Holiday Inn® Resort Kandooma Maldives bags Indian Ocean’s Leading MICE Hotel 2019 title

Holiday Inn® Resort Kandooma Maldives has bagged the title of Indian Ocean’s Leading MICE Hotel 2019 for the second consecutive time at the World Travel Awards held in Mauritius. Holiday Inn® Resort Kandooma Maldives is located two-thirds down the southeastern edge of the South Malé Atoll.

“We are thrilled to have won this award for the second time. The Maldives is traditionally known as a romantic destination but we have seen over the last few years that the MICE segment is growing,” said Joseph Della Gatta, General Manager, Holiday Inn® Resort Kandooma Maldives, commenting on the award.

“With my team, we have seen an opportunity to make an impact on creating a unique meeting offer with creative spaces and special dining experience to make our guests meeting memorable. I take this opportunity to thank my creative team who has work very hard to create memorable moments for our guests.”

With 160 villas, Holiday Inn® Resort Kandooma Maldives offers one of the larger stand-alone meeting facility – “The Marquee” in the Malé Atoll. Seating up to 180 theatre style, 100 in a classroom configuration, or 180 for a reception, the Marquee is an expansive event or display space complemented by the seamless service of the F&B team, accommodation suited for MICE groups, and tailor-made dining and recreation options.

The World Travel Awards is a star-studded gala event that is widely regarded as “the Oscars of the hospitality industry,” as proved in the Africa & Indian Ocean ceremony celebrated just a few nights ago in the charming and picturesque backdrop of Mauritius. For 26 years, the World Travel Awards have been one of the travel industry’s most prestigious awards, rewarding and celebrating excellence across key sectors of the tourism and hospitality industries.

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma, located in South Malé Atoll, is famous for its facilities which cater to various types of travellers, be it families, friends, couples, surfers, divers, or nature lovers. It’s only a 45-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. For more information, visit

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