20th June 2008, New Delhi, India: Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas - an Oberoi resort has been voted India’s Leading Spa Resort for the fourth consecutive year by travel professionals and discerning travellers across the world. This was announced yesterday at the World Travel Awards 15th Annual Ceremony held in Shanghai. This recognition comes soon after Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas was listed as the most romantic destination in the world in Life’s book - "Dream Destinations: 100 of the World's Best Vacations".
Over the years, World Travel Awards have come to be recognised by the travel fraternity as one of the best endorsements that any travel product can receive. To arrive at this year’s winners, more than 167,000 travel professionals in over 200 countries participated in the poll.
In the same poll,Trident, Gurgaon has been voted India’s Leading Hotel and Asia’s Leading Meetings Hotel for the second year in a row.
Furhter notes to the Editor:
About the World Travel Awards
World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the achievements found in all sectors of the global travel industry. These are the most comprehensive travel awards, with trophies awarded in all areas of the industry. Candidates for nomination are based upon the previous year's voting. Thereafter more than 167,000 travel professionals in over 200 countries worldwide cast their vote on the net to arrive at this year’s winners.
About Life Books
Life Books carries on the traditions of excellence in photography, in journalism, and in telling the story of America and the world which began with Life magazine in 1936 by founding editor and publisher, Henry R. Luce. Books from Life are inspired by its rich heritage and infused with a thoroughly modern sensibility.
Published by Life Books,"Dream Destinations: 100 of the World's Best Vacations", is described on Amazon.com as "a book of enticements or memories - or both. In stunning photographs and evocative text, (this book takes you to) the best, most beautiful, most relaxing, most inspiring places to vacation on the planet."
About Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas – An Oberoi resort
Rated India’s Best Spa Resort for four years in succession at the World Travel Awards and acknowledged amongst the "Seven Natural Wonders" in the world by Condé Nast Traveller, Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas - an Oberoi luxury resort, is located at 2,515 metres above sea level and nestled in 23 acres of virgin woods of pine and cedar. Enjoy breathtaking views of mountains and valleys from the guestrooms, restaurants, outdoor Jacuzzi and the heated swimming pool. Nature lovers and the more adventurous can explore the Himalayas and enjoy several outdoor and indoor recreational activities such as trekking, mountain biking, river rafting, horse riding, billiards and golf. Meanwhile, the luxurious spa pavilions and spa suites are tranquil havens to revitalise and ideal for those who wish to experience a holistic wellness program under the direction of the resident Ayurveda doctor, which combines rejuvenating spa treatments with yoga and meditation sessions.
About The Oberoi Group
Founded in 1934, The Oberoi Group owns and/or manages 30 hotels and cruiser across five countries under the luxury 'Oberoi' and five-star 'Trident' brands. The Group is also engaged in travel and tour services, car rentals, airport bars and restaurants, in-flight catering, delicatessen products, project management and corporate air charters.