Diamonds Dream of Africa – based in Malindi, Kenya – was named the Leading All-inclusive resort in Africa 2021 by World Travel Awards (WTA), the leading authority that recognises and rewards excellence in travel and tourism.
Diamonds Dream of Africa was nominated alongside Kenya’s Baobab Beach Resort & Spa, and three hotels based in Zanzibar, Tanzania – Hotel La Gemma dell’Est, Hotel Riu Palace and TUI BLUE Bahari. The hotel was awarded the same award in 2016, and won the leading Beach hotel in Africa in 2021.
A member of Small Luxury Hotel of the World (SLH), Diamonds Dream of Africa incorporated in the Stay Safe, Stay Small initiative, offering enhanced health and detailed safety guidelines launched by SLH for all 520 member hotels in 90 countries in July last year.
“The past year has been a real challenge for the travel and tourism sector worldwide, and we hope that this recognition will play a significant role in spearheading the recovery in Kenya,” said Diamonds’ General Manager, Alexander Zissimatos.
Owned and managed by Swiss-based Planhotels, the company also won four other awards for their properties in Mozambique, Maldives and Switzerland. Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort was named Mozambique’s Leading Resort 2021, whilst two properties in Maldives – Diamonds Athuruga and Diamonds Thudufushi won Maldives’ Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2021 and Maldives’ Leading Beach Resort 2021 respectively. THE VIEW Lugano won Switzerland’s Leading Design Hotel 2021.
The 2021 WTA results follow a year-long search for the world’s top travel, tourism and hospitality brands. Votes were cast by travel industry professionals and the public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner.