In keeping with The Group`s award-winning tradition, The Oberoi, Mauritius recently won an international award launched for the first time by Harpers & Queen. The magazine, published in London launched their first Travel Awards earlier this month The Oberoi, Mauritius was declared the joint winner in the Hotel/Resorts category featuring “150 Best Places on Earth”. Mr. William Dalrymple, internationally acclaimed writer and historian presented the prestigious award at a function held in London earlier this month.
The publication invited recommendations from their experts - their contributors, comprising of top photographers, models, writers, travel specialists and jet-setting celebrities. According to Harpers and Queen Travel Editor, “At Harpers, we are constantly on the hunt for that perfect beach, heavenly hotel or ultimate holiday idyll to recommend to our readers. The questionnaire sent to select impassioned travelers, resulted in a remarkable consensus.”
Nestled in the idyllic Baie Aux Tortues on the northwest coast of Mauritius, The Oberoi reflects a rich multicultural heritage, blending stone, wood and thatch in twenty acres of resplendent sub-tropical gardens. Impressive 600 meters of oceanfront offers stunning views of the setting sun and verdant mountains. Recently, The Oberoi, Mauritius had also won the award for the Leading Small Hotel in the Africa/Middle East region.
Harpers & Queen describes the resort as, “The villas with their own enclosed gardens and pools, offer complete comfort and privacy. There are open-air thatched pavilions for romantic dinners and all the villas have light, spacious rooms. The swimming pools at The Oberoi are aquatic fantasies. Going for a swim here is like exploring the half-submerged ruins of an ancient temple. Water is a recurring theme in the landscaping of the resort, which has matured into acres of lush tropical gardens along a 600-metre beach of white sand.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Wilhem Luxem, General Manager, The Oberoi, Mauritius, said, “It is indeed an honour for us to be recognized as one of the ‘150 Best Places on Earth’ and we are pleased that The Oberoi Mauritius, like the other Oberoi Hotels and Resorts continues to enjoy international recognition and acclaim. This award will further reinforce our commitment and endeavor towards providing an unforgettable experience to our guests and ensuring that they leave as enthusiastic ambassadors of The Oberoi Group.”
The publication also declared Rajvilas, the resort of The Oberoi Group in Jaipur, as the resort with the ‘Most Romantic Spa’ in the Spa category. The Oberoi Spa by Banyan Tree offers world class luxury standards of rejuvenation and a holistic, exclusive spa experience to the guests. The Oberoi Spas are exquisitely designed in spectacular settings to enhance the relaxation experience. They combine the finest products used by highly skilled and trained therapists, in perfect environs, making the process of rejuvenation, very exclusive and serene. The guiding philosophy is holistic therapies, drawing on the ancient sciences of ayurveda, aromatherapy as well as Western techniques.
The property and the Spa as described by Harper and Queen, “There’s something magical about staying in a Rajput fort in the middle of the Rajasthani countryside. The Oberoi Spa, run by Banyan Tree, is tucked away in the garden, with hand-painted frescoes and views over an elegant pool. It is a haven of tranquility, offering personalized holistic treatments based on both ayurvedic and Western principles. The spa is no stranger to celebrity- be prepared to bump into Jade Jagger, Jemina Khan, Naomi Campbell or Jeremy Irons.”
Oberoi Hotels and Resorts are recognized the world over for providing the right blend of service, luxury and efficiency. With relentless commitment to quality, consistent dedication to guest satisfaction and unparalleled standards of service, The Group has emerged an international benchmark in hospitality services.
The Oberoi Group, founded in 1934, operates in seven countries with 37 properties including the luxury Oberoi Hotels and Resorts and the superior first class Trident Hotels. The Group is also engaged in flight catering, airport restaurants, travel and tour services, car rentals, project and corporate air charters.