Emirates Palace named finest hotel in the Middle East
The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences has awarded its coveted International Five Star Diamond Award to Emirates Palace, selecting the iconic resort above all others as the finest hotel in the Middle East.
“It is indeed an honour to be officially recognised by an esteemed organisation such as the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. The high standards with which we operate and the distinctive luxury experience we offer transcends even the most premium hospitality offering,” said Noel Massoud, General Manager of Emirates Palace.
In an official statement sent to Mr. Massoud, the New York-based luxury lifestyle reviewers cited Abu Dhabi’s iconic property for its dedication to excellence, and overall quality of hospitality, gastronomic offers and most importantly, service. “These outstanding accomplishments enhance the representation of the hospitality industry worldwide and of Abu Dhabi’s,” said Vittorio Gai, International Manager, American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.
In the global travel and hospitality industry, the International Five Star Diamond award is the most prestigious emblem of achievement, an award many strive for, but few obtain. The decisions of the American Academy are based on whether the establishment demonstrates a commitment to excellence within its category and classification.
The international Five Star Diamond is the latest in a series of global honours that Emirates Palace has received recently, further cementing its status as the premiere luxury resort destination in the region.
Built as an iconic landmark showcasing Arabian culture and hospitality at its finest, Emirates Palace has created an enviable niche in the luxury resort industry, welcoming holiday makers from all over the world and giving them a truly memorable leisure experience by providing luxurious facilities and amenities in comfortable surroundings and superior and personalized service.
Situated on a 1.3 km stretch of private beach and surrounded by hectares of manicured lawns, Emirates Palace comprises 394 luxury rooms and suites and a variety of fine dining options. The resort’s leisure facilities include two intricately landscaped swimming pools, a spa, tennis courts, and two state of the art fitness centres. Emirates Palace houses the most luxurious and technologically advanced meeting facilities in the region which include an auditorium with 1,100 seats, a main ballroom that can accommodate up to 2500 guests, over 40 meeting rooms, a Media Centre and a Business Centre.
Emirates Palace, since its inception, has quickly established an enviable reputation in the industry, winning many prestigious industry awards including -- Best Conference/Convention Center, Best 5-Star Leisure Hotel, Best 5-Star Business/Corporate Hotel - at the MENA Travel Awards 2007, considered the most prestigious and highly coveted industry recognition programme in the region.