The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg received recognition from Condé Nast Traveller India, the Last Word in Travel, at the third edition of its Readers’ Travel Awards at ITC Maurya, New Delhi.

The resort at a glittering ceremony, attended by the hospitality and travel world from across India and overseas, it’s esteemed readers voted The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg as 1st Runner Up – Favourite Boutique Hotel –India, for 2013.

“This is an extremely proud moment for us. We are delighted to receive this esteemed recognition by discerning Indian travellers. We have had an amazing opening and it is indeed a great honour that The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg has had such an overwhelming response from guests in India as well as around the world” said Umar Tramboo, MD, Pinnacle Resorts Pvt. Ltd, promoter of The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg.

This recognition for The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg comes in just 11 months of its opening. Being selected as 1st Runner Up Favourite Boutique Hotel -India by Condé Nast Traveller India readers, bears testimony to it being the finest and first resort in Gulmarg to offer comforts and facilities on a par with international standards and personalised service hitherto unavailable to discerning international travellers.

Pertinently, earlier in the year the resort also featured in the Condé Nast Traveller India 2013 Hot List.

Much to the delight of the team at The Khyber, the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, tweeted his congratulations ‏@abdullah_omarHeartiest congratulations to the team at the Khyber, Gulmarg. Well done guys.

The opening of this much awaited luxury resort in December 2012 broke new dawn for travelers to enjoy the legendary beauty of the picturesque Kashmir valley, which has seen a steady increase of tourists.

Gulmarg in particular has witnessed a heady rush of travelers and this round-the-year paradise is once again becoming a must visit destination.

Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards are globally renowned and considered the most prestigious in the industry. They honour the best in travel, tourism and hospitality, as chosen by the discerning and influential readers of Condé Nast Traveller. Readers of Condé Nast Traveller India voted for their preferred Destinations, Airlines, Hotels, Spas, Airports and more, across 25 categories, based on their personal experiences. Two new categories were added in 2013, recognizing how readers keenly use technology during their travel process: the categories were Favourite App for Travel and Favourite Online Tour Operator (OTA). The winners were determined by a UK-based tabulation agency after being scored on several parameters unique to each category.

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg located at an elevation of 8,825 ft in the Pir Panjal range of the majestic Himalayas is spread over seven acres in a pristine pine valley. This international class, 85-key resort, clad in timber and stone, offers breathtaking views of snow capped Affarwat peaks. The awe-inspiring location of the resort combined with the unfolding drama of Gulmarg’s changing seasons has been tempting guests to return again and again. The resort is an easy walk from the Gulmarg Gondola, the highest ski lift in the world.


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