NewsOctober 15, 2018

Hulhule’ Island Hotel Titled as the Leading Airport Hotel at SATA 2018

Hulhule Island Hotel (HIH) won the Leading Airport Hotel in South Asia and in the Maldives at the South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2018 gala held at The Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai on September 15.

HIH, the only hotel located on the airport island of Hulhule, provides free two-way shuttles to Velana International Airport, just five minutes’ drive away. With 136 guest rooms in various categories, HIH boasts a private beach, an outdoor pool and a golf putting green.


Guests can enjoy a game of tennis or beach volleyball, or exercise in the fitness center. Massages and body treatments are offered at the spa, which also features a sauna. HIH features a total of eight dining outlets including restaurants and bars offering European, Mediterranean, Japanese, Chinese, Maldivian, Italian, Asian and International delicacies.

SATA is the first ever regional travel awards endorsed by multinational associations which provides recognition for the tourism sector of the South Asian region. It aims to encourage and raise service standards in the region’s tourism industry.

A record 500 plus nominations from the Maldives, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Nepal were received for the 36 categories in 10 segments included in this year’s edition of SATA.

This year’s evaluation process was carried out in the most vibrant cities in each country: Maldives capital Male, Sri Lankan capital Colombo, the South Indian city of Bangalore, Indian capital New Delhi, Nepalese capital Kathmandu, and the Bhutanese town of Paro. The evaluation was carried out by an all-women jury, which comprised Amal Goonetilleke from Sri Lanka, Rinku Madan from India and Hinna Khalid from the Maldives.