Qatar hotel group wins top French ranking
Doha, July 6, 2013
Katara Hospitality, the leading hotel owner, developer and, operator in Qatar, said its French property Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris has been granted the country's highest hotel ranking.
Atout France, the French Agency for Tourism Development has awarded the ‘Palace Distinction’ to the recently redesigned hotel. The ranking is one step higher than five stars, thus positioning Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris in the league of elite hotels in the French capital alongside just six others.
Katara Hospitality had announced the addition of Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris to its portfolio in January 2012.
Katara Hospitality CEO Hamad Abdulla Al-Mulla said: "Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris is one of the jewels in Katara Hospitality’s portfolio of iconic hotels. The Palace Distinction endorses the hospitality legacy created by this hotel through decades of glorious history, unparalleled service standard provided by an enthusiastic team and a glamorous list of guests who lived its spirit over the years.”
Acccording to him, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris reopened in 2010 after a complete transformation under the direction of the renowned designer Philippe Starck.
"The elegant yet witty and colourful interiors recreate the vibrancy of Les Années Folles of the late 1920s when the hotel initially opened, infused with the artistic flair that has attracted casts of artists, intellectuals and adventurers across generations," stated Katara CEO.
Omer Acar, the general manager of Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, said the ‘Palace Distinction’ is not just about having bigger rooms, more facilities or a higher standard of service – all of which we have.
"It is about something more subtle – true emotional engagement with our guests. We call this ‘emotional luxury’ and I believe it is this quality that people now look for in a contemporary luxury hotel," he added.-TradeArabia News Service