UAE - May 6, 2012: Once again, Rotana, the leading hotel management company in the Middle East and Africa, has been recognized for its continuous efforts and success by attaining ten awards at this yearís 19th Annual World Travel Awards, the premier global awards event that promotes excellence in the travel and tourism industry.
For the sixth year in a row, Rotana has been voted as the ĎMiddle Eastís Leading Hotel Brandí. Its individual property awards included Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, Middle Eastís Leading Family Resort; Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Middle Eastís Leading Corporate Resort; Arjaan by Rotana Dubai, Middle Eastís Leading Luxury Hotel Apartments; Al Murooj Rotana Dubai, Middle Eastís Leading City Hotel; Gefinor Rotana Beirut, Lebanonís Leading Business Hotel, Oryx Rotana Doha, Qatarís Leading Business Hotel, Amwaj Rotana Dubai, Dubaiís Leading City Hotel; Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabiís Leading Business Hotel; and Erbil Rotana, Iraqís Leading Hotel.
Left to right: Mr. Nasser Al Nowais, Mr. Selim El Zyr, Mr. Omer Mr. Alain Kropf holding the Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by
Kaddouri holding the Rotana Award Rotana Award
Commenting on yet another extraordinary year of achievements, Mr. Nasser Al Nowais, Chairman of Rotana, expressed his great pride on receiving the awards and said, ďWe are extremely delighted to be recognized as the Middle Eastís 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 teamís hard work, dedication and passion, which continues to exceed our guestís expectations.Ē
Left to right: Mr. Omer Kaddouri and Mr. Joseph Coubat holding Mr. Joseph Coubat holding Oryx Rotana's Award
Gefinor Rotana's Award
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. Each year the coveted 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.
Mr. Thomas Touma holding Erbil Rotana's Award Mr. Sascha Bartz with Park Rotana's Award
Since inception in 1993, Rotana has grown to be the regionís largest hospitality management company and a brand that is widely recognized and admired. Rotana currently manages a portfolio of over 70 properties throughout the Middle East and Africa with an aggressive expansion plan in place. Rotana offers a wide range of services and products through its 4 sub brands; Rotana Hotels & Resorts for the 4 and 5 star properties, Arjaan Hotel Apartments for the long terms stays, Rayhaan Hotels & Resorts, Rotanaís alcohol free 4 and 5 star properties and Centro Hotels, a 3 star plus concept for the budget traveler. Customers are attracted and retained by the offer of a wide array of choices in terms of location, budget and style of property.
Mr. Hussein Hachem with Al Murooj Rotana's Award Mr. Moritz Kelin with Beach Rotana's Award
"These awards stand testimony to the passion and commitment we have as an organization 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 recognizedĒ, concluded Mr. Nasser Al Nowais.
Mr. Mark Deere holding Arjaan by Rotana's Award Mr. Timur Ilgaz holding Amwaj Rotana's Award