Diamonds Resorts Kenya emerged as the true gem, clinching three prestigious awards at the 30th World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony held in Dubai in mid-October.
These accolades not only reaffirm Kenya’s status as a must-visit destination but also underscore Diamonds Resorts’ unwavering commitment to excellence and luxury.
Amidst the glitz and glamour of the WTA Gala Ceremony, Kenya was proudly proclaimed ‘Africa’s Leading Destination’. This solidified its reputation as the continent’s top travel spot. However, it was Diamonds Resorts Kenya that stood out with two exceptional accolades: ‘Africa’s Leading Resort’ and ‘Kenya’s Leading Resort for 2023.’
This dual victory showcases the remarkable allure and world-class experiences that Diamonds Leisure Beach & Golf Resort and Diamonds Dream of Africa offer to travellers.
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Diamonds Leisure Beach & Golf Resort
Situated along the captivating coastline of Diani Beach, Diamonds Leisure Beach & Golf Resort is a haven of unparalleled hospitality and luxury. The resort promises an escape like no other, offering pristine beaches, top-tier amenities, and unforgettable experiences. From exquisite culinary journeys in diverse dining venues to an impressive 18-hole golf course, the resort caters to both enthusiasts and novices.
Under the distinguished management of the Planhotel Hospitality Group for over a year, Diamonds Leisure Beach & Golf Resort’s President, Mrs. Sara Rosso Cipolini, expressed her delight at these honours.
“We are honored to be named Kenya’s Leading Resort and Africa’s Leading Resort, a true testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence. These awards are a tribute to the dedication, vision, and investments of our owners, as well as a recognition of the passion and hard work of our exceptional team.”
Diamonds Dream of Africa
Diamonds Dream of Africa in Malindi is no stranger to all-inclusive sophistication. Notably, the resort has introduced an elevated Premium All-Inclusive service, enhancing the guest experience to unparalleled heights. The culinary offerings at the resort provide a journey through exquisite flavors and artful presentations, ranging from global inspirations to local delicacies.
Mrs. Sara Rosso Cipolini attributes their triumph to impeccable service, saying, “Our devoted team crafts moments of sheer bliss, ensuring every guest feels not only welcomed but deeply valued.”
The WTA Gala Ceremony is a testament to these accomplishments, where verified travel industry professionals and the general public voted for their favourites. The nominee with the most votes in each category is named the winner, making these awards truly reflective of the travellers’ choices.
About World Travel Awards
Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards (WTA) was created to acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. These awards cover the globe with regional gala ceremonies that recognize and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region. WTA is a globally recognized brand and the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark for the entire industry.
In this landmark year, as Kenya proudly earned the title of ‘Africa’s Leading Destination,’ Diamonds Resorts Kenya took the spotlight with its remarkable contributions to the luxury and hospitality sector. The accolades not only affirm their commitment to delivering unparalleled experiences but also celebrate the spirit of travellers and adventure seekers who continue to explore the beauty and culture of Kenya’s shores.
Today, the WTA brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. Each year, WTA covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognize and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.
About Planhotel Hospitality Group
Founded in 1997 in Lugano, Switzerland, the headquarters of Planhotel Hospitality Group, the company boasts over 25 years of experience in the tourism sector. It is renowned worldwide for its unique blend of local tradition and Italian style in both design and guest services, featuring an exemplary all-inclusive formula. Planhotel manages properties in Malindi and Diani Beach, Kenya, Zanzibar, the Maldives, Lugano, Switzerland, and Cortona, Italy. The late Franco Rosso, a pioneer in Malindi tourism, founded the company. He passed away in March 2023.
The 30th World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony celebrated Kenya as ‘Africa’s Leading Destination.’ Notably, Diamonds Resorts Kenya achieved a double win with ‘Africa’s Leading Resort’ and ‘Kenya’s Leading Resort for 2023. It recognized the exceptional luxury and hospitality offered by Diamonds Leisure Beach & Golf Resort in Diani and Diamonds Dream of Africa in Malindi. These awards reflect the commitment to excellence in the hospitality industry.