Dubai, UAE – 12 December 2016: Capping off a stellar, accolade-packed year for the group, Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe, bagged two awards at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016 held yesterday in Maldives.
Rotana was crowned ‘World's Leading Business Hotel Brand 2016’ at the annual awards – now in its 23rd edition – while its flagship property in the UAE, Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, was named ‘World's Leading Corporate Resort 2016’.
The most prestigious awards programme for the travel industry, the WTA Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2016 marks the culmination of a year-long global search for the world’s finest travel, tourism and hospitality organisations, covering seven continents.
Rotana had dominated the Middle East Gala Ceremony held in Dubai in October 2016, scooping a total of 15 awards including being named the ‘Middle East’s Leading Hotel Brand’ for a record-extending 10th straight year.
Omer Kaddouri, President & CEO, said, “There is no industry recognition bigger and more prestigious than the World Travel Awards, and we are very proud to have won two awards at this year’s Grand Final. That we secured these coveted accolades by beating off stiff competition from the best international brands is a clear indication of Rotana’s rising global profile and reputation.”
“2016 has been a year of continued growth and expansion for Rotana and we are happy to be able to end the year on such a euphoric note. I dedicate this award to my colleagues whose hard work and dedication continue to be the keys to our brand’s success,” he added.
Dubbed the “Oscars of the travel industry”, the World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.