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 year’s 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 ‘Middle East’s Leading Hotel Brand’. Its individual property awards included Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, Middle East’s Leading Family Resort; Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Middle East’s Leading Corporate Resort; Arjaan by Rotana Dubai, Middle East’s Leading Luxury Hotel Apartments; Al Murooj Rotana Dubai, Middle East’s Leading City Hotel; Gefinor Rotana Beirut, Lebanon’s Leading Business Hotel, Oryx Rotana Doha, Qatar’s Leading Business Hotel, Amwaj Rotana Dubai, Dubai’s Leading City Hotel; Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi’s Leading Business Hotel; and Erbil Rotana, Iraq’s Leading Hotel.
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, “We are extremely delighted to be recognized 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. 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.
Since inception in 1993, Rotana has grown to be the region’s 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, Rotana’s 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.
"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 recognized”, concluded Mr. Nasser Al Nowais.