Kumarakom Lake Resort is delighted to be awarded as the Best Destination Spa in India and South Asia, by the renowned Travel + Leisure, at the India's Best Awards 2016. This achievement would not have been possible without the staunch support of our kind patrons and we take this opportunity to thank you all and to assure you that we shall continue to deliver the best of our services, ensuring the creation of experiences that lasting memories are made in.
Kumarakom Lake Resort, the luxury backwater resort of Kerala has won the State Tourism Award as the Best Five Star Hotel in Kerala, 2013-2014. The award was presented by the Honourable Chief Minister of the State, Shri. Oommen Chandy to Neelakantan D, Group General Manager and Sanjay Varma, Resident Manager of The Paul Resort & Hotels Ltd. Nestled on the serene backwaters of the Vembanad Lake, they have emerged as India's popular holiday spots boasting of numerous awards like India's Green Resort by the World Travel Awards for four consecutive years and India's Best 5 Star Category Hotel which was awarded at a ceremony held at the Vigyan Bhavan, Delhi. Winner of a multitude of awards, they have also gained International recognition. Having been voted as one of the top 500 Hotels & Resorts in the World by Travel & Leisure and also considered as one of Asia's Top 25 Resorts by Conde Nast Traveller, Kumarakom Lake Resort has definitely topped the list of Top Resorts.
Kumarakom Lake Resort has been awarded as India's Best Hotel in the 5 star category at the National Tourism Awards, for the year 2012 - 2013. The multi-award winning Kumarakom Lake Resort has another laurel added to its hat when at the award ceremony held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on the 18th of February 2014, the resort was announced as India's Best 5 Star Category Hotel.
Selection was based on various critieria including qualifications and certifications related to service quality, security, eco-friendly measures and on increase in annual room revenue and foreign exchange earnings. Consideration is also given to other awards and accolades that the property has received.
Over the years, Kumarakom Lake Resort has received immense international recognition, having been awarded several times over as India's Leading Resort and as India's Green Resort by the World Travel Awards. The resort has been voted as one of Top 500 Hotels & Resorts in the World by Travel & Leisure and as one of Asia's Top 25 Resorts by Conde Nast Traveler. Kumarakom Lake Resort has also been acclaimed with impressive reviews in many renowned publications including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Patrons have voted the resort with all stars on TripAdvisor thus placing the resort at the top of the list of resorts in Kerala.
The resort has had the honor of having eminent celebrities enjoy its facilities and the most recent being The Royal Highness Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, who stayed at the resort on the Prince's 64th birthday.
'Kumarakom Lake Resort is honored to receive the National Award which is a kind acknowledgement of our efforts. We assure you that we will strive hard to ensure that we provide the best of facilities and services to all our guests,' commented Paul P John, Chairman of Kumarakom Lake Resort, on receiving the award.
The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel and tourism industry every year. These awards are presented to State Governments / Union Territories, classified hotels, heritage hotels, approved travel agents, tour operators and tourist transport operators, individuals and other private organizations in recognition of their performance in their respective fields and also to encourage healthy competition with an aim to promoting tourism. The selection of the awardees is made by Committees constituted for the purpose and the decision of the Ministry of Tourism is final and binding.
For the third year in a row, Kumarakom Lake Resort has been declared India's Leading Resort at the World Travel Awards 2008. At a glittering ceremony held at Shanghai, China, the heritage luxury resort was handed out this accolade.
Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards is a prestigious event with trophies awarded in 919 different categories, making it the most comprehensive travel award ceremony in the world and the fifteenth year of the event was attended by over hundreds of travel professionals, VIPs, celebrities and media from countries across the region. Miss World, Chinese Zi Lin Zhang, was the Guest of Honour, presenting some of the key awards while TV presenter Varun Sharma of BBC World was the host for the evening.
A heritage 5 star luxury resort, Kumarakom Lake Resort is in the tiny island hamlet of Kumarakom, renowned the world over for its unique ecosystem. Set by the banks of Kerala's famed backwaters, Kumarakom Lake Resort has carefully recreated a bygone era by its timeless shores. Fifty-nine heritage villas and rooms echo the grandeur of yesteryear, being constructed using bits and parts of traditional Kerala homesteads, some dating back over 2 centuries. Its Ayurveda spa, Ayurmana, is a green leaf certified spa housed in a 200 year old nalukettu and its multicuisine restaurant, is actually a palatial Ettukettu of equal antiquity.
Luxury has been given special emphasis all through the resort, as is obvious through two if its newest offerings - the Heritage villas with Private Pool, which offer a personal pool and Jacuzzi attached to each villa, enclosed in its own private courtyard. The Luxury Pavilion Rooms, tucked away amidst lush greenery offer an ambience that is at once cozy yet infinitely striking.
Anointed as 'the place for a holiday pamper' by the Wall Street Journal, Kumarakom Lake Resort is no stranger to accolades. Besides being the winner of 'India's Leading Resort, 2006' and 2007 it has also won awards for architectural excellence.
The World Travel Awards were conceived to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry. Travel professionals and discerning travelers have come to regard the World Travel Awards as the very best endorsement that a travel product could hope to receive. These Awards are especially coveted as, uniquely, the votes are cast globally by fellow professionals.
In a glittering ceremony conducted on Nov 2nd, 2007, Kumarakom Lake Resort defended its status as India's Leading Resort by taking home the trophy for the second year running at the World Travel Awards 2007.
The World Travel Awards is perhaps the travel industry's most coveted event with awards rewarded in over 1000 different categories, making it the most comprehensive award ceremony in the world. And Friday's ceremony was even more special as it was the first time India hosted the event that gave away the awards for Asia, Australasia and the Indian Ocean. The event was held at the Leela Palace Kempinski in Bangalore and was attended by over 200 travel professionals, VIPs, celebrities and media from 16 countries across the region.
A heritage luxury resort, Kumarakom Lake Resort is in the tiny island hamlet of Kumarakom, an area famous for its unique ecosystem. Set by the banks of the immense Lake Vembanad, Kumarakom Lake Resort has carefully recreated a bygone era by its timeless shores. Fifty-nine heritage villas and rooms echo the grandeur of the past, being constructed using bits and parts of the traditional Kerala homesteads, some dating back 2 centuries. Its Ayurveda spa, Ayurmana, is a green leaf certified spa housed in a 200 year old nalukettu and its multicuisine restaurant, is actually a palatial Ettukettu of equal antiquity.
Luxury has been given special emphasis all through the resort, as is obvious through two if its newest offerings - the Heritage villas with Private Pool, which offer a personal pool and Jacuzzi attached to each villa, enclosed in its own private courtyard for maximum seclusion. The Luxury Pavilion Rooms, tucked away amidst lush greenery offer an ambience that is at once cosy and imposing.
Kumarakom Lake Resort is no stranger to accolades. It has been nominated earlier for the World Travel Awards, besides being the winner of 'India's Leading Resort, 2006'. It has also won awards for architectural excellence and the Wall Street Journal had once famously referred to it as 'the place for a holiday pamper'.
The World Travel Awards were conceived in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry. Now in their fourteenth year, travel professionals and discerning travelers have come to regard the World Travel Awards as the very best endorsement that a travel product could hope to receive. These Awards are especially coveted as, uniquely, the votes are cast by fellow professionals and travel industry insiders from across the globe.
It is with immense pride and pleasure that we announce that the heritage retreat, Kumarakom Lake Resort has been declared 'India's Leading Resort' at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2006. This was announced at a Gala Award Ceremony held on September 20th, 2006, by the WTA Committee at the beautiful Turks & Caicos Islands.
A premium heritage retreat that caters primarily to the world's most discerning travellers, Kumarakom Lake Resort rests by the backwaters of Kerala's famous Lake Vembanad. The Resort is in the tiny hamlet of Kumarakom, made famous by National Geographic Traveler as 'one of the ten paradises on earth' and renowned for its unique eco-system.
The resort attempts to create a perfect union between heritage, luxury and natural beauty. To this end, scores of traditional mansions each over a hundred years old were purchased from all over Kerala and were dismantled from their original locations and reassembled at the resort, to create its fifty-one heritage luxury villas. Guests can opt to stay either in the Heritage Villas, the Meandering Pool Villas or the Presidential Suites. The Meandering Pool Villas are positioned by the banks of a 250-metre-long pool that snakes through the eastern part of the resort, almost down to the waterfront with each villa opening out into the pool. The two Presidential Suites are exclusive, plum on the banks of the lake and each with it's own private pool.
The Ayurveda spa, Ayurmana is housed in a 200-year-old abode, incidentally, that of the Chathamangalathu Mana, who were famed practitioners of this ancient healing science. Ayurmana is overseen by two of Kerala's finest Ayurvedic doctors and their team of skilled masseurs.
The main restaurant of Kumarakom Lake Resort, the Ettukettu, resides in heritage splendor. Formerly the home of the King's martial arts guru and built under the commission of the King Marthanda Varma himself, the impressive abode is a fine example of the palatial 8-sided ettukettus unique to Kerala, and had been dismantled from its original location and reassembled in all its glory at the resort. Today, under the aegis of a fine team of chefs, it serves delicious multicuisine fare.
Not surprisingly, accolades have been heaped on the Resort, which is now in its sixth year. Thrice in a row it has been nominated for the World Travel Awards and has now emerged the winner, taking over the mantle from some of India's well-known holiday names. This has been possible because of the dedicated efforts of the team at this resort, which strives to ensure that guests take home excellent memories of their stay here. It is their efforts that create an ambience that is a perfect combination of luxury, history and nature.
A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, and claimed by the Wall Street Journal as the 'place for a holiday pamper' Kumarakom Lake Resort also pronounced as 'one of the top 5 resorts in India' has garnered the Asian Architectural Excellence Awards as well.
The World Travel Awards is undoubtedly the most eagerly awaited annual event in the hospitality world and is exclusive in the fact that winners in each category are decided by votes from tens of thousands of travel industry insiders from across the globe. This is the 13th edition of the World Travel Awards and there was fierce competition in each category.
We, at Kumarakom Lake Resort, are deeply honored to have been awarded the prestigious distinction of 'India's Leading Resort' and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your kind support at all times.