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Indonesia home to ‘world’s best hotel’ of 2016

Intan Tanjung
Intan Tanjung

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, July 12, 2016 | 11:03 am
Indonesia home to ‘world’s best hotel’ of 2016

Unlike other luxury resorts, the Nihiwatu also offers a philanthropic experience to those who stay there. (Nihiwatu website/-)

It is nice to know that a resort offering native ambiance and an authentic local experience has been named the world’s best hotel of 2016 – and that this hotel is located in Indonesia.

The Nihiwatu Sumba resort was announced as the best hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure from a list of 100 hotels across the globe based on the magazine's annual readers' survey.

Readers reportedly considered the property superior to the Peninsula Shanghai, which is famed for its huge, luxurious bedrooms and fancy rooftop bar offering a sweeping view of Shanghai skyscrapers.

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Readers reportedly considered the property superior to the Peninsula Shanghai, which is known for its huge, luxurious bedrooms and fancy rooftop bar offering a sweeping view of Shanghai skyscrapers.(kompas.com/-)

"Hospitality-centric luxury has changed," Nihiwatu owner Chris Burch stated in a press release. "It is more than just the finer touches. It has evolved to a custom itinerary, a personal journey, unexpected experiences and a curiosity for the unknown. We have been extremely fortunate to exceed everything we set out to deliver with the Nihiwatu concept."

Nihiwatu Sumba is a luxurious resort located on the Nihiwatu beach in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara. The island is known for pristine nature and world-class waves that are popular with surfers.

Unlike other luxury resorts, the Nihiwatu also offers a philanthropic experience to those who stay there. Each guest will be offered to watch a documentary made by the Sumba Foundation that helps local communities in the region build water well, clinics, a malaria training center and run poverty prevention programs. (kes)

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