Oscar of world travel trade for Adaaran Prestige Resorts
Adaaran Prestige Resorts celebrated winning the international travel
industry's Oscar as the "Indian Ocean's leading Water Villa Group" at a
ceremony held at the Adaaran Prestige Vadoo resort on November 21 under
the patronage of Maldivian Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Ahmed
ADAARAN Resorts CEO Chethiya Perera
receives the Indian Oceanís leading Water Villa Group Trophy
at the World Travel Awards Ceremony held in London.
Aitken Spence PLC Chairman Harry S.
Jayawardena receives the trophy from ADAARAN resorts CEO,
Chethiya Perera at a special ceremony held at Adaaran Vadoo
The awards ceremony proper took place at the World Travel awards
ceremony held in London on November 7, 2009, during the 2009 World
As well as being acclaimed as "The Indian Ocean's leading water Villa
Group, the Adaaran Water Villas at Meedhupparu won an award for the
second consecutive year as "The Maldives leading Water Villas.
Chairman Aitken Spence Hotels Ltd. Harry Jayawardena, Vice Chairman
Aitken Spence Rajan Brito, ADAARAN resort CEO Chethiya Perera, General
Manager Marketing M. U. Lantra along with key Sri Lankan and Male
officials, representatives from the travel and tour trade participated
in the Male ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, Maldivian Tourism, Arts and Culture
Minister Ahmed Ali Sawad said that Aitken Spence's contribution towards
the Maldivian tourist industry was very significant and it shows by
winning this prestigious award. It is also testimony to the high
standards and services maintained by Aitken Spence management as well as
"With the drive and determination of the private sector, the Maldives
embarked on a mission to be one of the most sought after tourist
destinations," he said.
Aitken Spence Hotel's Chairman Harry Jayawardene said that the World
Travel award is a great honour not only to ADAARAN resorts, but to the
whole of Maldives.
"We were able to compete with all other resorts in the region," he
He further said that this victory was a rare achievement by the
"Our achievement was a result of team effort. The evaluating teams
which visited Adaaran resort had reported that ADAARAN resort, was the
best in South East Asia in all aspects of the tourist industry.
had to take into consideration the other resorts in the Indian Ocean,
in countries such as Thailand, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia,"
Aitken Spence Hotels had invested more than US$150 million on the
ADAARAN resort project alone. He was confident of the brighter prospects
from the project and as such was determined to proceed with all future