Discovery Shores Boracay Is Top Hotel Spa in Asia

Manila, Philippines - July 2, 2013 - For the third year in a row, Discovery Shores Boracay has been voted by the readers of Travel + Leisure as the No. 1 Hotel Spa in Asia! The first time they received this recognition was in 2011. Discovery Shores Boracay (DSB) is also named the No. 1 Hotel for Families in Asia and ranks among the Top 100 Hotels overall, as well as among the Top Resorts in Asia, in the Travel + Leisure 2013 World's Best Awards readers' survey. Highlights of the survey results were announced on July 2 on the Today Show on NBC.


In the June issue of T+L Southeast Asia edition, the listing of the World's Best Service 2013, based on data from the Travel + Leisure 2012 World's Best Awards readers' survey, ranked Discovery Shores Boracay as No. 3 Resort for Service in Asia and the only Philippine property to be included in the distinguished list. in the 2013 T+L 500 List of Best Hotels in the World, Discovery Shores Boracay was likewise named Top Island Hotel in Asia.


Each year, T+L asks readers to rate their favorite hotels, destinations, and travel companies. Top Hotel Spa rankings in the 2013 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards are based on readers' ratings of hotels on the following characteristics: ambience, treatments, service, facilities, and value. Discovery Shores Boracay has topped the list of Hotel Spas in Asia for three years in a row. Top Hotel rankings are based on readers' ratings on the following characteristics: rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food, and value.


For its passionate readers and for the travel industry worldwide, T+L is simply the definitive guide to travel, listing the top destinations and the best vacations in the world. The Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards are a collection of the properties that showcase the very best in travel. The Discovery Shores team exudes Filipino hospitality at its best, winning the world over with unparalleled "Service That's All Heart", in the genuine care of a fully dedicated staff, unmatched by its competitors.


It is with their sincerest gratitude that they share this great honor with their devoted staff who are the very heart of Discovery Shores, and the reason why the Discovery Shores experience is unmistakably and truly special and world-class. The Discovery Leisure Company Inc. (TDLCI) COO Jose Parreno, Jr. applauds the entire Discovery Shores team and associates, and thanks T+L's affluent readers worldwide for this recognition. "I am deeply grateful to our staff, proud to be Filipino, and proud to be part of the Discovery Family."


It is in this regard that The Discovery Leisure Company Inc., the homegrown Filipino holding company behind the distinguished Discovery hotel brand of properties that include the Discovery Suites - the premiere serviced residence in the metropolis, Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay - a plush Bed & Breakfast in a lake-side community, and Discovery Shores Boracay. Mr. Parreno recently announced that they have lined up several renovation projects in Discovery Shores to make sure that the property lives up to the esteemed award, and also announced the opening in 2014 of the newest and grandest TDLCI property, Discovery Primea - a contemporary luxury property along the Apartment Ridge in Makati City


Discovery Shores Boracay has been consistently on the T+L World's Best Awards lists since 2010. In 2012, it was named the No. 1 Family Hotel in Asia and No.1 Hotel Spa in Asia. Last year, the hotel ranked No. 5 on the list of Top 100 Hotels overall, and ranked No. 2 on the list of Top Resorts in Asia. Discovery Shores Boracay is the No. 1 Island Hotel in Asia and also ranks No.1 in the Philippines in the T+L 500 World's Best Hotels 2013 announced earlier this year.


Hailed as a favorite place to visit for Travel + Leisure (T+L) readers, Discovery Shores continues to bring honor to the country, offering world-class luxury at the country's beach capital of Boracay Island, which was also named the World's Best Island in the Travel + Leisure 2012 World's Best Awards readers' survey.


Indulge in the very finest of island hospitality. A homegrown tropical retreat in one of the world's most famous beaches, they have been Taking You to the World's Best since first opening their doors in 2007.


For inquiries and reservations, contact Discovery Shores Boracay at +63 2 720.8888 / +63 36 288.4500, email dsbrsvn@discovery.com.ph or visit www.discoveryhotels-resorts.com

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