Held on at the Galgorm Resort & Spa in Northern Ireland, The World Luxury Spa and Restaurant Awards attracted 200 guests from 42 countries. The World Luxury Restaurant Awards aims to highlight special features of restaurants, thereby increasing competition globally and ultimately raising the level of food quality and the standards of service in the luxury restaurant industry.
The Spa Awardsis affiliated with the World Luxury Hotel Awards and celebrate the spa industry with 32 categories. The Spa Awards aims to set the spotlight on spas, attracting the attention of global spa guests and industry experts & shaping the future of effective and exceptional service delivery.
For Vietnam, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bayhas been recognized top honors in three categories, the prizes are a testament to the resort’s exceptional dining concepts. Located on Vietnam’s largest island of Phu Quoc, an idyllic paradise off the southern coast of Vietnam, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bayfeatures a one-of-a-kind mythical university design narrative by award-winning Bill Bensley. The resort offers 234 guestrooms, suites and villas and brings together enriching culinary experiences for an unrivalled, luxurious retreat.
Department of Chemistry, the resort’s flagship bar, was awarded a global prize for the Most Romantic Atmosphere. A cocktail bar by the beach, guests can relax on one of the swinging daybeds or lounge seats while sampling signature concoctions by in-house “chemists”. Every detail in the bar reinforces the chemistry theme, from the serving counters decorated with beakers to scientific instruments and the ceiling adorned with a periodic table to the atom-shaped lights. Department of Chemistry overlooks the idyllic Emerald Bay and Bai Khem beach, renowned for its lush white sand, making it an ideal setting for a mid-afternoon break or a nightcap before a moonlit stroll along the beach.
Tempus Fugit, the resort’s all-day restaurant, earned top honours in the Luxury Interior Design/Architecture, Asia category. Tempus Fugit (meaning “Time Flies” in English) offers three distinctive dining experiences in an open kitchen layout. Interactive and engaging, chefs showcase their culinary craftsmanship in authentic Vietnamese, contemporary Japanese, and classic French cuisine. To add authenticity to its whimsical design, the resort houses over 5,000 original antiques and furniture. At Tempus Fugit, guests can discover these exquisite pieces, as well as teaching material that echoes the scholarly theme.
Pink Pearl, the resort’s striking beachfront mansion, took home the prize forLuxury Resort Restaurant, Vietnam. A French fine-dining concept set against a backdrop of sparkling emerald waters and fuchsia sunsets, the beachside restaurant pairs inventive design with inspired cuisine. Pink Pearl draws inspiration from the legend of Madame Pearl Collins, a fictional former resident of JW Marriott Phu Quoc. In her luxurious pink mansion, lavish dinner parties and grand celebrations were the order of the day. Continuing this tradition, Pink Pearl embodies a spirit of warm hospitality, adding a generous dash of glamour and a menu of classic French recipes.
WORLD LUXURY RESTAURANT AWARDS GLOBAL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR