Niraamaya Retreats continues its winning spree at the global awards, with Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam scoring big at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2019.Niraamaya Retreats continues its winning streak at the various awards. After winning ‘India’s Best Wellness Retreat’ for Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam, at the prestigious World Spa Awards, and the Forbes India Design Awards for the ‘Best Hospitality Architecture’ for the Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club, we have scored big at World Luxury Hotel Awards 2019. Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra won in the ‘Regional in Luxury Beach Retreat’ category.
The high-profile award ceremony was hosted in October 2019 at the luxurious Arctic TreeHouse Hotel and SantaPark in Rovaniemi, in the beautiful Finnish Lapland region, known for its vast subarctic wilderness, ski resorts, and natural phenomena including the midnight sun and the Northern Lights. Over 300 guests – including some of the world’s best hoteliers – attended the glitzy ceremony. Speaking about how the jury picks the winners, Tanique Echardt, Executive Manager of the World Luxury Awards, said, “Many factors play a part in determining the winner; brand, location, design, and overall guest satisfaction as fed back via online reviews as well as what reflects in the property’s votes during the annual four week voting period. This year the focus was on unique design, classy elegance and outstanding service excellence.”
In his speech to welcome guests, Executive Director of Business Finland and Head of Visit Finland, Paavo Virkkunen said, “Luxury travel is moving in the direction of genuine, high-quality experiences, where the value of globally rare things like clean air, clean water – and sustainable and responsible use of these commodities – from the fundament of local services, activities and cuisine. Personalised service, design and organic raw materials, a caring attitude and safe activities, even in extreme nature conditions, that leave permanent memories. These are the ingredients of Finnish luxury that spread happiness to our global guests”.
About Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam
Perched on a wind-swept cliff, with breathtaking views of the Kovalam seascape, its fishing villages, and its quiet beach, Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam blends the best of Niraamaya Retreats wellness offerings with luxury experiences in dining and living, within the heritage villas that sprawl across the cliff top, on different levels. The retreat combines the best of local experiences built around the Arabian Sea, with a luxurious stay in its meticulously restored heritage Tharavads or traditional homes that are native to Kerala, the best of wellness offerings and Ayurveda packages from the award-winning Niraamaya Spa and a culinary experience that is global at heart and local at its soul.