Rotana scoops 12 awards at WTA
Dubai, May 9, 2013
Leading hotel management company Rotana recently received 12 awards at the 20th Annual World Travel Awards, in recognition of its continuous efforts and success.
For the seventh year in a row, Rotana has been voted as the ‘Middle East’s Leading Hotel Brand’. Its individual property awards included Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa and Al Aqah Beach as Middle East’s Leading Family Resort; Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi as the Middle East’s Leading Corporate Resort; Arjaan by Rotana Dubai as Middle East’s Leading Luxury Hotel Apartments.
Al Bustan Rotana Dubai as the Middle East’s Leading City Hotel; Gefinor Rotana Beirut, as Lebanon’s Leading Business Hotel; Amwaj Rotana Dubai, Dubai’s Leading City Hotel; Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi’s Leading Business Hotel; Erbil Rotana, Iraq’s Leading Hotel; Al Manshar Rotana Kuwait, Kuwait’s Leading Business Hotel; Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana Dubai, UAE's Leading New Hotel and Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana Dubai, UAE's Leading Serviced Apartments.
Nasser Al Nowais, chairman of Rotana, said: “We are extremely delighted to be recognised as the Middle East’s leading hotel brand and a leader in so many award categories at one of the most popular international annual accolades. It is a clear reflection of the Rotana team’s hard work, dedication and passion, which continues to exceed our guest’s expectations.”
Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the "Travel industry's equivalent to the Oscars", the World Travel Awards are considered as one of the most comprehensive and prestigious events in the global travel industry today, a statement from the hotel said.
Each year the World Travel Awards attracts VIPs, senior tourism figures and international media, hitting the travel industry community and building to a crescendo with the annual awards presentation ceremony. The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the enormous achievements found in all sectors of the global travel industry.
Since inception in 1993, Rotana has grown to be the region’s largest hospitality management company and a brand that is widely recognised and admired. It currently manages a portfolio of over 85 properties throughout the Middle East and Africa with an aggressive expansion plan in place.
The hotel offers a wide range of services and products through its four sub-brands; Rotana Hotels & Resorts for the four and five-star properties, Arjaan Hotel Apartments for the long-terms stays, Rayhaan Hotels & Resorts, Rotana’s alcohol-free four and five-star properties and Centro Hotels, a three-star plus concept for the budget traveller. Customers are attracted and retained by the offer of a wide array of choices in terms of location, budget and style of property, the statement said.
“These awards stand testimony to the passion and commitment we have as an organisation to play a pivotal role in the growth of Rotana. The enthusiasm and sheer professionalism that our entire team shows towards their work and the hospitality industry is what has allowed us to achieve our success and we are delighted that our efforts have been recognised,” concluded Al Nowais. – TradeArabia News Service