The members-only travel resource Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI) conferred three Maldivian resorts with the title 'The Decade's Best New Luxury Hotels'.
The three Maldivian resorts are Velaa Private Island, Soneva Jani, and Cheval Blanc Randheli.
Maldives is the only South Asian country to be featured in the prestigious award, and the country with the most awards.
- Cheval Blanc Randheli: Maldives
- Velaa Private Island: Maldives
- Soneva Jani: Maldives
- Corinthia London: United Kingdom
- Kokomo Private Island: Fiji
- La Reserve Hotel Paris: France
- Six Senses Zil Pasyon: Seychelles
- Song Saa: Cambodia
- The Silo Hotel: South Africa
- Aman Tokyo: Japan
"The team at LTI is totally submerged in every aspect of luxury travel every day, yet even we are continually surprised and occasionally speechless at the level of excellence we find at particular properties", said LTI Founder Michael Crompton.
"Of course this makes an exercise such as this even more difficult to call, but having visited all of these exceptional properties, some several times, we are confident that of all the great new hotels and resorts we have seen over the past ten years, this is without doubt, the perfect ten".
According to LTI, a panel of 12 expert researchers were tasked with analysing and determining the recipients of the award.