Dubai, UAE 10 July 2017: Dubai based, International hospitality group JA Resorts & Hotels’ triumphed in three categories at this year’s World Travel Awards 2017 held in Maldives on Saturday, 8 July 2017.

The award-winning hospitality group’s Maldives property, JA Manafaru, won both Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Suite for the Royal Island Suites as well as Maldives’ Leading Hotel Suite, for the third consecutive year. The World Travel Awards gave the Seychelles’ Leading Resort award to Enchanted Island Resort by JA Resorts & Hotels.

Established in 1993, World Travel Awards™ acknowledges, rewards and celebrates excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Celebrating its 24th anniversary year in 2017, its annual program is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry, and is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.

JA Manafaru represents the idyllic Maldivian luxury for both couples and families with a total of 84 welcoming villas and suites, offering guests a unique and exquisite holiday experience. The resort offers a variety of local and international cuisines throughout its seven restaurants including an unique experience in The Cellar – an underground stone cave stocked with vintage vines and chef specialties’ Guests can also enjoy countless activities such as water sports, Scuba-diving, children’s clubs, spa treatments and cycling. This hidden tropical paradise island houses two Royal Island Suite, two and three bedrooms lavish two-story beach residences that comes equipped with a private sauna, steam room and spa treatment space making it a place of true relaxation for all guests. Surrounded by ponds and a private courtyard, the suite opens up to the sundeck bordering the infinity pool and an oversized private garden making it a perfect family destination. This luxurious residence can accommodate up to six adults and two children.

The Enchanted Island Resort in Seychelles, which is managed by JA Resorts & Hotels is a hidden gem in the Indian Ocean with 10 private villas making it the ideal destination for a tranquil and secluded getaway. With scenic views of the ocean, private access to beaches with a blend of the natural environment, Enchanted Island provides the ultimate luxurious option for those looking for a relaxing getaway.

“We are thrilled to receive these prestigious accolades for another year at the travel industry’s most renowned awards and it is an absolute honour to be recognised once again,” said David Thomson, Chief Operating Officer at JA Resorts & Hotels. “We are looking forward to maintaining a strong global presence with our Indian Ocean properties while staying committed to our brand philosophy of offering our guests a unique blend of ‘heartfelt hospitality’ and ‘casual luxury’.”

This follows a recent win for JA Manafaru as being named the Top 10 Hotel in the World by TripAdvisor at the 15th annual Traveller’s Choice Awards.

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Dubai-based JA Resorts & Hotels, owned by the Dutco Group of Companies, is an international hospitality company with over 30 years’ experience in managing and operating resorts and hotels. JA Resorts & Hotels employs approaching 2,000 associates across an inspiring portfolio and is proud of its rich diversity of cultures and nationalities. JA Resorts & Hotels’ award-winning portfolio includes the all-suite five-star JA Palm Tree Court and JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel within the award-winning JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort. The four-star JA Ocean View Hotel, as well as the deluxe hotel apartments of JA Oasis Beach Tower, are both located along ‘The Walk’ in Dubai Marina. JA Resorts & Hotels are dedicated to maintaining high standards of sustainability at all properties, with their efforts being rewarded at two of the properties, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort and JA Ocean View Hotel which have both been awarded a Green Globe Certification. JA Resorts & Hotels portfolio also includes the recently renovated JA Hatta Fort Hotel, a secluded getaway located in the mountainous area of Hatta. The company also offers a floating prestige dining experience in the form of Bateaux Dubai on the Dubai Creek. Additionally, Al Sahra Desert Resort Equestrian Centre, the JA Centre of Excellence and the JA Shooting Club. In addition to its UAE based properties, JA Resorts & Hotels extended their offering with two five-star tropical resorts in the Indian Ocean – Enchanted Island Resort in the Seychelles and JA Manafaru in the Maldives.

For more information on JA Resorts & Hotels, please visit www.jaresortshotels.com

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