No. 1 World's Best Hotel Overall - Singita Grumeti Reserves
No. 2 World's Best Hotel Overall - Singita Sabi Sand
No. 1 Best Hotel Spa in Africa & the Middle East - Singita Kruger National Park
South Africa’s Singita Game Reserves has taken top honours in this year’s US Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2011 readers’ survey, scooping both 1st and 2nd places among the World’s Top 100 Hotels, as well as securing the winning slot for Best Hotel Spa in Africa and the Middle East.
Having been rated against the finest hotels around the globe, Singita Grumeti Reserves, located along the Western corridor of Tanzania’s legendary Serengeti National Park, is ranked No. 1 on the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2011
list of Top 100 Hotels Overall.
Flagship Singita Sabi Sand, home to Singita’s founding lodges Singita Ebony and Singita Boulders, as well as exclusive-use retreat Singita Castleton, followed hot
on its heels as No. 2 on the coveted list of Top 100 Hotels Overall.
In a remarkable achievement, a third Singita product, Singita Kruger National Park, which encompasses Singita Lebombo and Singita Sweni Lodges with its spectacular setting overlooking the N’wanetsi River, not only made it onto this coveted Top 100 Hotels Overall list too (ranked No. 39), but it was also voted Best Hotel Spa in Africa and the Middle East in the same readers’ survey this year.
Says Chief Marketing Officer for Singita Game Reserves, Lindy Rousseau: ‘Singita today manages and is responsible for 570 000 acres in Africa. We operate ten lodges in four destinations in three countries. We practice what we call modern conservation, which is a finely tuned relationship between Wildlife, Local Communities and Tourism. We are exponents of low impact/high value tourism, which means fewer tourists paying higher prices, ensuring that the habitat is sensitively managed.
Singita Grumeti Reserves embodies the philosophy of ‘touching the earth lightly’, and is an exemplary model for the new African eco-philanthropy that ‘gives back’ through significant conservation and community projects.
The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2011
are featured now on TravelandLeisure.com/worldsbest and will appear in the August issue of the American Travel + Leisure magazine (due for release on 22 July). The survey results are based on readers’ ratings. Properties were rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being excellent, according to selected characteristics: rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food, and value. Hotel spas are rated on the basis of their ambience, treatments, service and value.
For the full press release please refer to Singita's website.