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South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2017

Posted On December 22, 2017

Nepal's Hotel Annapurna, Jagatpur Lodge, Shangri-La Hotel, Shangri-La Village Resort, Barahi Jungle Hotel, Dahlia Boutique Hotel, Hotel Mulberry and Hotel Visit Nepal grabbed awards in different categories.

The prestigious South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) has announced the winners of 2017 in a historic and eventful Gala held at Equator Village, located in the southernmost Addu City of Maldives.

On a night of glamours and celebration, the host country, Maldives received awards for Leading Honeymoon, Leading Diving and Leading Beach Award. While India bagged Leading Heritage, Leading MICE Destinations, and Sri Lanka surprised the delegates with Leading Surfing Designations. Nepal took the robust Leading Adventure Destination.

This Year’s Leading International Airline and Leading Airline class were both won by Sri Lankan Airline while the Leading New International Airline was won by Himalaya Airlines.

Spice Jet earned the Leading Low cost carrier award with a huge applause from the delegates. The Leading Airport lounge was won by Leeli Lounge, Velana International Airport, Maldives.

SATA GALA and Awards being telecasted and webcasted Live on MaldivesTV and PSM News was being watched by thousand worldwide with media coverage from multiple nationalities and international news agencies.

SATA announced the winners of over 40 categories from over 400 nominations. Gold Winners received the South Asia Awards while the Silver was given to the winners of the respective destination.

Before the end of the night, SATA Founder and President Mr. Ismail Hameed announced that the 2018 edition would be held in the beautifully Incredible India.

The night ended with the Cultural a cultural music show under the starry skies the exotic Equator Village, Addu City, Maldives celebrating the best of South Asian Hospitality.


Winners of 2017:
South Asia's Leading Houseboat Brand-Spice Routes Luxury Cruises
South Asia's Leading Houseboat Spice Routes Luxury Cruises Saffron
Leading Meeting & Convention Center, Sri Lanka-BMICH
Leading Meeting & Convention Center, South India- Confluence Banquets & Resort,India
Leading Meeting & Convention Center, BhutanLe Meridien Thimphu
South Asia's Leading Meeting & Convention Center-Confluence Banquets & Resort,India
Leading Travel Technology, North India-Avis india
Leading Travel Technology, Sri Lanka-Findmyfare .com
Leading Travel Technology, South India-Perfect Hands Solutions, India
South Asia's Leading Travel Technology-Findmyfare.com
Leading Tourist Transport Provider (Land), South India- Princy Travels, India
Leading Tourist Transport Provider (Land) Sri Lanka- Casons Rent A Car, Sri Lanka
Leading Tourist Transport Provider (Land) North India- Avis, India
South Asia's Leading Tourist Transport Provider (Land) - Casons Rent A Car , Sri Lanka
Leading Hill Hotel / Resort, Bhutan- Ro-Chog Pel Hotel
Leading Hill Hotel / Resort, North India- Shervani Hilltop Nainital
Leading Hill Hotel / Resort, South India- Carmelia Haven Plantation Resort & Spa, India 
South Asia's Leading Hill Hotel / Resort- Carmelia Haven Plantation Resort & Spa, India
Leading Lake Hotel / Resort, Sri Lanka- Cinnamon Citadel, Sri Lanka
Leading Lake Hotel / Resort, South India- Anantya Resorts, India
South Asia's Leading Lake Hotel / Resort- Cinnamon Citadel, Sri Lanka
Leading Airport Hotel, Bhutan- Tashi Namgay Resort, Bhutan
Leading Airport Hotel, South India- Courtyard Marriot Kochi Airport
Leading Airport Hotel, Maldives- Hulhule Island Hotel, Maldives
South Asia's Leading Airport Hotel- Hulhule Island Hotel, Maldives
Leading Wellness & Spa Brand, South India- Kairali - The Ayurvedic Healing Village
Leading Wellness & Spa Brand, Maldives- Araamu Spa
Leading Wellness & Spa Brand, Sri Lanka- Spa Cenvaree
South Asia's Leading Wellness & Spa Brand- Araamu Spa
Leading Business Hotel, South India- Sheraton Grand Hotel Bangalore at Brigade Gateway, India
Leading Business Hotel, North India- The Suryaa New Delhi
Leading Business Hotel, Sri Lanka- Mövenpick Hotel Colombo, Sri Lanka
Leading Business Hotel, Maldives- Hulhule Island Hotel, Maldives
Leading Business Hotel, Nepal- Hotel Annapurna, Nepal
South Asia's Leading Business Hotel- Sheraton Grand Hotel Bangalore at Brigade Gateway, India
Leading Heritage Hotel / Palace, South India- Taj West End, Bangalore
Leading Heritage Hotel / Palace, North India- Jehan Numa Palace, India
Leading Heritage Hotel / Palace, Sri Lanka- Galle Face Hotel, Sri Lanka
Leading Heritage Hotel / Palace, Nepal- Hotel Annapurna, Nepal
South Asia's Leading Heritage Hotel / Palace- Taj West End, Bangalore
South Asia's Leading Wildlife Hotel / Resort- Barahi Jungle Hotel,Nepal
Leading Wildlife Hotel / Resort, Nepal- Barahi Jungle Hotel
Leading Wildlife Hotel / Resort, South India- Forest Canopy Resort,Thekkady
Leading Wildlife Hotel / Resort, Sri Lanka- Chena Huts by Uga Escapes
Leading Wildlife Hotel / Resort, North India- Kanha Earth Lodge, India
South Asia's Leading Surf Hotel / Resort- Cinnamon Dhonveli, MALDIVES
Leading F&B Hotel / Resort, Maldives- Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Leading F&B Hotel / Resort, Sri Lanka- Cinnamon Bey Beruwala, Sri Lanka
Leading F&B Hotel / Resort, South India- The Residency Towers Coimbatore, India
South Asia's Leading F&B Hotel / Resort- Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Leading All Inclusive Hotel / Resort, Sri Lanka- Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa
Leading All Inclusive Hotel / Resort, Maldives- LUX* Maldives
South Asia's Leading All Inclusive Hotel / Resort- LUX* Maldives
Leading Adventure Hotel / Resort, Maldives- Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Leading Adventure Hotel / Resort, Nepal- Jagatpur Lodge by Annapurna
Leading Adventure Hotel / Resort, South India- Tea Valley Resort, Munnar
South Asia's Leading Adventure Hotel / Resort- Jagatpur Lodge by Annapurna
Leading Meeting & Conference Hotel / Resort, South- India Confluence Banquets & Resort, India
Leading Meeting & Conference Hotel / Resort, North India- Jehan Numa Palace - An Experiential Hotel
Leading Meeting & Conference Hotel / Resort, Bhutan -Le Meridien Thimphu
Leading Meeting & Conference Hotel / Resort, Maldives- Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Leading Meeting & Conference Hotel / Resort, Nepal- Shangri-La Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal
South Asia's Leading Meeting & Conference Hotel / Resort- Confluence Banquets & Resort, India
Leading Wellnes & Spa Hotel / Resort, Maldives- Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives
Leading Wellness & Spa Hotel / Resort, Sri Lanka- Jetwing Lagoon, Sri Lanka
Leading Wellness & Spa Hotel / Resort, South India- Vythiri Village Resort, India
Leading Wellness & Spa Hotel / Resort, Bhutan- Tashi Namgay Resort, Bhutan
Leading Wellness & Spa Hotel / Resort, Nepal- Shangri-La Village Resort, Pokhara, Nepal
South Asia's Leading Wellness & Spa Hotel / Resort- Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives
Leading Adventure Sport Service Provider, Maldives- Q Adventures
Leading Adventure Sport Service Provider, Bhutan- Bhutan Exotic Travel
Leading Adventure Sports Service Provider, North India- Snow Leopard Adventure
Leading Adventure Sports Service Provider, South India- Kofiland Resort, India
South Asia's Leading Adventure Sports Service Provider- Q Adventures
South Asia's Leading Activity Watersports Center- Best Dives Maldives
Leading Tour Operator, Maldives- Inner Maldives Holiday
Leading Tour Operator, South India- Intersight Tours & Travel
Leading Tour Operator, North India- India City Walks
Leading Tour Operator, Sri Lanka- Findmyfare
Leading Tour Operator, Bhutan- Bhutan Exotic Travel
South Asia's Leading Tour Operator- Inner Maldives Holidays
Leading Eco Hotel / Resort, Maldives- Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu , Maldives
Leading Eco Hotel / Resort, Sri Lanka- AMUNA Ayurveda Retreat, Sri Lanka
Leading Eco Hotel / Resort, South India- The Ibnii Coorg, India
Leading Eco Hotel / Resort, Nepal- Barahi Jungle Hotel,Nepal
South Asia's Leading Eco Hotel / Resort- Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu , Maldives
Leading City Hotel, South India- Taj West End, Bangalore , India
Leading City Hotel, North India- The Suryaa New Delhi, India
Leading City Hotel, Nepal- Hotel Mulberry
Leading City Hotel, Sri Lanka- The Kingsbury
South Asia's Leading City Hotel- Taj West End, Bangalore, India
South Asia's Leading Domestic Tourist Transport Provider (Air) - Maldivian
Leading CSR Programme, Sri Lanka- Royal Palms Beach Hotel, Kalutara, Sri Lanka
Leading CSR Programme, Maldives- Adaaran Select Meedhupparu , Maldives
Leading CSR Programme, South India- Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & Spa, India
South Asia's Leading CSR Programme- Royal Palms Beach Hotel, Kalutara, Sri Lanka
South Asia's Leading PSA Service Provider- Voyages Maldives, Maldives
South Asia's Leading GSA Service Provider- Ace Aviations Services, Maldives
South Asia's Leading Liveaboard Brand- Voyages Maldives
South Asia's Leading Liveaboard- Scuba Spa Yang, Maldives
Leading Travel Agent, Maldives- Voyages Maldives
Leading Travel Agent, Sri Lanka- Findmyfare
Leading Travel Agent, Bhutan- Bhutan Exotic Travel
Leading Travel Agent, North India- Uday Tours
Leading Travel Agent, South India- Gateway Malabar Holidays, India
South Asia's Leading Travel Agent- Voyages Maldives
South Asia's Leading Dive Center- Dive Oceanus, Maldives
Leading Boutique Hotel / Resort, Maldives- Amilla Fushi, Maldives
Leading Boutique Hotel / Resort, South India- Anantya Resorts
Leading Boutique Hotel / Resort, North India- Mana Ranakpur - An Experiential Hotel
Leading Boutique Hotel / Resort, Nepal- Hotel Mulberry
Leading Boutique Hotel / Resort, Sri Lanka- Uga Bay by Uga Escapes
South Asia's Leading Boutique Hotel / Resort- Amilla Fushi, Maldives
Leading Guesthouse / Tourist Inn, Maldives- Reveries Diving Village, Maldives
Leading Guesthouse / Tourist Inn, Bhutan- Ro-Chog Pel Hotel, Bhutan
Leading Guesthouse / Tourist Inn, South India- Harvest Fresh Farm Stay, India
Leading Guesthouse / Tourist Inn, Nepal- Hotel Visit Nepal
Leading Guesthouse / Tourist Inn, Sri Lanka- Aqua Inn, Trincomalee , Sri Lanka
South Asia's Leading Guesthouse / Tourist Inn- Reveries Diving Village, Maldives
South Asia's Leading Dive Hotel / Resort- Adaaran Select Meedhupparu , Maldives
Leading Family Hotel / Resort, Nepal- Dahlia Boutique Hotel, Nepal
Leading Family Hotel / Resort, Sri Lanka- Jetwing Blue
Leading Family Hotel / Resort, Maldives- Sun Island Resort & Spa
Leading Family Hotel / Resort, Bhutan- Tashi Namgay Resort, Bhutan
Leading Family Hotel / Resort, South India- Fragrant Nature Kochi
Leading Family Hotel / Resort, North India- Jehan Numa Palace - An Experiential Hotel
South Asia's Leading Family Hotel / Resort- Sun Island Resort & Spa
Leading Luxury Hotel / Resort, Nepal- Barahi Jungle Hotel, Nepal
Leading Luxury Hotel / Resort, Sri Lanka- Uga Bay by Uga Escapes, Sri Lanka
Leading Luxury Hotel / Resort, Maldives- Soneva Jani
Leading Luxury Hotel / Resort, South India- Taj West End, Bangalore
Leading Luxury Hotel / Resort, Bhutan- Le Meridien Thimphu, Bhutan
South Asia's Leading Luxury Hotel / Resort- Soneva Jani
Leading Romantic Hotel / Resort, Sri Lanka- Amaya Hunas Falls, Sri Lanka
Leading Romantic Hotel / Resort, Maldives- Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives
Leading Romantic Hotel / Resort, North India- Mana Ranakpur - An Experiential Hotel, India
Leading Romantic Hotel / Resort, South India- Poetree Sarovar Portico, Thekkady , India
South Asia's Most Romantic Hotel / Resort- Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives
Leading Designer Hotel / Resort, Maldives- Cocoon Maldives
Leading Designer Hotel / Resort, Sri Lanka- Jetwing Lighthouse
Leading Designer Hotel / Resort, South India- Vivanta by Taj – Whitefield, India
South Asia's Leading Designer Hotel / Resort- Cocoon Maldives
South Asia's Leading Beach Hotel / Resort- Summer Island, Maldives
Leading Beach Hotel / Resort, South India- The Leela Raviz Kovalam, India
Leading Beach Hotel / Resort, Sri Lanka- Riu Sri Lanka Ahungalla
Leading Beach Hotel / Resort, Maldives- Summer Island, Maldives
South Asia's Leading Marketed Hotel / Resort Brand- Adaaran Resorts, Maldives
South Asia's Leading International Airline- Srilankan Airlines
South Asia's Leading New International Airline- Himalaya Airlines
South Asia's Leading Low Cost Airline- Spice Jet
South Asia's Leading Airlines Class- Business Class, Srilankan Airlines
South Asia's Leading Airport Lounge- Leeli Lounge, Velaana International Airport, Maldives