Recognized for showcasing exemplary leadership in the hospitality industry, Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with hotels across the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, won two awards at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2017 held on the 10th of December, 2017 in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.
The group was honoured with one of the most prestigious titles of the night, ‘World's Leading Business Hotel Brand 2017’ at the annual awards dubbed as ‘Oscars of the travel world’, while its flagship property in the UAE, Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, was named ‘World's Leading Corporate Resort 2017’.
Omer Kaddouri, President & CEO of Rotana, said: “These prestigious awards from the World Travel Awards are a true reflection of our entire team’s hard work and commitment to making Rotana the successful brand it is today. Rotana, as a brand, has always remained true to its core value of creating truly treasured experiences for its guests, and we will continue to use these accolades as inspiration to enhance our service offering across the breadth of our portfolio.”
The awards, which coincide with the brand’s completion of 25 successful years in the business, were presented in the presence of hundreds of industry leaders from across the world. The glittering ceremony on the Vietnamese island marked the conclusion of WTA’s global tour with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognize and reward leaders in the tourism, airline, hotel and hospitality sectors in different regions.
At the Middle East Gala Ceremony held in Dubai in October 2017, Rotana had made a clean sweep of 19 awards, including the coveted ‘Middle East’s Leading Hotel Brand’ title, for the 11th year in a row. “The awards make our 25th anniversary celebrations even more special and we are grateful to our guests for helping us achieve this milestone. We also thank our employees who continue to demonstrate a passion for service excellence and exceptional quality,” Kaddouri added.
Now in its 24th year, the WTA brand is regarded globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.