The five-star Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel managed by Moevenpick Hotels and Resorts, was recognised at the recent Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2011.
The hotel was presented with the award for best new business hotel in Middle East by The awards were presented by Gary Rhodes OBE, celebrity chef, restaurateur and successful author, during a lavish awards dinner at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.
“It is a great achievement for us to be recognised by the readers of Business Traveller Middle East. Naturally being in the centre of ‘New’ Dubai, we are primarily a business hotel, which accounts for over 60% of our occupancy. To create a niche in this highly competitive sector we have tried to position ourselves as a ‘friendly’ business hotel, offering a range of smart and efficient meeting and conference facilities, ideally suited for today's mobile business traveller,” said Philippe Bonnot , General Manager , Ibn Battuta Gate hotel.
During a recent visit by representatives from the magazine, the hotel was complimented for its friendly staff and great service as well as its lofty structure which lets in plenty of natural light, creating a refreshing atmosphere.
The news of the award comes at a time when the Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel is participating at the Arabian Travel Market, ironically rolling out its summer packages for regional and international leisure markets.
“Our summer holiday packages are designed to attract travelers from GCC, Europe and Asia. We expect an average occupancy of 70% during the summer months with 40% of that dedicated to GCC travelers with the remaining taken by visitors from China, India and the UK. Pricing during the summer months is always exceptionally competitive and we are mindful of the need for varied, appealing and value for money options for our leisure guests during this period, “Said Andrew Hughes, Director of Sales and Marketing.