Cinnamon’s resort hotels recently secured two gold awards and one silver award in three different categories at the prestigious South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) programme, which was held at Addu City in the Maldives. Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives and Cinnamon Citadel Kandy won gold in the Leading Surf Resort category and the Leading Lake Resort category respectively, whereas Cinnamon Bey Beruwala bagged the silver award in the Leading F&B Resort category. The event was attended by an elite gathering of nominees from the travel and hospitality sector representing five SAARC countries, namely Sri Lanka, India, Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives.
Endorsed by numerous multinational and regional associations, the South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) programme, is the first and most acclaimed awards platform of its kind in the South Asian region. Conducted annually in an exotic location within the region, SATA celebrates the best of South Asian hospitality by recognizing and rewarding the outstanding delivery of service excellence throughout the region’s travel and hospitality industry. Judged by a panel of high-profile senior representatives with vast industry expertise, the programme ensures a rigorous and transparent selection process across all award categories.
Commenting on Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts’ outstanding performance at SATA 2017, Mr. Sunimal Senanayake, sector head- leisure resorts (Sri Lanka and Maldives) at Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts said: “We are extremely pleased to have received gold and silver awards in three highly competitive categories at the prestigious South Asian Travel Awards. The accolades that we have won at this year’s SATA gala highlight our ongoing commitment to delivering the highest standards of service and excellence in the hospitality industry.These prestigious awards will also help to raise the profile of the Cinnamon brand, and highlight our dedication to providing travelers with truly enriching and inspiring moments and experiences throughout their holidays.”
This year’s SATA gala, which was conducted at Equator Village, Addu City in the Maldives, recognized the winners of 40 categories from over 400 nominations. The event garnered worldwide media coverage from multiple international news agencies. In an effort to elevate the event to the next level, this year’s judging process was completely digitized, with a real-time system of scoring incorporated into the process via a special online application. The event concluded on a high note with a cultural and music show that featured traditional Maldivian dances and performances.
Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts comprises 13 distinct hotels and resorts located in key areas across Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The brand embodies a passion for inspired living and promises holistic and enhanced experiences that are tailor-made to suit the specific interests of travellers. The Cinnamon brand focuses on delivering memorable holidays and getaways that deliver exceptional standards of service whilst showcasing the warmth and vibrancy of contemporary Sri Lankan hospitality.