World Luxury Spa Awards – Winner

Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa has been announced winner of the 2011 World Travel Awards – Best Resort Spa. Below is the press release from the World Luxury Spa awards.

4 April 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The World Luxury Spa Awards™ pay tribute to the global spa industry’s top spas

The World Luxury Spa Awards™ gives recognition & thanks to the spa industry. The Awards congratulate unsurpassed service excellence and put the spotlight on our spas that represent the finest standards & thus attracting the attention of global spa-goers and industry experts.

Open to luxury spas in the respective categories, the World Luxury Spa Awards™ are recognized and respected on the global front by the public and media at large and are universally acknowledged.

The World Luxury Spa Awards™ celebrate the spa industry with 8 spa categories.

The caliber of entries for 2011 was outstanding and as such the bar was set high. Official voting closed on the 19th of March and the response and comments from voters was phenomenal. The independent judging process was based on spa guest votes and the feedback and votes from a selected global panel of spa industry professionals.

Marinique Truter, Executive Manager, World Luxury Spa Awards™ said: “The World Luxury Spa Awards™ is the highest accolade a spa can ever hope to receive. For participants the World Luxury Spa Awards™ challenge service excellence and highlight the importance of constant improvement. The World Luxury Spa Awards™ truly puts a winner/finalist spa ahead of its peers from a marketing perspective. Recipients of this prestigious accolade see challenges as opportunities and stay ahead with strategic changes allowing facilities and service to stay on par with global trends. We congratulate all our winners further to this outstanding achievement.”

The World Luxury Spa Awards support all nominees in promoting their status with our Awards.

Consumers are increasingly using the list of winners and finalists as a reliable guide and means of reassurance when choosing their next spa destination. Spas that make it on to the winner & finalist list receive global coverage and share in fantastic marketing benefits that further build and maintain credibility.

To view a complete list of 2011 Winners & Finalists log onto http://www.luxuryhotelawards.com/spa-winners-2011.asp
For enquiries contact us on: spaawards@luxuryspawards.com

OUR WEDDING IN PARADISE

From start to finish the wedding went with a breeze and was very stress free!

 

When we arrived it only took a few hours to arrange all the additional details and meet those who would be involved in the wedding. Julie took us around to the town hall for our marriage license, we visited the florist and JK the wedding celebrant in his home. The hairdresser and also the photographer popped into the villa also to confirm a few details. Very well organised and met some brilliant people!

 

Our wedding took place at 3pm and we even managed a kayak session in the morning it was so stress free!

The hairdresser arrived at 1pm and with a glass of champagne was a great start. We had a decorated archway on the beach and flowers decorating the beach. Hinoi the photographer came earlier to take a few pre wedding shots and everything was ready. Flowers, cake and champagne were brought with Julie and Maria.

We had a local guitarist on the beach when the wedding started which for us was a very beautiful authentic touch to the ceremony. There was the opening ceremony, vows, rings and declarations.  Tipani weddings had decorated and set a table up for signing, cake and champagne while we signed the papers.

 

To top this great day off we had a very talented chef come to our villa and cook our gorgeous 3 course meal. He was very talented and made us feel very comfortable.

 

Overall we both had a memorable day and a beautiful wedding!

 

Thanks to Tipani ladies and Rumours for making our day such a special one!  

 

Matthew and Jane

TRIPADVISOR ACCOLADE

TRIPADVISOR ACCOLADE 30th October 2010

Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa in Rarotonga has just received a Certificate Of Excellence from the world’s leading Travel Review website. The certificate acknowledges a 100% overall excellence in guest ratings from those who have stayed at the property throughout 2010.

Our staff at Rumours work extremely hard to maintain our positioning on the island as a recognised extremely high standard of luxury villa accommodation, not only with presenting a villa standard of a world class but also along with that, realise that a property can be beautiful but if there is not the same high standard of service, then it is of limited value. We have a small staff in place but one highly dedicated and motivated to do the very best they individually can and take pride in the personal satisfaction they gain from seeing happy and contented guests commenting on departure that they don’t really ever want to leave. The majority of our staff here at Rumours have been with us for years, with the latest staff member now being into her second year and not wanting to leave at the end of her three year contract already. A happy team also goes a long way to having happy guests !

Hopefully we will be able to show the readers of this blog some of the same high standard Cook Island hospitality at some point in the future.

November Tiare Festival Rarotonga Cook Islands

The year is waltzing along rapidly and when we just listed on our website our next great special offer in these luxury villas, we realised just how close we are actually getting to the end of 2010 and it becomes quite a scary thing to realise how quickly the months go by.

Rumours has been really busy most of this year and we have not only had delightful guests, some return home and continue to keep in touch, so that they are more than past guests, they instead become closer than that,  and with the high level now of returning guests, it becomes a matter of catching up again with old friends.

One of the things we love to see from guests who have returned home a few months later, is pictures of their “Rumours” baby – and this has happened on quite a few occasions, which is a great endorsement for the romance that these villas provide !

As mentioned above, we have just posted our next special offer for stays during November, and this is a great month to come to Rarotonga,  because the annual Tiare Festival runs from November 8 – 13th, and it is a floral celebration featuring of course the Tiare flower as it’s theme,  a float parade, a teen beauty pageant, workplace decorations, floral arrangements and lots of competitions to enter if you feel so inclined.

With the island flowers coming into their best at this time of the year, it is a festival that many visitors to the island shores really enjoy, so if you can get away in November, email us and see if there is a villa available for the time period you are thinking of.  The villas in Aitutaki are also on a special offer, so if you can sneak a few more days – how about enjoying some time out there as well.

On another note, the Spa villas have new kitchens fully completed and these are now in keeping with the high standard of the rest of the villa.  Great use of space has been achieved and although the kitchens were a little late in being completed due to shipping hassles into the Cook Islands  (or should I say lack of shipping at the time needed), they were worth waiting for and look amazing.

Till next time,

The team at Rumours