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More nominations for Kumarakom Lake Resort

India’s Leading Resort, Kumarakom Lake Resort, once again has the distinction of being nominated for the World Travel Awards. This time, in three categories, including one which pits it against the top resorts of the world.

This idyllic resort set by the banks of the immense Lake Vembanad in Kerala, has already been awarded the title of India’s Leading Resort by the World Travel Awards in 2006. This year it has been nominated again in the same category, as well as two others – India’s Leading Spa Resort and World’s Leading Green Resort. The World Travel Awards are widely held to be the Oscars of the Hospitality industry. Among the criteria that World Travel Award winners have to fulfill are scope of distribution, convenience, and overall best services. The Green categories have been newly introduced for this, the 14th edition of the World Travel Awards.

Kumarakom Lake Resort is no stranger to awards, having in the seven years of its existence won numerous accolades and nominations. Recently, SATTE, South Asia’s biggest B2B Tourism and Travel expo conferred on the resort, the award for “Best New Product”. 15 countries participated in the expo, held at New Delhi from April 19th-22nd. A premium business forum for all segments of the Travel and Tourism industry, SATTE has set international standards in South Asia as a tourism exhibition. It promotes inbound, outbound, domestic, and regional tourism. SATTE is also a member of ITTFA, the International Travel Trade Fairs Association.

No less a publication than the Wall Street Journal has sung the praises of Kumarakom Lake Resort, calling it ‘a place for a holiday pamper’. Kumarakom Lake Resort has fifty-one luxury heritage villas that have been created by using parts and pieces of centuries-old heritage homesteads. Even doorways in the Resort have their own unique history. Add to it an Ayurveda spa that belonged for 200 years to a family of Ayurvedic physicians and a restaurant that was once the abode of a famous martial arts maven – both transplanted here in their entirety – and the experience becomes more fairy-tale like.

Recently, the resort, which is renowned precisely for this unique mix of luxury, heritage and natural beauty, announced a special summer package. The package offers a free stay of one more night with buffet breakfast to all who book a stay of two nights’ at the resort. The scheme is valid for their Heritage Garden View Villas, Heritage Lake View Villas, Meandering Pool Villas and Heritage Villas with Private Pool and the offer is open till Sept.30th 2007.