The first is for SALA Phuket restaurant’s extensive wine list, dinner menu and designated wine program by Wine Spectator, regarded as the most widely read wine magazine in the world. It is the second year in a row that SALA Phuket has won the award.
The second comes from Smart Travel Asia’s best in Travel Poll for 2011. SALA Phuket was named in the Top 25 Best Leisure Hotels and Resorts list. The poll, now in its seventh year, is based on readers’ perceptions and favorite travel brands – their travel experience, word-of-mouth over dinner time chats and perceptions drawn from advertising and editorial exposure.
The poll ran for three key months from May to July. On average, voters took 15.75 air trips over the 12 months and earned US $156,716 in household income. About 60% were based in Asia; 20% in theUKand Europe; and 20% in theU.S.andNorth America.
About 88% made their travel decisions online but just 36% said they booked online, many preferring to talk with a person, especially for high-end bookings.
SALA Phuket was selected out of several thousand potential properties in Asia – from Australia to theMiddle East.