Resort Hotel of the Year 2017 by Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) at the brand’s International Conference in California. Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a collection of over 500 hotels in more than 80 countries around the world that offer the best locations, highest quality, personalised service and a truly authentic way to discover a destination.

These prestigious annual awards are presented as the result of voting by discerning guests who are members of SLH’s loyalty programme and by luxury travel agents.

Baros Maldives was also the runner-up in SLH’s Hotel of the Year Award as well as in four other categories: Best Gourmet Experience, Most Sensational Spa, Most A-List Suite Experience and the Mystery Inspectors’ Excellence Award. No other hotel or resort received the highest number of top-level rankings as Baros Maldives, according to a statement by the resort.

“As curators of the very best small, luxury hotel experiences around the world, we are delighted to recognise these exceptional hotels that showcase our independently minded ethos in such a variety of creative, classy and culturally-relevant ways,” says Filip Boyen, CEO of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

The award as Resort Hotel of the Year follows Baros Maldives being acclaimed in 2016 as the World’s Most Romantic Resort & The Maldives’ Leading Boutique Resort by the World Travel Awards, and one of the World’s Top 25 Luxury Hotels by TripAdvisor 2017.

The private, Maldivian-owned island has 75 luxurious overwater and beachside garden villas, three gourmet class restaurants, and a Serenity Spa, all in a discreet and lushly tropical setting, just 25-minutes by speedboat from Velana International Airport.

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