At the World Luxury Hotel Awards in Bali over the weekend, Salinda Resort won the Best Luxury Boutique Resort in the World 2018, becoming the only hotel in Viet Nam to be named as a Global Winner this year. This reputable global organisation celebrates luxury hotels and recognises their world class facilities and service excellence with over 1,000 luxury hotels participating in the awards each year.
“We are delighted and honored to be conferred with this award”, says Jeevan Thomas, Resort Manager of Salinda Resort. “Transforming a dream into reality has been in the works for the last 4 years and this award is testament to the team who reshaped challenges into milestones and became family along the way. The entire journey has been nothing short of exciting and we shall continue raising the bar of excellence.”
Despite the growing number of hotels on the island, Salinda Resort has found its place in the sun on Phu Quoc. Every detail of this resort is committed to creating a heart-warming atmosphere and enhancing guest experiences throughout the day: from the bottomless “sparkling breakfast” with live piano music in the morning to small in-room treats that promote a good night’s sleep in the evening.
This boutique hotel is set on the famous Long Beach with the most breathtaking views of the romantic sunset and only a short drive from the main town. Its architectural layout and textures create an almost seamless transition between inside and out, all whilst surrounded by the island’s natural beauty.
The interior design philosophy is based on the elegant combination of modern comforts and genuine local traditions found in every feature of the 121 rooms and villas with private balconies and marble bathrooms.
Salinda Resort has three unique restaurants, each with its distinctive concept and specialty Head Chef – Vietnamese, Italian and Indian; an authentic spa that personalises each relaxation journey based on the elemental nature of the customer, while paying tribute to Viet Nam’s natural ingredients and ancient Thai wellness secrets; and an infinity salt-filtered pool, nestled under coconut trees, for a healthy swimming experience. The resort has also been making great strides in environmental protection with its Purple by Salinda Sustainability Program, with a no-plastic straw initiative and plant-a-seed pens to name a few.
But what makes this small luxury hotel stand out is its dedication to providing outstanding hospitality and commitment in fostering family values based on mutual respect and support with all team members. These values are then transformed into a genuinely soulful and heartfelt experience for the guests.
“I would like to dedicate this award to our Salinda Family for creating this bespoke atmosphere for our guests, just the way my family do at home, so they can feel Vietnamese hospitality in its truest sense. Thank you for living this dream together with me,” says Madame Huyen, Co-Founder of Salinda Resort.
Earlier in November, Salinda Resort won Southeast Asia’s Best Relaxation Retreat Award 2018 at the Boutique Hotel Awards in London, out of a total of 80 countries, becoming the first hotel in Viet Nam to ever win this prestigious award. Dedicated to recognising the unique excellence of boutique hotels across the globe, this organisation personally visits each contender and ranks the hotel according to design concept, dining and entertainment, service quality and, most importantly, “emotional connection” with the property.
“We are humbled to accept this award and to join past recipients who we have long admired and respected,” says Sandra Nguyen Si, Director of Business Development. “And we will continue to be independent and unafraid to try new things by putting our hearts at the very core of what we do.”
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