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     Bangkok, 17 October 2017:  Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is pleased to announce that 17 hotels and resorts have been recognised in the 2017 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The prestigious US magazine announced the results of its 30th annual awards last night in New York, which saw a selection of Anantara’s luxury properties recognised as amongst the very best in the world.

 Anantara Hua Hin Resort in Thailand
Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in Abu Dhabi

     Anantara Hua Hin took home the highest accolade of the night, coming in at #xx in the Top Resorts in the World.
Anantara Hua Hin Resort in Thailand was named #1 Resort in Asia, Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in Abu Dhabi held its spot as #2 Resort in the Middle East, with Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel snagging #3 Hotel in Bangkok – great achievements in these hugely popular destinations.
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

     Amongst the accolades, six Anantara resorts were included in the Top Resorts in the Middle East category, with five of them back to back including Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort at #6 and Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara at #7, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara at #8, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort at #9 and Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts at #10. A new entry to the list is Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, which came in at #5 for Top Resorts in Europe.

     The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and among the most admired recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel”. This year, the awards received votes from over 300,000 dedicated readers for 7,394 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships, and 236 islands, resulting in a list of the best travel experiences in the world, including some of Anantara’s finest properties and locations.

     Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations across the world. From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise.

Rankings were as follows:

Best Resorts in the World:

Top Resorts in the Indian Ocean:
# 18 - Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, Maldives

Top Resorts in the Middle East:

Top Resorts in Asia:

Top Hotels in Bangkok:
Top Resorts in Africa:

Top Resorts in Europe:
#5 - Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, Portugal

     In addition to the 17 Anantara properties that received the accoladed, two of Anantara sister properties were named Top Resorts in the Indian Ocean, Naladhu Private Island at #1 and Niyama Private Islands Maldives in #2.