SRINAGAR: The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa, Gulmarg won the Favourite Boutique Hotel –India, award for this year during the fourth edition of Readers’ Travel Awards held by Condé Nast Traveller India, the Last Word in Travel at Delhi.
The award ceremony, attended by the hospitality and travel world from across India saw Khyber winning the title for the second time in succession.
Being selected as Favourite Boutique Hotel – India by Condé Nast Traveller India readers, reaffirms the traveller’s belief in The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg as the finest and first resort in Gulmarg to offer comforts and facilities on a par with international standards and personalised service hitherto unavailable to discerning international travellers.
“It is a great honour to be regarded so highly by readers of Condé Nast Traveller India who have voted The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg as their Favourite Boutique Hotel – India. It is a be-fitting recognition for the team’s hard work to make it a memorable experience for every guest. Of course, the legendary beauty of Gulmarg and its year round appeal as a destination — whether it is to play golf or trek in the summer or ski in the winter — for travellers’ from India as well as around the world also adds to its charm,” said Umar Tramboo, MD, Pinnacle Resorts Pvt. Ltd, promoter of The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg.
Readers of Condé Nast Traveller India voted for their preferred Destinations, Airlines, Hotels, Spas, Airports and more, across 27 categories, based on their personal experiences.
The awards were adjudged after replies to questionnaires inserted in copies of the June—July 2014 issue of the magazine, and simultaneously posted online at cntraveller.in for the same period.
The replies were collated and analysed by an independent market-research company, Market Management, in the UK. The winners were determined after being scored on several parameters unique to each category.
Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards are globally renowned and considered the most prestigious in the industry. They honour the best in travel, tourism and hospitality, as chosen by the discerning and influential readers of Condé Nast Traveller.
The awards are closely watched, as they are a barometer of the market’s changing tastes and preferences.
The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg located at an elevation of 8,825 feet in the Pir Panjal range of the majestic Himalayas is spread over seven acres in a pristine pine valley. This international class, 85-key resort, clad in timber and stone, offers breathtaking views of snow capped Affarwat peaks.