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Anantara Raises a Celebratory Glass with Six Wins in the Prestigious 2011 Wine Spectator Awards
20 Sep 2011
Six of Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spa’s restaurants have earned the highly coveted ‘Award of Excellence 2011’ from the prestigious Wine Spectator magazine.
The 2011 Wine Spectator Dining Guide listed more than 3,700 restaurants worldwide, 26 of which are in Thailand. Full Moon restaurant at Anantara Bophut Koh Samui, Baan Thalia at Anantara Hua Hin and ‘Sea.Fire.Salt’ at Anantara Phuket Villas were included in the exclusive listing. This is the sixth consecutive year for Full Moon restaurant at Anantara Bophut to achieve the ‘Award of Excellence’ rating, and the second consecutive year for Anantara Hua Hin and Anantara Phuket Villas.
In the Maldives three of the nine restaurants to receive the award included Anantara Veli’s Geckos, Anantara Dhigu’s Fuddan and sister property - Naladhu’s The Living Room.
“Wine Spectator magazine is known worldwide as a guide to the world's best wines and we are honoured to be part of the Wine Spectator awards which recognises restaurants that show passion and commitment when it comes to wine,” said Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotel Group, owner of Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas. “Our brand promise is to bring travellers closer to local cultures, food and experiences, and with our first class restaurants and wine cellars we believe our guests can walk away with an amazing culinary experience”.
The Award of Excellence is awarded each year by Wine Spectator to restaurants that offer at least 100 different wine selections from a diverse spectrum of geographic origins and grape varietals.