Alejandro Bernabé, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates emerged with a double triumph at the prestigious World Travel Awards, winning the highly coveted trophies in the World’s Leading Leisure Hotel and the World’s Leading Shopping Centre Hotel categories. The World Travel Awards ceremony, considered amongst the industry’s biggest and most anticipated events, took place on January 11, 2012 in Doha, Qatar.
Hailed as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry” by the Wall Street Journal, WTA is recognised worldwide as the ultimate accolade in the travel and leisure industry. Winners are voted for online by more than 210,000 industry professionals and consumers worldwide. With the two new awards, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates adds to its portfolio of recognitions already including the World Travel Awards for ‘Middle East's Leading Leisure Hotel’ and ‘Dubai’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel’ for the previous year.
“It’s an extraordinary honour to be recognized as the ‘World’s Leading Leisure Hotel’ and being named as the ‘World’s Leading Shopping Centre Hotel’ is an additional recognition that makes us very proud. As a leisure property that is linked to a shopping, mall we indeed face fierce competition with recent openings in Dubai, being a worldwide shopping destination. This taken into consideration, the two World Travel Awards serve as a confirmation of Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates’ status amongst the world’s most popular and preferred hotels,” said Alejandro Bernabé, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates.
Bernabé also thanked the entire staff at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates for their efforts in ensuring that the Hotel continuously offers the highest standards of service. “These awards not only inspire us to remain passionate about our jobs but also serve as an additional incentive to constantly be committed in providing our guests with an unrivalled stay,” he added.
Attached to the one of the region’s biggest shopping malls, Mall of the Emirates, the unique five star deluxe hotel offers a complete leisure experience within exquisitely designed rooms and cosy ski chalets overlooking the region’s largest indoor ski slope. With a state-of-the-art health club, a spa, an outdoor swimming pool and terrace as well as multiple F&B outlets catering to guest’s discerning tastes, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates ensures that a luxury stay at the hotel leaves no wishes unfulfilled.
Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards, now in its 19th edition, honours leading travel-related organizations in worldwide and regional categories,which range from airlines, hotels, beaches and cruise lines to credit cards, car rental companies and hotel reservation services.