Awards all the way for AYANA and RIMBA


AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI and RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA hold a renowned reputation as Bali’s only fully integrated resort, offering everything travelers could possibly want from a holiday in paradise. AYANA and RIMBA’s continual strive to offer outstanding products cradled by their genuinely warm and caring hospitality has proven to be fruitful, with this year’s award count totalling an impressive 47.

A highlight of the awards was recognition from the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA). Celebrating their 24th year, WTA are widely respected within the industry for holding the highest rated awards in tourism. The organization searches to find the world’s best tourism industry players and looks to these hotels to set the benchmark for the industry.

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Of the hundreds of winners named at the 2017 event, held in Vietnam on 10 December 2017, only three were from Indonesia with AYANA and RIMBA proudly receiving two out of these three awards. AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI received the top honors as the best World’s Leading Island Villas. RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA was also recognized as World’s Leading Family Resort. The resorts’ world-class facilities was also recognized by WTA’s sister – World Spa Awards who nominated AYANA asIndonesia’s Best Resort Spa.

AYANA Resort General Manager, Clive Edwards shared, “Claiming two World Travel Awards is not just elating for me, but for our 1,400 team members. Every day we work together to be the best at what we do, but we don’t just say it, we believe it. Receiving important awards such as “World’s Leading Island Villas” and “World’s Leading Family Resort” reinforces that what we do together, as a team, stands out. We are setting the benchmark not just in terms of hotel accommodation on the island, but worldwide. On behalf of my team and I, we are eternally grateful for being chosen as the 2017 winner for these two prestigious accolades.”

In additional to WTA, AYANA received a further seven incredible awards this December. AYANA was nominated as Indonesia Travel and Tourism’s Indonesia Resort of The Year, while RIMBA was recognized as Indonesia Leading Hotel of The Year. Also in December, World Luxury Hotel Awards choose AYANA as their all-time Luxury Honeymoon Resort Global Winner 2017, while RIMBA was also named Luxury Thalasso & Spa Resort Continent Winner Asia 2017, Luxury Hotel and Conference Center in Indonesia 2017 and Luxury Architecture Design Hotel Regional Winner of Southern Asia 2017.

Travel and tourism is a major contributor to the infrastructure of the exotic island of Bali. Steeped in culture, imagination and magic, Bali is a destination like no other. Receiving this incredible recognition is not only a notable achievement for the brand, but highlights the outstanding quality, service and enriching experiences visitors can expect from Bali, the Island of the Gods.

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.