Such was the message delivered last week during a ceremony at the British Museum in London, where Conde Nast Traveller announced the winners of its 2012 Readers’ Travel Awards, a compendium of “the best the travel world has to offer.”
Almost 24,000 votes were cast in 23 categories including ‘Best Overseas Spa Hotel,’ which went to The Nam Hai “thanks to remarkably high marks for accommodation, ambience and restaurants,”
Other contenders for the prestigious prize included last year’s winner, Six Senses Samui in Thailand. The full list of finalists will be revealed in the October issue.
“We’ve always strived to offer the very best quality, service and amenities in order to stand out from other resorts,” said Ed Linsley, general manager of The Nam Hai. “This award proves to us that we’ve been on the right track, and serves as motivation for us to keep moving in that direction.”
Since opening in December 2006 on a beach Forbes once called one of the world’s most luxurious stretches of sand, The Nam Hai has been recognized by Conde Nast Publications several times.
In 2007, the resort earned a spot on Conde Nast Traveler’s annual Hot List. In 2010 and 2011, it made the magazine’s ‘Top 20 Resorts in Asia’ list.
Situated on 35 hectares of landscaped tropical gardens overlooking the East Sea, The Nam Hai is an exclusive, all-villa property featuring 60 one-bedroom villas and 40 pool villas ranging from one to five bedrooms, each with its own infinity pool.
Away from the hotel’s main axis, the spa commands a tranquil space where eight treatment rooms appear to float like lotus flowers atop a koi fish lagoon and “spa rituals are practiced to perfection with careful attention to details,” AsiaSpa wrote in March.
Other signature features of the resort include three beachfront swimming pools, two gourmet restaurants and an organic herb and vegetable garden where Executive Chef Richard Wilson plucks many of the ingredients that go into his culinary creations.
For more information about The Nam Hai, visit www.ghmhotels.com.