Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Choice Award Voted COMO Uma Punakha In Bhutan As The 3rd Best Hotel In The World

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The Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Award is the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry.

Como Uma Punakha (Source: Comohotels)

 

By Yenten Thinely | Business Bhutan

In what are truly mammoth achievements for COMO Hotels and Resorts, COMO Uma Punakha was awarded the third best hotel in the world, while COMO Uma Punakha and COMO Uma Paro in Bhutan were awarded the first and second place respectively in the ‘Best Hotel in Asia’ category.

 

Como Uma Paro 

Source: DrukAsia

 

This is as per the results of the 31st annual Readers’ Choice Award conducted by Condé Nast Traveller which was announced last week.

The winners were chosen from responses from nearly half a million Condé Nast Traveller readers, who submitted a record-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to reveal a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.

The Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Award is the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and is commonly regarded as ‘the best of the best of travel’.

Responses from COMO Uma Bhutan’s General Manager, James Low

COMO Uma Bhutan’s General Manager, James Low reportedly said that these were among the most significant awards in their 25-year history for COMO Hotels and Resorts.

 

Source: Comohotels

 

“We have just 29 rooms at COMO Uma Paro and 11 at COMO Uma Punakha. An award this size for properties this intimate recognises the heart of the matter in modern luxury tourism: people remember what changes them, not just what indulges them. That makes me immensely proud — for the integrity of the brand and its deep engagement with Bhutanese culture, from food to interior design.”

“Above all, it recognises the passion shown by our staff who consistently shine in their one-on-one engagement with every guest as they share their magnificent country. That’s the COMO difference: travel to Bhutan with COMO and our highly trained butlers and drivers will escort you through every part of this Himalayan mountain experience,” he added.

Meanwhile, COMO The Treasury in Perth has also won recognition in the 2018 awards. It was awarded the first place in the ‘Best Hotel in Australia and New Zealand’ category for the third year in a row. In the Resorts category, COMO Uma Ubud, Bali was awarded the second Best Resort in Asia.

More about the COMO Hotels and Resorts group

Headquartered in Singapore, COMO Hotels and Resorts offers personalised luxury travel experiences at its urban hotels, island resorts, adventure retreats and wellness resorts through individualised services, commitment to holistic wellness and award-winning cuisine.

It has 14 luxury properties around the globe in destinations including Bhutan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Miami, Indonesia, Australia, the UK and the Maldives.

 

This article first appeared in Business Bhutan and has been edited for the Daily Bhutan.

 

 

 

 


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