Rarotonga, Cook Islands, November 11, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa, Cook Islands has been voted “Australasia's Leading Villas” and “Cook Islands Leading Villas” at the World Travel Awards 2009 regional finals held in London on Saturday.
The award was announced on Saturday night at the 2009 World Travel Awards regional finals gala ceremony held at London’s Grosvenor House. Industry leaders from around the world were present as Lucy Joyner from Cook Islands Tourism Corporation received this prestigious award on behalf of Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa.
Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa is the latest creation from Eden Hall – one of the South Pacific’s leading designers and developers. This new five star luxury villa complex set on Rarotonga’s stunning Muri Beach and lagoon, offers an exciting new choice for the discerning traveler. Opened in June 2008, the complex quickly established itself in the luxury villa market, and the World Travel Award for “Australasia’s Leading Villas” now firmly places Te Manava at the top of the luxury villa market in the South Pacific.
“Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa has succeeded in introducing a new concept in the Cook Islands, by allowing guests to design their own experience,” says Marketing General Manager – Marcus Niszow, “the concept is simple – Te Manava provides exclusive access to a fully self-contained, luxurious and elegant 5-star villa complete with private pool, well-equipped kitchen and laundry, then any additional services are selected from a comprehensive ‘a-la-carte’ Guest Services Menu – ranging from daily housekeeping services and Bulgari luxury bathroom products, through to a 5-course dinner prepared on site by a personal chef. Te Manava thus provides an award winning bespoke holiday experience.”
Independently hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the “Travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscars,” many see this as the Oscars of the world’s travel industry. President and founder of the World Travel Awards, Graham Cooke said that he felt the awards were particularly important in an unsteady and unpredictable economic climate. He went on to say that winning a World Travel Award was the highest accolade anyone in the travel industry could hope to take home. The World Travel Awards are the most comprehensive and prestigious awards program in the global travel industry today.
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Notes to Editors
About Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
The road less travelled…You’re a traveller who appreciates beautiful surroundings and luxurious accommodation… and you also value your independence. Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa has been designed just for you. This new Cook Islands concept in luxury accommodation gives you the freedom to personalise your own leisure experience. Set on the beautiful white sand beach of Rarotonga’s stunning Muri lagoon, your private villa awaits. How you choose to use it is completely up to you.
The Te Manava concept…Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa is 5-star luxury accommodation, set on Rarotonga’s stunning south-east coast, offering an exciting new choice for the discerning traveller. We recognize that some travellers prefer to be entirely self-sufficient, while others prefer a full service 5-star experience. Te Manava gives you the best of both worlds.
About the Villas…The villas are either one, two or three-bedroom, in either a beachfront or garden setting. Each villa includes kitchen and laundry facilities, and individual swimming pool. Te Manava is managed by the Pacific Resort team. Pacific Resort Aitutaki has been voted ‘Australasia’s Leading Boutique Resort’ and the ‘Cook Islands Leading Resort’ in the prestigious World Travel Awards for two years running. These same award winning hoteliers are at your service. For more information visit www.temanava.com
About World Travel Awards
The World Travel Awards were conceived in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry. Now in their fifteenth year, travel professionals and discerning travellers have come to regard the World Travel Awards as the very best endorsement that a travel product could hope to receive. With thousands of votes cast by travel professionals from over 170,000 travel agencies, tour & transport companies and tourism organizations in over 160 countries across the globe, winning a World Travel Award has become one of the highest accolades a travel product or organization can achieve. World Travel Awards are especially coveted as, uniquely, the votes are cast globally by fellow professionals. With trophies awarded in over 1,000 different categories, the World Travel Awards are undoubtedly the world's most comprehensive awards celebration. For more information visit www.worldtravelawards.com