3 years in a row: A historic win of the world's most coveted Condé Nast Johansens' Best Value Experience Award for Fairways & Bluewater | Inquirer Business

3 years in a row: A historic win of the world’s most coveted Condé Nast Johansens’ Best Value Experience Award for Fairways & Bluewater

/ 05:00 AM November 18, 2023

Fairways & Bluewater Boracay, the proudly Filipino homegrown world-class resort brand, was once again crowned as the sole winner of the Best Value Experience Property Award for the entire Asia, Africa, Middle East & Oceania region at the 2024 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence held at the Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel in London last week. The Resort has made Condé Nast Johansens history winning this prestigious award for the third consecutive year besting 5-star hotel chains and acclaimed hotel brands, proudly representing the Philippines as the country’s Best Value Experience Property. 

Now in its 41st year, Condé Nast Johansens is the foremost trusted reference guide for the top 300 luxury accommodations in the world. Fairways & Bluewater was initially handpicked by Condé Nast Johansens to be part of their luxury guide and has been a permanent fixture for a number of years already. Winning the very coveted Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence is based on a very competitive year-long worldwide voting process by meticulously discerning travelers and esteemed travel professionals in the world of global tourism. The awards were created to acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across Condé Nast Johansens’ recommended properties worldwide. This accolade is a universally trusted mark of quality, respected, and valued by both global travelers and travel professionals in the hospitality industry. 

Winning this significant international award for the 3rd consecutive time is a firm validation of Fairways & Bluewater’s commitment to offering guests the highest value for their money and going above and beyond in its relentless pursuit of creating and delivering memorable lasting guest experiences in a tropical island-feel vibe paradise. 

Visit Fairways & Bluewater Boracay’s Official Page in Condé Nast Johansens’ Reference Guide here: https://bit.ly/3sxOzHe

Fairways & Bluewater Boracay

Fairways & Bluewater Boracay is a sprawling 80-hectare eco-friendly, sustainable paradise in a gated, self-contained secure community in the island. From what was once only a hidden gem in the island almost 30 years ago, the resort is now considered a showpiece cut and polished diamond in the global travel industry. 

The resort offers a wide range of amenities and facilities including over 850 well-appointed spacious guestrooms (with more than 15 room types spread across over 20 villas including its latest addition, the flagship Villa Augusta), numerous food and beverage outlets that serve up a meticulously curated local and international menu of flavors, seven swimming pools strategically located around the resort, modern fitness and wellness facilities, and a powdery white sand private beach among others. The private beach is a stone’s throw away from the famous Boracay Keyhole attraction, and plays host to several activities like horseback riding, crystal kayaking, and the one-of-a-kind romantic dinner in the cave attraction. 

Condé Nast Johansens also distinctly heralds Fairways & Bluewater as Boracay Island’s leading green and golfing resort for its total commitment to the environment and golf tourism with its 18-hole championship golf course – the only one in the Island. This accolade solidifies the distinction bestowed by the World Travel Awards in 2022 as the Philippines’ Leading Beach Resort. 

All these ensure a total and complete guest experience – at a reasonable price point accessible to everyone. Time spent in Fairways & Bluewater is not just about the hotel room; it is affording one’s self with a beautiful island vacation experience that will create lasting memories for a lifetime. 

At the heart of Fairways & Bluewater is its passionate and dedicated team of professionals whose commitment to delighting customers and showcasing the best of Filipino hospitality is unrivaled in the island. All of its staff have imbibed the resort’s signature bowed hand-over-heart gesture when greeting guests to create a welcoming and homey atmosphere. Each of its numerous guestrooms is painstakingly decorated by the housekeeping team daily with warm greetings on the bed made from the abundant plants and flowers grown on the property together with intricate animal towel folding art. At Fairways & Bluewater, one can expect personalized service and an enhanced overall guest experience.

The strong emphasis on guest satisfaction and stellar customer service is evident in the resort’s excellent guest review scores from TripAdvisor and major online booking sites like Booking.com, Agoda, and Hotels.com among others. TripAdvisor, the pre-eminent travel platform worldwide, conferred its 2023 Travellers’ Choice Award to the resort for its consistent excellent customer reviews and commitment to hospitality excellence, firmly placing the resort in the elite top 10% of all resorts in TripAdvisor worldwide. Other guest review awards received by the resort include the 2023 Booking.com Traveller Review Award (11th consecutive year), Agoda Customer Review Award (8th consecutive year) and Hotels.com Loved by Guests Award (6th consecutive year).

Watch Fairways & Bluewater Boracay’s Official Video for the Condé Nast Award:

Fairways & Bluewater is home to Boracay Island’s famous Kudetah District – a showcase centerpiece of the resort that offers a unique tropical ambiance and party vibe in the island that rivals Bali and Phuket. This massive entertainment complex is complete with several restaurants and bars offering international fare, the largest Jacuzzi tub in the island, and even a Neon Night Safari attraction among others. The lavish Ventana infinity pool offers a majestic panoramic view of the Sibuyan Sea. This area offers the perfect blend of quiet relaxation during the day and a jovial vibrant atmosphere as the sun goes down. The Ventana Pool becomes the ultimate party place every Thursday and Saturday with Fairways & Bluewater’s exclusive Foam Party complete with DJ spinning and flowing drinks at the pool bar. Experiencing what the Kudetah District offers allows one to fully step out of the ordinary traditional Boracay experience and into something extraordinary.

The resort was recently awarded at the 10th annual World Golf Awards held in Abu Dhabi as the Philippines’ Best Golf Hotel 2023 for the 9th consecutive year. The resort has been at the forefront of golf tourism in the Philippines for almost 30 years. 

At the 2022 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence, Fairways & Bluewater was one of two finalists in the category of Best for Green Practices & Sustainability in the entire Asia, Africa, Middle East & Oceania region owing to its support of local conservation efforts. The resort is an advocate of the HOPE in a Bottle and HOPE in a Box movements championing sustainability and support for local communities to build more classrooms for schools in remote areas. Fairways & Bluewater is the first and most significant partner of the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Boracay Island advocating the promotion of sustainable and responsible tourism by reducing dependence on single-use plastics. The resort has been triple ISO-IMS certified since 2018 with certificates for Environmental Management, Quality Management, and Occupational Health & Safety. Fairways & Bluewater is the first and only accommodation in Boracay Island that is triple ISO-IMS certified.

Fairways & Bluewater Boracay

Mr. Wilbur L. Chan, Fairways’ passionate and hands-on Chairman, says “Fairways & Bluewater is on full throttle to make a full recovery from the adversities brought about by the 3-year long global pandemic which was officially lifted in the Philippines only in the mid-year of 2023. We are making way to many rehabilitation works and product improvements to make sure that we can continuously provide the best possible vacation experience to our valued guests. The men and women behind our exquisite resort are committed to delivering service excellence through a balanced combination of sincerely warm hospitality that is traditionally Filipino and uniquely designed world-class facilities that give a tropical island-feel vibe. I am confident that Fairways and Bluewater will remain a frontrunner in the tourism industry of Boracay and will be able to contribute significantly to DOT’s goal of strengthening the presence of the Philippines in the global tourism market.”

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